2020 Election: How will a Biden Administration Impact EB-5, Opportunity Zones, Impact Investing, 1031 Exchanges, and More?

At a glance: An incoming Biden administration will likely heighten regulatory scrutiny in areas and programs such as EB-5, Opportunity Zones, 1031 exchanges, impact investing and private equity. For instance, he has proposed eliminating 1031 exchanges and increasing taxes on capital gains; at the same time, he may provide more regulatory clarity around Opportunity Zones [...]

NES Financial to Administer Arctaris Opportunity Zone Funds

Specialty financial administrator NES Financial announced today that it has contracted to provide its purpose-built Opportunity Zone Fund Administration services to Arctaris Impact Investors — a Boston-based impact investment firm focused on creating jobs in small-to-medium operating businesses in manufacturing, renewable energy, telecom, and real estate. The Arctaris Opportunity Zone Fund, unique in its capital [...]

NES Financial to Administer Salt Lake City Opportunity Zone Fund for Hatteras Sky

Specialty financial administrator NES Financial announced today that it has contracted to provide its purpose-built Opportunity Zone Fund Administration services to Hatteras Sky — an experienced commercial real estate development firm specializing in Opportunity Zone, affordable, historic and conventional real estate development. The proposed development will feature the conversion of the Union Pacific train depot, [...]

The Long Game: Opportunity Zone Fund Formation Considerations and Planning for Success from Start to Finish

When forming an Opportunity Fund, from the very beginning, you need to be planning for each stage in an OZ investment’s life cycle: the capital raise, how and where to hold the invested capital, timely deployment, managing the assets, maintaining Opportunity Fund status by satisfying the various regulatory tests, and the exit — which for [...]

Why the Newly Introduced Opportunity Zone Reporting Bills are a Win for Transparency

Senator Ron Wyden introduced the “Opportunity Zone Reporting and Reform Act” this week, which would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require to increase reporting for qualified opportunity funds. “Legislative momentum around reporting requirements continues to increase,” said Reid Thomas, Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director of JTC Americas' Specialty Financial Administration [...]

NES Financial Signs 50th Opportunity Zone Fund

JTC Americas, formerly NES Financial, a fintech company providing technology-enabled solutions for the efficient back- and middle-office administration of complex financial transactions, announced today that it has contracted to provide its 50th Opportunity Zone client with its purpose-built Opportunity Zone Fund Administration Solution. “NES Financial is a pioneer in the Opportunity Zone space, growing significantly since [...]

Insider Insights Series: The Real World Impact of Opportunity Zones

A JTC Americas Opportunity Zones Webinar Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 11:00 am PT It’s almost the end of 2019, and the Opportunity Zones initiative is thriving. How is your fund performing and what are the latest trends to help your business grow in 2020? In this free Opportunity Zones webinar, JTC Americas and OZ [...]

Fund Administration and Technology: Continuing the Conversation From the Novogradac Opportunity Zones Fall Conference

Novogradac’s 2019 Opportunity Zones Conference in Chicago is one of the largest OZ events in the country where fund sponsors, developers, investors, accountants, lawyers and stakeholders attend to discuss and learn how to effectively invest in qualified opportunity zone funds. Our Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director Reid Thomas spoke about fund administration at this [...]

Poll Result: “Will You Launch New EB-5 Projects After the New Rules Take Effect?”

On October 2, we held a webinar titled “Are You Ready for EB-5 3.0 — A New Era?” (If you missed it, watch the recording here!) In this presentation, we brought together a select group of experts from across the EB-5 industry to discuss the new EB-5 rules, which are scheduled to take effect on [...]

Experts Answer Common Opportunity Zone Questions

If you couldn’t make it to JTC Americas, Formerly NES Financial’s free Insider Insights webinar “How Opportunity Zones Can Work For You,” you not only missed out on how your business can benefit from the latest OZ market insights, but you missed out on some great questions from webinar participants. Fortunately, we’ve collected four of [...]

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