2 OPPORTUNITY ZONE MAGAZINE | ISSUE 2 • VOLUME 2 FROM THE PUBLISHER ' S DESK
PUBLISHER Ali Jahangiri
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Marie Ekberg Padilla
Eylul Elmaghraby Salman Siddiqui
Craig Bernstein Olivia Byrne
Ronald Fieldstone Phil Jelsma
Susan Rounds Alfonso Costa Jr .
Joseph Darby Ronald Fieldstone Valerie Grunduski
Gordon Goldie Jill Homan
Elizabeth Humphreys Dan Kowalski
Matthew Rappaport Neli Vazquez Rowland
Jeremy Sompels Marc Schultz Paul Valentine
ADVERTISING Lexy Hammonds
Kristi Carlson Maureen Millerick
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Honoring the industry ’ s Top 25 OZ Influencers who show leadership and vision
As the economy headed towards recovery this past year , the Opportunity Zone industry continued to find innovative ways around the pandemic waves to keep the deal flow , investments and offerings strong . We are excited to celebrate the power of investments and leadership in the Opportunity Zone marketplace with our prestigious annual awards .
In this special edition , we are proud to announce the winners of the annual Top 25 OZ Influencers in five categories : attorneys , fund managers / developers , tax specialists , policy influencers and professionals in special fields . This Top 25 tribute showcases the industry ’ s leading and most influential professionals , who inspire and lead through their vision , experience and strategic accomplishments .
This issue also celebrates the winners of our America ’ s Top Project events , where projects competed in a unique shark-tank style competition pitching their projects to a panel of honorary judges for a chance to capture the coveted America ’ s Top Project or America ’ s Most Impactful project award .
The magazine also features a powerful range of articles where industry experts share their insight about OZ trends , legislation , investment strategies and fund structures . This issue highlights the role of QOFs in your capital stack , energy investments in rural OZs , alternatives for corporate structuring , and how public-private partnership can spur OZ investments .
We are looking forward to a strong 2022 , where Opportunity Zones continue to provide economic opportunities across the United States , serving as a driving force to revitalize distressed communities .
We are excited to continue 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 scenario for everyone involved !
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