Updated: Jun 20

The State of Ohio strongly supports OZ investment! Read about the state’s recent efforts to further boost OZ investment by expanding the Ohio OZ Tax Credit program in this new article by Opportunity Zone Magazine, which features commentary from our very own Chris Knoppe.

Chris Knoppe, president of Columbus-based Cbus OZ Funds, said SB 225 would “further incentivize investment into Ohio Opportunity Zones and fuel development, and re-development, in the areas of the state that have been most starved for investment capital.”

Knoppe also noted that SB 225 adds flexibility to the tax credits through allowing the transfer of partial tax credit certificates. It also allows for the certificates to be sold more than once.

“This will increase the liquidity of the tax credits and ultimately increase their value,” Knoppe said.

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Ohio approves bill to boost the state’s Opportunity Zone credits







Chris Knoppe, President of Cbus OZ Funds, was selected by as a Top 25 OZ Fund Manager in 2021! It is a great honor to be recognized as a national leader by the largest Opportunity Zone publication in the country, and it is also a fantastic spotlight on the great things happening in Columbus, Ohio! Below is Chris’s bio that was featured in the magazine and you can read the full publication HERE.

Cbus OZ Funds

Chris Knoppe is president of Cbus OZ Funds in Columbus, Ohio, where he invests to improve local urban neighborhoods in a dramatic and meaningful way through concentrated renovation of distressed housing and mixed-use properties. Investing professionally since 2007, Knoppe has successfully navigated market cycles while executing strategies including distressed property acquisition and repositioning, hard money lending, home building, and fund management. He became enamored by the power of Opportunity Zones shortly after the program’s formation, inspiring him to create a fund structure to amass a portfolio of houses, multifamily, and mixed-use properties while harnessing the power of the OZ incentives.

What kind of trends and new investment areas do you think QOFs will focus on in 2022?

Real estate will continue to be a key investment segment including housing and industrial, however, I think we’ll see real estate investment expand into broader geographies and project types. As awareness of the OZ incentives grow, my hope is that more focus is given to hyper-local investment. Similarly, I think crowdfunding strategies will grow to allow broader investor participation.

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Updated: Dec 17, 2021

After our first appearance on the REOT podcast in November, we were asked to come back on the show for a DEEP DIVE into Opportunity Zone investing! This episode is jammed packed with in depth knowledge on the Opportunity Zone program and important considerations when determining how investors and communities may be able to utilize this powerful tax incentive.

Listen here