IMN Opportunity Zones Forum (West)

IMN Opportunity Zones Forums (West)

In September, Revolve Capital Group sponsored and spoke on a panel for the IMN Chicago Opportunity Zones regarding topics surrounding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

To learn more specifically about what are opportunity zones, who can invest in these areas, how investors can benefit from diversifying their portfolios, and the drawbacks that are important to know before pursuing these investments, visit our Opportunity Zones blog post.

In a couple weeks IMN is taking their conference to the West Coast, offering another chance for investors to come together and learn these new investment opportunities.

“IMN is pleased to announce our Opportunity Zones Forum (West), November 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA.

Following our sold out inaugural event earlier this year in New York City, and leaning into our longstanding expertise in providing best-in-class learning and networking conferences for the real estate community, we’re excited to bring this event to senior developers, investors, and tax & accounting specialists across the West Coast.

The one day conference features a keynote address from Director of Economic Policy in the Los Angeles Mayors’ Office, Ron Frierson, and will provide a critical update on IRS guidance, demystify investment operations and processes, delve into optimal fund structures and partnership models, and much more. It will also provide a platform for attendees to develop and strengthen relationships, discuss new investment opportunities and share stories of success from opportunity zones across the country.”

What You Can Expect to Learn

  • Commercial Real Estate Developers
  • Real Estate Private Equity Firms
  • Institutional Investors
  • Family Offices & High Net Worth Individuals
  • Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs)
  • Fund Administrators
  • Law/Accounting/Consulting Firms
  • Federal, State and Local Government Entities

To purchase your tickets, please visit the IMN’s registration page by clicking here.

NoteExpo 2019

NoteExpo 2019

Do not miss out… the next major industry-related event us coming up.

The NoteExpo 2019 will take place in North Dallas, Texas, November 1-2, 2019.

“Distressed debt is the hottest niche in real estate investing. And NoteExpo has one goal…to help you capitalize on it now while the opportunity is at its peak.

The first annual NoteExpo was launched to fill a void in the Note Industry. Even though note investing events have proliferated over the past few years, we hear from our clients that they want one big event that combines education, networking, a vendor exhibition area of the highest quality, and they want it to be run as professionally as you run your business, including a premium venue, sessions that start and stop on time, and an atmosphere where guests aren’t subjected to nonstop sales pitches.” To view the agenda please click here.

What You Can Expect to Learn

  • To capitalize on the boom in distressed assets.
  • Higher yield on their capital.
  • Greater security.
  • Less risk.
  • Additional passive income streams.
  • Vital connections to a community of like-minded, successful entrepreneurs & investors.

To purchase your tickets, please visit the NoteExpo’s registration page by clicking here.

RIP Claudia Newcomer

Hello Everyone,

I am deeply saddened to write and inform our business family of the unfortunate passing of our dear friend and business partner, Claudia Newcomer. She was loved by so many, had a very unique zest and great energy for life. She taught each of us all about love, kindness, humor, and living life to the fullest. Claudia is survived by her loving husband of 19 years Robert Newcomer (Bobby), her parents Lucia and Alvaro Garcia, and her sister Lucy Beuhler.

Claudia and I have been working nearly 11 years together, and personally was my best friend. Our families vacationed together regularly as well as spent nearly every holiday and New Year’s together.

She had a gift where she could walk into a room and be-friend anyone, no matter the age or background. She was extremely driven, worked out 5 days a week consistently for the last 15+ years, and woke up at 4:30am every day. She adored her work and would do anything to become better than she was the day before.

On a professional level, Claudia single handedly boosted our sales, marketing presence, and portfolio acquisitions over the last 15 months. She has assisted our growth from $10M to $40M within the last 12 months. She loved working with each of you and appreciated the impact you made on her life. Claudia took pride in returning that favor back.

On behalf of myself and our team at Revolve, we ask that you hold her and her family in your thoughts and prayers…

We understand how precious life is, so we encourage you to hug and kiss on your loved ones today. Something Claudia would want each of you to do.

Cheers.

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Chaz Guinn
President / Managing Director

Opportunity Zones | What You Need to Know

Last week Revolve Capital attended the IMN Opportunity Zones (Midwest) in Chicago.

The conference discussed Opportunity Zones surrounding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Opportunistic zone areas include neighborhoods infected by factors such as distressed mortgages, lost jobs or boarded up neighborhoods. By building in these areas, investors can actually retain their capital gains tax instead of paying it to the government. What exactly are opportunity zones, who can invest in them and how can you benefit from these incentives?

What are opportunity zones?

