Today’s report takes a look at a newcomer to hotel fund raising – the Investing in Opportunity Act, and the capital pools and projects the federal law is generating.
While the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS are still working on the act’s punch list, many hotel developers and private equity groups are moving ahead to capitalize early on projects already breaking ground in designated opportunity zones.
In this episode, we hear from leadership at Peachtree Hotel Group of Atlanta, and a real estate attorney specializing in hotel development and opportunity zones. We also feature recorded interviews of the U.S. senators responsible for introducing the act.
Opportunity Zone legislation links
Many companies in the hotel industry claim they practice diversity in their hiring practices. When questioned about how many Black people they employ, most companies can back up their hiring outcomes with data. That’s all well and good, but what’s missing in most employment demographics is a measurement of how inclusive the company is not read more
Imagine holding a conference on racism, diversity and inclusion in Corporate America and seeing your event invaded by outsiders shouting racial epithets and vulgarities while flying both the Nazi and American flags. Actually, there is no need to imagine it because it happened earlier this month during a digital event organized by the founders of read more