December 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Birmingham Country Club
3325 Country Club Rd
Mountain Brook, AL 35213
Pam Paulk

The latest buzzword in the economic development community is Opportunity Zones. So what is this that has generated so much interest and why is it so popular? What are the appraisal issues involved and what should I know? Come and find out the answers to these and many more questions.

The class will discuss what are Opportunity Zones and where did they come from. What are the incentives to invest in these zones? Where are these zones in Alabama and what are the benefits associated with them? What are the appraisal issues involved in Opportunity Zones and how do they interact with the legal, accounting and other issues? How is Alabama doing in regard to Opportunity Zones? What are the current market conditions and what projects are underway? The class will finish with a discussion of on the ground examples of what is taking place with the projects and the communities.

Instructor: Alex Flachsbart is the Founder and CEO of Opportunity Alabama, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. Opportunity Alabama is dedicated to connecting investors with investable assets in Alabama.


Schedule: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Registration: 12:30pm


Approved  for 3 hours CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
Approved  for 3 hours CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Commission


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