Statement from SEC Chairman, Jay Clayton, on Opportunity Zones

July 15, 2019

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The SEC Chairman Jay Clayton recently issued a statement about working to simplify the path for certain Opportunity Zone investments by Main Street Investors. Although the statement doesn’t provide many details, it’s promising to see support of this concept. Keep checking back here for updates as I’ll continue to track the progress of this update.

To read the full statement please visit the website.


If you have any questions about this statement regarding Main Street Investors or anything else surrounding Opportunity Zones, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Ashley Dillard, CCIM

Senior Director

Ashley has an extensive knowledge of the Chicago commercial real estate market. After graduating from University of Kansas with a degree in architectural studies, she worked in Kansas City as a commercial leasing agent at a 2.1 million square foot office park. While working for an institutional owner, she learned valuable skills such as client reporting, communication and accountability.


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Opportunity Zones By The Numbers


The total number of census tracts certified as Opportunity Zones by the U.S. Treasury.


Potential unrealized capital gains eligible for Qualified Opportunity Fund investment and tax treatment.


Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s estimate of private capital that will flow into Opportunity Zones.