Rose Law Group hosted the twelfth episode of The New Economy (Virtual) Power Lunch today. RLG Founder and President Jordan Rose and RLG Co-Founder and Partner Court Rich engaged with another panel of local leaders who shared their insights on COVID-19’s impact on our state.
Last Friday, forum participants voted overwhelmingly in favor of having RLG’s virtual power lunch continue throughout the summer! With that in mind — and as a small tribute to all students who missed out on Class of 2020 graduation ceremonies — RLG invited power lunch participants to show off their high school photos! Jordan Rose and Court Rich showed theirs first as they welcomed another awesome panel for this “Show Us Your High School Pic” episode!
As for our panel, we had another legendary line-up of speakers. Starting with Arizona’s premiere economist Elliott Pollack! Elliott is the CEO of the Economic and Real Estate firm EDPCO. He is a regular on our panel and provided us with the latest update on the state’s economy. Next on the list was, Jackob Andersen – the CEO of Saint Holdings – the Scottsdale real estate firm behind some of Pinal County’s largest land deals. Jackob oversees real estate development assets in excess of ¼ of a billion US dollars in the areas of industrial, commercial, retail, residential and renewable energy. His work has directly led to attracting high-profile companies such as Lucid Motors, Nikola Motor Company, and Tractor Supply Company to his industrial parks in Pinal County. Also joining us was Craig Krumwiede – the President and CEO of Harvard Investments. Craig leads the company’s investment and development activities and sets its strategic direction. Harvard has been responsible for some of the most important developments in Arizona. Craig is passionate about community real estate and development and his charitable endeavors. He is a Governor of the Urban Land Institute (ULI); heads the organization’s New Annual Fund for Arizona and serves on the executive committee of the Arizona District Council. Rounding out the panel was the renowned Reverend Jarrett Maupin – a civil rights leader. He remains a recognized leader and voice for an emerging generation of community organizers effectively addressing local and national issues on behalf of Black/Urban Americans. He is President of Humanity Organized Promoting Equality (HOPE, Inc.). Reverend Maupin spoke about the issues we are all currently dealing with. Rose Law Group attorney Dan Gauthier was also on the panel and provided some insight on the latest IRS guidance for opportunity zone investors.