Connecting Opportunity Zone investors to Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds
LOS ALTOS, Calif., March 31, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, OZ FundHub launched a new online platform serving as a neutral marketplace for Opportunity Zone (OZ) investors and Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) to connect. OZ FundHub will provide educational tools for investors to learn about OZ investing and as an informational marketplace to find the right funds for their specific investment requirements and needs.
OZ FundHub was created to address the needs of buyers (investors) and sellers (funds) to solve two problems in the OZ space. First, many investors are perfect OZ candidates but lack access to tools that optimize the educational and fund selection process. Second, QOFs are missing the opportunity to capture relevant opportunity zone search traffic and convert that into material investments in their fund/s.
“The bipartisan Opportunity Zone program is a great investment vehicle that benefits investors while simultaneously delivering social impact to communities in distress,” says Michael Hubert Co-Founder of OZ FundHub. “With such a high volume of investor interest and a lack of demand generation expertise in this space, we saw an opening to leverage our experience to elevate the entire market.”
OZ FundHub provides value for the entire Opportunity Zone market with exclusive products for funds and tools for investors including:
OZ Fund Finder: Investors complete a short questionnaire and in turn are provided with a curated list of QOFs that fit their investment goals.
OZFH Connect: Specialty webinars where QOFs can pitch their funds directly to investors whose investment criteria (investment size, region of interest, timeline, etc.) align with the fund’s offerings.
OZFH Learning Center: Providing original and digestible Opportunity Zone educational material to empower investors. This includes guides, white papers and original blog articles. Content will also be added to our social channels with additional OZ news and updates.
OZ Maps: QOFs display their planned projects on interactive maps for investors to visualize.
OZ Forum: The first public forum where investors and fund managers connect and engage directly. Fund managers can monitor specific questions and subjects discussed in the investor market. Additionally, certain areas of the forum will be available for funds to advertise.
Newsletters and Sponsored Content: Funds can leverage OZ FundHub’s database of interested investors to deliver curated content specific to your fund. The OZ FundHub team will help with the production of this material.
For OZ FundHub’s official website, visit www.ozfundhub.com.
About the OZ FundHub Team
Michael Hubert: OZ FundHub co-founder, Michael Hubert, has more than 18 years of experience in demand generation leading successful B2C and B2B organizations. Founder and principal consultant of The Hubert Group, his portfolio of clients includes Hubspot, Forge Global, and Urban Confluence. Michael has contributed as a Demand Generation specialist in investor relations at previous opportunity zone funds, successfully raising $87M in capital.
Jake DeVine: A graduate of USC Marshall School of Business, Co-founder Jake DeVine brings experience in real estate investor relations in the opportunity zone space. Jake was an integral part of the Investor Relations Team at previous firms closing deals from the funds demand generation funnel and limited partner pool. In addition to his role managing investors, Jake has successfully raised $27M.
About OZ FundHub
Founded in 2022 by Michael Hubert and Jake DeVine in Los Altos, California, OZ FundHub is committed to increasing awareness of Opportunity Zone investments to aid investors and fund managers in their quest to get returns on their capital while creating positive social impact in communities throughout the country. For more information visit www.ozfundhub.com.
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