top of page

In the video clip below, Vena Jones Cox, the Executive Director of COREE (Community of Real Estate Entrepreneurs), announces that Chris Knoppe of CBUS OZ FUNDS will present at the upcoming National Real Estate Strategies Summit sponsored by OREIA (Ohio Real Estate Investors Association).

The annual event is held in Ohio each year and brings together hundreds of real estate investors from the state, region, and across the country to learn and share ideas about real estate investment strategies that work today. CBUS OZ FUNDS will have an information booth at the 4-day event, and Chris will speak about investing in Opportunity Zone funds. Here is the description of Chris’s presentation from the event’s website:

You’ve heard of “Opportunity Zones”, and the powerful tax incentives that come with investing in them, right? Chris Knoppe hasn’t just heard of them: he created an “Opportunity Zone Fund” almost as soon as the strategy was announced, which means he now has years of experience investing in, and helping others invest in, these areas. He’s here to share:

  • Why getting these tax benefits and returns isn’t as easy as “buy a house in an Opportunity Zone”—something that many investors have discovered only after it was too late.

  • His favorite market for achieving good returns, and the driving reasons behind it.

  • How you can passively invest in Opportunity Zones, and know that your money isn’t just working for you: it’s creating attainable housing solutions and improving neighborhoods in dramatic and meaningful ways.

The event will be held from Thursday November 3rd through Sunday November 6th at the Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio. For more information, visit the website for the National Real Estate Strategies Summit sponsored OREIA (Ohio Real Estate Investors Association).

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.

Read the full-length article below on

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.

Read the full publication 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

bottom of page