Real estate and businesses (i.e., LLCs, corporations, partnerships, etc.) located in Opportunity Zones are generally eligible for investment. Federal Treasury Regulations provide additional detail about qualifying investments, however, generally:
- Opportunity Funds may generally hold an interest in real estate located in Opportunity Zones (either directly or through business entities) and develop real estate properties.
- Opportunity Funds may generally invest in for-profit entities located in Opportunity Zones (for example, start-up technology companies in business accelerators or incubators).
- Investments must meet certain “substantial improvement” requirements the details of which are set forth in the Federal Treasury Regulations.