EB-5 Regional Center Industry News & Analysis

12 Dec, 2019

“Know Your Customers Regulations: What EB-5 Participants Should Know”

December 12th, 2019|Categories: Financial Services, Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

By Osvaldo Torres, Shareholder, Torres Law PA; Reid Thomas, Executive Vice President, NES Financial; Steven Lechter, Associate Attorney, Torres Law PA Any new commercial enterprise (NCE) that is an issuer of EB-5 securities (EB-5 Issuer) should understand and comply, as [...]

17 May, 2019

Read the Latest Edition of IIUSA’s Regional Center Business Journal

May 17th, 2019|Categories: Economic Impact, Financial Services, Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Membership, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, Securities Law|

The EB-5 Industry's Premier Business and Education Publication Earlier this month, IIUSA published the 2019 Q1-2 edition of the Regional Center Business Journal (RCBJ). Printed in conjunction with the 12th Annual EB-5 Advocacy Conference, the articles in this RCBJ address [...]

15 May, 2019

Post Offering Obligations for EB-5 Issuers “You Closed, Now What”

May 15th, 2019|Categories: Financial Services, Membership, Research / Analysis, Securities Law|

by Bruce C. Rosetto, Shareholder Greenberg Traurig; Bracha Pollack, Associate, Greenberg Traurig (PDF)  Congratulations! You have subscribed EB-5 investors, closed your offering, and provided the EB-5 funds to the project. Now what? As a general matter, EB-5 investors are either [...]

31 Jan, 2019

“Hiring Professional Money Managers to Lower and Diversify Project Risk Should be a Must for Investors”

January 31st, 2019|Categories: Financial Services, Research / Analysis|

by Abteen Vaziri, Managing Director, Brevet Capital Management  One of the first questions that EB-5 investors are coached into asking regional center operators is whether the project operator has any I-526 approvals, I-829 approvals, or any project paybacks. These lines [...]

15 Jun, 2018

“Erosion of the Loan Model”

June 15th, 2018|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Osvaldo Torres, Shareholder, Torres Law  Since the EB-5 program’s inception in 1990, the financing structures for EB-5 projects have evolved in sophistication and complexity. The shift to the EB-5 loan model (Loan Model) and the advent of “mega deals” [...]

4 Jun, 2018

“Crowdfunding in EB-5: Securing Funding from the Immigrant Investor Crowd”

June 4th, 2018|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Michael G. Homeier, Founding Shareholder, Homeier Law “Crowdfunding” persists as one of the hottest topics of the business investor financing and securities worlds, since its introduction via the JOBS Act (“Jump-start Our Business Startups”) passed by Congress and signed into law [...]

29 May, 2018

“Independent Co-Management Services in EB-5 Projects”

May 29th, 2018|Categories: Financial Services, Research / Analysis|

by Jim Nail, Chief Investment Officer, AISA For years the EB-5 industry has tolerated certain potential conflicts of interest. The lenders of investor funds may be affiliated with the borrower, for example, yet have an explicit right to waive or [...]

14 Dec, 2017

“EB-5 Loan Agreement Best Practices”

December 14th, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Osvaldo F. Torres Esq., Shareholder, Torres Law The overwhelming majority of projects using funds from foreign immigrants investing in the Employment Based Fifth Preference Immigrant Visa Program (“EB-5 Program”) use a loan model structure (the “Loan Model”). As depicted [...]

4 Dec, 2017

“The Essential Role of a Registered Investment Adviser in the Redeployment of EB-5 Capital”

December 4th, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Scott Fuller, CEO and Managing Director of Capital United, LLC and Catherine DeBono Holmes, Esq., Attorney, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP One of the most important responsibilities of every general partner or manager of a new commercial enterprise [...]

27 Nov, 2017

“The Evolution of Retrogression to Redeployment Accessing Redeployment Options in 2017”

November 27th, 2017|Categories: Economic Impact, Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Allison Bearman, General Counsel, Greystone EB-5 Holdings Group; Ronald Fieldstone, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP; Brad Stedem, Managing Director, CapUnited  Retrogression, the buzzword in EB-5 for the last couple of years, has now given birth to a [...]