According to the IRS, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is a “Major tax legislation that will affect individuals, businesses, tax exempt and government entities”. The Act added the IRS Code of 1986, which essentially effects multiple major taxed sectors: individuals, estates, business taxation, corporate tax, churches and nonprofit organizations, distressed communities, and more.

Opportunity Zones are defined as “economically-distressed communities where new investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment”. These qualified zones were “created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Designed to spur economic development and job creation in distressed communities throughout the countries, they provide tax benefits to investors who invest eligible capital into these communities.”

Who can invest into these zones?

These opportunity zones are open to every private investor that has the sophistication and wherewithal, who knows how to structure their fund based on the rules and limitations of the Jobs Act, and who would like to tap into the opportunity zone revenue dollars and concurrently defer capital gains taxes. Historically, these types of opportunities were sometimes available only to accredited investors (typically requiring a net worth of $250-500K+) to invest in these projects. The Qualified Opportunity Zones program can be utilized by investors on any end of the spectrum… whether you are a private investor, a small investor, a new investor or a larger seasoned investor, you can benefit from the advantages of building in these areas.

Note, there are special reporting requirements. Reporting ensures the restabilization of the distressed area is being pursued.

How can investors benefit from these types of investing opportunities?

If you are interested in diversification into other asset classes or are already diversified, then investing in opportunity zones might be a revenue stream you should explore. Sectors such as commercial, strip malls, communities, hotels, gas stations, land, homes, etc. can take part in building in the distressed zones. By looking for ways to invest dollars to A) avoid capital gains taxing and interest from the IRS to be retained into your projects; and B) seeking to find a way to help revitalize these opportunities (by purchasing acres for housing development, revamping strip malls, creating gas stations and hospitals, etc.) you can play a part in this economic development tool. Revolve Capital Group has product (both non-performing and re-performing loans) located across the nation, many assets being directly located in these areas of opportunity.

By utilizing alternative asset class diversification, our investors can segue way into putting single-family home investments into the fund. Meanwhile, making these areas livable, appealing and fundamentally opportunistic. In return, we can expect an influx of first time home buyers, renters, borrowers, and families. When you create charming up-and-coming neighborhoods filled with Walmarts and Targets then people will be incentivized to move there, filling the demand of customers.

There is a big crossover between building in opportunity zones that lasts between 7-10 years and economic growth of communities that have been boarded up, people have moved out, building has been condemned. Communities that might have previously been more attractive, had a larger population, and where investors and developers were once putting their investment dollars. That is the crux of the message… that these opportunity zones create a number of different ways to invest into single-family homes, commercial properties, land, etc. in terms of both long-term and short-term benefits. Now that we are 11 years removed from one of the biggest crisis since 1929, you can tell banks, lenders, communities, developers, builders are not interested in those areas. The government is creating an opportunity to go back to these areas and develop.

Revolve Capital Group has continued to be at the forefront of revamping communities. Our firm and many of our investors purchase homes that are pre-foreclosure all the while helping families avoid foreclosure altogether.

What are the disadvantages?

While anyone can benefit from investing in these areas, the only way to qualify for the tax incentives is by purchasing the investment through a qualified opportunity fund. EIG.com released information explaining “You cannot simply purchase real estate in an opportunity zone, there has to be improvement to the property to ensure it meets the qualifications of the investment and providing economic stimulation. Additionally, the Fund must invest at least 90% of their assets in a qualified Opportunity Zone.”

According to the Economic Innovation Group, Opportunity Zones incentives are “tied to the longevity of an investor’s stake in a qualified Opportunity Fund”. They continue on explaining…

“There are three core tax incentives:

Temporary deferral: A temporary deferral of inclusion in taxable income for capital gains reinvested into an Opportunity Fund. The deferred gain must be recognized on the earlier of the date on which the Opportunity Zone investment is disposed of or December 31, 2026.

Step-up in basis: A step-up in basis for the deferred capital gains reinvested in an Opportunity Fund. The basis is increased by 10% if the investment in the Opportunity Fund is held by the taxpayer for at least 5 years and by an additional 5% if held for at least 7 years, thereby excluding up to 15% of the original deferred gain from taxation.

Permanent exclusion: A permanent exclusion from taxable income of capital gains from the sale or exchange of an investment in an Opportunity Fund if the investment is held for at least 10 years. This exclusion only applies to gains accrued on investments made through an Opportunity Fund. There is no permanent exclusion possible for the initially deferred gain.”

Essentially, if you choose to invest in qualifying opportunity zones your capital could be tied up for 7-10 reducing additional opportunities to invest in a variety of other asset classes.

