Miami-Dade County

Opportunity Zones

Conference & Marketplace

Monday, April 8

FIU North Campus

ABOUT

Join economic development leaders, developers, investors and business owners to learn about this new, exciting investment tool. Opportunity Zones provide tax benefits to private investors to spur economic development in Miami, across the state and across the nation. We are also hosting the state's first Opportunity Zone marketplace, showcasing property, projects and businesses to investors.

Monday, April 8

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Business (early-bird): $100

Gov / Nonprofit: $75

Business + Marketplace: $250

FIU North Campus

3000 NE 151st St.

North Miami

keynote speaker

Craig Bernstein

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Craig Bernstein is the Chief Investment Officer at OPZ Bernstein and one of the nation's foremost  Opportunity Zone experts. He has more than 20 years of experience in real estate, including acquisitions, dispositions, construction, development, financing, asset management, property management and leasing. 
 
Craig has contributed to stories for The New York Times, Associated Press, Washington Post and CNBC and has spoken across the nation about the Opportunity Zone program.
 
Prior to founding OPZ Bernstein, Mr. Bernstein was the Chief Investment Officer of White Star Investments, a prominent single-family investment office in Bethesda, MD. Previously, he was one of the youngest directors in the history of Cushman and Wakefield.

SPEAKERS

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James O. Lang

Greenberg Traurig

Shareholder 

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Marie Gill

MBDA Export & Disaster Recovery Centers - Florida Operator 

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Marcelo Salas

NES Financial

Vice President 

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Grey Dodge

 Madison Street Strategies

Founding Partner 

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Lou J. Fuoco

Managing Director

TFG Related Entities - Fuoco Group 

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Jane Gilbert

City of Miami

Chief Resilience Officer 

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Karema Tyms-Harris

Foreign Affairs Center

Founder & CEO 

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Dana Tsakanikas

Executive Vice President

Stonehill 

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Rick Beasley

CareerSource South Florida

Executive Director
 

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Esteban Bovo

 Miami-Dade County

Commissioner 

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Joseph B. Darby III

 Sullivan & Worcester

Partner 

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James Carras

Carras Community Investment

Principal 

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Paras Motiram

Ernst & Young

Senior Manager 

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James Murley

Miami-Dade County

Chief Resilience Officer 

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Larry Spring

City Manager

City of North Miami 

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Tucker Thoni

Associate Tax Attorney

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Steven Kreinik

EisnerAmper

Partner
 

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Philippe Bien-Aime

City of North Miami

Vice Mayor 

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Erin Gillespie

 Madison Street Strategies

Founding Partner 

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Stephen Watkins

Entrex Capital Markets

CEO & President 

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Jeff Monge

Monge Capital

Managing Partner 

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Ronald Fieldstone

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

Partner 

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Michael Liu

Miami-Dade County

Director of Housing and Community Development 

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Jaap Donath

Executive Vice President

Beacon Council 

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Christopher Fusco

Business Development

OZExpo 

SPONSORS

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PLATINUM

GOLD

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SILVER

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BRONZE

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EVENT

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AGENDA

time

event

8:30-9:30

REGISTRATION

9:30-10:00

welcome

10:00-10:45

opportunity zones 101

10:45-11:45

OZ REGULATIONS

11:45-12:00

networking break

12:00-12:30

KEYNOTE: Craig bernstein

12:30-1:30

opportunity fund creation & INVESTMENT

1:30-2:30

development finance tools & oz

2:30-3:15

community-driven strategies

3:15-4:00

opportunities in miami-dade county

4:00-5:00

project marketplace

REGISTER

Monday, April 8

9:00 - 5:00

FIU North Campus

Business (early bird): $100

Gov/Nonprofit: $75

Bus. + Marketplace: $250