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2 OPPORTUNITY ZONE MAGAZINE | VOLUME 1 • ISSUE 32 FROM THE PUBLISHER'S DESK PUBLISHER Ali Jahangiri EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Marie Ekberg Padilla EDITORIAL TEAM Fang Tian EDITORIAL BOARD Craig Bernstein Olivia Byrne Ronald Fieldstone Phil Jelsma Susan Rounds CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jack S. Clarizio Natalie Elder Ronald Fieldstone Jeremy Goldstein Josh Graham Matt Johnson Rohit Kapuria Bo Kemp Dannielle Lewis Frank Lucas Jerry McGaughy Leonard Mills Matthew E. Rappaport María de los A. Rivera Christopher Rogers Marc L. Schultz Stephanie Smith Reid Thomas Markie Zick ADVERTISING Matthew Kurtz Tate Worswick Rich Zhang ADMINISTRATION Kamyar Amiri-Davani Kristi Carlson If you would like to be considered for submitting an article, please contact [email protected] Opportunity Zone Magazine 96 Discovery, Irvine, CA www.opportunityzone.com 800-997-1228 Opportunity Zone Magazine is a publication of OpportunityZone.com. Recognizing the industry’s rocking Top 25 OZ Influencers This special issue of the country's largest Opportunity Zone Magazine reveals the Top 25 OZ Influencers. New for this year is our ranked Top 25 category, honoring the most powerful OZ professionals who stand out among their peers. We are also honored to recognize who’s who in this industry with our distinguished Top 25 OZ Influencers awards in five categories: attorneys, fund managers/developers, tax specialists, policy influencers and professionals in specialized fields. This annual tribute showcases the industry’s leading and most influential professionals, who inspire and lead through their vision, experience and innovative accomplishments. The magazine features a powerful range of articles where industry experts share cutting-edge insights, trends and legislative analyses about the OZ market. This edition highlights the challenges of the coronavirus on the market, how IRS has updated its legislation to help investors and funds, how to measure the impact of OZ investments, and how public and private groups can join forces to create social change and community revitalization. Also, learn how to launch your own Qualified Opportunity Fund, combine OZ and EB-5 investments, and what cities can do to attract OZ capital by developing multifaceted strategies. There is no doubt Opportunity Zones continue to provide economic opportunities across the United States, serving as a driving force to revitalize the economy and distressed communities in a world that has changed because of Covid 19. With this in mind, we are excited to lead the way with our magazine, events and vision of celebrating a growing investment program that stimulates communities while providing beneficial tax incentives. A win win situation. Printed in the U.S.A. Copyright Outclick Media. All rights reserved. Opportunity Zone Magazine is published by Outclick Media. Ali Jahangiri Founder & CEO Disclaimer: Opportunity Zone Magazine events and conferences are open to the general public and may include people residing in the United States or foreign countries who may be interested in opportunity zone investment opportunities. Attendees, exhibitors and speakers at our events and conferences should consult with their own legal counsel regarding compliance with securities laws for any ongoing or planned investment activities. OPPORTUNITYZONE.COM Opportunity Zone Magazine provides no legal advice concerning compliance with securities laws by attendees, exhibitors and speakers at its conferences and events.