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min-ravinorman (3) Ravi Norman, CEO of THOR Cos. in Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS—The recently enacted Invest in Opportunities Act, along with a set of guidelines issued last week by the US Treasury Department, has excited a lot of interest from developers and investors who want to take advantage of federal tax incentives now offered to projects in so-called Opportunity Zones. And that includes well-known names from the Twin Cities.

Minnesota Opportunity Zone Advisors, a mission-oriented real estate investment manager, has launched the D.R.E.A.M. Fund to focus on the state’s opportunity zones, both in the Twin Cities and other larger communities. Gov. Mark Dayton identified 128 zones that were then certified by Treasury officials, who administrator the program.

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Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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