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Understanding Qualified Opportunity Funds and §1031 Exchanges


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateApril 30, 2019
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

As investors begin to divest their personal businesses, stock gains and real assets, they may require tax-efficient exit plans and funding options. The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and existing Section §1031 of the Internal Revenue Code potentially create opportunities for investors to do just that.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize Benefits and Risks of Investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds & §1031 Exchange Funds.

  • Understanding Benefits and Risks of These Investment Solutions.

  • Differentiate between Benefits, Risks, Restrictions and Growth Opportunities.

  • Explain Asset Allocation and Portfolio Construction Considerations.

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Kerry Scanlon is a Senior Vice President and is responsible for developing and executing growth strategy across the business. Kerry has more than 19 years of experience in the financial services and alternative investment industry. Previously, Kerry was a Regional Vice President for Realty Capital Securities, an open architecture wholesale distribution platform for public and private real estate investment programs, credit and lending programs, and other alternative investments. He worked directly with registered representatives and investment advisors, covering all channels in Kansas and Missouri. From 1999-2010 Kerry was a Regional Vice President with John Hancock, where he was responsible for the sale of variable annuities and college saving plans in Kansas and Missouri.
Kerry has a bachelor’s degree in history from Southern Methodist University.


Todd Blanding, CFA

Platform Ventures
Chief Investment Officer
(913) 396-4823

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Todd Blanding, CFA, serves as Chief Investment Officer and sits on the Investment Committee. He is responsible for managing the investment process, which focuses on middle-market real estate opportunities. Todd has more than 17 years of real estate investment experience. Previously, he was a vice president and portfolio manager at Essex Property Trust, where he managed a $3.1 billion portfolio of multi-family assets. His past experience also includes serving as vice president of real estate acquisition at GI Partners, where he helped grow equity commitments in the firm’s real estate funds from $750 million to $1.25 billion and sourced more than $200 million in new investments for the portfolio. Todd also served as vice president of real estate acquisitions at JPMorgan. In that role, he sourced $1.1 billion in investment opportunities and led the formation of more than $600 million in acquisition and development joint ventures on behalf of JPMorgan’s commingled funds and separate account clients.
Todd is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the Urban Land Institute. He received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Michigan. He also has a master’s of business administration degree in finance, real estate and strategy from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where he graduated summa cum laude.


Ryan Anderson

Platform Ventures
Co-President and Co-Founder
(913) 396-4823

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Ryan Anderson serves as Co-President and Co-Founder, providing overall strategic and investment decisions. A seasoned entrepreneur who has started and continues to run several real estate related ventures, Ryan leads the business development, acquisitions, and investor relations functions. He has spearheaded the acquisition of over $2.5 billion of debt and real assets. He is involved in a number of other real estate related operating companies, including Silverwest Hotels, Inspired Homes, and APD Management, and has previously been involved with Pillar Financial.
Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Spanish, and a Master of Business Administration in Management from Rockhurst University.

About Our Presenter

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For over ten years, Platform Ventures has specialized in middle-market real estate opportunities and, through its subsidiaries, has invested throughout the U.S. As a result, our portfolio is diverse and our risk is not tied to a single niche or strategy. Our diligent approach allows us to uncover underlying value. Platform Ventures’ principals and leadership team are involved in every deal. From site visits to financial analysis, we dig into the details of every deal. We invest our own money, and our co-investors range from high net worth individuals to family offices to institutional investors.