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QOZ Knowledge Center

As the full set of rules and regulations are pending around this exciting opportunity, we've made it our mission to provide you with the most up to date knowledge, news articles and resources around Qualified Opportunity Zone investing. Plus, we'll be putting on educational events and panels with partners in both the Denver and Los Angeles markets to ensure investors have access to information about Qualified Opportunity Zones and a space to ask questions to experts on this type of investment.

Upcoming Events

September 24, 2019
QOZ Spotlight
Denver, CO
12:30 - 6:30pm


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April 3, 2019
Coasis Coalition Opportunity Zones SuperConference
Dallas, TX

Sebastian Partners is pleased to announce Michael D. Graham as a speaker at the Coasis Coalition Opportunity Zones SuperConference in Dallas on April 3-4. Bringing together investors, fund sponsors, real estate developers, startups, traditional businesses, state and city governments, and other public institutions, the Coasis Coalition Opportunity Zones SuperConference will discuss the history and substantial tax benefits of Opportunity Zone investing.

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February 19, 2019
Opportunity Zones - Denver Case Study Event
Denver, CO
4:00 - 6:00pm

This event of the Opportunity Zones Meetup will feature a discussion of alternative and complementary types and sources of funding to Opportunity Zone investment.

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QOZ Resources

News Articles

$400M Development with New Concert Venue Aims to be Aurora’s New Downtown

Michael Graham, managing partner with real estate investment firm Sebastian Partners, has been crafting a vision for a massive project near Denver International Airport.

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Opportunity Zones: A 'once-in-a-generation' chance for both investors and Colorado cities

The long-term impact of the 2017 federal tax reform law remains up for debate, usually in very partisan fashion.

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Metro Denver and Northern Colorado Key Industry Clusters

A community’s economic development efforts should focus on industries in which the community has clear competitive advantages.

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Denver’s Chronic Housing Shortage may Peak this Year

The deficit of homes and apartments in the region is expected to peak this year at about 32,000 units, and that will put upward pressure on home prices for years to come even as supply rises to levels not seen since the early 2000s.

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak Speaks in Aurora

The Apple cofounder was in town Thursday to keynote a business event capping off another year for the city of Aurora, home to the new 1,501-room Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center where the “Dawn of a New Aurora” event was held.

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Aurora’s Opportunity Zones can Lift our Communities Up

Aurora’s are the real deal. Colorado has 126 federally designated Qualified Opportunity Zones and Aurora has 3 of significance within its jurisdiction.

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An Analysis of Qualified Opportunity Zones

QOZs are census tracts designated by the Governor of each State or United States possession and must be low-income community census tracts for New Markets Tax Credits purposes.

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Map of Qualified Opportunity Zones in the United States

Review this interactive map of Qualified Opportunity Zones for each state in the United States.

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Gaylord Rockies hotel surpasses 1 million room-night bookings

The highly anticipated 1,501-room Aurora hotel is scheduled to open on December 17th, 2018.

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Planned partial sale values Gaylord Rockies development at nearly $900 million

One of the parties developing the massive Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Aurora is selling its stake as the property prepares to open, in a deal that values it at nearly $900 million.

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Denver tops U.S. city population gain rate in 2015

Denver’s growing faster than any of the other 50 most-populous cities in the U.S., according to new population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Learn more about our QOZ Fund I Offering.

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A recap of the Avelon portion of the Qualified Opportunity Zone Expert Panel presentation.

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Learn about the background behind Opportunity Zones, where they are located and how they work.

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Learn about Opportunity Zones from a tax perspective in this educational presentation from Wipfli Accounting Firm.

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The Gravitas Fund is designed to capture the Qualified Opportunity Zone tax benefits made available to investors in the recently passed December 2017 Tax Reform Act.

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Want to learn more? Reach out for an Investor Offering Summary.

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