We at Urban Catalyst are Silicon Valley’s most active Opportunity Zone Fund developer, with more development projects than any other fund in the region. Accounting firm Novogradac’s latest quarterly survey results validate that title and reveal that we’re in the top tier of fund managers not just regionally but also nationally. Our fundraising efforts to date put us in the top 5 percent of the approximately 750 Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund managers who report having raised equity in Novogradac’s latest survey.
We maintained our place in the top tier of fund managers despite the current market for interest rates and stock market volatility, underscoring our investors’ confidence in our ability to deliver eight Opportunity Zone projects over the next decade. To that end, we recently broke ground on our 176-key Marriott TownePlace Suites, Downtown San Jose’s first extended-stay hotel and the area’s first hospitality project to start construction during Covid.
The Opportunity Zone program as a whole had a record year for fundraising in 2022, according to Novogradac. Investors placed nearly $10 billion in capital gains into funds like ours last year, about 5 percent more than the total amount in 2021 and 2020, the firm’s data show. People have invested about $34 billion into the program since it launched about five years ago, meaning we’re about a third of the way toward reaching Former Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s prediction in 2018 that over $100 billion in private capital will be invested in opportunity zones.
As for San Jose, Novogradac ranks it among the top U.S. cities in planned investment among Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds at the end of last year. We’d like to see Northern California’s largest city by population eventually be ranked higher than the likes of Oakland, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, the latter two topping Novogradac’s ranking of cities by planned investment. We have reason to be optimistic, partly because the total equity raised in San Jose’s opportunity zones increased by about 15 percent from 2021-22.
If you’re interested in being a part of San Jose’s revitalization by investing in our development projects there, contact us to learn more.
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- Potential for property value loss – All real estate investments have the potential to lose value during the life of the investments;
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Opportunity Zone Disclosures
- Investing in opportunity zones is speculative. Opportunity zones are newly formed entities with no operating history. There is no assurance of investment return, property appreciation, or profits. The ability to resell the fund’s underlying investment properties or businesses is not guaranteed. Investing in opportunity zone funds may involve a higher level of risk than investing in other established real estate offerings.
- Long-term investment. Opportunity zone funds have illiquid underlying investments that may not be easy to sell and the return of capital and realization of gains, if any, from an investment will generally occur only upon the partial or complete disposition or refinancing of such investments.
- Limited secondary market for redemption. Although secondary markets may provide a liquidity option in limited circumstances, the amount you will receive typically is discounted to current valuations.
- Difficult valuation assessment. The portfolio holdings in opportunity zone funds may be difficult to value because financial markets or exchanges do not usually quote or trade the holdings. As such, market prices for most of a fund’s holdings will not be readily available.
- Capital call default consequences. Meeting capital calls to provide managers with the pledged capital is a contractual obligation of each investor. Failure to meet this requirement in a timely manner could elicit significant adverse consequences, including, without limitation, the forfeiture of your interest in the fund.
- Opportunity zone funds may use leverage in connection with certain investments or participate in investments with highly leveraged capital structures. Leverage involves a high degree of financial risk and may increase the exposure of such investments to factors such as rising interest rates, downturns in the economy or deterioration in the condition of the assets underlying such investments.
- Unregistered investment. As with other unregistered investments, the regulatory protections of the Investment Company Act of 1940 are not available with unregistered securities.
- It is possible, due to tax, regulatory, or investment decisions, that a fund, or its investors, are unable to realize any tax benefits. You should evaluate the merits of the underlying investment and not solely invest in an opportunity zone fund for any potential tax advantage.
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