Opportunity Zone Strategy
CIM has more than 20 years of experience developing, owning and operating assets in communities now known as Opportunity Zones. Among the 135 Qualified Communities we have pre-qualified for investment since 1994, 65 have been classified as Qualified Opportunity Zones.
The CIM Advantage
CIM has maintained an emphasis on enhancing densely-populated communities since the company was founded. Prior to initiating a real estate or infrastructure project in a metropolitan area, we identify communities most likely to benefit from our efforts and apply rigorous research to prequalify those communities.
We have deployed more than $4 billion of capital in current Opportunity Zone communities since 1994.1
Our in-house investment, development, finance and property management teams have the community relationships and proven expertise to develop, redevelop and operate assets in Opportunity Zones.
1 Not all of these assets were placed into service or "substantially improved" by CIM.
Our community qualification process helps ensure that our work makes a positive difference in communities while creating value for our stakeholders.
Through a variety of real estate and infrastructure strategies, we focus on enhancing the lives of those who live and work in our Qualified Communities, including Opportunity Zones.
We make significant investments in each community, striving not only to increase asset value, but also to enhance the community as a whole.
- Other (Hospitality, Industrial, etc.)
- Metropolitan Communications
- Metropolitan Transportation
- Renewable Energy
- Social Infrastructure
- Waste Management
- Water Management
Downtown Los Angeles, CA
In the late 1990s, Downtown Los Angeles suffered from a shortage of housing, retail destinations, parking and signage to meet the needs of residents and workers who commuted to the city.
After identifying Downtown Los Angeles as a Qualified Community, CIM began investing in the area in 2001. CIM has since committed more than $600 million to the market and now owns 17 assets in Downtown Los Angeles.
CIM’s investment has delivered such assets as Flower Street Lofts, a vintage UPS warehouse converted into modern condominiums, which was one of the first adaptive reuse projects of its kind in the area. CIM also introduced a Ralph’s grocery store, Downtown Los Angeles’ first supermarket in 50 years.
Oakland experienced major economic challenges during the 1980s and 1990s, when several large employers left the downtown area and major plants closed.
In 2007, CIM supported the City’s efforts to revitalize the downtown area by acquiring its first Oakland properties and participating in the formation of the City Center and Lake Merritt Business Improvement District.
CIM has continued to support Oakland through investment in several hotel, office, retail and residential projects in the city, including the popular mixed-use destination Jack London Square.