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CDFA EB-5 Finance Update July 14, 2015

EB-5 Finance Update
July 14, 2015
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EB-5 Finance Update


CDFA is proud to announce the launch of a new newsletter: CDFA EB-5 Finance Update. We are sending the first two monthly issues as samples, and we encourage you to subscribe today.

EB-5 Financing in Development Finance
Stephen Strnisha from CiF presents on using the EB-5 visa program as a source of financing for development projects.

Overview of the Bipartisan EB-5 Reauthorization Bill S.1501
A recently introduced bill would reauthorize and reform the EB-5 Regional Center program for a period of five years to Sept. 30, 2020. Ballard Spahr covers what reforms are included in the legislation.

Another Record Breaking Quarter for the EB-5 Program
USCIS released FY 2015 second quarter data of I-526 and I-829 petitions. The EB-5 Program saw $989 million contributed to Foreign Direct Investment in Q2, the highest total in Program history.

Roadmap of EB-5 Capital: An Alternative Financing Tool for Commercial Real Estate Projects
This publication from New York University's Stern School of Business includes appendices showing a sample EB-5 mezzanine loan structure and terms along with a select database of large-scale Regional Center projects. The first section provides background on the EB-5 immigration process and a second section explains the key features of EB-5 capital and its role in current projects.

SEC Charges Unregistered Brokers in EB-5 Program
The SEC charged two firms that illegally brokered investments. The charges are the first against brokers handling investments in the EB-5 Program and follow earlier SEC actions against fraudulent EB-5 offerings.

IIUSA 5th Annual EB-5 Market Exchange
October 21-23,2015 - Sheraton Dallas, TX
The Annual EB-5 Market Exchange will boast panels sessions, EB5-101 Seminar, a exhibit hall to network, receptions, and an opportunity to learn about the industry's topics from experts. The event will feature EB-5 professionals from around the globe.

Upcoming Events
CDFA Summer School

CDFA Kentucky Webcast: Understanding the EB-5 Model in Kentucky
August 19, 2015 - 11am ET
Join the CDFA Kentucky Financing Roundtable in partnership with the Bluegrass International Fund, for this webcast on "Understanding the EB-5 Model in Kentucky," in which experts share basics of the program, case studies, and considerations for using this valuable tool in Kentucky.


Trends In Real Estate Market
The Orange County Register | Jul. 6 | EB-5 Visa

CanAm's EB-5 Capital for Shipyard Revival
Pennsylvania Business Daily | Jun. 30 | EB-5 Visa

Buying Visas with Investments Is Big Business, and Congress Is Taking Notice
The Washington Post | Jun. 29 | Access to Capital | EB-5 Visa | Economic Development

Boca Raton Company Charged as Unregistered EB-5 Broker-Dealer
South Florida Business Journal | Jun. 25 | EB-5 Visa | U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Foreign Investors Fund Missoula District Projects
Missoulian | Jun. 24 | EB-5 Visa | Rural Development

Reform of EB-5 Proposed in Senate
The Seattle Times | Jun. 17 | EB-5 Visa

Commitment to Hotel Project in Downtown Rockford
RR Star | Jun. 16 | EB-5 Visa | Economic Development

Grassley: EB-5 Reforms Would Help Rural States
Des Moines Register | Jun. 15 | EB-5 Visa | Federal | Legislative

EB-5 Financing Overview - Senior and Bridge Financing
Lexology | Jun. 11 | EB-5 Visa

EB-5 Project Finance - Creative Financing
JD Supra Business Advisor | Jun. 9 | EB-5 Visa | Economic Development

Foreign Investors Help Portland Boom
KGW | Jun. 3 | EB-5 Visa | Economic Development | Federal | Member News

FBI Closes EB-5 Visa Investigation
Associated Press | Jun. 3 | EB-5 Visa | Federal

RULE 2040 and the Lawful Payment of Foreign Broker Fees
IIUSA | Jun. 2 | EB-5 Visa | Federal | U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

American YiYo Regional Center Selects EB-5
Press Release Rocket | Jun. 2 | EB-5 Visa

EB-5 Contributed $3.58B to US GDP and Supported Over 41K Jobs
IIUSA | May. 29 | EB-5 Visa | Member News

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