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NES Financial and Klasko Compliance release agent due diligence guide

With more and more EB-5 projects on the market, choosing the right one can seem like an overwhelming process. But with immigration outcomes and a substantial sum of money on the line, selecting the right investment opportunity is essential. Recent SEC actions against several allegedly fraudulent EB-5 projects have left many investors and agents wondering [...]

2017-02-14T20:30:10+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|Categories: EB-5|Tags: , , , |

USCIS Site Visits: Are you prepared?

The USCIS has announced plans to begin implementing Regional Center site visits in 2016, and the stakes for EB-5 issuers have never been higher. If a USCIS fraud detection agent knocked on your door today, would your Regional Center be prepared? Hear what EB-5 issuers need to know about USCIS site visits from industry experts [...]

2017-02-14T20:30:11+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Categories: EB-5|Tags: , , , |

How did the visa cutoff impact EB-5 investor markets?

Since the implementation of cutoff dates for Chinese investors, many issuers have considered broadening their investor recruitment strategies outside of the saturated Chinese EB-5 marketplace. In 2014, prior to the introduction of quota backlogs for Chinese investors, Chinese-born investors comprised 94.5% of EB-5 investors. In 2015, China remained the largest source of EB-5 investors but saw an [...]

2017-02-14T20:30:11+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Categories: EB-5|Tags: , , , |

20% of EB-5 projects comprise 80% of EB-5 target raises

Projects with target raises under $50M continue to comprise the majority of EB-5 projects. Large projects represent a smaller portion of EB-5 projects, but due to their larger target raises, the largest 20% of projects also represent nearly 80% of all EB-5 target capital raises. Though 63% of EB-5 projects aim to raise between $5M [...]

2016-09-15T21:54:27+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Categories: EB-5|Tags: , , |

Where have EB-5 investor markets grown?

When quota backlogs for Mainland China born investors were introduced in May 2015, many expected EB-5 investor markets would begin to become more global. While China remains the largest source of EB-5 investors, making up 87% of the EB-5 investor market in 2015, EB-5 markets in the Americas and Europe grew substantially with significant year-over-year [...]

2017-02-14T20:30:12+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Categories: EB-5|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 [...]

2017-02-14T20:30:12+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Categories: EB-5|Tags: , , , |

Risk factors for fraud in EB-5

The EB-5 program has grown exponentially since 2008, generating more than $11 billion in foreign direct investment and supporting more than 30,000 jobs per year. However, with this growth comes growing pains: since 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission has brought enforcement actions against more than eight allegedly fraudulent EB-5 projects. Across these projects, common [...]

2017-02-14T20:30:12+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: EB-5|Tags: , , , , , |

Conflicts of interest in EB-5

Conflicts of interest have been a common factor in nearly all isolated allegations of fraud involving EB-5 projects. The majority of EB-5 projects target raises between $5-15M—a substantial sum of money. Without the right safeguards in place, the temptation for an unscrupulous issuer to misuse investor funds can be high. Conflicts of interest only exacerbate [...]

2017-02-14T20:30:12+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Categories: EB-5|Tags: , , , , |

Are you getting the most out of your 1031 exchanges?

Last month, NES Financial attended the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) RECon event, which took place May 22-25 in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the event, NES Financial answered a number of questions regarding our industry-leading EB-5, 1031, and fund administration solutions. Our 1031 solutions garnered particular interest, and drew a number of questions from [...]

Third-party oversight helps deter and detect EB-5 fraud

Part of the complexity of the EB-5 process lies in the number of entities involved. Funds must be tracked throughout a multi-year process as they move through the EB-5 lifecycle, and specialized tracking and reporting requirements can make administering these funds complex. In several cases, alleged EB-5 fraudsters have taken advantage of this complexity to hide [...]

2017-05-28T19:02:32+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Categories: EB-5|Tags: , , , , |