Gabriel Salazar

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The Changing Landscape of Private Equity through Opportunity Zones: Why you need NES Financial on your team

There is an Opportunity Zones gold rush happening throughout the country, whether it be at the Opportunity Zone Expo in New York City, where our EVP Reid Thomas recently moderated a panel on capital stack or the many insightful OZ questions our team received at our booth during the same OZ event. Investors want in [...]

Meet the OZ Webinar Speaker: Opportunity Zones Q&A with Madison Street Strategies’ Founder Erin Gillespie

Register Today   This week we’ll be speaking with Erin Gillespie, Founder of Madison Street Strategies, an economic development consulting firm, during our next Opportunity Zones webinar on August 14. Erin is also a former Deputy Chief of Staff for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and worked closely with former Florida Governor Rick [...]

Opportunity Zones Newsletter Week of August 5, 2019

Opportunity Zones: Establishing and Maintaining Compliance Rules governing the OZ incentive are new, and can be complicated. “Taxpayers must be vigilant in structuring investments and in monitoring ongoing compliance. Taxpayers are wise to adopt procedures for continual monitoring and should not hesitate to lean on professionals who have the necessary expertise to assist them.” [...]

OZ Data Insights: What’s Motivating Opportunity Zone Investors?

NES Financial now provides its purpose-built Opportunity Zone Fund Administration to more than 40 OZ funds, with projects ranging from theater productions to large-scale residential developments. In addition, we’re in discussion with approximately 200 other OZ funds — some just getting started, some already well established. Direct engagement with such a large portion of the [...]

Meet the OZ Webinar Speaker: Opportunity Zones Q&A with Cantor Fitzgerald’s Head of CRE Investment Management Chris Milner

Register Today   In less than one week, we’ll be speaking with Chris Milner, Head of CRE Investment Management at Cantor Fitzgerald, during our next Opportunity Zones webinar on August 14. This past March, Cantor Fitzgerald and Silverstein Properties entered into a joint venture focused on acquiring and developing real estate projects located in [...]

Meet the OZ Webinar Speaker: Opportunity Zones Q&A with Hotbed Entertainment Group’s Founding Partner Seth Dunlap

Register Today   In less than two weeks, we’ll be speaking with Hotbed Entertainment Group Founding Partner Seth Dunlap during our next Opportunity Zones webinar on August 14. Hotbed Entertainment Group, which includes key players behind Blue Man Group and other now-iconic stage productions, is developing new music and theater venues in New Orleans [...]

How the 2019 EB-5 Regulatory Update Will Impact You

Listen Now The Federal Register finally released and published the long-anticipated (and years-delayed) updates to the EB-5 Program rules. These changes are scheduled to take effect on or after November 21, 2019. Find out how this 2019 EB-5 regulatory update will impact you! The minimum qualifying investment has been raised from $500,000 to $900,000 [...]

Opportunity Zones Newsletter Week of July 22, 2019

Data Gathering Is Crucial to the Success and Survival of Opportunity Zones “We won’t know how effective this policy is, beyond how many people got a tax break, without data.” "Our members feel that in exchange for the tax advantage that OZ represents, the disclosure of data so we can ascertain the efficacy of the policy [...]

Next OZ Webinar — “Insider Insights: How Opportunity Zones Can Work for You”

Listen Now How could your business benefit from the latest OZ market insights? You hear and read about Opportunity Zones (OZ) in the news, but how much do you really know? Are you caught up on the latest trends that could help you grow your business? We hosted our free OZ webinar on August [...]

Redeployment Raises Questions and Increases Litigation Risks to EB-5 Sponsors

Read the article Two years after USCIS last published changes to their Policy Manual regarding EB-5 fund redeployment requirements, many questions still remain unanswered, and EB-5 issuers have largely been left to navigate the redeployment space on a “best efforts” basis. But this doesn’t always work out — in fact, in the last two [...]