Featuring Shafron (Shay) Hawkins, ’02BUS, legislative assistant for the Office of Senator Tim Scott; and Ron Moelis, CEO and founding partner of L+M Development Partners, this panel discussed how the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides incentives to invest in opportunity zones. With this new code, the development community has the potential to create significant change in mobilizing capital to rural and low-income communities across the U.S.

This session was moderated by Lynne Sagalyn, Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor Emerita of Real Estate, Columbia Business School.