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Tuesday, March 12 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Opportunity Zones: Whose opportunity is it?

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The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act established a new community development program designating funding to areas called Opportunity Zones. Investors have their eyes on these profitable opportunity zones and forming new capital funds. Now, community leaders are asking if a reduction for taxpayers with high capital gains will actually benefit lower-income communities? Learn about the current status of Opportunity Zones and how to steer that capital towards worthwhile projects.


Irvin Henderson

Trustee, National Trust for Historic for Preservation
Irvin M. Henderson is the principal of Henderson & Company, a consulting firm and development company with particular expertise in the areas of community development and historic preservation, and commercial, residential and enterprise development. Irvin has an extensive track record... Read More →


Michael Novogradac

Managing Partner, Novogradac & Company
Michael Novogradac is the managing partner of Novogradac & Company LLP. He has more than 30 years of experience specializing in affordable housing, community development, historic preservation and renewable energy. Michael’s focus is in real estate taxation and accounting. He is... Read More →

Kevin Rogers

Lending and Investing Manager, PNC Bank Community Development Banking
As the Community Development Lending and Investing manager, Kevin E. Rogers is responsible for underwriting lending and investing opportunities, managing portfolio risk and product creation for PNC Community Development Banking. He works closely with all markets to help achieve production... Read More →

Matthew Heckles

Assistant Secretary of CDA, Division of Development Finance, Dept. of Housing & Community Development State of MD
Matthew Heckles has more than 15 years of experience working to advance the cause of affordable housing. Currently Matthew is the assistant secretary of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and the director of the Community Development Administration. In this... Read More →

Tuesday March 12, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am EDT