Odlum Capital's investments are delivering financial, social, and environmental returns in banking, hospitality, real estate, and alternative energy. Our immediate focus is on job creation in the Appalachian region by sourcing funds globally through the U.S. EB-5 Investor Visa Program. Our own measures as well as stringent federal reporting requirements ensure we are investing for impact.
Odlum Capital is the majority shareholder of Appalachian EB-5 Regional Center, an impact investment company focused on creating jobs in Appalachia and profits for our global investment partners. The company currently has investments in hospitality, lending, and real estate.
The Appalachian EB-5 Regional Center covers a targeted employment area from Western North Carolina to Eastern Tennessee. The U.S. Government recognizes this area as eligible to receive foreign capital for the promotion of job creation and economic growth. Through EB-5, foreign investors and their families are given expedited visas, residencies, and green cards in exchange for investments in areas of the U.S. that are either rural or suffering from high unemployment.
Odlum Tropaion is a wholly owned subsidiary of Odlum Capital. This real estate holding company focuses on distressed real estate. Generally, the properties are acquired at steep discounts, stabilized, and sold. The portfolio includes both residential and commercial buildings.
The aim of Odlum Tropaion was to turn distressed assets into performing assets. This business was Odlum Capital's initial project when the company was formed during the Great Recession of 2009. Since the economic recovery, Odlum Capital's focus has moved from stabilizing distressed assets to job creation and clean energy.
ZRD Energy is a wholly owned subsidiary of Odlum Capital. ZRD is the majority shareholder in Synnergy LLC, an alternative energy company that develops, finances, and manages solar projects for municipally owned entitites throughout the state of New Jersey.
Synnergy is primarily focused on the turnkey development of solar installations for municipal facilities due to their uniquely heavy energy consumption. All development costs from start to finish are borne by Synnergy so that towns and cities can reduce their energy bills and carbon footprints without having to invest their tax dollars.