On Tuesday May 12, IIUSA Executive Director Peter D. Joseph participated in the National Development Council’s 2015 Academy in Washington, DC featuring keynote addresses from the CEO of the Business Roundtable John Engler and Jerry Abramson, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. The event featured fast-paced sessions with an emphasis of getting projects from plan to reality. To view the full agenda, speakers and schedule click here.
The event also featured the announcement of the NDC Academy 2015 Award Finalists which are projects that represent some of the most innovative and impactful developments changing the lives of underserved communities across the country. Winners will be announced during the NDC Academy 2015 Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 14th.
Mr. Joseph participated on the panel entitled “EB-5: A New Tool for Job and Real Estate Development.” The panel also featured IIUSA members Brian Ostar (Director of Global Operations, EB-5 Capital), Gina Nisbeth (Director, EB5 Bridge Loan Program, Citi Community Group) and Stephen Strnisha (CEO, Cleveland International Group).
The EB-5 panel focused on how EB-5 funding is being utilized to promote economic development, how it is helping communities bring high impact projects to fruition and the increasing interest in the program from investors.
IIUSA Executive Director Speaks With The National Association of Realtors Commercial Committee
On Wednesday May 13, IIUSA Executive Director Peter Joseph spoke at the the CCIM Institute of the National Association of REALTORS® Commercial Committee Meeting. Mr. Joseph spoke with a group comprised of real estate professionals about the EB-5 program from an educational perspective to help CCIM members better understand the nuances of the EB-5 industry. Mr. Joseph’s presentation is in line with IIUSA’s mission to educate the public about the benefits derived from the EB-5 investment program.
The CCIM Institute is administered by CCIM designees who volunteer their time and expertise. These commercial real estate professionals work in conjunction with CCIM’s team of association professionals to carry out the Institute’s mission. The Institute offers commercial real estate practitioners the opportunity to elevate their business practices through focused education and networking.