Alternative Zones: Trying Again Trying Ahead | Alternative Alabama

2020 has been fairly the 12 months for Alternative Zones – significantly right here in Alabama. This webinar recorded on Wednesday, December sixteenth at 12 CT covers:

The newest on funding and programmatic exercise in Alabama’s Alternative Zones, together with an thrilling new partnership between OPAL and Blueprint Native
Regulatory adjustments and deadline updates for this system (attributable to COVID-19)
Anticipated updates and adjustments to Alternative Zones underneath a Biden Administration
The way forward for the inducement in 2021 and past

Who Ought to View:
Potential buyers with eligible achieve occasions from 2019 or 2020
Professionals (accountants / attorneys) searching for the most recent program updates and a forecast of future adjustments
Challenge sponsors / others engaged on potential OZ tasks
Foundations and different impact-oriented group teams


Alex Flachsbart, Founder and CEO of Alternative Alabama

Over the past two years, Alternative Alabama has constructed a first-of-its-kind, nationally acknowledged impact-oriented funding ecosystem for Alabama’s Alternative Zones (and gained an award from Forbes within the course of). That features a whole lot of potential CRE investments sourced throughout the state, dozens of introductions made, and over $125 million in new tasks closed because of our technical help. Alex is a former legal professional and has been acknowledged as one of many main consultants on Alternative Zones within the U.S.

Ross Baird, CEO and Founding father of Blueprint Native

Blueprint is among the most lively OZ buyers within the nation and was named by Forbes as a prime 10 Alternative Zone fund. Ross has led greater than 100 investments (at greater than $100M in complete raised and deployed) over the previous decade in distressed communities by means of the founding of Village Capital and Blueprint, constructed a financially profitable and numerous portfolio, and helped create Alternative Zone laws.

Catherine Lyons, Director of Coverage at Financial Innovation Group

Catherine serves as Director of Coverage for the Financial Innovation Group, the analysis and coverage advocacy group in Washington D.C. that drove the creation of Alternative Zones. In her position at EIG, Catherine works day-after-day with the policymakers chargeable for crafting the way forward for OZs. Previous to becoming a member of EIG, she was a director at, a bipartisan advocacy group centered on immigration reform, and led housing and group growth coverage work for the Bay Space Council. She holds levels from the College of Southern California and Georgetown.

Moderator: Lindsay Edwards, Funding Supervisor – Alabama (Blueprint + OPAL Collaborative)

Lindsay is an Funding Supervisor working with Blueprint Native and Alternative Alabama to offer diligence and underwriting providers for potential impact-oriented funding alternatives throughout the state of Alabama. Lindsay has over a decade of expertise in funding banking (at Goldman Sachs in New York) and personal banking (at JP Morgan in Atlanta), personal fairness funding (at Chesapeake Capital), and entrepreneurship (at a medical accounts receivable financing agency). A local of Montgomery, Lindsay is a dual-degree graduate of each Morehouse Faculty and Columbia College, and obtained his MBA from The Goizueta Enterprise Faculty at Emory College.


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