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How Regional Centers Should Prepare For EB-5 Site Visits

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced plans to implement EB-5 Regional Center site visits in the upcoming year. Daniel B. Lundy of Klasko Compliance discussed what Regional Centers should expect from USCIS site visits during the recent NES Financial EB-5 Innovation Summit. To find out how to prepare for USCIS site visits, watch [...]

2019-10-04T20:51:42-07:00April 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog, EB-5|Tags: , , , , |

What the EB-5 Industry Needs to Learn from Jay Peak

The latest SEC enforcement action at Jay Peak is another black eye on the EB-5 program. At a time when the program’s future hangs in the balance, with regular hearings on Capitol Hill to debate whether to reform the program or terminate it, and in an election year, the timing is horrible. Appallingly, there are [...]

2019-10-04T20:52:06-07:00April 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog, EB-5|Tags: , |

EB-5 Offerings Common Securities Compliance Issues

As the SEC ramps up its scrutiny of EB-5 offerings, it’s essential to work with a securities lawyer who is experienced in EB-5. Both the SEC and FINRA have specifically identified EB-5 in their 2016 examination priorities. EB-5 experts Batya Goodman, Michael Homeier, and Greg White discussed common issues in EB-5 offerings at the 2016 NES Financial EB-5 Innovation [...]

2019-10-04T20:54:56-07:00April 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, EB-5|Tags: , , , |

When Does Vacation Property Qualify for a 1031 Exchange?

As the weather gets warmer, taxpayers buying and selling vacation homes may assume their property does not qualify for a 1031 exchange. However, in cases where vacation property has been primarily held for investment or business use, with occasional personal use, it may be possible to defer capital gains tax through a 1031 exchange. In [...]

Help Your Clients Defer Capital Gains Taxes With a 1031 Exchange

1031 exchanges have long been a way to preserve capital and defer capital gains taxes. Because every 1031 exchange is unique, it is crucial to work with a Qualified Intermediary (QI) who understands your client’s business and investment needs. As a CRE broker, lawyer, accountant, or other professional, you are always looking for a partner [...]

Congratulations to the Newly Approved EB-5 Regional Centers – March 2016 Edition

NES Financial would like to congratulate the following EB-5 Regional Centers on their USCIS approval for the month of March 2016: Bluegrass International Fund, LLC East Coast Regional Center, LLC Howard Hughes Hawaii Regional Center, LLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Center Yellow Rock Regional Center of Washington, LLC To keep your EB-5 Regional Center designation for 2019, [...]

2019-10-25T11:49:40-07:00March 2nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, EB-5, Regional Center|Tags: , , |

Congratulations to the Newly Approved EB-5 Regional Centers – February 2016 Edition

NES Financial would like to congratulate the following EB-5 Regional Centers on their USCIS approval for the month of February 2016: American Lending Center New York Regional Center, LLC Americas Green Card Regional Center (Pending Termination) Ashcroft/Sullivan New England Economic Development Center Florida EB-5 Quantum Investments, LLC MCFI Nevada Savannah World Trade Center for Investment, [...]

2019-10-25T11:49:45-07:00February 4th, 2016|Categories: Blog, EB-5, Regional Center|Tags: , , , |

Congratulations to the Newly Approved EB-5 Regional Centers – January 2016 Edition

NES Financial would like to congratulate the following EB-5 Regional Centers on their USCIS approval for the month of January 2016: American Immigration Group – NYRC American Lending Center Georgia, LLC Central Western Regional Center LLC Chicago First Regional Center Inc EB5 Capital – Oregon Regional Center EB5 Capital – Texas Regional Center EB5 Group [...]

EB-5 Project Size Makes Tracking More Complex

Many issuers starting out in EB-5 believe they can manage EB-5’s unique tracking requirements in-house. However, for most projects, tracking quickly becomes too complex to manage using a spreadsheet. To comply with I-829 requirements, the flow of each investor’s funds must be tracked from the initial subscription escrow, into the New Commercial Enterprise (NCE), through the loan from [...]

2019-10-07T18:12:36-07:00November 19th, 2015|Categories: Blog, EB-5|Tags: , |

Have Your Clients Work With a 1031 Commercial Real Estate Exchange Leader?

1031 exchanges are an excellent way to preserve capital and defer capital gains taxes. No two 1031 exchanges are the same, so it’s very important to work with a 1031 Qualified Intermediary who understands your client’s business. As a commercial real estate broker, lawyer, or accountant, you are always looking for a partner who you [...]

2019-10-07T18:12:51-07:00November 18th, 2015|Categories: 1031 Exchange, Blog|Tags: , |