We at IIUSA are proud to announce the publication of the first ever Investor Markets Report. The report comes at a critically important time for the EB-5 industry and we hope that it provides insightful quantitative and qualitative analysis of established and emerging EB-5 investor markets.
With the new reality that investors from Mainland China will have to wait a minimum of six years, before a visa number will be available for them to use an approved I-526 petition to immigrate to the United States it becomes advantageous to analysis emerging and established EB-5 Markets elsewhere in the world.
A successful and strong EB-5 Program of the future will not only feature more visas but an increasingly diversified investor market place. To this end, IIUSA has taken steps to formulate and promote relationships with thought leaders from investor markets with the highest potential and industry leaders with expertise on these markets to facilitate the flow of information on emerging EB-5 Investor Markets.
Over the last few years IIUSA has realized the intrinsic need for an infrastructure through which the EB-5 industry can gain unique market insights about markets with the most growth potential. IIUSA continued efforts are evident by the formation of the Investor Markets Committee in July of 2014, the regular investor market articles in the Regional Center Business Journal as well as in newsletters to the membership and industry.
The first volume of the Investor Markets Report, includes both on-the-ground insights and comprehensive quantitate analysis of EB-5 investor trends and is the first report of its kind for the EB-5 industry. By crunching the numbers on comprehensive data-sets of both USCIS petition data as well as Department of State visa statistics, we can now visualize the influx of investment from around the world and extrapolate where growth may yet come. The annual report will help EB-5 stakeholders draw important conclusion that can lead to actionable steps by project sponsors to bring new investors through the Program.
The following report is the culmination of months of hard work and is a primer for what is to come in the years ahead. As the EB-5 industry continues to evolve IIUSA will continue to be an educational leader in EB-5 investor markets and the untapped potential that they may hold.