Industry Insights

Fiduciary Duty in EB-5 Capital Redeployment (Article)

Read the article   As wait times for Chinese-born EB-5 investors surpass the average length of EB-5 development projects, the need to “redeploy” their capital into secondary projects (to maintain the required “at risk” status of the funds) has become a challenging industry reality. An estimated $17 billion in EB-5 capital will require redeployment [...]

2018-09-09T03:49:11+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Categories: BLOG, EB-5, Industry Insights|Tags: , , , , |

How Transparent Is Your EB-5 Project Manager?

Read the article   When deciding on an EB-5 project to invest in, it goes without saying that investor due diligence is a critical part of the process. However, the most obvious metrics that investors and their attorneys often think to look at — for example, a given regional center’s track record of I-526 [...]

2018-07-29T00:05:11+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Categories: BLOG, EB-5, Industry Insights|Tags: , , , , |

SEC Investigates Registration Violations in EB-5 Offerings

Read the article   Investments in an EB-5 project fall under the umbrella of “securities offerings,” and are therefore subject to oversight by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Under SEC rules, any entity making a securities offering must register as such, unless they meet specific criteria for exemption. And, as attorney Jor Law [...]

The Simplest Solution to the Current Chinese EB-5 Backlog?

Read the article   The 2015 introduction of cutoff dates for mainland Chinese-born EB-5 investors has had profound impacts across the industry. With wait times for new applicants now estimated at well over 10 years, the EB-5 industry is struggling to adapt to declining immigration incentives among the once-dominant Chinese investor pool. Naturally, many [...]

2018-06-11T01:54:00+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Categories: BLOG, EB-5, Industry Insights|Tags: , , , , |

Could Independent Third Parties Help Your Regional Center Do More?

Read the article   For a bustling regional center, a standard team of experts is needed to handle matters of regulatory compliance and maximize investors’ chance of immigration success: a business plan writer, an economist, an immigration lawyer, etc. But is the basic EB-5 transaction team really enough? If you choose to go with [...]

EB-5 Partner Profile: Kevin Wright, Economist

As part of an ongoing series of profiles of our Medallion Partners, we recently had the chance to speak with EB-5 economist and industry veteran Kevin Wright about his work, emerging markets, and proposed reforms to EB-5. After a decade of independent operation, Kevin’s company merged into Baker Tilly in 2017. Read Kevin's answers to [...]

Navigating EB-5 Project Challenges

Read the article   Investment in any development project will necessarily involve risk, and EB-5 investment carries its own particular challenges. From simple project failure, to fraud, to legislative reform — which has the potential to change the playing field mid-game — the possibility of disruptions to an EB-5 petition must not be ignored. [...]

EB-5 Partner Profile: Christian Triantaphyllis, Immigration Attorney

As part of an ongoing series of profiles of our Medallion Partners, we recently had the chance to speak with immigration attorney Christian Triantaphyllis about his assessment of the current EB-5 market. Christian is an associate and EB-5 section lead at law firm Foster, LLP, where he concentrates his practice on business and investment immigration [...]

2018-04-08T23:07:48+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: BLOG, EB-5, Industry Insights|Tags: , , , , |

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: , , , , |