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Joshua Lavrinc is a multi-disciplinary real estate professional with a breadth of experience in development and finance consulting, lending and investment, and fund management. He’s also a colleague and friend of mine in Pittsburgh,
What sets Josh apart is the type of funds and projects he is involved in. He’s carved out a little niche for himself in Pittsburgh, helping to raise and manage funds like the Strategic Investment Fund and Power of 32 Site Development Fund through his company, Callay Capital. Callay, a real estate investment advisory firm, was formed to advance economic and community development goals and that’s just what Josh does. And he’s an expert on alternative financial structures as well, like New Market Tax Credits and Opportunity Zone Funds. He sits on Novogradac’s national Opportunity Zones Working Group.
More recently Josh founded Grow Community Development to explore the real estate development work he really loves. Some examples of the projects he is involved in are the recently opened the Oaklander Hotel and is working on impactful, mixed-use projects in Pittsburgh and Detroit anchored by co-working company the Beauty Shoppe. Josh’s education includes a B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University, a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and a Certificate of Management and Public Policy from the Wharton School of Business.
Listen in to hear more about Josh and his thoughts on impact in real estate and Opportunity Zone Funds.
Insights and Inspirations
- The capital markets can be squarely directed at impact investing.
- There are some large and strategic impact funds that have been around for a while, like Pittsburgh’s Strategic Investment Fund.
- Impact investing isn’t just one size fits all. It can serve projects of many shapes and sizes.
Information and Links
- Josh is proud of the Oaklander, the first hotel development project he has co-developed with business partners Jim Noland and Concord Hospitality.
- Josh loves the Rich Roll Podcast series which explores Rich’s plant-fueled feats of boundary-pushing athleticism and fuels Josh’s exercise routine. He likes this latest episode in particular.
Photograph by John D. Norton