Monthly Archives: August 2018

Opportunity Zones Present Benefits, Challenges

By:  Matt Peurach Have you heard of OZones? They have nothing to do with ozone gas in the atmosphere. It’s short for Opportunity Zones or – more formally – Qualified Opportunity Zones. The zones are low-income communities that the U.S. Treasury designated as needing economic revitalization through new capital investment. The goal is to give low-income communities a boost by giving investors a tax break. All 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia now have opportunity zones. Each zone is a census tract with a poverty rate of … Read More

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Atlanta Construction Projects with Empty Hard Hats

By Inga Harmon The Atlanta skyline is filled with cranes and scaffolding sprouting from the ground like plants on a daily basis. Even as a real estate professional, sometimes it is hard to keep up with the latest development pipeline. The addition of Mercedes Benz Stadium, SunTrust Park, and connectivity of the Atlanta Beltline has ignited a huge demand for housing and development from foreign investors, current residents, and new residents.  There is a residential and commercial boom happening all across the region, from the intown neighborhoods to the farthest … Read More

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An Education Model With An Affordable Housing Solution

By: Marjy Stagmeier This week the school-bells ring across the Atlanta region signaling the beginning of another school year. For some of you this means no more summer schedule. For others it just means thinking twice about your commute as traffic patterns have changed.  For me, the new school year is the reminder of the important community ecosystem intertwining education and housing, and the critical impact that housing has on the educational achievement of our children. While we are housing investors, we often describe our company as an “education model, … Read More

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