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

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

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 Steven Mnuchin said in a …

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

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 a great resource to learn more about …

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

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 University and Phoenix Rising soccer club are launching major developments. They also include areas where thousands of apartments and a …

Opportunity Zone legislation update

From Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many Opportunity Zone investments, on Twitter: “In opportunity zone news Senator Booker and Scott plan to introduce legislation to push back the deadline for the 10-year deferral and the five and seven-year basis step-ups for the Opportunity Zones program by a year. Per Michael Novogradac this bill would have strong support.” …

Opportunity Zones and co-working spaces join forces; Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many Opportunity Zone investments, dubs it ‘one of the best business structures within O-Zone framework’

The combination of opportunity zones and shared office space is creating incubators of start-ups and investors in underserved markets. By Tom Acitelli| The New York Times Opportunity zones were created to spur development in distressed neighborhoods, but developers in some areas are struggling to find tenants for their new properties. Their savior may be another rising trend in commercial real estate: …

Land getting premium pricing in Opportunity Zones; Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many Opportunity Zone investments, sheds light

Real Estate Daily News Globe St.com is reporting investors and developers are paying a premium for land sites in opportunity zones. A new study from Real Capital Analytics shows a rapid increase in pricing for opportunity zone deals. According to the study, prices for redevelopment projects in opportunity zones increase 14.2% since December 31, 2017, while prices for vacant land for …

Opportunity Zones can drive development of renewable energy; Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney, comments

By James Ellsmoor  | Forbes Contributor    The race is now on to determine whether renewable energy developers can catch up to their real estate counterparts. Opportunity Zones promise to be a major tool in the future development of the United States. In the United States, Opportunity Zones (OZs) have provided developers with new possibilities. The race is now on to determine …

Second round of O-Zone guidance provides ‘much-needed answers,’ says Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many Opportunity Zone investments

Treasury, IRS create flexibility to position incentive for success. By Christine Serlin | MFE The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have issued the much-awaited second tranche of guidance for Opportunity Zones (OZs), the community development tool that came out of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act aimed at spurring investment in low-income communities. “We are hopeful that we have …

Has the question about leases been answered in the new O-Zone guidance? Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many Opportunity Zone investments, answers

By Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group Has the question about leases been answered in the new Opportunity Zone guidance? The recent guidance answered several questions about leased property. For one, leased property can qualify as a good asset for Qualified Opportunity Zone Business, and it has no original use or substantial improvement requirements. Second, we now know ground leases are …