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Youngwoo, EquityMultiple Partner on Opportunity Zone Fund

Locally-based developer Youngwoo & Associates and CRE investment startup EquityMultiple are partnering to create an Opportunity Zone fund targeting projects across the U.S. that fall under investment provisions created by the 2017 tax reform bill. The YWA fund will be among the first of its kind, and the first to offer individual investors direct access.

“Finding underappreciated value in local markets has always been our focus, and Opportunity Zones are now providing a more tax efficient vehicle to attract investors into the areas where we’re already developing,” said YWA’s Bryan Woo. Funds of this type may only be deployed in neighborhoods designated as Opportunity Zones.

At EquityMultiple, CEO Charles Clinton said partnering with YWA would provide “tax efficient opportunities, alongside an innovative developer with a great history of improving underserved neighborhoods while delivering strong returns to investors.”

Check back Friday for an exclusive interview with YWA’s Margarette Lee.

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