By Joshua Burd

A developer has teamed with a New York-based finance firm to launch a new Opportunity Zone fund platform, with a focus on mixed-use projects in central New Jersey.

The entity, known as Habitas Opportunity Capital, is a joint venture of Forte Real Estate Development and TigerBridge Holdings LLC. The firms on Thursday announced the formation of the platform, which will identify, structure and manage qualified funds under the federal Opportunity Zone program and has already identified projects comprising more than 200 units.

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