Discussion on Opportunity Zones

30 April 2019   Washington, D.C.   5:00 - 7:30 P.M.  

K&L Gates, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA), and Southport Properties are hosting a conversation on Opportunity Zones at the K&L Gates Washington, D.C. office.

This program will feature panelists with seasoned backgrounds in law, tax, policy, real estate, and investments and funds. Each panelist has a sound understanding of the complexities regarding Opportunity Zone developments and funding. 

The Qualified Opportunity Zones program presents a significant opportunity to drive economic and community development projects. With the program being new, there is still uncertainty about the impact it will have on community development. However, the regulations proposed on April 17 provide new clarity for businesses and developers.

Welcome: Lisa Mallory, CEO - DCBIA

Introductory Remarks: Keith Sellars, President & CEO - Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP)

Panel 1: The Mechanics and Policy of Opportunity Zones Investments and Incentives

Moderator: William J. Kelly, CEO - CAIA Association

  • Mary Burke Baker, Government Affairs Counselor, Public Policy and Law - K&L Gates Washington, D.C.
  • Joshua Pollard, CEO - Omicelo LLC
  • Adam Tejeda, Partner, Tax - K&L Gates New York
Panel 2: Uniting Allocators, Investors, and Developers

Moderator: Rick Lake, Co-Chairman - Lake Partners, Inc.

  • Olivia S. Byrne, Partner, Real Estate - K&L Gates Washington, D.C.
  • Jill Homan, President - Javelin 19 Investments
  • Ernie Jarvis, CEO/Managing Principal - Jarvis Commercial Real Estate
  • Chris Maxey, CAIA, Director, Investment Research - Bronfman Rothschild
  • John Wolff, Managing Director and Principal - Bronfman Rothschild

Panels remain in formation and additional speakers may be added.

Anyone interested in unlocking investment potential in low-income communities, including fund sponsors, investors, developers, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations and economic development authorities, should learn more about the OZ incentive program. The event will conclude with a reception.

Who Should Attend:
  • Investment Advisers
  • Financial Services
  • Business Organizations
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Civic and Community Members

For questions regarding this event, please contact , Business Development Manager.

Discussion on Opportunity Zones