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Belpointe Looks to Become the Blackstone of Opportunity Zones with a $3B REIT

The Real Deal

20 May 2019

Morrison & Foerster partner Jay Blaivas spoke to The Real Deal about Belpointe REIT, a new family-run, non-traded public real estate investment trust with a $3 billion opportunity zone-focused REIT.

Jay, who knows firsthand the challenges in getting a new fund off the ground, discussed the obstacles a new fund like Belpointe might face. He noted that “growing a business requires both clout and trust,” and also pointed out that partnerships are currently the dominant structure in the OZ space.



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