The Opportunity Zone is your authority on private and alternative investments hosted by Private Lender Chris Magda and Industry Veteran Dan Summers! Expect to be challenged, inspired, and motivated to take your investment strategy to the next level! With special guests that include former NFL athletes, Industry Legends, and Marketing Experts, it will be your "go-to" business show! The Opportunity Zone is broadcast live every Monday at 6 AM Pacific Time/9 AM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Chris Magda has been in real estate and alternative investments for more than 20 years. He is an accomplished Entrepreneur, Sales Trainer, Keynote Speaker, Realtor, Franchisor, Inventor, Author and Co-Author of several sales and service growth and retention programs. As a real estate investor and developer, he has successfully developed hundreds of acres of land.
Chris has invested and financed hundreds of millions in nearly all categories and property types including opportunity zones, planned urban developments and other commercial properties. Chris formed his first REIT at age 23 and has been providing financial consulting services to investors as a resource to turn ideas, dreams and visions into completed projects.
Chris has also invested, improved and sold several business opportunities in Digital Automation, Project Management, Vacation Rental, Security Automation, Health and Wellness, Large Print Marketing and Storm Restoration.
Prior to being an entrepreneur, Chris provided training and advisory services for Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Currency Firms as well as Domestic and International Franchises. He has also served in Regional Management roles in INC 100 companies as well as Executive Management roles in Fortune 50 companies.
Chris is currently the Business Development Manager at Evest Technology. Evest Tech provides a fully compliant digital syndication platform to real estate and alternative investment sponsors.
Dan Summers cut his commercial real estate teeth in Chicago in 1978. Over the next 40 years, he has mentored and been mentored by the greatest real estate minds in the industry like Herb Glimcher, Mel Simon and Sam Zell. As a result, he single-handedly built one of the most successful and impressive real estate portfolios in America valued today in excess of $2B. Boasting ownership in landmark assets like the Frick Building, Westinghouse Building and the Clark Building, along with myriad of operating companies, Summers underwrote its IPO while selling his interest in 1999. Along the way, he learned volumes of lessons.
When the JOBS Act was enacted in 2013, Summers reentered the industry to build a new and exciting company, eVest Technology. Playing off 40 successful years of syndicating capital, Summers pulled all his experiences together (good and bad) to create an A-Z White Label syndication platform as only someone with his practical experience can do first-hand.
Dan lives in St Augustine, Florida with his wife of over 40 years. He has a son who spent five years in Special Forces and now is a successful developer in Mississippi. He’s married to a veterinary surgeon and has three sons, Gus, Max and Wes. Dan’s daughter is an attorney in St Louis and is married likewise to an attorney. They have two daughters, Molly and Paige.