Edmond Rakipi

CLEARWATER, FL—Locally-based Opp Zone Capital LLC has launched the OZC– Southern US RE QOF Qualified Opportunity Fund and is seeking accredited investors for mixed-use, multifamily, self-storage and hotel development in the Southeast and Southwest. The fund is authorized to raise $40 million for opportunistic opportunity zone acquisitions.

The fund was co-founded by Edmond Rakipi and Jeanine Warhurst Blake. Rakipi, who has extensive financial service industry experience, will serve as chief investment officer. Blake, who is the former SVP of global partnerships for PODS Enterprises—the portable moving and storage company founded by her father, Peter Warhurst—will serve as COO.

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