How Opportunity Zones Can Help 7.5 Million Students Left Distressed by the Pandemic

It’s no secret that before the pandemic hit the U.S. hard earlier this year, the more than 8,700 designated Opportunity Zones were already distressed and in desperate need of an economic boost. Opportunity Zones, a bi-partisan initiative, was enacted in 2017 to help incentivize economic development and growth in communities previously overlooked by investors. The [...]

2021-04-29T14:07:44-07:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Opportunity Zones|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

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 [...]

Compliance Requirements vs. Best Practices in OZ Fund Management

Earlier this year, JTC Americas' Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director Reid Thomas published an article in National Real Estate Investor titled “The Three Keys to Long-Term Success in the Opportunity Zone Program.” In this piece, Reid argued that the long-term fate of the OZ program will depend on industry self-regulating to avoid the pitfalls that [...]

Opportunity Zone Tax Benefits: 3 Major Reasons to Invest

Erin Gillespie, the Founder of Madison Street Strategies, defines the three major Opportunity Zone tax benefits and how investors can capitalize. For the majority of investors, the single most difficult part of putting together an Opportunity Zone Fund is rooted in the complexity of the regulations. However, whereas those complex regulations would benefit from clearer [...]

OZ Data Insights: What’s Motivating Opportunity Zone Investors?

JTC Americas, formerly NES Financial now provides its purpose-built Opportunity Zone Fund Administration to more than 40 OZ funds, with projects ranging from theater productions to large-scale residential developments. In addition, we’re in discussion with approximately 200 other OZ funds — some just getting started, some already well established. Because of this expertise and experience, [...]

Opportunity Zones Knock for US Retail

A federal investment program can breathe new life into America’s struggling malls and shops, but only a select few. Private Equity Real Estate June 30, 2019 By Kyle Campbell Original Article: The demise of American retail has been well documented by real estate professionals and amateur observers alike. One blog has a running tally [...]

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