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June 26, 2019

Opportunity Zones – What's Next?

Can tax relief incent individuals and investors to benefit unrelated communities? To help answer this question, we recently released two papers that provide an overview of Opportunity Zones and their impact on the multifamily housing market. Our March report examined how Opportunity Zones will influence multifamily activity in low-income markets in the years to come and our May report examined some of the multifamily market characteristics in Opportunity Zones by leveraging our own data. In this podcast, hosts Steve Guggenmos and Corey Aber sit down with the lead author of these two papers, Kevin Burke, to discuss the findings.

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About the Podcast Hosts

Steve Guggenmos

Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

Steve leads multifamily research at Freddie Mac. In this role he performs research related to national and market-specific multifamily conditions. His team supports the multifamily business by developing models and quantitative approaches that determine risk-based capital allocations. The models capture loan level risks and also the benefits of the diversification and structural credit support for pools of multifamily mortgages, supporting the core business strategies of Freddie Mac Multifamily.

Corey Aber

Corey Aber
Director of Community Mission and Impact Finance

Corey is the Director of Community Mission and Impact Finance at Freddie Mac Multifamily. In this role, he oversees our Duty to Serve initiatives as well as research and development activities that further our support for affordable housing and underserved markets nationwide.

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