MONDAY, MARCH 18TH - Reno Ballroom


4-6pm: Pre-Registration & Sponsorship Booth Set-Up


TUESDAY, MARCH 19TH - Reno Ballroom


7-9am: Registration


8am: Continental Breakfast 

Kaya Bromley, Moderator               | Axxccess Capital Partners
Kaya Bromley, Moderator | Axxccess Capital Partners


9-9:15am: Introduction– (Kaya Bromley)


9:15-10:20am: Session 1 - OZ 101  

  • How to structure an OZ deal.
  • Understanding the timing requirements.
  • IRS Rules and Regs.
  • What are the risks?
Bryan McCardle, Moderator | EDAWN
Bryan McCardle, Moderator | EDAWN

Moderator – Bryan McArdle, EDAWN


  • Kevin Annis, ArchCrest Commercial Properties
  • Matt Drinen, CliftonLarsonAllen
  • Karen Schnog, Dept. of Business & Industry
  • Sarah Haradon, Holland & Hart
  • Devon Reese, Reno City Council Member 
  • Mat Trachok, McDonald Carano

10:20-10:30: Break


10:30-11:30am: Session 2 - Real Estate Deals v Business Deals 

  • Investment requirements for a real estate deal vs. a business deal.
  • Understanding the 50% requirement.
  • What does “Substantially All” really mean?
  • Measuring periods and penalties.
  • Restructuring existing OZ deals
Mike Bosma, Moderator | CliftonLarsonAllen
Mike Bosma, Moderator | CliftonLarsonAllen

Moderator – Mike Bosma, CliftonLarsonAllen


  • Olivia Byrne, K&L Gates
  • Christopher Myers, Holland & Hart
  • Marc Schultz, Snell Wilmer
  • Tim Snodgrass, Axxcess Capital Partners
  • Bradley Wood, KPMG


11:30-11:45am: Break


11:45-12:15: Lunch


12:15-1:15pm: Fireside Chat with Steve Glickman


1:15-1:30pm: Break


1:30-2:30pm: Session 3 - Housing and State/Local Best Practices

  • Affordable Housing and OZ
  • How some cities and states are layering incentive programs to support infrastructure and housing projects.
  • How municipalities are creating OZ friendly entitlement processes (automated permitting).
  • Examples of public-private collaborations
Jacob LaRow, Moderator | Nevada Housing Division
Jacob LaRow, Moderator | Nevada Housing Division

Moderator –Jacob LaRow, Nevada Housing Division 


  • Derek Armstrong, GOED
  • Ken Krater, Krater Consulting Group
  • Sandy Moore, Advantage Capital
  • Brent Parker, Novogradac
  • Par Tolles, Tolles Development

2:30-2:40: Break


Steve Glickman, Keynote Speaker | Develop LLC
Steve Glickman, Keynote Speaker | Develop LLC

2:40-4:00pm: War Room 

  • You will have a seat at the table while a panel of OZ Experts (including Steve Glickman and OZ Fund Representatives) will strategize and work through several real OZ projects.

Moderator – Kaya Bromley, Axxcess Capital Partners


  • Steve Glickman, Develop LLC
  • Matt Drinen, CliftonLarsonAllen
  • Olivia Byrne, K&L Gates
  • Tim Snodgrass, Axxcess Capital Partners
  • Ted Stoever, Colliers International

Project Presentations:

  1. Jeremy Cline, Alamo Equities  
  2. Corrado DeGasperis, Silver Springs and The Comstock
  3. Vince Griffith, Reno Engineering 
  4. Tom Ortiz, Sierra General Construction
  5. Kristen Mayer, Reno Opportunity Zones

4:00:-4:15pm: Networking Break


4:15--5:15pm: Session 5 - What’s Happening in Northern Nevada 


  • TRIC – Blockchains' Innovation Park, Google, Switch, Tesla, Educational Park
  • New and Expanding companies relocating to Northern Nevada (EDAWN)
  • Business Improvement District – What is planned for Reno?
  • City and County Projects going out for bid
  • Why is Nevada one of the fastest growing states in the country and what opportunities are available here?
Randi Reed, Moderator | NAIOP Northern Nevada
Randi Reed, Moderator | NAIOP Northern Nevada

Moderator – Randi Reed, NAIOP Northern Nevada  


  • Chip Bowlby, Reno Land
  • Corrado DeGasperis, Silver Springs & The Comstock
  • Dr. Mridul Gautam, UNR
  • Mike Kazmierski, EDAWN
  • Lee Weiss, Blockchains, LLC
Nevada Lt. Governor Kate Marshall | Special Guest
Nevada Lt. Governor Kate Marshall | Special Guest

 (Separate Paid Event):

6-7:30pm: An Evening with Steve Glickman and Lt Governor Kate Marshall 

  • VIP Networking Cocktail Party
  • Cocktails and heavy Hors d’oeuvres
  • Tickets sold separately from main event
  • Sponsors and Panelists are invited

7:30-10pm: After Party at Rue Bourbon 



8:30am – 4:15 pm