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EB-5 Regional Center Industry News & Analysis

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15 Jun, 2018
  • RCBJ

“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

“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
  • Co Managementn

“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
  • Loan Agreement Featured

“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
  • Essential Role of EB-5

“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
  • Retrogession Featured

“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 [...]

20 Nov, 2017
  • Cryptocurrecy Featured

“Is Cryptocurrency the New Solution to Difficulties in Transferring Currency?”

November 20th, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Mona Shah, Partner, Mona Shah & Associates  Chinese regulators have succeeded in putting the brakes on overseas use of China’s currency by increasing the scrutiny of certain foreign investments. A slowing economy along with an exodus of money has [...]

29 Aug, 2017
  • Convergence Featured

“Is the Convergence of EB-5 Capital with Traditional Private Equity the Next Big Thing?”

August 29th, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Reid Thomas, NES Financial The EB-5 industry has lived in relative obscurity for most of its history. The employment-based fifth preference category that was first created in 1990 as part of an initiative to produce U.S. jobs was barely [...]

28 Jun, 2017
  • Research-&-Analysis

“What the EB-5 Industry Can Learn from Recent FINRA Barring of a Registered Broker Dealer”

June 28th, 2017|Categories: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Financial Services, Government Affairs, Research / Analysis|

by Kurt Reuss, CEO, Reuss Global Capital Group  According to the latest statistics from FINRA, there are currently over 3,000 registered broker-dealers and 634,000 registered representatives on its roles. (See https://www.finra.org/newsroom/statistics) As the EB-5 industry matures, the use of broker-dealers and [...]

8 Jun, 2017
  • RCBJ March 2017

“Stop in Wyoming on the Way to America: The Use of Wyoming Trust Structures to Administer EB-5 Investment Funds Pending Removal of Conditions”

June 8th, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Amy Staehr, Partner, Long Reimer Winegar Beppler LLP; Aaron Lyttle, Associate, Long Reimer Winegar Beppler LLP; and Robert Cornish, Partner, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program has enabled a steady influx of new [...]