Great Plains Opportunity Zone Fund

Sponsored by Kilbourne, LLC


Overview of an Opportunity Zone Fund

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created the Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program as a method to provide potentially significant tax benefits to investors who reinvest capital gains into long-term investments located in so-called “Opportunity Zones” as designated by each state and approved by the Treasury Department.




The QOZ program is suited for investors who have substantial capital gains and a desire to realize them in a highly tax-efficient manner. Investors are generally able to defer federal taxes on any recent capital gain until December 31, 2026, reduce that tax payment by up to 15% and pay as little as zero taxes on potential profits from the Opportunity Zone Fund if the investment is held for ten years.


The Great Plains Opportunity Zone Fund

The Great Plains Opportunity Zone Fund (GPOZF) is sponsored by Kilbourne, LLC and will be dedicated to Opportunity Zone eligible real estate development primarily in downtown Fargo, North Dakota and other urban areas in the Great Plains. Kilbourne, a full-service real estate firm located in Fargo, offers over 10 years of experience in development, design, construction management, and operation of real estate projects, including multifamily, hotel, commercial, and retail uses. Since 2006, Kilbourne has developed, or is in the process of developing approximately $350 million of real estate projects in downtown Fargo.

Fargo Metro

245,000 population
27,000 college students
28% more millennials per capita than national average
20% more bachelor’s and graduate degrees per capita than US average
$4.5 billion in building permits over last five years
2% unemployment

Downtown Fargo

Roberts Alley – downtown Fargo

Property values of downtown have more than tripled since 2001
18,000 jobs
75 retailers
41 restaurants
22 bars/nightlife
10 coffee shops
8 art galleries
6 theater companies


Shovel-Ready Projects

Block 9 construction site – downtown Fargo

As an experienced developer, Kilbourne has several Opportunity Zone real estate projects located in downtown Fargo in a “shovel-ready” condition, meaning designed and ready for financing, entitlement, and commencement. In addition, there are many other investment opportunities in various stages of development located in downtown Fargo that are eligible for Opportunity Zone investment.


Higher Return on Investment

After-tax gains on an OZF investment can be more than double those of a similar investment without the OZF benefits. The table below illustrates an investor’s potential after-tax returns in an OZF investment compared to the investment of capital gains in a traditional investment, both appreciating at 10%.


Investment Timeline

To learn more about this investment opportunity, contact:

Bill Rothman, CFO, Kilbourne Group | | 701.237.2279


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