Gabriel Salazar

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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 [...]

How NES Financial Is Positioned for the Future of Private Equity Fund Administration

Fund managers are facing multiple pressures, including raising and retaining capital, finding appropriate investment opportunities, and generating returns that exceed investor expectations. Their survival depends on an ability to adapt to the swift currents roiling the industry — including investor demands for greater transparency and ever-growing reporting complexity — without disrupting their primary objective of [...]

Medallion Project Benefit: Easy, Secure Distribution of Schedule K-1s to EB-5 Investors

With tax season fast approaching, we wanted to spotlight a lesser-known benefit of NES Financial’s Fund Administration Solutions: simplified distribution of K-1 forms to EB-5 investors. This week, we sat down with Stephen McClain, NES Financial’s Director of Product Management, to talk about the pain points issuers have in dealing with the required tax [...]

2018-01-30T17:50:32+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: BLOG, EB-5|Tags: , |

NES Financial EB-5 Solution Suite Selected by EB5 United for Manhattan Hotel Project

EB5 United and DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners — the fiduciary to EB-5 investors and the development firm, respectively, behind the hotel project at Nine Orchard Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side — have selected NES Financial’s suite of EB-5 solutions for the project. EB5 United and DLJ will utilize NES Financial’s EB-5 Capital, Process, [...]

2018-01-11T18:59:39+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: EB-5, Press Release|Tags: , , , , |

Could India Be the Next EB-5 Supermarket?

In the years since the EB-5 program reached maturity, following the 2008 financial crisis, mainland Chinese-born applicants have dominated the investor pool. Indeed, even despite retrogression (which has stretched likely wait times into the ballpark of 10 years), Chinese investors represented about 85% of new I-526 petitions filed in fiscal year 2016, according to NES [...]

2018-02-19T03:50:02+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: BLOG, EB-5, Industry Insights|Tags: , , , , |

Congratulations to Newly Approved EB-5 Regional Centers – December 2017 Edition

NES Financial would like to congratulate the following new Regional Centers on their USCIS approval: American Dream Fund Seattle Regional Center, LLC (Washington): www.adreamfund.com American EB5 Regional Center (Florida) Cactus21 LLC (California) Chicago Real Estate Development Regional Center, LLC (Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin) Great North Regional Center, LLC (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont): www.peakresorts.com Hawaii Regional Fortune [...]

2017-12-14T18:51:54+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: BLOG, EB-5|Tags: , , , |