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President Trump on Opportunity Zones: ‘It’s all working’

Posted by   /  February 6, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

DS News As part of the 2020 State of the Union address, President Donald Trump covered economic growth in the U.S., including increased employment levels, rising wages, and the impact Opportunity Zones have had on underserved areas. “Jobs and investments are pouring into 9,000 previously neglected neighborhoods thanks to Opportunity Zones, a plan spearheaded by […]

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The obscure reason banks will finally embrace Opportunity Zones

Posted by   /  January 16, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Looming changes to 1970s-era law could open the lending floodgates By Keith Larsen | The Real Deal Banks may soon have the incentive they need to sink huge amounts of money into Opportunity Zones, the controversial Trump administration tax abatement program that has seen tepid investment levels to date. The federal government plans to give commercial […]

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USDOT unveils Opportunity Zone interactive map

Posted by   /  January 15, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Opportunity zones are shown in green on the interactive map. / USDOT heat map The USDOT heat-map, which highlights federal investment in major infrastructure projects located in and around Opportunity Zones, is intended to encourage further economic investment in O-Zones throughout the country.  Click here to view the map:

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Opportunity Zones: Why local-first developers and funds are essential; Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many O-Zone investments, comments

Posted by   /  January 6, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Erik Hayden | Forbes The American economy enjoyed record expansion for the past decade, but robust growth has not extended to many of the country’s economically distressed communities. The bipartisan opportunity zone (OZ) program is a creative solution to bridge that gap by encouraging long-term private investment in these areas. This influx of capital […]

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Final opportunity zone regulations released by Trump Administration; in time for end of year investments, says Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney

Posted by   /  December 20, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Matthew Rothstein | Bisnow Two years after the opportunity zone program became law, the final round of regulations about how they will be implemented has been released to the public. The Treasury Department and the IRS published the 544-page document Thursday afternoon with a number of substantial changes and additions from previous iterations of guidance. Treasury Secretary […]

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Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many Opportunity Zone investments, talks tax benefits and O-Zone investments on ‘Doctor Money Matters’ podcast

Posted by   /  December 2, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Dan Gauthier Doctor Money Matters On this episode, my guest is Dan Gauthier of the Rose Law Group in Scottsdale, AZ. We are talking about Opportunity Zones. We discuss what they are, how they can be a tax advantage investment.  Dan has written about these previously in national media and I thought he would be […]

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Who is getting ahead in Opportunity Zones?

Posted by   /  November 12, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

MFE Multifamily appears to be emerging as a winner. By Scott Sowers | MFE The subject of Opportunity Zones (OZs) can be controversial when trying to pick bona fide development winners and losers. The fact that the perennial hot real estate markets of New York City, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles account for the largest totals […]

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Opportunity-Zone funds off to slow start, lagging behind heady expectations

Posted by   /  October 24, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Tax breaks aimed at distressed communities prove tougher sell than expected By Ruth Simon and Peter Grant / The Wall Street Journal Investors have been slow to embrace a new tax break meant to spur economic growth in distressed communities, leaving the amount of money raised for these programs well short of fund managers’ lofty expectations. The […]

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5 booming Valley areas that qualify for investor tax breaks; Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many Opportunity Zone investments, weighs in

Posted by   /  October 24, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

A view of a sign signifying Old Town Scottsdale. / Independent Newsmedia / Arianna Grainey By Lorraine Longhi, Catherine Reagor, Paulina Pineda and Joshua Bowling, Arizona Republic Eighty-five metro Phoenix neighborhoods have been designated opportunity zones based on federal rules that allow wealthy investors to snag tax breaks if they invest in these areas. These zones include places where Nike, Amazon, Arizona State […]

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HUD’s Carson: Opportunity Zones helping foster partnerships

Posted by   /  October 22, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Twitter DSNews At the Real Deal’s annual Showcase & Forum, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Director Ben Carson discussed the success of Opportunity Zones, which provide tax benefits to developers who invest in thousands of distressed areas across the country. “Through Opportunity Zones, the federal government is helping foster partnerships between people who may […]

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