It is critical to grasp that opportunity zone funds need to be first & foremost a sound investment, with the tax consequences serving only as a secondary benefit. A properly structured opportunity zone fund allows you to defer capital gains tax on the sale of ANY asset while making an investment that potentially will generate tax-free income. Learn what to look for in opportunity zone fund sponsors.
Sean Raft is Urban Catalyst's Chief Administrative Officer and Partner. Sean has substantial experience in real estate, law and securities. He provides senior management as well as advice on organizational, financial, and legal strategies by managing outside vendor relationships to ensure the internal operational needs of the company are met. Furthermore, Sean served as Portfolio Manager of a real estate trust with over $100M in assets where he directly managed business accounts and employees, provided regular financial analysis, pursued investment opportunities, negotiated and drafted contracts and more.
He earned his Juris Doctorate after graduating summa cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law, holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., attended the University of San Francisco’s School of Management, and is also a California-licensed real estate broker.