Did you miss IIUSA’s latest Investor Market Webinar on Brazil and Latin America? Not a problem the recording of the discussion is now available on the association’s YouTube channel!
During the discussion, industry-leading experts share their insights on EB-5 reauthorization efforts, project due diligence, investor market insights, and much more. Our panels included:
Panel 1: EB-5 Trends, Opportunities, and Recent Program Developments
- Kurt Reuss, Founder, eb5Marketplace (Moderator)
- Fernando Guerrero, Director, Business Development Latin America, Golden Gate Global
- Matt Hogan, Vice President of Project Development, CMB Regional Centers
- Sebastian Stubbe, CEO, Pine State Regional Center
- Alvin Wong, COO, Manhattan Regional Center
Panel 2: Latin America Investor Market Outlook and Understanding the EB-5 Process
- Rogelio Carrasquillo, Managing Shareholder, Carrasquillo Law Group (Moderator)
- Andrea Devis-Focke, Investor Relations Manager, EB5 Capital
- Emilio Guzman, Executive VP & Chief Investor Relations, Houston EB5
- Emilio Miguel, Regional Head – Americas – Private Client Services, JTC Group
- Brent Raymond, General Manager, Green Mountains Regional Center
- Dan Wycklendt, Executive Vice President, FirstPathway Partners
For those that missed this discussion or that are looking for additional information, we encourage you to register for our next Investor Market Webinar when we will be discussing South Africa and other African investor markets.
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Carrasquillo Law Group PC
Carrasquillo Law Group (“CLG”) is a boutique law firm with a presence in major U.S. cities, as well as Puerto Rico, that brings an international perspective with a local understanding to both our domestic and international clients.
CLG’s practice areas range from Corporate & Securities, Immigration, Real Estate & Finance, International Tax, Litigation and Compliance Services. The EB-5 practice group regularly assists developers, investors, and regional centers on all aspects of the EB-5 program.
CMB Regional Centers
CMB Regional Centers, the leader in the EB-5 industry, is one of the oldest active regional center operators with 23 years of experience. Over 5,700 families from 103 countries have chosen to invest in one of CMB’s 76 EB-5 investment opportunities. As of today, CMB has helped nearly 5,000 investors receive I-526 approval, over 1,500 investors achieve I-829 approval to live and work permanently in the United States, and returned capital to over 1,800 investors. There are very few regional centers that can come close to this level of success for their EB-5 investors.
EB5 Capital was founded in 2007 to bring foreign capital to disadvantaged communities and support job creation. The firm is a leading Regional Center with $800 million of assets under management on behalf of investors from 70 countries. The company’s investments have anchored $3.5 billion of development and have created more than 35,000 jobs. Andrea holds a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Finance from Georgetown University, a LL.M. in International Business Law from Université Jean Moulin, and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs from George Washington University. Prior to EB5 Capital, Andrea worked at an investment firm in Washington, DC. From Bogota, Andrea speaks Spanish, German, French, and English.
eb5Marketplace gives investors all they need to choose an EB-5 investment with confidence: a wide selection, third-party due diligence, and an online platform that makes it all simple.eb5Marketplace is a 2021 official service provider partner of IIUSA, and its founder, Kurt Reuss, is a member of the IIUSA Leadership Circle
Since 2008, FirstPathway Partners has assisted hundreds of immigrant investors from over 40 countries to become United States citizens through the EB-5 program, raising millions in funds for job-creating enterprises and creating thousands of jobs for US workers. FirstPathway Partners is also one of few regional centers to have obtained I-829 approval, and redeemed full investor capital contributions, placing us in the highest category of EB-5 industry achievement.
Green Mountains Regional Center
SouthFace Village at Okemo is located in south-central Vermont, within driving distance of 40 million Americans. It is rising on Okemo Mountain, recently voted one of the best family ski resorts in America. SouthFace Village is the first new luxury construction on Okemo in over 10 years. Construction began in 2014, and will continue well into the next decade, with over 200 luxury residences planned.
Golden Gate Global
Golden Gate Global (“GGG”) is a leading EB-5 Regional Center in the U.S. with over 1,250 EB-5 investor families and $650 Million of capital invested in real estate projects with partners such as Lennar Corp, JMA Ventures, Sacramento Kings, and Signature Development Group. GGG’s EB-5 funds have created over 20,000 jobs with a 100% USCIS project approval rate. Across our affiliated companies, we manage over $1B in our investment platform, and service investors over 30 countries through rigorous project selection criteria and exceptional professionalism in our service delivery.
Houston EB5 team has worked diligently to provide success for clients on I-526 and I-829 approvals, sponsoring over 1,300 green cards from investors from 16 countries and counting.
Certified by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as an EB-5 Regional Center since 2011, Houston EB5 holds over a decade worth of experience, and is one of the only regional centers to successfully assist clients from obtaining conditional residency to repayment of investment with profits. We have now successfully completed projects ranging from multi-family, retail, residential and operational businesses.
Manhattan Regional Center
Since its approval by USCIS in January 2011, Manhattan Regional Center (MRC) has successfully helped hundreds of EB-5 investors across the world with their EB-5 process by providing attractive projects in New York City. Under the leadership of its managing member, a prolific real estate developer, attorney, and financier with over 30 years of experience, MRC has a world-class team of seasoned professionals from the immigration law, banking, accounting, financing, and construction development and management sectors, working closely together to achieve immigration and investment success for its investors.
NES Financial | JTC
NES Financial | JTC is the US division of JTC Group, a multi-jurisdictional provider of fund, corporate and private client services. Listed on the London Stock Exchange and included in the FTSE 250 Index, JTC Group administers more than $130 billion in assets and employs more than 900 people in 23 offices worldwide. NES Financial | JTC is a leader in specialty financial administration, serving markets characterized by high administrative complexity, elevated transaction security needs and challenging compliance requirements.
Pine State Regional Center
Pine State Regional Center®, a subsidiary of the Arkansas Capital Corporation, is designated as an EB-5 Regional Center by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Drawing on a combined 63 years of experience, we are dedicated to continuing that success through our EB-5 investment offerings, providing confidence and security for our EB-5 investors.