The EB-5 program has seen about 10,000 visas a year given to foreign nationals interested in moving their families to the United States. In the past, the visas have required investments of $500,000 or $1 million, depending on the location, into a project that will economically stimulate the area through job creation.
The Greenfield Advisors EB-5 team provides an expert level of financial and business analysis with a high degree of objectivity that will give clients the information they need to make an informed decision about whether to invest in a particular project.
The decision to enter the EB-5 market comes at a time when both Congress and the SEC are looking into ways to both protect investors from fraud as well as make sure EB-5 investments create the economic stimulus that has been the goal from the beginning of the now 25-year-old program.
“We’ve seen for some time the need for an objective look at regional centers and direct deals before investors decide to invest,” said Dr. Clifford Lipscomb, Greenfield Advisors’ Vice Chairman and Co-Managing Director, as well as the head of Greenfield Advisors’ EB-5 diligence team. “Greenfield Advisors is known for its ability to look at complex financial and real estate situations and give clients the data and information they need to make an informed decision.”
Investors in EB-5 programs want to know their money is being placed in a project that will produce the anticipated returns and will allow them to gain EB-5 visas for themselves and their families. However, there are few options for investors to find qualified companies to perform the due diligence they need.
“It’s easy to find projects in which to invest, but to make the right decision you have to have the right information,” Dr. Lipscomb said. “Greenfield Advisors’ EB-5 diligence team includes a Ph.D. economist, a senior analyst with multiple FINRA licenses and Wall Street experience, and support staff, which allows us to give investors everything they need to make decisions on which regional centers are best for them. It’s that peace of mind that our clients want and our new diligence practice provides that critical element.”
Greenfield’s EB-5 diligence services can benefit EB-5 visa applicants and the law firms that advise them. If you are interested in learning more, please call 770-334-3952.