Hello! Welcome to the August Newsletter for  Black Diamond Realty!
New federal government tax program benefits investors who place their money into Qualified Opportunity Zones . But what is a Qualified Opportunity Zone (aka QOZs, O-Zones or OZs)?

Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) were created by Congress in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in order to spur investment into distressed communities around the country. Investors are allowed to place capital gains from the sale of stocks , real estate or businesses into OZ funds without having to pay taxes on those capital gain s . This investment strategy is similar to 1031 exchanges except OZs allow the elimination of tax obligation whereas 1031s only defer tax obligations.

If the investment is held for five years, a 10% exclusion of the deferred gain is realized; after 7 years that exclusion increases to 15% . After holding the investment in the fund for 10 or more years, the investor can realize a benefit of paying no taxes on the investment.

To invest in an OZ, the investor must either:

  • Create a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund or
  • Invest directly into a QOZ fund where at least 90% of the holdings are invested into businesses located within a QOZ.

Click on the button below to continue reading about Opportunity Zones.
The properties below are Black Diamond Realty offerings that are available and located with an Opportunity Zone. Click on VIEW to learn more about each offering.
220, 230 Beechurst Avenue ( Investment ) VIEW - NEW!
Gilmore Street Portfolio ( Investment ) VIEW - PRICE REDUCED!
1370 University Avenue ( Investment ) VIEW - NEW!
160 Fayette Street ( Investment )
767 Chestnut Ridge Road ( Investment/Retail ) - NEW!
1369 Stewartstown Road ( Office ) VIEW
1399 Stewartstown Road ( Office ) VIEW - NEW!
1193 Pineview Drive ( Office ) VIEW
1195 Pineview Drive ( Office ) VIEW
2916 University Avenue ( Office/Retail ) VIEW
1345 University Avenue ( Land ) VIEW
Speedway Business Park ( Land/Industrial ) VIEW
1200 Morgantown Avenue ( Industrial ) VIEW
945 King Street ( Industrial )
1622 Speedway Avenue ( Industrial )
400 West Main Street ( Office ) VIEW
609 West Main Street ( Office ) VIEW
Railyard Development Site ( Land )
Welcome to the Black Diamond team, Andrea!
Black Diamond Realty is growing! Last month we welcomed our newest member to the Black Diamond Team, Andrea Cooper.

While earning her degree in graphic design from Shepherd University, Andrea also worked as a designer for an event planning student board. She developed a visual consistency between design work and social media marketing while on the board. Andrea also has managed her personal photography business for five+ years, which began when she was sixteen. Andrea enjoys coordinating both her talents of design and photography when working with clients; such as creating digital/ print design and photographing social media content. After graduating in three years and working an internship in Alexandria VA, Andrea returned from the eastern panhandle of West Virginia back to her hometown, Bridgeport, WV.

Andrea will be assisting Black Diamond in the marketing department as well as managing the day to day office management tasks.
1603 Grafton Road, Morgantown, WV

  • 11,253 (+/-) square foot industrial/warehouse building with small office space
  • Open floor plan
  • Two loading docks, one overhead door
  • Newly built building
  • Yard for storage
  • Located 2 miles to I-68, Exit 1 and 3 miles to the I-68/I-79 interchange
1063 Sun Valley Road, Clarksburg, WV

  • 3,622 (+/-) square foot flex industrial building with office space
  • 0.965 (+/-) acre lot
  • Large parking lot with easy access
  • Yard for storage
  • No zoning restrictions
  • Located 1 mile to Route 50 and 8.8 miles to I-79, Exit 119
212 Flint Street, Clarksburg, WV

  • 3,320 (+/-) square foot flex industrial building with office space
  • 1.73 (+/-) acre lot
  • Fenced yard
  • Loading docks
  • No zoning restrictions
  • Located 0.8 mile to Route 50 and 1.3 miles to I-79, Exit 119
Build-To-Suit Opportunity
Venture Drive, Morgantown, WV

  • Opportunity to build a 3,000 - 6,000 (+/-) square foot building
  • Building types could include office, retail, flex, or light industrial
  • Will build to suit a tenants needs
  • Located at the entrance to the Pierpont Centre, a stabilized commercial plaza anchored by Lowe’s, Michaels, Price Cutter, Books-A-Million and more
  • Positioned in a heavily commercial influenced area at the Pierpont, Exit 7 of I-68
Now Featuring Online Auctions For Your Commercial Real Estate Properties

Black Diamond Realty is pleased to offer online auctions for all types of commercial properties. If you are looking for something more than the traditional process of selling commercial real estate, we are ready to assist. Click HERE to learn more about our online auction platform.
We want to make it as easy as possible for our clients to find exactly what they are looking for. Whether for office, industrial, retail, land, or investment, we take pride in all of our offerings and believe each one has something special. Click the images below to see what's new in our inventory and on our online auction platform.  
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