Regional Centers

June 2016 – Congratulations to the newly approved EB-5 Regional Centers

NES Financial would like to congratulate the following EB-5 Regional Centers on their USCIS approval: American Lending Center North Carolina, LLC Atlantic Coast Regional Center, LLC C Chase Hotel & Resort Regional Center LLC Excelsior EB-5 Regional Center LLC Harmonia Regional Center New York LA Growth Fund, LLC As a new EB-5 Regional Center, it’s [...]

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Conversations at AILA Conference highlight the importance of third party EB-5 solutions

During the recent AILA Conference in Las Vegas, I had a conversation with an attendee at the NES Financial table that reminded me of the value our EB-5 Solutions bring to Regional Centers. This particular person’s Regional Center (RC) had originally decided to work with their local bank to handle escrows during the subscription phase. [...]

August 2015 – Congratulations to the newly approved EB-5 Regional Centers!

NES Financial would like to congratulate the following EB-5 Regional Centers on their USCIS approval: American Coast Regional Center Civitas Illinois Regional Center Civitas Northern Florida Regional Center EB5 Affiliate Network State of Hawaii Regional Center, LLC EB5 Affiliate Network State of North Carolina Regional Center, LLC EB5 Financing Management Company, LLC EB5 International, LLC [...]

July 2015 – Congratulations to the newly approved EB-5 Regional Centers

NES Financial would like to congratulate the following EB-5 Regional Centers on their USCIS approval: Advantage America Hawaii Regional Center, LLC American Regional Center – Las Vegas, LLC Anchor Solutions Regional Center, LLC Bluegrass International Fund Regional Center, LLC California Investment Regional Center, LLC Central Florida EB5 Regional Center Economic Development & Investment Group LLLP [...]

An EB-5 escrow can help you lower insurance costs

As a continuation of our monthly guest blogger series, we would like to welcome back David Souders as today’s guest blogger. David is an insurance broker and risk management consultant who has been involved with the EB-5 program for years. Our firm’s EB-5 Regional Center clients are always looking for ways to manage their risk [...]

Do you have the right tools to handle EB-5 loan administration?

The majority of EB-5 issuers use the loan model. Under this model, investors’ funds invested in the New Commercial Enterprise (NCE), or Lender, are loaned to the Job Creating Enterprise (JCE), or Borrower. Just like any loan, the terms of the loan agreement will dictate the specifics of the interest rate, payment frequency, and repayment [...]

Why EB-5 escrows require a nuanced approach

Though many banks claim to meet the escrow needs of EB-5 projects, most lack the specialized expertise necessary to satisfy the diverse demands of EB-5. For many Regional Centers, partnering with a bank without EB-5 experience backfires. Some EB-5 issuers attempt to work with their existing bank, only for the bank’s risk and compliance departments to [...]

Simplifying the needs of EB-5 escrows

EB-5 investments are a valuable funding strategy for many projects, but without the right expertise, even setting up the initial escrow can seem complex. EB-5 escrows are highly specialized transactions: a successful project must establish investor confidence, meet USCIS guidelines, comply with Homeland Security and SEC regulations, coordinate with immigration attorneys and investor agents, and meet [...]

Regulators and investors alike look for compliance in EB-5

The changes brought on by rapid growth in the EB-5 industry have been a frequent topic of discussion at the NES Financial EB-5 Innovation Summit and other industry events. In the last six years, the number of visas granted through the EB-5 investor program annually have increased 700%. And as EB-5 funding has gained popularity in [...]

Globalization of investors in EB-5: Can it extend beyond China?

Visa retrogression was a hot topic at this year’s NES Financial EB-5 Innovation Summit, with implications for investors not only in China, but globally as well. The impending freeze on new visas for Chinese investors has many experts saying the EB-5 investor pool will develop a great deal more diversity in coming years. Of course, [...]