Please join the conversation as we explore the Opportunity Zones program and the potential for maximizing these new incentives to further impact the growth and development of affordable housing in Nashville.

The forum will feature keynote remarks and panel discussions led by city officials, non-profit and business leaders, and real estate developers on the state and national level.


Sarah Bianchi, The Governance Project

Lillian Blackshear, Bass, Berry & Sims

Tony Grappone, Novogradac & Company

Robert Guth, Bass, Berry & Sims

Carr Hagan, LHP Development

Hank Helton, Pathway Lending

Audra Ladd, Metro Nashville Mayor’s Office of Economic Development

Rick Neal, Pinnacle Financial Partners

Jordana Nelson, Bass, Berry & Sims


2:00 p.m. Registration
2:30 p.m. Overview of Opportunity Zones
3:30 p.m. National Perspective: Best Practices for Cities Maximizing Opportunity Zones
4:20 p.m. Panel Discussion: Intersection of Opportunity Zones and Affordable Housing in Nashville
5:30 p.m. Networking Time