How One Opportunity Zone Fund Hopes to Set an Example for Others.

As a managing partner at Catalyst Opportunity Funds, Jeremy Keele is rejecting around a dozen deals a week that come across his inbox, from developers looking to use the Opportunity Zone tax break to find investors for their projects.

“We’re not going to do luxury condos with a rooftop pool,” Keele says. “We’re just not gonna do that.”

Specific projects, developers and investors have drawn scrutiny around Opportunity Zones for taking advantage of the tax break to support projects that don’t need extra help, or for projects in neighborhoods that are already seeing a lot of investment. But there are also hundreds of Opportunity Zone funds that have formed over the past two years specifically to pool dollars from wealthy investors and make multiple investments on their behalf using the Opportunity Zone tax break.

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by OSCAR PERRY ABELLO | JANUARY 9, 2020



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