At the IIUSA EB-5 Market Exchange in October, NES Financial asked 26 industry experts what they foresaw as the issues and opportunities that would affect the EB-5 industry in 2015.
A couple of the major trends discussed were the flight to quality and globalization. With the potential of retrogression in China expected to take place mid-year, there will be a shift to finding investors from other countries. This presents a tremendous opportunity for issuers who can adapt quickly to the characteristics of these different markets.
The experts continuously brought up globalization because there seem to be many issues surrounding it. The demand for EB-5 within the Chinese investor market is proven and well understood. The country’s compliance requirements and the relationships with brokers and agents to source investors is something that the EB-5 industry is very familiar with. This is not the case in other markets.
It is suspected that demand for EB-5 visas will be strong in many Latin American and Middle Eastern countries based on many of the political events occurring in the world. Also, the U.S. is still a very desirable country to live in. However, since relatively few investors have been sourced from outside China to date, there is going to be a learning curve for issuers seeking these investors. The regulatory environment here is one area that needs to be very well understood.
Learn more about these topics and what the experts have to say about them by attending NES Financial’s exclusive EB-5 event, the 2015 EB-5 Innovation Summit.
“This is the only seminar series of its type in the industry,” said Reid Thomas, NES Financial Executive Vice President. “Not only are the most current issues and trends discussed by leading experts, but strategies and solutions are presented to help stakeholders prepare for meeting the challenges and seizing the opportunities that lie ahead.”
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