Economic and Regulatory Overview for Adaptive Reuse & Opportunity Zones
Date & Time
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Dr. Joseph E. Cater III James Diffley
As our cities become more crowded and ground up construction costs continue to rise, more developers and investors are looking at adaptive reuse opportunities. These redevelopment projects fill costly vacancies, boost the overall economic performance of a region, and are supported by government incentive programs. Additionally, government officials recently designated 8,700 opportunity zones and an opportunity zone program that will use tax breaks to incentivize investors to invest in low-income communities. Hear from an expert speaker on the regulations driving growth in these sectors and how to interpret them, plus, how the US economy is affecting adaptive reuse and opportunity zones in 2019 and beyond.
James Diffley, Senior Director - Economics, IHS Markit