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Mexico’s Presence in Miami Is Here to Stay

by Bilzin Sumberg on

The image of Mexicans in Florida is usually framed around the immigration debate raging in our country currently. But the Mexican influence and presence in Florida goes far beyond migrant workers picking crops in Homestead...more

Significant Increases to EB-5 Program Filing Fees Effective on December 23, 2016

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has increased fees by an average of 21 percent for certain U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) applications, including the U.S. Immigrant Investor Program (EB-5)....more

West Coast Real Estate Update: October 2016 #2

by Holland & Knight LLP on

California Legislature Revises De Minimis Exemption of Finance Lenders Law - Real estate projects that utilize federal New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing recently received a reprieve from a state licensing...more

Brexit – Real Estate Update

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In the run-up to the referendum, many of the headlines focused on the economy and immigration. Little was made of the real estate market, which is surprising given that it is reported to be worth nearly £7 trillion; account...more

Congress Extends EB-5 Program without Changes until September 2016

by Blank Rome LLP on

Action Item: The nine-month extension of the EB-5 Program provides a temporary reprieve to the real estate developer and foreign investor communities while Congress and industry groups grapple with a more comprehensive...more

Foundation: December 2015 • Vol. II, Issue 3

by Blank Rome LLP on

As we now find ourselves in the midst of Q4 with the holiday season rapidly approaching, it is safe to say that 2015 was a rather dynamic year across the board. The real estate market being no exception, we expect great...more

The Death of EB-5 Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

by Dechert LLP on

Earlier this year we discussed the uncertain future of the EB-5 Visa Program, one of the most successful inbound investment programs of recent years, as evidenced by the $5.2 billion dollars the program has generated in the...more

SEC Files Another Fraud Action Based on EB-5 Program

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The EB-5 program is supposed to provide a path to a permanent green card. The program was designed to create that path for foreign national who invest specified sums in the U.S. that create jobs – a win win for everyone....more

Foreign Investment + Construction = Green Card

When you talk about construction and immigration it’s usually about undocumented workers and the underground economy, at least here in California and other border states. But a recent article I read wasn’t about poor, illegal...more

Banks and the EB-5 Program: Look Before You Leap

by Lane Powell PC on

Many Washington banks have been asked to serve either as lender for an EB-5 project or as escrow holder to receive EB-5 customer deposits. While the benefits of serving in such roles, especially for a large real estate...more

Miami Developers Utilizing Non Traditional Sources of Venture Capital

by Bilzin Sumberg on

With all the current and planned building projects taking place in South Florida, it seems the recent real estate crash has largely been forgotten. However, the collapse still haunts traditional lending institutions, many of...more

“JOLT” Act Seeks To Lessen U.S. Travel Restrictions For Brazilians, Canadians

by Bilzin Sumberg on

While Canadians still comprise the number one group of foreign buyers of real estate statewide in Florida, América Economía is now reporting that Brazilians have surpassed Canadians as the top overseas visitors and property...more

Florida Isn't the Only Place Boosting Its Economy With "Buy a Home, Get a Visa" Campaigns: Spain, Ireland, the Bahamas, and Others...

by Rosa Eckstein Schechter on

The growing popularity of EB-5 Visas with foreign investors is exciting to see for those of us watching the Florida economy, particularly Miami. Our past couple of posts have discussed aspects of this new "buy a home, get a...more

Miami EB-5 Regional Center Application Gets Boost From Proposed Panorama Tower Project: Will Chinese Investment in Florida...

by Rosa Eckstein Schechter on

The EB-5 Visa is important to Florida real estate development (as well as the Florida economy overall) because it is a great incentive for foreign investors to choose Florida - particularly places like Miami, South Florida,...more

Florida Foreign Investment Has New Opportunity: EB5 Investment into Florida Charter School Projects - But Does This Hurt Other...

by Rosa Eckstein Schechter on

Traditionally, international investment in Florida meant that foreign investors were putting their investment money into commercial real estate -- things like office buildings, luxury hotels and resorts, maybe shopping...more

Reauthorization of EB-5 Program to Spur Business Development

by Bilzin Sumberg on

The City of Miami is pushing for job creation and economic development through the establishment of an EB-5 immigrant investor regional center. The EB-5 program, initially created in 1990 by Congress, allows for foreign...more

Venezuelan Capital Flight to South Florida as Venezuelan Nationals Consider Relocating to Miami Area After Hugo Chavez Re-Elected

by Rosa Eckstein Schechter on

This week, Hugo Chavez was re-elected as President of Venezuela, taking 54% of the Venezuelan vote to the 45% of challenger Henrique Capriles, grandson of Holocaust survivors. This means that Hugo Chavez will be the...more

Florida Commercial Real Estate, Foreign Investors, and the EB-5 Program: Cash for Visas or Savvy Investing?

by Rosa Eckstein Schechter on

Foreign investment in Florida real estate has been a significant factor in Florida's fight against a hard, harsh economy - however, truth be told, much of the media coverage on the international money coming into Florida has...more

Mile-High’ overview of EB-5 Immigrant Investor program

by Snell & Wilmer on

Originally published in The Colorado Real Estate Journal - JUNE 6, 2012 – JUNE 19, 2012. As we begin to navigate our way out of the recent recession, hoping that it is actually over and that the market for commercial...more

Legislative Update on the state of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

by Akerman LLP on

The EB-5 program has received growing attention in recent weeks. In these days of tight credit, particularly for commercial real estate development, the EB-5 Program provides an attractive alternative to conventional real...more

Visa Investor One Page

by Todd Gallinger on

An introduction to VisaInvestor.com, the first provider of fully integrated solutions for foreign investors looking to relocate to the United States. For more information, visit VisaInvestor.com or GallingerLaw.com. ...more

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