Congratulations to Newly Approved EB-5 Regional Centers – September 2019 Edition

NES Financial would like to congratulate the following new Regional Centers on their USCIS approval: ABC Global RC, LLC (California) National Eb-5 Wealth Center of California LLC (California): www.eb5wealthcenter.com/ New England Center for Business Development, LLC (Maine): www.eb5newenglandregionalcenter.com Permian Regional Center, d.b.a. Texas Energy Regional Center (New Mexico, Texas): www.texaseb5rc.com Shoora Regional Center, LLC (Georgia) As new Regional [...]

2019-09-12T19:00:56+00:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: BLOG, EB-5|Tags: , , , |

Join Reid Thomas and EB5 Affiliate Network’s Live EB-5 Discussion on Five Things That Matter While Selecting a Project

Navigating EB-5 Program parameters isn’t easy, and once an investor decides to participate in the EB-5 Program, selecting the right project is crucial for both obtaining a Green Card and safeguarding capital. Because selecting and conducting diligence on EB-5 real estate projects can be such a daunting task, especially in light of forthcoming updates to [...]

2019-09-10T22:33:50+00:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: BLOG, EB-5|Tags: , , , , |

EB-5 Version 3.0 Offers New Opportunities, Challenges

Despite negative rhetoric on immigration, global demand for U.S. citizenship seems to be at record highs, notes NES Financial's Reid Thomas. A Commercial Property Executive Article September 4, 2019 By Reid Thomas Original Article: https://www.cpexecutive.com/post/eb-5-3-0-offers-developers-new-opportunities-challenges/ The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently published new EB-5 regulations that go into effect on Nov. 21, 2019, and [...]

2019-09-05T04:36:21+00:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: BLOG, EB-5|Tags: , , , , |

3 Takeaways from the Forthcoming Updates to the EB-5 Program

It’s okay if you didn’t have time to sit down to read through the long-anticipated (and years-delayed) updates to the EB-5 Program rules — the changes and clarifications recently published by the Federal Register are 239 pages long. However, before the changes take effect on or after November 21, 2019, it would be wise to [...]

2019-08-31T04:29:08+00:00August 31st, 2019|Categories: BLOG, EB-5|Tags: , , , , |

How the 2019 EB-5 Regulatory Update Will Impact You

Listen Now The Federal Register finally released and published the long-anticipated (and years-delayed) updates to the EB-5 Program rules. These changes are scheduled to take effect on or after November 21, 2019. Find out how this 2019 EB-5 regulatory update will impact you! The minimum qualifying investment has been raised from $500,000 to $900,000 [...]

Redeployment Raises Questions and Increases Litigation Risks to EB-5 Sponsors

Read the article Two years after USCIS last published changes to their Policy Manual regarding EB-5 fund redeployment requirements, many questions still remain unanswered, and EB-5 issuers have largely been left to navigate the redeployment space on a “best efforts” basis. But this doesn’t always work out — in fact, in the last two [...]

NES Financial Recognized on San Francisco Business Times’ 2019 Greater Bay Area Fintech List

NES Financial, a Silicon Valley fintech company providing technology-enabled solutions for the efficient back- and middle-office administration of complex financial transactions, announced its debut on the annual Greater Bay Area fintech companies list. “Being named to the San Francisco Business Times’ Greater Bay Area FinTech list is a great honor and demonstrates NES Financial’s commitment [...]

At Risk, Debt Arrangement, Guaranteed Redemption: Important Distinctions [Article]

Read the article Commonly, USCIS challenges to EB-5 petitions may allege an investment is not eligible because it either (a) is not held “at risk,” (b) constitutes a “debt arrangement,” or (c) will result in a “guaranteed redemption.” However, though these terms differ substantially, the distinctions are poorly understood by many EB-5 professionals — [...]

investUS Chooses NES Financial to Administer $100 Million Opportunity Fund

NES Financial announced today that it has been contracted to provide its purpose-built Opportunity Zone Fund Administration Suite to investUS — a New Mexico­–based Opportunity Fund that plans to deploy $100 million into real estate and business projects in Opportunity Zones (OZs) around the country. investUS’s management says it takes a “triple bottom line” investment [...]

Upping the Ante: Higher Standards for Success in EB-5 [Article]

Read the article   The EB-5 marketplace continues to evolve, and USCIS’s standards along with it. In recent years, a number of unofficial “rule” changes have trickled down to regional centers and projects, mostly by way of increased enforcement action. In this month’s featured article, Phil Cohen (founder of consulting firm Strategic Element, Inc.) [...]