Episode #42: Opportunity Zones, Cold Storage and More with Dr. Jim White


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Christina Real Estate.

Right now we are at an interesting point in time with regard to the union of public and private capital to fix some of the bigger problems we as a country are facing including affordable housing. My guest today is Jim White. Dr. Jim White has had a fascinating career in business and real estate. He's the author of multiple books including Broken America: Ten Guiding Principles to Restore America and Opportunity Investing: How to Revitalize Urban and Rural Communities with Opportunity Funds. He's an advocate for using business techniques to make the world a better place.


0:00 Introduction

1:29 The role of government in real estate development

4:48 Discussing governmental infrastructure plans

10:28 The opportunity in cold storage

17:05 The automation trend in industrial real estate and food safety

19:57 The role of water in California real estate

22:02 Logistics factors in storage and autonomous vehicles

26:35 A game plan for opportunity zone investing

31:42 Criticism of opportunity zones

33:50 Creating multiple opportunity zone funds

36:42 Greening opportunity zone projects

39:27 What needs to be improved in real estate development?

42:40 Advice for investors who want to do well and do good

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