Advancing Places: Real Estate Tools and Incentives for Investment and Attraction

Overview: For professionals in urban place management and economic development, there is a need to understand the different types of real estate tools and incentives to attract investment and businesses to your district. This session will outline the basics of tax increment financing (TIF), rebates, historic tax credits, new market tax credits, opportunity zones and various type of grants.  Three panelists will explore each of these types of programs while also sharing how districts anywhere can apply them to the work they are doing.

May 7, 2021 | 11:15am ET (8:15am PT) 

CM Credit: 1
AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this webinar. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found here

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how your organization can be pro-active in with real estate tools and incentives.
  • Understand the basics of these tools and how they can apply to the work you are doing in your district/community
  • Developing a starting point for conversations in your community around these tools.

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Domain: Economic Development

Pricing: IDA Members: Free | Nonmembers: $40

Advancing Places is an online series aimed at empowering IDA members with the solutions needed to address the most critical urban issues of the day. This session will include a moderated Q&A and will be recorded for member and nonmember use in the future.


  • Nathan Donato-Weinstein, Senior Executive Analyst, Office of Economic Development, City of San Jose (San Jose, CA)
  • Ray Gibbs, RLA, ASLA, Executive Director, Forward High Point (High Point, NC)
  • Blage Zelalich, Downtown Manager, City of San Jose (San Jose, CA)


  • David Downey, President & CEO,  International Downtown Association



Nathan Donato-Weinstein


Ray Gibbs


Blage Zelalich

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