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  • Opportunity Zone Project Contest

    Thursday, December 12, 03:30 pm - 04:45 pm
    515 A
    Town Meeting Conversations
    Track 2: Financing Options, Real Estate, & Economic Development
    As trillions of dollars of capital gains generated each year attempts to pivot into Opportunity Zones, it’s more important than ever before to be enabled for development if not market-ready. But how can communities with Opportunity Zone projects compete and win in this new re-investment landscape? Take part in a live pitch competition between real OZ projects for a share of publicity, prizes and potential action at Brownfields 2019. In this fast-paced, live-fire marketplace feature, you’ll enjoy each pitch and then watch as a panel of expert judges digests each presentation and poses pointed questions of every project. This is your chance to see how OZs are working in real-time and hear how some of our most capable redevelopment professionals judge, dissect and probe real OZ projects. Projects will be scored to determine who presents the most compelling (1) commercial investment opportunity, and (2) community impact opportunity. Audience members may submit their vote, which will be weighted with the judges’ scores to determine the winners!
    Speaker(s):
    Dan French
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