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How EB-5 Regional Centers and Sponsors Can Evaluate Broker-Dealer, Investment Company and Investment Adviser Registration...

This article is the second in a series of articles on how EB-5 regional centers and sponsors can evaluate broker-dealer, investment company and investment adviser registration requirements under U.S. securities laws....more

9/2/2014 - Broker-Dealer EB-5 Immigrants Investors Visas

How EB-5 Regional Centers and Sponsors Can Evaluate Broker-Dealer, Investment Company and Investment Adviser Registration...

This article is the first in a series of articles on how EB-5 regional centers and sponsors can evaluate broker-dealer, investment company and investment adviser registration requirements under U.S. securities laws....more

9/2/2014 - Broker-Dealer EB-5 Enforcement Actions Investment Adviser Investment Advisers Act of 1940 Investment Company Act of 1940 Investment Funds Jurisdiction Registration SEC Securities Exchange Act USCIS

What is Happening Now in the Market for EB-5 Financing for Hotel, Multi-Family and Mixed Use Real Estate Developments

Competition for EB-5 Financing is Strong. Demand for EB-5 financing among U.S. real estate developers is at record high levels, and demand for high quality EB-5 investments in China remains strong. Marketing agents in...more

8/4/2014 - China EB-5 Immigrants Real Estate Market USCIS Visas

California’s New Rule for Private Fund Advisers Will Result in Significant New Requirements and Restrictions for Many Real Estate...

On August 27, 2012, the California Department of Corporations adopted a new Rule 206.204.9, which was intended to encourage capital investment in private investment funds by providing an exemption from investment adviser...more

1/23/2014 - Accredited Investors Broker-Dealer Financial Reporting Investment Adviser Investment Company Act of 1940 Investment Funds Private Funds Qualified Client Real Estate Investments SEC Securities

How to Find the Right Regional Center and Negotiate the Terms of an EB-5 Financing for your Hotel Project

Why EB-5 financing is important to hotel developers now: Financing for new hotel development is still in short supply, even for experienced hotel developers. As a result, many hotel developers are exploring the EB-5 financing...more

1/22/2014 - Commercial Real Estate Market EB-5 Hospitality Industry Hotels Immigrant Investment Visas Job Creation Land Developers USCIS

EB-5 and the Tenant Occupancy Issue as Applied to Hotel Employees

Since the release of its “Tenant Occupancy” Notice on February 17, 2012, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has begun issuing Requests for Evidence on pending regional center applications and exemplar...more

1/20/2014 - EB-5 Hospitality Industry Hotel Management Agreements Hotels I-526 Petition Leases Tenants USCIS Visas

California’s New Rule for Private Fund Advisers will Result in Significant New Requirements and Restrictions for Many California...

On August 27, 2012, the California Department of Corporations adopted a new Rule 206.204.9, which was intended to encourage capital investment in private investment funds by providing an exemption from investment adviser...more

1/18/2014 - Department of Corporations Dodd-Frank EB-5 Form ADV Investment Adviser Investment Funds Private Investment Funds Rule 144A SEC

EB-5 Financing for Hotel Development: Use of Hotel Industry Standards for Determining Job Creation from New Guest Expenditures

USCIS has challenged EB-5 financing for hotel projects that rely on guest expenditures. Since 2012, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued multiple Requests for Evidence (RFE) challenging the...more

1/18/2014 - EB-5 Financing Guest Expenditures Hotels USCIS

Protecting the Integrity of the EB-5 Investment Market Through the Adoption and Use of Due Diligence Best Practices

EB-5 stakeholders must act to protect the integrity of the EB-5 investment market in the wake of the SEC fraud complaint against the International Regional Center Trust of Chicago, LLC. The EB-5 immigrant investor program...more

1/17/2014 - EB-5 Foreign Nationals Green Cards Immigrants Immigration Reform Investors USCIS

Brand Franchise Issues in Hotel Purchase and Sale Transactions

Key issues for buyers and sellers of branded hotels operating under franchise agreements. Buying or selling a hotel operating under a brand name requires special attention – the existing franchise agreement will be...more

1/17/2014 - Brand Franchise Agreements Franchises Hospitality Industry Hotels

Using Multiple Sources of Alternative Financing for Hotel Development

Four years after the collapse of the traditional financing markets for new hotel developments, most hotel developers are still struggling to find the necessary financing to fill the capital stack required to build new hotels....more

1/17/2014 - Financing Hospitality Industry Hotels Tax Credits

Advising Business Owners Seeking Financing Through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program

Business owners throughout the United States are still finding it difficult to finance development and expansion of their business, almost three years after the start of the Great Recession in September 2008, and weak job...more

1/17/2014 - EB-5 Financing Green Cards Immigrants Investors USCIS Visas

EB-5 Alert: U.S. House of Representatives Approves Three-Year Extension of EB-5 Regional Center Program and Sends to President for...

EB-5 Program Regional Centers Have Been Re-authorized until 2015. EB-5 Regional Centers play an important role in raising EB-5 financing for new business development, and there has been some concern among investors and...more

1/17/2014 - EB-5 Immigrants Immigration Reform Investors USCIS Visas

Update on California’s New Targeted Employment Area Procedures for EB-5 Immigrant Investor Financing

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development is actively communicating with EB-5 stakeholders to address concerns raised with the new procedures for designating “Targeted Employment Areas.” We met with Brook...more

1/17/2014 - EB-5 Green Cards Immigrants Immigration Reform Investors USCIS

EB-5 Alert: California’s New Targeted Employment Area Procedures Impose New Barriers on California’s Ability to Compete for EB-5...

California has adopted new policies that will deny EB-5 financing to many projects. On April 30, 2012, the California Department of Business, Transportation and Housing Agency released a bombshell that will have substantial...more

1/17/2014 - EB-5 Foreign Investment Green Cards Immigrants Investors USCIS Visas

EB-5 Financing: Use of stabilized hotel revenues for determining job creation from new hotel development.

USCIS has challenged EB-5 financing for hotel projects that rely on stabilized revenues as the basis for determining job creation. ...more

6/18/2013 - EB-5 Financing Hotels

EB-5 Financing for hotel development: Using guest expenditures to calculate job creation for hotels

USCIS has challenged EB-5 financing for hotel projects that rely on guest expenditures. ...more

6/16/2013 - EB-5 Financing Hotels USCIS

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