Greenwich, CT, Oct. 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Belpointe PREP, LLC (NYSE American: OZ) (“Belpointe OZ” or “the Company”), the first publicly traded Qualified Opportunity Fund, is issuing this press release to address the recent market volatility in its Class A units and the unit price decline.
Management does not typically opine on market volatility or the market price of the Company’s Class A units; however, in response to a number of inquiries from unitholders, the Company would like to confirm the following:
Management does not believe the recent increase in market volatility or decline in market price of Belpointe OZ’s (NYSE American: OZ) Class A units is attributable to any developments within the Company or its portfolio.
On May 17, 2023, the Company announced a new offering of $750 million of its Class A units with the goal of raising additional capital to better position the Company for current and future investments.
The Company has not issued any new Class A units in connection with its offering at the current unit price, nor does the Company intend to do so.
Management believes that the recent market volatility and decline in market price can be attributed to the unique characteristics of the Company as a Qualified Opportunity Fund. Most holders of the Company’s Class A units acquired their units by reinvesting capital gains in order to take advantage of the Qualified Opportunity Zone tax benefits. During this economic cycle there may be fewer capital gains available for reinvestment, and, consequently, management believes this has led to lower buy-side support for the market price of Company’s Class A units, as well as greater market volatility.
Chief Executive Officer, Brandon Lacoff, stated “We understand and empathize with the concerns of our unitholders regarding the volatility and recent decline in the Company’s Class A unit price. However, we want to emphasize that our approach is long-term, we remain encouraged by the Company’s progress to date, and we are committed to our mission of facilitating investment in Qualified Opportunity Zones and delivering value to our unitholders.” Lacoff added, “The Company’s focus on investing in attractive assets and providing investors with tax benefits through the Qualified Opportunity Zone program remains unchanged.”
About Belpointe OZ
Belpointe OZ is a publicly traded qualified opportunity fund, listed on NYSE American under the symbol “OZ,” and focused on identifying, acquiring, developing or redeveloping and managing commercial real estate located within “qualified opportunity zones” throughout the United States and its territories. Visit https://investors.belpointeoz.com for more information.
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Investor and Media Relations Contact:
Cody H. Laidlaw
Belpointe PREP, LLC
255 Glenville Road
Greenwich, Connecticut 06831