R&E members Eric S. Orenstein and Adam R. Sanders participated in the 2019 Regional Conference of MBAs. The 1:30pm panel, “Seizing The Opportunity: Opportunity Zones 101” featured Adam as a panelist alongside Eric Blumenfeld (EB Realty Management Corp), Bozena M. Diaz (CSG Attorneys at Law), Gavriel Kahane (ODG), Leo Leyva (Cole Schotz P.C.), James McCann (Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP), Henry Rinder (Smolin Lupin) and Jesse Shemesh (Point Acquisitions LLC) with Billy Procida (Procida Funding & Advisors) as moderator. Many of the most important and forward-thinking topics were discussed, including regulations, trends in the market, cities and neighborhoods to watch, practical implementations, potential challenges and risks and a forecast of what we can expect to see in terms of changes to the program and upcoming regulations.
Eric participated in the 3pm “EB-5 Panel” along with Richard Booth (Signature Bank), Aaron Goforth (Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP), Glenn A. La Mattina (National Realty Investment Advisors), Maria McKeon (Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC), Rebecca S. Singh (Mona Shah & Associates, Global), Clem G. Turner (Corporate & Securities Group) and moderator Mona Shah (Mona Shah & Associates, Global). The panel engaged in a detailed discussion of the current EB-5 program and the future of the continued use of EB-5 financing for commercial real estate.
Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. was pleased for another opportunity to network and exchange industry updates with leaders in real estate.