INCLUDING IMPRESSIVELY LARGE JOB CREATION BUFFERS
EB-5 regulations require project developers to create and sustain a minimum of 10 jobs per investor. Recently, some EB-5 promoters have marketed their opportunities with “large job buffers” of 25 or 30%, which translates to 12 or 13 jobs per investor.
With the aim of reducing risk, AscendAmerica only markets transactions with at least a 40% job creation buffer, an economic projection that 14 jobs will be created per investor.
In limiting the EB-5 capital component for the development projects it hosts, AscendAmerica not only reduces the risk in the job creation arena, but also increases the likelihood of principal repayment as EB-5 will be a smaller component of the project’s capital structure.