At the IIUSA EB-5 Market Exchange in October, NES Financial asked 26 industry experts what they foresaw as issues and opportunities that would affect the EB-5 industry in 2015.
27% of respondents commented on the flight to quality occurring in the industry as an increasing trend that we will see this year.
Since 2010, there has been an explosion in the number of approved EB-5 Regional Centers, and as a result, there is a large number of projects being marketed to potential foreign investors. With all the investment choices available, investors are performing extensive due diligence and comparing projects against a much longer list of criteria. In addition to evaluating the project and the principles involved as has traditionally been done, investors are increasingly comparing investment opportunities on the basis of the financial controls and operational capabilities of the issuer.
The competition for investors and the quality of projects is at an all time high. Top tier real estate developers, utilities, and public-private partnerships are offering investors quality projects and strong reputational backgrounds. Aside from the usual factors, EB-5 issuers will need to pay increased attention to the operational aspects of their business in order to win these investors.
Regulatory oversight is expected to continue to increase as the industry continues to grow. It is essential that Issuers embrace best practices in order to remain in compliance with the regulatory bodies and provide the level of services required for investors.
Learn more about these topics and what the experts have to say about them by attending the NES Financial 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 to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities that lie ahead.”
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