The Opportunity Zones is a step in the right direction for the government to stimulate economic growth in underserved areas; however, our company firmly believes it is more advantageous for investors to focus on preforeclosed assets. There is not a requirement to hold a distressed note investment for an extended period of time if it is not providing the expected return, you have the option of investing in any nationally located area, and most importantly you can still revamp communities by choosing to keep families in their homes

For a more passive income stream that provides economic stimulation, potential growth for lower income distressed neighborhoods and multiple exit strategies we suggest considering notes for your future investments. Contact us today to learn more information on how we can help you grow your portfolio.

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Sources:

Economic Innovation Group (2019), Opportunity Zones FAQs
Retrieved from: https://eig.org/opportunityzones/faq

IRS (2019), Tax Reform
Retrieved from: https://www.irs.gov/tax-reform

IRS (2019), Opportunity Zones Frequently Asked Questions
Retrieved from: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/opportunity-zones-frequently-asked-questions

IMN Chicago Midwest Recap

IMN Opportunity Zones Forum (Midwest) Recap

Last week Revolve Capital attended the IMN Opportunity Zones (Midwest) in Chicago.

The conference discussed Opportunity Zones surrounding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Opportunistic zone areas include neighborhoods infected by factors such as distressed mortgages, lost jobs or boarded up neighborhoods. By building in these areas, investors can actually retain their capital gains tax instead of paying it to the government.

In the next coming weeks we will be posting content surrounding the opportunities available. Stay tuned for more…

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Join Us in Chicago

IMN Opportunity Zones Forum (Midwest)

We are one week away from the IMN Opportunity Zones Forum (Midwest) in Chicago, Illinois. Join us September 19th to hear key speakers such as Chaz Guinn and Anthony Scaramucci. Guinn will be discussing “Accessing Creative Financing to Close Deals Outside of Primary Markets”.

The forum will all also provide an update on QOZs from the following perspectives:

• Legal & Regulatory Implications
• Tax & Accounting Considerations
• Investment & Community Impact
• Deal Flow Management & Fund Structuring
• Market Selection & LP Relations
• Risk/Rewards & Deal Due Diligence

To learn more event highlights, please visit our former blog post regarding the conference.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Please visit the IMN’s registration page by CLICKING HERE to purchase your tickets.

IMN: Opportunity Zones Forum (Midwest) 2019

IMN Opportunity Zones Forum (Midwest)

We are excited to announce we will be sponsoring the upcoming IMN Opportunity Zones Forum (Midwest) in Chicago, Illinois, September 19, 2019.

“This one-day conference will dive into real-life applications of the community development tool established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Attendees will learn how their peers are executing long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide.”

Since their inception, Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) have drummed up a host of questions about how the program will work and how commercial real estate developers, fund managers, family offices, wealth managers and their legal and tax advisers can tap into these new tax-advantaged opportunities.
Chaz Guinn, the President of Revolve Capital Group, will be discussing Accessing Creative Financing to Close Deals Outside of Primary Markets at 4:10pm. To view the agenda please CLICK HERE.

Event Highlights

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:40 am

Anthony Scaramucci, American financier, entrepreneur and political consultant who briefly served as the White House Director of Communications, will be speaking at the event to discuss Unlocking the Potential of Opportunity Zones.

Anthony Scaramucci is the Founder and Co-Managing Partner of SkyBridge Capital. He is the author of four books: The Little Book of Hedge Funds, Goodbye Gordon Gekko, Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole (a 2016 Wall Street Journal best seller), and Trump: The Blue-Collar President.

Prior to founding SkyBridge in 2005, Scaramucci co-founded investment partnership Oscar Capital Management, which was sold to Neuberger Berman, LLC in 2001. Earlier, he was a vice president in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs & Co.

In 2016, Scaramucci was ranked #85 in Worth Magazine’s Power 100: The 100 Most Powerful People in Global Finance. In 2011, he received Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year – New York” Award in the Financial Services category. Anthony is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), vice chair of the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board, a board member of both The Brain Tumor Foundation and Business Executives for National Security (BENS), and a Trustee of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation. He was a member of the New York City Financial Services Advisory Committee from 2007 to 2012.

In November 2016, he was named to President-Elect Trump’s 16-person Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee. In June 2017, he was named the Chief Strategy Officer of the EXIM Bank. He served as the White House Communications Director for a period in July 2017.

Scaramucci, a native of Long Island, New York, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.”

4:10 pm

Chaz Guinn will be discussing Accessing Creative Financing to Close Deals Outside of Primary Markets.

