New York, NY – February 28, 2019 – Greenspoon Marder is please to host the CRE Finance Council After-Work Seminar discussing “Financing Opportunity Zone Fund Projects: Exploring the Nuance Among the Hoopla” on February 28, 2019 at the firm’s New York office. Partner, Mark Fawer is set to moderate the panel which will feature Tax Partner, James Mann. Other panelists include Amit Rind, Director at GTIS Partners, Francillia Le Blanc, Managing Director at Centennial Bank and Ian Ross, Managing Principal at Somera Road. Topic discussions for the panel will include how opportunity zone fund benefits can drive more lending business, parameters of the program and what lenders should be aware if when underwriting opportunity zone deals.
CRE Finance Council (CREFC) is the trade association for the $4.2 trillion commercial real estate finance industry. More than 300 leading companies and 9,000 individuals are members of CREFC. CREFC promotes liquidity, transparency and efficiency in the commercial real estate finance markets. It does this by acting as a legislative and regulatory advocate for the industry, playing a vital role in setting market standards and best practices, and providing education for market participants.
Mr. Fawer focuses his practice on matters including the representation of institutional, fund and private capital sources in every aspect of bridge and subordinate real estate financing, including mezzanine lending, B-notes and preferred equity investments and joint ventures covering every major asset type, such as for rental and for sale residential, hospitality, retail, office, student housing, mixed use and industrial properties.
Mr. Mann has over 25 years of experience serving as a trusted advisor to a broad range of stakeholders in the energy and financial services industries. He counsels clients on the new changes in the tax law, as well as cannabis tax issues. Mr. Mann advises financial institutions regarding international tax, structuring renewable energy asset-based bank loans and securitizations, cross-border tax-advantaged partnerships and securitizations, project finance, and renewable energy deals.
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