Date & Time: Wednesday, July 24 - NoonCT
Presenters: Matt Davis – Cushman & Wakefield
Bob Turner, ALC – Southern Properties
Opportunity Zones have been the talk of the real estate industry since they were created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on December 22, 2017. They provide a new economic development tool that offers substantial tax incentives to investors. But, what are they? How do they impact real estate? And how can we benefit?
- Clarify what are Opportunity Zones, their purpose and how to identify them
- Examine the proposed regulations and guidance that has been issued to help clarify the policy
- Explore how investors and real estate professionals may leverage this knowledge to create value
Matt Davis has been with Cushman & Wakefield since 2008 and during that time has primarily focused on assisting clients with the disposition and acquisition of their land and investment assets. Mr. Davis specializes in the sale of large complex land holdings and improved properties throughout North America. He has transacted over 30,000 acres for diverse uses ranging from production agriculture and ranching to conservation and master planned community development.
Mr. Davis is a member of both Cushman & Wakefield’s Land Advisory Group and Agribusiness Services Team. The Land Advisory Group is a national team of land specialists that work across disciplines to provide creative solutions to clients with land assets. The Agribusiness Solutions Team is based out of San Diego and represents clients in the acquisition and disposition of large agriculture and resource properties throughout the western US. Mr. Davis graduated Cum Laude from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate degree.
Bob Turner, ALC, served as the 2016 RLI National President. He is a proud REALTOR® and has been a land broker for over 37 years. Bob is considered NAR’s REALTOR® expert on Qualified Opportunity Zones and was even invited to the stage by US President Donald Trump at the last REALTOR® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo to speak on the topic. Turner has been an active member of RLI since 1996, earning his ALC Designation in 2006. Among his many contributions to the organization, he has served on the RLI Board of Directors, as the RLI Representative to the NAR Executive Committee, RLI Tennessee Chapter President, and as the chair of the RLI 2012 National Land Conference. He personally operates farms, mobile home parks, Residential and Commercial developments, and brokers land in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.