Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley

Yes, this breakfast is still on as planned! With the expected snow overnight, please allow extra time to arrive at Golden Valley Country Club.

Walk-ins will be welcome tomorrow morning at 7:15 am. Advanced registration is closed.

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 Duane Lund of NAI Global, Ravi Norman of Norman Global Enterprises, 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

Walk-In Pricing

$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

Duane Lund

Chief Executive Officer
NAI Legacy

Ravi Norman

Chief Executive Officer
Norman Global Enterprises

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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