Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley

Learn from the pioneers about Minnesota's 100+ newly designated opportunity zones! Discover whether investing in opportunity zones is right for you after getting insight on lessons learned from projects already underway. We'll hear from Ravi Norman of Thor Companies, Brian Duren of CLA, and Shauen Pearce of the City of Minneapolis in a discussion moderated by John McCarthy of Newmark Knight Frank.


  • What are the benefits? What are the challenges?
  • What is the process?
  • Is it really that game-changing?
  • Will this change investment strategies?
  • Are these the same players? Or will it bring new investors/developers?
  • What are the positive and negative impacts? Are there unintended consequences?
  • What are the community engagement considerations?
  • Is it worth it? And is this for you?
Read more: Opportunity Zones info from DEED



7:15 am | Registration & Networking
7:45 am | Breakfast
8:00-9:15 am | Program


$35 Members
$60 Non-members

License Credit

Continuing real estate education credit has been applied for and 1.0 hour is pending approval from the Minnesota Department of Commerce.


Email NAIOP Minnesota or call (952) 928-4647.
No refunds for cancellations after February 7.


John McCarthy

Senior Managing Director
Newmark Knight Frank

Ravi Norman

THOR Companies

Shauen Pearce

Economic Development & Inclusion Policy Director
City of Minneapolis

Brian T. Duren, CPA, MBT

Director, Real Estate
CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)

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