EB-5 industry

Watch the webinar: Get ahead with EB-5 best practices

NES Financial's Reid Thomas and Miller Mayer's Stephen Yale-Loehr hosted a webinar today discussing proposed legislative provisions, the intent behind the provisions, and enhanced EB-5 industry best practices. If you missed the informational event, a recording of the webinar is available below. While it is important to keep in mind that nothing is set in [...]

November 21st, 2016|Categories: EB-5|Tags: , , , |

4 Takeaways from the 2016 IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum

This past week, our team attended the 6th Annual IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum. While it was an honor to be a Premier Platinum sponsor and to hear Executive Vice President Reid Thomas speak on EB-5 program integrity, the invaluable experience of joining over 400 industry peers for two days was as refreshing as it was insightful. Here are [...]

October 13th, 2016|Categories: EB-5, Events|Tags: , , , , , |

Exclusive EB-5 market data featured in NES Financial white paper

How have quota backlogs for Chinese-born investors impacted EB-5 investor markets? How has project distribution shifted in the last year? What are the hottest sectors for EB-5 projects now? How did pending legislation impact EB-5 market growth? The second annual NES Financial Navigating a Changing Sector: Data Insights white paper answers these questions and more with [...]

June 16th, 2016|Categories: EB-5|Tags: , , , |

Attend the first Navigating a Changing Sector EB-5 Webinar, March 29

The NES Financial EB-5 Innovation Summit focused on the future in EB-5. To follow our Summit, we are pleased to announce a series of webinars which will provide additional about real-world solutions to help you prepare. Register to attend the entire Navigating a Changing Sector webinar series today. Compliance with immigration requirements is key to a [...]

March 15th, 2016|Categories: EB-5, NES Financial|Tags: , , |

EB-5 facts: EB-5 investors are extensively vetted

Myth: EB-5 is an easy way for terrorists to enter the country. Fact: EB-5 investors are subject to significant scrutiny throughout the EB-5 process from the USCIS—which is itself run by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The EB-5 vetting process includes the most detailed and thorough review of the immigrant of any visa category. [...]

March 14th, 2016|Categories: EB-5|Tags: , , , |

EB-5 facts: EB-5 is not an immigration shortcut

Myth: Immigrants can use EB-5 as a shortcut to “buy their way” to the front of the visa line. Fact: While EB-5 may be the fastest path to a green card for many investors, lengthy U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processing times, a visa backlog for Chinese-born investors, and a mandatory two-year conditional residence [...]

March 8th, 2016|Categories: EB-5|Tags: , , , , |

EB-5 facts: U.S. citizenship is not for sale

Myth: The EB-5 program allows foreign nationals to “buy” American citizenship. Fact: The EB-5 program does not offer citizenship for a price.  Instead, it provides foreign investors the opportunity to qualify for conditional permanent residency by making a $500,000 — $1,000,000 at-risk investment in a business that will create American jobs. In order to qualify [...]

March 4th, 2016|Categories: EB-5|Tags: , , , |

Dispelling EB-5 program myths

As the EB-5 program has grown, increased scrutiny from the SEC and ongoing efforts to draft EB-5 reform legislation have demonstrated that new standards for security, transparency, and compliance will be required in the EB-5 program. However, the program’s rapid growth has also prompted increased public attention to EB-5, and misinformation abounds. Senator Dianne Feinstein, the [...]

March 1st, 2016|Categories: EB-5|Tags: , , |

Ronald Fieldstone discusses key insights from EB-5 Innovation Summit

Julian Montero, Jay Rosen, and I recently attended and lectured at the NES Financial EB-5 Innovation Summit, which was held in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Miami. At the summit, we discussed market information and topics, including EB-5 reform legislation; SEC update; the evolution of EB-5 best practices; raising EB-5 capital; and the [...]

February 29th, 2016|Categories: EB-5|Tags: , , , , |

Prepare for changes ahead at the 2016 EB-5 Innovation Summit

Many had hoped the EB-5 Regional Center program would be renewed and reformed in 2015. Instead, the program received a one-year extension through September 30, 2016, giving lawmakers more time to develop effective EB-5 legislation. While some aspects of the proposed legislation remain contentious, many essential elements have remained consistent through recent drafts. As a [...]

January 13th, 2016|Categories: EB-5, Events|Tags: , , , |