It is estimated that there will be $100 billion of Opportunity Zone capital raised by the end of 2019—a figure that could even be higher given that there is an estimated $6 trillion in unrealized capital gains in the US. The investment potential of these designated tracts, in short, is huge, and interest in the program has been equally as high.
And yet, there haven’t been that many actual investments. One reason, of course, is that the US Treasury Department has not yet released all of the regulations for the program and there are many questions that remain unanswered. Still, though, the knowledge store about the program is slowly building as guidelines are released and experts do their usual deep dive to interpret what they mean for commercial real estate. Here’s a look at some of the information GlobeSt.com has accumulated on Opportunity Zones to help make a better decision.