“Chaz Guinn is the President and Managing Director of Revolve Capital Group “Revolve”. Chaz, specializes in 1st lien NPL/RPL whole loan trading, and has built a track record of structuring, negotiating, and executing some of the largest trades in the lower-valued market segment.

Over the past decade, Chaz established whole loan trading desks for two large private equity firms in the U.S. that managed well over a billion dollars in delinquent loans. Chaz has been focused on building lasting relationships with Wall Street, Investment Banks, GSE’s, large real estate funds, qualified national vendors and servicers to allow Revolve Capital Group to become a household name.

Chaz and his partners decided to form Revolve Capital Group, whose primary objective is to be a market leader in the lower-valued asset-class and provide solutions to both the banking sector, distressed homeowners, private investors, and local communities that have been affected by the financial downturn in the housing market. Our focus is centered on loans secured by properties with market values of less than $150,000.

Chaz is positioning Revolve to be one of the largest private real estate groups acquiring non-performing/re-performing debt. Combining his education in Finance and Economics with the practical management of supply and demand, Revolve made a conscious strategy to allow other private investors, real estate funds, family offices, and non-profit organizations to participate in this recovery as well.”

Who Should Attend

  • Commercial Real Estate Developers
  • Real Estate Private Equity Firms
  • Institutional Investors
  • Family Offices & High
  • Net Worth Individuals
  • Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs)
  • Fund Administrators
  • Law/Accounting/Consulting Firms
  • Federal, State and Local Government Entities

To purchase your tickets, please visit the IMN’s registration page by CLICKING HERE.

How to Get Quality Note Deals; Podcast with Ken Shortle and Chaz Guinn

Podcast Interview with Chaz Guinn and Kevin Shortle:

We are excited to announce Chaz Guinn, the president of Revolve Capital, was interviewed by Kevin Shortle of Prospeak Productions to discuss obtaining quality note deals and current note inventory.

Shortle and Guinn discussed note deals, explaining how to obtain quality note deals and current inventory.

“The inventory is not gone, especially on the nonperforming side. It has simply shifted and it’s going in a different direction. Chaz Guinn has been on the side of the industry that most people don’t get to see, those people that buy in bulk and then go through due diligence to get that inventory out to individual investors. Chaz is the President and Managing Director of Revolve Capital Group, a real estate firm that is an active purchaser of seasoned or re-performing loans. He shares some tips on how you can get your hands on quality note deals and shares his insights on the quality of inventory he’s seen, why they created the firm, and the key focuses they’re looking at.”

Listen to the Podcast now by visiting the website: CLICK HERE

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IMN: NPL Notes & Default Servicing Forum (West) Recap

IMN Notes & Servicing Forum Recap

Last week Chaz Guinn, the President of Revolve Capital Group, moderated a panel at the IMN Notes and Default Servicing Forum in Dana Point, CA.

Of the five gentlemen on the panel combined had over $10 billion of single family homes that they owned under management.

The IMN is bringing together all of the movers and the shakers in our business to be able to teach you, the everyday investor, how to get into our space and do it safely, properly and in the comfort of your own home.

It is an alternative investment for those of you that are stuck in the stock market, a little scared of where the market is going. We’re all seeing domestic tariffs, global trade issues happening, what is happening with interest rates… this is where people are learning alternative ways to create a long term sustainable retirement plan backed by single-family homes.

To view upcoming IMN Conferences CLICK HERE.

National Secondary Market Conference & Expo, New York – 2019

MBA’s Secondary Market Conference

We are excited to announce we will be attending the upcoming National Secondary Market Conference & Expo in New York, May 19-22, 2019.

“Attend MBA’s National Secondary Market Conference & Expo to make the connections you need to take your business to the next level. It is the place for wholesale and correspondent lenders to connect, along with lenders and vendors that contribute to the pipeline of selling loans into the secondary market. We bring together the regulators, experts and key industry officials that help inform and educate you on the latest happenings in our industry in order to create the opportunities and inspire the innovation to produce market-based solutions. See the full agenda for informative General Session, break out sessions, networking events and more.

Who Should Attend: industry leaders and decision makers from residential and capital markets, including CEOs and senior-level executives, mortgage investors, investment bankers, rating agency professionals, risk managers, mortgage lenders, mortgage insurers, FHLB members, regulators, REITs, wholesale, correspondent and retail production executives, buyers and sellers of distressed assets, mortgage brokers and warehouse lenders.”

To purchase your tickets, please visit the Mortgage Bankers Association registration page by CLICKING HERE.

