The Economic Development & Investment Group believes that the foreign national investor requires a three-pillar approach to achieve their goals. Each of these goals and how we strive to achieve these goals are described below:
Attaining Lawful Permanent Residency (Green Card). In short, we constantly strive to be the best EB-5 investor visa program in the marketplace. We do this by establishing limited partnerships that serve as an EB-5 investment vehicle to make EB-5 investments that meet or exceed every requirement of the USCIS thus giving our investors, the foreign nationals applying for USCIS approval of an EB-5 visa, the confidence their petition will be approved. This is a time tested business model that focuses on proven job creation methodologies and solid statistically backed TEA designations that has resulted in successful adjudications time and time again.
Return of the investor’s original EB-5 capital investment. While EB-5 statutes require the investor’s capital to be fully at risk for the entire period of conditional residency, we seek out EB-5 investment opportunities that are structured to minimize this risk. Ensuring the capital is “at risk” does not mean that the EB-5 investment needs to be “risky”. Just like the investor, our success depends on the strength of the borrower. Ensuring that the goals of the Regional Center are well-aligned with the goals of the EB-5 investor provides a successful and solid foundation.
Secure a return on investment for our EB-5 investors. Notice that the return on EB-5 investment is third on the list. Why? If the primary goal of the investor is a return on investment, we are without doubt certain the EB-5 Investor Program is not the best vehicle for the investor. The primary goal of an EB-5 investor is the permanent visa, and not a return on the EB-5 investment. Potential EB-5 investors have acquired considerable net worth and are sophisticated investors. They understand the perils of high-risk investments. We believe the EB-5 program is not an “investment” program, rather it is a "jobs creation" program. We structure our EB-5 investments with the primary focus of achieving the first two aforementioned goals. We believe safety in EB-5 means being able to show ten new American jobs at the final stage of ajudication, and confidence our investment was truly qualified for the lower threshold; if the investment was the lower $500,000 investment. Our EB-5 investments are projected to provide a small return on investment; however, our approach that a safe EB-5 investment (one that will produce jobs) that minimizes risk - provides the investor confidence they will receive permanent residency and provide for their original capital to be returned. This structure meets the “at risk” requirement of the USCIS EB-5 program and in our opinion our investments are structured as one of the safest EB-5 investments available today.