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The much-awaited reauthorization of the EB-5 program was signed into law on March 15, 2022! The new EB-5 legislation ensures that the Regional Center program will be extended through September 30, 2027. Details of the New Legislation:  Investment Amounts:  Under the new legislation, the investment amounts for new...

What does "Retrogression" mean? There are a specific number of EB-5 visas allocated to each country per year.  Once the EB-5 visas for a country are used up, the remaining investors must wait for the following year to convert their I-526 approvals into green cards.  However,...

Question #1 – Has the Developer invested meaningful equity of its own in the project? When comparing EB-5 projects, potential investors should look at the amount of equity that the developer has invested in the project.  In most cases, the developer’s equity is returned when the...

What is the benefit of having a bank in the capital stack? Before a bank approves a loan for a project they have to conduct due diligence to ensure that the project meets the bank’s credit standards.  During this process, they will explore every aspect of...

We often refer to the “capital stack” when we discuss the different sources of money needed to fund a project. Sources can include common equity, preferred equity, senior debt and mezzanine debt among others.  When discussing an EB-5 project’s capital stack, it is important to...