Regional Center Business Journal Now Available on

03.15.17 | Archived

IIUSA’s most recent edition of the Regional Center Business Journal (the “RCBJ”) is now available on and headed to the mailboxes of IIUSA members, strategic partners as well as to Congressional offices and federal, state and local government stakeholders.

This edition of the Journal, fittingly, highlights advocacy — a major component of IIUSA’s activities. IIUSA works tirelessly to secure a long-term reauthorization of the Regional Center Program and to promote it as an economic driver for communities across the nation. Other articles in the Journal remind us of the many disciplines that make up the industry, with articles on securities regulation, issuer best practices, EB-5 fund administration, multipliers for job creation, tax compliance, and trusts practice. The international section of the Journal provides the latest on changes affecting the Chinese migration market, the EB-5 market in Nigeria, and investor origin trends in stable and emerging markets overseas.

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Articles include:


  • A New Horizon: What the 115th Congress and Trump Administration Means for EB-5 and Why We Must Act Now by Peter D. Jospeh, IIUSA Executive Director
  • Telling the Stories of Local Community Impact of the EB-5 Regional Center Program by Ashley Sansilo Casey, IIUSA Associate Director of Advocacy


  • GAO 2016 Report: A Summary and Look Forward by Spencer McGrath-Agg, Attorney, Boundary Bay Law, PLLC
  • New RIMS II Multipliers Released by Michael Kester, Partner, Economist, Impact DataSource and Maggie Mullan, Economist, Impact DataSource
  • The Effect of Redefining Accredited Investors in EB-5 by Jor Law, Corporate/Securities Attorney, Homeier Law PC
  • Materiality in Securities and Immigration Contexts by Osvaldo F. Torres, Princial, Torres Law and Barbara Rassi, Associate Attorney, Torres Law
  • The Crossroads of EB-5 Investment, U.S. Tax Compliance and Proper Tax Planning by David Appel, Senior Partner, Tax & Business Services, Marcum LLP; Jana Aristizabal, Senior Manager, Tax & Business Services, Marcum LLP; and Alexander Oujevolk, Tax & Business Services, Marcum LLP
  • TEA Designations: Proposed DHS Rule Would Significantly Alter the Process by Michael Kester, Partner, Economist. Impact DataSource
  • EB-5 Fund Administration: Considerations in Light of Increased Interest in Transparency and Third Party Oversight for EB-5 Transactions by Mariza Mckee, Partner, Kutak Rock LLP and Kurt Ruess, Co-Founder, EB5 Diligence
  • The Use of Wyoming Trust Structures to Administer EB-5 Investment Funds Pending Removal of Conditions on Residence by Amy M. Staehr, Partner, Long Reimer Winegar Beppler LLP; Aaron J. Lyttle, Associate, Long Reimer Winegar Beppler LLP; and Robert V. Cornish, Special Counsel, Phillips Lytle LLP
  • IIUSA 6th Annual EB-5 Industry Forum Recap: EB-5 Industry Convenes in Los Angeles for Education and Business Development by McKenzie Penton, IIUSA Membership Coordinator

International Perspectives

  • Seven Trends in EB-5 Investor Markets Illustrated by the Latest I-526 Filling Statitics of Investor Origin by Lee Li, IIUSA Policy Analyst
  • President Trump’s Travel Ban and EB-5: What you need to Know by Robert C. Divine, Shareholder, Baker Donelson, Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz
  • The Cautious Giant: EB-5 Lessons from Nigeria by Chad Ellsworth, Partner, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
  • The U.S. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card Program by Spencer McGrath-Agg, Attorney, Boundary Bay Law, PLLC

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