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Updated: Sep 14, 2020

New City Homes, an affiliate of CBUS OZ Funds, was recently featured in an exclusive article for Columbus Underground for our 5-home streetscape happening in Milo-Grogan! We've completed two homes so far elsewhere in the neighborhood and plan to develop the remaining lots incrementally over the next two years or so. Half of the parcels that we own were purchased from the Columbus Land Bank, which allowed us to offer the initial houses at a lower price than otherwise possible for new construction.

Not to mention, we also added the 15-year tax abatement that was put in place for Milo-Grogan in 2017, which will help to lower costs for the homeowners. Check out the sketchings below!

Our inaugural COZI Lunch Club was a success! During our first event, we will discussed an overview of the Opportunity Zone investment incentives, OZ census tract maps, investment requirements, applicable timelines, community impact, and how investors can get involved. The focus of the event was to network and learn more about opportunity zones in Columbus and how people can begin to make an investment. Thank you to all who took the time to join us and we look forward to the next COZI lunch meetup!

Updated: Jun 15, 2020

Chris Knoppe, CBUS OZ FUNDS President, was recently featured in a Biz Journals article that addressed how taxpayers saved $240 million from taxation by investing in Ohio opportunity zones in 2019. Below is the excerpt from the article highlighting his insights on Opportunity Zone investing and how CBUZ OZ FUNDS is making its mark on Columbus Opportunity Zone investing.

"... Chris Knoppe, CBUS OZ FUNDS President, is raising a $5.1 million fund to acquire and renovate residential properties within Columbus’ urban neighborhoods.

'The opportunity zone tax incentives enable us to restore vacant and blighted residential properties back into productive use, thereby increasing the housing options available to residents, eliminating havens of crime, and preserving, rather than replacing, the vibrancy of our urban neighborhoods,' Knoppe said."

Read Biz Journal's full-length article here:


1. CBUS OZ FUNDS Investor Overview Webinar

2. Alts Expo 2022

3. Conway Annual Awards Luncheon

4. OZ Pitch Day, November 2022

5. CBUS OZ FUNDS President Chris Knoppe Set To Speak at Opportunity Zone Expo Arizona

6. CBUS OZ FUNDS President Chris Knoppe to speak at the National Real Estate Strategies Summit sponsored OREIA

7. CBUS OZ FUNDS participates in OZ Pitch Day Summer 2022

8. 'Ohio approves bill to boost the state’s Opportunity Zone credits' Article Feature

9. CBUS OZ FUNDS Named Top 25 Fund Manager by

10. OZ DEEP DIVE On The Real Estate of Things Podcast

11. CBUS OZ Funds quoted in "Gain in Home Values in Opportunity Zones Encouraging" article

12. Cbus OZ Funds at the OREIA (Ohio Real Estate Investors Association) Annual Summit

13. Cbus OZ Fund III - OZ Pitch Day Fall 2021 presented by OpportunityDb

14. Cbus OZ Funds Interviewed on The Opportunity Zones Podcast: The Evolution of OZ Neighborhoods with Chris Knoppe

15. Cbus OZ Funds Featured on The Real Estate of Things Podcast

16. Novogradac 2021 Fall Opportunity Zone Conference

17. Bill aims to create 950 new Opportunity Zones nationwide

18. Cbus OZ Co-Founder Named 40 Under 40 Honoree by Columbus Business First

19. 2021 OZ Investment Update

20. Structuring an OZ Investment - 2020 Opportunity Zone Expo

21. Tax Free Investing Focus Group 

22. Real CBUS OZ Projects

23. Understanding Private Placement Memorandums(PPMs)

24. Pros & Cons of Opportunity Zone Investing

25. OZ Tax Reporting

26. Frequently Asked Questions for OZ Investing

27. How the Coronavirus Will Impact OZ Investing

28. CBUS OZ FUNDS partner featured in Columbus Underground

29. Inaugural OZ Networking Meetup: COZI (Columbus Opportunity Zone Investing)

30. CBUS OZ FUNDS Featured In Columbus Business First

31. Columbus Opportunity Zone Panel Discussion

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