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 …

What question remains after opportunity Zone guidance? Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many Opportunity Zone investments, provides his take

By Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group What is a question that the new Opportunity Zone guidance has not yet addressed that you feel the marketplace really needs a direct answer? Opportunity Funds, investors, and communities alike want to know what anti-abuse rules apply to Opportunity Funds – in other words, what conduct may cause a Fund to be de-certified or …

Can a 10 year opportunity zone investment be sold? Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many Opportunity Zone investments, gives insight

By Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group Question: We hear the Federal Government gave more guidance on opportunity zone regulation. What was the most previously frequently asked client question that the new guidance answered? Answer: Fund principals and investors want to know whether they can sell assets during the 10-year hold and reinvest those proceeds without tainting those dollars. Now we …

Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group attorney, talks opportunity zone guidance today with Arizona Commerce Authority

Sign up for today’s Webinar, at 1 p.m. Arizona time, here: Arizona Commerce Authority The Arizona Commerce Authority invites you to join us for a webinar exploring the second round of guidance on Opportunity Zones and Funds. These proposed regulations, which were released in April, address critical issues for Opportunity Zone investing, including rules pertaining to: • Operating businesses seeking …

New Opportunity Zone reporting requirements aim to measure social impact; Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many O-Zone investments, comments

By Joshua Pollard | Forbes How will we know whether Opportunity Zones have been successful? That’s a question many investors and community leaders have been asking since the bill’s enactment in December 2017. The good news is, there may finally be a way to figure that out. The bad news? The official enactment may take a while. A new proposal …