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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

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

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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