Join SABOR for Invest SA: Opportunity Zone Conference & Expo

“Invest SA” will educate REALTORS® and community stakeholder groups on ways Qualified Opportunity Zone investments can be used to…

  1. Leverage private capital to stimulate economic development
  2. Encourage community development and robust neighborhoods
  3. Expand educational and workforce development opportunities
  4. And spur entrepreneurship in distressed communities.


Ticket sales end November 27 at 5:00 p.m.

Cost: SABOR Members $11.61 | Non-members $16.90 (prices include service fee)
When: December 2, 2019, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast & Check-in, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Program & Expo
Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building, La Villita Room. Free parking: DTC Garage, B2 Level.
CE: One CE credit hour is offered. Governmental Affairs, Course #35843, Provider 0008 – REALTOR® Academy.

Speakers & Topics:

  • Greetings from City of San Antonio Municipal Government
    • Speaker: Councilwoman Shirley Gonzalez, District 5
  • Topic: Opportunity Zones & City of San Antonio EDD
    • Speaker: Ann Eaton, City of San Antonio
  • OZ Fund Spotlight: Blueprint Local
    • Speaker: David Robinson, Jr.
  • Topic: SA Tomorrow’s Comprehensive Plan
    • Speaker: Rudy Nino, Assistant Director of Planning COSA
  • Topic: Thoughts for Equitable Development
    • Speaker: Emily Perlmeter, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Texas Realtors® Housing Committee Update
    • Speaker: Ben Henderson, Texas Realtors®
  • OZ Fund Spotlight: Brooks
    • Speaker: Amber Gilbert, Brooks
  • Topic: Investing in the Southside
    • Speaker: Judith A. Canales, Executive Director Southside First EDC
  • Luncheon Speaker: Commissioner Tommy Calvert, Bexar County
  • Topic: Tax Incentives & Regulations for OZ Funds
    • Speaker: Attorney Katherine Noll, Chamberlain Law
  • Topic: Developing Affordable Housing
    • Speaker: Lori Hall, LISC SA
  • Topic: Spurring Entrepreneurship in Distressed Communities
    • Speaker: Richard Sifuentes, SA SBDC
  • Topic: Education & Workforce Development
    • Speaker: Workforce Solutions Alamo

Read more about Opportunity Zones:

The Qualified Opportunity Zone (“QOZ”) program was created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to encourage economic growth in underserved communities through tax incentives for investors who utilize “Opportunity Funds” to invest in the Zones.

There are 628 designated census tracts in Texas as Opportunity Zones. Within Bexar County, there are 24 designated tracts making San Antonio the city with the second most opportunity zones in Texas following Houston and Harris County.

We know that REALTORS® and community stakeholders are uniquely suited to bring local expertise and insights into the real estate market as well as knowledge about what a community’s needs are.  Their perspective can offer value to the planning and coordination of Qualified Opportunity Zone development in San Antonio.

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