IMN: NPL Notes & Default Servicing Forum (West)

IMN Notes & Servicing Forum

We are excited to announce we will be sponsoring the upcoming NPL Notes & Default Servicing Forum (West) in Dana Point, California, June 3-4, 2019.

“IMN is excited to announce its 4th Annual NPL, Notes & Default Servicing Forum (West) is returning to Dana Point, CA this June 3-4. Last year’s West Coast Forum welcomed 350+ Institutional NPL & Note buyers and service provider participants as well as 20+ exhibitors/sponsors. The program once again will feature Large Institutional Buyers, Mid-Sized Funds and Smaller private buyers, with scheduled networking activities to meet your educational and networking needs.”

Chaz Guinn, the President of Revolve Capital Group, will be hosting on a panel Monday morning at 9:30am. Guinn will be asking the panel questions about the topic Large Institutional Players: How are Your Strategies Changing as the Expensive Gets More Expensive and the Scarce Gets More Scarce. To view the agenda please click here.

Who Should Attend: Accounting, Bankers, Brokers, Econometric Services, Insurance, Law, Lenders, Mom & Pops/Fix & Flippers, Property Analytics, Property Auction, Property Broker, Property Management/Property Management Services, Rating Agencies, Single Family Investors, Single Family Owners/Operators, Service Providers/Vendors”

To purchase your tickets, please visit the IMN’s registration page by CLICKING HERE.

Structured Financial Industry Group – Vegas 2019 Conference

SFIG Conference

“The Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG) is excited to once again present the largest capital markets conference in the world, SFIG Vegas 2019, February 24-27, 2019, at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The three-and-a-half day program is developed by leaders within the structured finance industry representing the full spectrum of industry participants including investors, issuers, financial intermediaries, regulators, law firms, accounting firms, technology firms, rating agencies, servicers, and trustees.”

“The SFIG Vegas 2019 App is now available to download! Simply search for “SFIG Vegas” in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and download it to your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.”

“Join the online #SFIGVegas conversation and expand your professional network!”

Who Should Attend

  • Accounting Firms
  • Analytics & Big Data Firms
  • Broker-Dealers
  • Commercial Banks
  • Consulting Firms
  • Endowment Funds 
  • Finance Companies
  • Government Entities/Regulatory Bodies
  • Hedge Funds
  • Insurance Companies
  • Technology Companies
  • Law Firms
  • Mutual Funds
  • Originators
  • Pension Funds
  • Rating Agencies
  • Retail Banks
  • Servicers 
  • Trustees

To purchase your tickets, please visit the SFIG Vegas 2019 Registration Page by CLICKING HERE.

The IMN’s 3rd Annual NPL Notes & Default Servicing Forum, Florida – 2019

We are excited to announce we will be attending the upcoming IMN’s 3rd Annual NPL Notes & Default Servicing Forum in Florida this upcoming February 7th thru 8th, 2019.

“IMN is excited to return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 7-8th, 2019, for our next NPL, Notes & Default Servicing Forum. In its third year on the East coast, we look forward to welcoming back large institutional buyers, mid-sized funds and smaller private note buyers to discuss market trends, with new sessions addressing RPL securitization and REO to rental property strategy.

“In addition, we welcome a new crop of servicers and default professionals to discuss topics surrounding foreclosures and default servicing. These fresh supplements to the program and delegation promise valuable opportunities for information sharing and networking.”

To purchase your tickets, please visit the IMN Registration Page by CLICKING HERE.

24th Annual ABS East 2018

24th Annual ABS East 2018

The conference will take place September 23-25 at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, FL. With more than 2,000 investors and issuers already registered, ABS East 2018 is on pace to be our biggest event yet. We’re pleased to welcome back so many leaders in the space and are looking forward to bringing together the biggest and brightest securitization players for three days of non-stop content, networking and deal-making opportunities.

Join your colleagues from across the industry for quality content and expert insights. There is something for everyone at ABS East, which is a testament to our democratic process for selecting speakers that allows everyone to have a voice. Working together with our Investor Advisory Board, which is composed of 18 of the largest and most influential ABS investors, we select only the most high-quality speakers from across the industry.

With an expected delegation of over 4,000 structured finance professionals, including more than 2,000 issuers and investors in the ABS market, ABS East is where you go to get deals done.

Who Should Attend

  • Regulators
  • Fixed Income Investors
  • Issuers Funding via Debt Capital Markets
  • Underwriters/Structurers
  • Rating Agency
  • Analysts
  • Trustees
  • Servicers Technology Platform Providers
  • Analytics Firms