Industry Insights

Specialty 1031 Exchanges: Beyond Real Estate

The great majority of 1031 deals concern real estate and real estate alone. In these cases, the framework for the transaction is fairly straightforward: an exchanger engages a qualified intermediary, sells a property, and then uses the money to buy a new property within 180 days. In this way, taxes on any appreciation of the [...]

Commonly Overlooked Factors of Importance when Performing EB-5 Due Diligence

Reasonable due diligence when selecting a potential investment is a crucial part of the EB-5 process: the choice of investment vehicle can mean the difference between a successful visa petition and total loss of capital. And since the majority of all EB-5 investment is made through the regional center program, [...]

2017-09-06T18:44:49+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: BLOG, EB-5, Industry Insights|Tags: , , , |

Fund administration: From paperwork to strategic asset. An interview with NES Financial’s Michael Halloran

It’s becoming ever more complex to run a private equity fund back office. How do you take fund administration to the next level, from a cost center to a competitive advantage? Michael Halloran, chairman and chief executive of NES Financial, explains in this short video for PrivCap. General partners are facing new pressures and disruptions [...]

Troubled Regional Centers and Failing EB-5 Projects

NES Financial offers a series of articles written by industry experts addressing key issues today. One such issue — a nightmare scenario to an EB-5 immigrant investor — is the possibility that his or her chosen investment vehicle may encounter legal or financial problems while their visa is still in process. The worst of these [...]

2017-09-06T18:43:25+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Categories: BLOG, EB-5, Industry Insights|Tags: , , |

PE Advisory Board Member Bill Salus Discusses the Future of Fund Administration

Last March, we welcomed industry veteran Bill Salus to our Private Equity Advisory Board. With over 30 years of experience under his belt, Bill has held senior positions with some of the biggest names in the global investment and financial services industries, as well as influential boutique institutions. We sat down with Salus recently to discuss [...]

The Rise of Private Equity in EB-5 Project Capital Stacks

Since the 2008 financial crisis, EB-5 investment has enjoyed a prominent place in the capital stacks of some of the country’s largest and most prestigious developments. However, for the first half of this decade, EB-5 investment and traditional private equity rarely came together to fund the same project. This appears to be changing, according to [...]

How to Structure an EB-5 Investment by a Minor

Traditionally, the EB-5 immigrant investor program has been utilized by adults to apply for immigrant status in the U.S. However, if prospective EB-5 investors hope to secure U.S. permanent residence for their children, and if those children may reach the age of majority before the visa becomes available (which, given the current backlogs, is becoming increasingly [...]

2017-09-06T18:36:40+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: BLOG, EB-5, Industry Insights|Tags: , , |

A Business Plan is Not a Statue: Impacts of Business Plan Changes

NES Financial offers a series of articles written by industry experts addressing best practices and pressing issues in the EB-5 industry, such as business plan changes in EB-5 projects. This article by Ronald Klasko of Klasko Immigration Law Partners, A Business Plan is Not a Statue: Impacts of Business Plan Changes, considers the impact of changes [...]

2017-09-06T18:34:16+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Categories: BLOG, EB-5, Industry Insights|Tags: , , , |

“Best Practices” for Estimating Construction Activity Jobs Under the EB-5 Regional Center Program

NES Financial offers a series of articles written by industry experts addressing best practices and pressing issues in the EB-5 industry, such as EB-5 job estimation to satisfy the 10 jobs per investor job creation requirement. This article by Jeffrey Carr of Economic & Policy Resources, "Best Practices" for Estimating Construction Activity Under the EB-5 Regional [...]

2017-09-06T18:33:31+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: BLOG, EB-5, Industry Insights|Tags: , , , |

Only the Strong Survive? The Potential Impact of Regional Center Fee Increases

NES Financial offers a series of articles written by industry experts addressing pressing issues in the EB-5 industry, such as Regional Center fee increases. This article by Brandon Meyer of Meyer Law Group, Only the Strong Survive? The Potential Impact of Regional Center Fee Increases, tracks steep fee increases for nearly every matter under USCIS [...]

2017-09-06T18:32:44+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Categories: BLOG, EB-5, Industry Insights|Tags: , , , |