Gabriel Salazar

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Bringing in the Experts: A Smoother Path to EB-5 Success

Read the article   As a real estate developer, seeking funding through the EB-5 program can be lucrative — competition for investors is high, but a well-structured project has the potential to fund quickly, and EB-5 investors aren’t typically focused on a large ROI. However, the modern EB-5 environment is characterized by operational complexity [...]

2018-02-19T03:46:45+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: BLOG, EB-5, Industry Insights|Tags: , , , , |

Parsing the Latest USCIS Redeployment Language

Read the article   Following on previous submissions by attorneys Julianne Opet and Osvaldo Torres, this week’s featured article discusses the often confounding matter of “redeployment” — the reinvestment of EB-5 funds necessary if, due to retrogression, the applicant’s I-829 petition has not yet been adjudicated at the time of initial project completion. In [...]

2018-02-19T03:47:26+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: BLOG, EB-5, Industry Insights|Tags: , , , , |

How NES Financial Helps Private Equity Funds Become More Successful

A conversation with NES Financial Senior VP of Sales Christian Lyndes For any financial service-oriented firm, sales are inextricably linked to the customer experience. For this reason, sales professionals are highly attuned to market, tech and compliance trends, as well as to the evolving needs of fund managers and general partners. They are well positioned [...]

Is USCIS Cracking Down on Single-Intermediary Currency Swaps from China?

Read the article   The Chinese government restricts the amount of capital that any one citizen may transfer out of the country to 50,000 USD (or equivalent) per annum. This presents a challenge to the thousands of Chinese applicants who begin the EB-5 process each year: with the current EB-5 investment minimum set at [...]

2018-02-19T03:48:34+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: BLOG, EB-5, Industry Insights|Tags: , , , , |

Congratulations to Newly Approved EB-5 Regional Centers – February 2018 Edition

NES Financial would like to congratulate the following new Regional Centers on their USCIS approval: Awesome American Regional Center LLC (California, Nevada) Commuter Center Regional Center, LLC (Washington) Florida Capital Group Regional Center (Florida) Grand Commonwealth Regional Center, LLC (California) Hawaii Investment Funds, LLC (Hawaii): www.hawaiieb5.com Live in America – Louisiana Regional Center, LLC (Louisiana): www.liveinamerica.us Midtown [...]

2018-02-05T19:12:03+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Categories: BLOG, EB-5|Tags: , , , |

Opportunities in a Changing EB-5 World

There’s no denying that navigating the EB-5 process is becoming more complex. Demand from China is outpacing quotas, leading to ever-longer wait times; from the frequency of site visits to nebulous redeployment conditions, USCIS continues to up its expectations; and looming regulation threatens sweeping changes to the program, which will see many unprepared issuers scrambling [...]

2018-02-19T03:48:57+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: BLOG, EB-5, Industry Insights|Tags: , , , , |

Metropica Selects NES Financial to Provide Platinum Medallion EB-5 Solution Suite

Metropica, one of the nation’s largest under-construction mixed-use communities, today announced that it will utilize NES Financial’s range of EB-5 Escrow, Immigration Workflow, and Loan Servicing Solutions — which are designed to help developers raise and deploy EB-5 capital more quickly, minimize risk and streamline project efficiency — to support the development’s EB-5 initiative. The [...]

2018-01-27T18:23:28+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Categories: EB-5, Press Release|Tags: , , , , |

Redeployment in the Wake of the June 2017 Update to the USCIS Policy Manual

As the estimated wait time for mainland Chinese-born investors now stretches toward 10 years due to retrogression, USCIS has reaffirmed its requirement that EB-5 funds be maintained “at risk” for the full period of visa adjudication. The resulting need for a flexible and compliant reinvestment solution after the initial development project is finished — otherwise [...]

2018-02-19T03:49:37+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: BLOG, EB-5, Industry Insights|Tags: , , , , |

Join Us at the EB5 Investors Convention in Las Vegas, January 26–27!

It’s that time again: EB5 Investors Magazine will host their first event of the year, the 2018 Las Vegas EB-5 & Global Investment Immigration Convention, beginning on January 26th at the Bellagio Resort & Casino. NES Financial has sponsored this two-day winter conference since 2014, and this year, more than 1,000 EB-5 professionals — including [...]

2018-01-22T18:10:39+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: BLOG, EB-5, Events|Tags: , , |

Under New Tax Law, 1031 Exchanges Limited to Real Estate Alone

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was enacted into law late last month. And although there was some discussion, as tax reform proposals went through their various iterations last year, of either repealing 1031 or allowing full expensing of real estate, which would have essentially made those 1031 exchanges pointless, the final version [...]