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CDFA EB-5 Finance Update - November 10, 2015

EB-5 Finance Update
November 10, 2015
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EB-5 Finance Update


USCIS Updated Its List of Terminated EB-5 Regional Centers
USCIS updated its online list of terminated EB-5 regional centers. According to the National Law Review, it is important that regional centers provide USCIS with adequate information to explain inactivity that may be justifiable.

Silverstein Properties Markets EB-5 to Fund Final World Trade Center Tower
The Wall Street Journal reports that Silverstein Properties is marketing the EB-5 visa program in China, hoping to raise about $500 million to help finance construction of the final World Trade Center office tower.

IIUSA Delivers Compromise EB-5 Legislative Proposal to Congress
IIUSA delivered its EB-5 legislative compromise proposal to Congress addressing Targeted Employment Areas, minimum investment amount, job creation methodologies, and effective dates.

EB-5 Financing Fuels Part of Allentown's Revitalization
The next phase in the Allentown City Center's development plan is a $225 million complex that will bring an office tower, high-rise apartments, parking complex, and public park. According to the Morning Call, the financing will come partly through the EB-5 program to encourage private foreign investment.

EB5 Capital Expanding into TX
The new Texas Regional Center, EB5 Capital, will help meet the growing demand for lower-cost foreign investment capital. According to Press Release Rocket, EB5 Capital is an active player in the EB-5 industry, investing in commercial real estate ventures in both urban and rural markets.

Upcoming Events

CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Exploring the Newark Development Renaissance
November 17, 2015 - 1:00 pm EST
During this installment of the CDFA//BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast, hear from the public sector officials and financiers behind Newark's downtown renaissance and learn how building strong partnerships has created a competitive and dynamic atmosphere that has attracted investment and spurred economic development.


EB-5 Regional Center Annual Reports Due Dec. 29
JD Supra Business Advisor | Nov. 9 | EB-5 Visa

City Connections Approved as EB-5 Regional Center
The Real Deal | Nov. 3 | EB-5 Visa

EB-5 Program Brings Foreign Investment to Valley
The Desert Sun | Nov. 2 | EB-5 Visa

Lake City Senior Project Combines FHA and EB-5
Daily Journal of Commerce | Oct. 30 | EB-5 Visa

SD Suing Former EB-5 Administrator
Keloland TV | Oct. 22 | EB-5 Visa

FL Tower Begins Accepting EB-5 Funding
South Florida Business Journal | Oct. 21 | EB-5 Visa

Kuafu Seeks Nearly $50M in EB-5 Money for East 86th Street Project
Commercial Observer | Oct. 20 | EB-5 Visa

Chinese Developer Sees Tacoma Tract's Upside
The Seattle Times | Oct. 20 | EB-5 Visa

Feds Aim to Kick SD out from EB-5 Program
Daily Republic | Oct. 19 | EB-5 Visa | U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Top 10 Questions Every EB-5 Investor Should Ask
Inside Counsel | Oct. 15 | EB-5 Visa

FL Hotel Development Cuts Costs with EB-5 Funds
South Florida Business Journal | Oct. 15 | EB-5 Visa

Critics Decry NYC Tower's 'Widespread Abuse' of EB-5
Curbed NY | Oct. 15 | EB-5 Visa

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