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S1E3: How opportunity zones are reshaping our cities.

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Downtown Meridian, Nampa, Twin Falls and many other surrounding cities are about to see their skylines change in a major way; however, there are critical factors that could hinder the growth within those communities.

In this episode you will hear from brokerage advisor, Lincoln Hagood, as he discusses the rapid changes occurring in Ada County vs Canyon County, along with his involvement in the Galena fund and how they are working with the state of Idaho to identify opportunity zones in an effort to reshape and revitalize our cities.

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Jim Shipman

Managing Owner | Market Leader


Jim serves as the Managing Partner and Market Leader for the Colliers Idaho offices (Boise, Nampa, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls and Pocatello). In this role, he oversees all aspects of the brokerage and property management services, business development and departmental objectives. Jim is licensed as a Broker in Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Oregon, providing clients access to multiple markets throughout the West. 

Prior to joining Colliers, Jim was an Executive Vice President & Partner at Phillips Edison & Company.  Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Jim helped complete over $300M of ground-up development and acquisition of net-lease properties throughout the United States.  

Jim was CEO and President of HGM Medical Lasers based in Salt Lake City, Utah which manufactured and distributed lasers worldwide. He oversaw all aspects of the business, including procurement, manufacturing, engineering, regulatory compliance, sales & marketing and accounting.  He increased value of the company tenfold at the time of the sale and was honored with a nomination for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the turn-around of the business. 

Jim’s professional experience also includes 25 years as an attorney practicing almost exclusively in real estate services.  He practiced with Isaacson, Rosenbaum, Woods & Levy in Denver, Colorado and Parsons Behle & Latimer in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

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Lincoln Hagood

Brokerage Services


Since 2005 Lincoln has been a leader in the Idaho commercial real estate industry. Much of Lincoln’s focus has been on the Canyon County, Idaho market, but he completes transactions across the Northwest every year. Lincoln typically is involved in the completion of 175 transactions per year, consistently producing one of the highest transaction volumes in the industry. This level of production speaks to Lincoln’s ability to produce information quickly for clients, solve complex issues efficiently, and deliver results for clients. 

Lincoln has a proven track record of helping a broad range of local, regional, and national clients with negotiating complex transactions. Lincoln’s broad experience has included hundreds of transactions in every product type including investments, land, office, industrial, multifamily, and retail totaling hundreds of millions of dollars in value. 

Lincoln’s wealth of commercial real estate knowledge combined with his educational background has made him an expert in the field. This knowledge and experience have led multiple investors, contractors, lenders, property owners, tenants, and appraisers to turn to Lincoln first as a trusted resource in the commercial real estate industry. Lincoln has lived in Idaho his entire life which has provided him with many valued relationships across the state. 


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