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EB-5 Investments in South Florida on Rise

EB-5 investments have become a trend within South Florida real estate development over the past year, and are now mixed with other, more traditional investment types. As Congress recently approved a three year extension of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor program, it’s usage is expected to...

Miami Hotel Market Outlook Good

The Miami hotel market is expected to prosper in 2013, according to market data based on occupancy, ADR and RevPar (revenue per available room) statistics. According to the numbers, Miami is past the recovery stage and into the new growth phase. As Miami is in...

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Hits Mainstream: Used by Hilton, Hyatt

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program reaches far and wide in the real estate development world. As the three-year extension of the program was just approved by the House of Representatives, it is expected to reach even further, contributing to the economic rebound and success of...

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Receives 3-Year Extension

On Thursday, September 13, 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S.3245, the three-year reauthorization of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. The bill, introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), was passed by the Senate on August 2, 2012 and awaited this final approval to enact....

Foreign Investors Boosting NYC Development, Regrowth

Foreign investors are boosting New York City development, according to recent real estate reports. The influx in investment is not only helping build new properties, but also helping to fill existing and refurbished properties.   The second tenant to lease space at Ground Zero’s One World Trade...

U.S. Economic Reports Discover Slow but Steady Progress

Economic reports released Tuesday, August 27, 2012 reflected a modest recovery, with slow but steady growth, on a national scale. The numbers showed an annual rate of growth at 1.7% within the April-June quarter. While unemployment applicants rose slightly over the past three weeks, from 372,000...

Chinese Continue to Seek Immigration Opportunities

While many popular Chinese immigrant destinations are tightening immigration rules, Chinese nationals with growing wealth and a desire to live elsewhere continue to seek profitable ventures outside China. As the United States awaits final approval on the extension of the EB-5 immigrant investor program, USCIS...

IIUSA and CDFA Host EB5 Investment Summit

The Association to Invest in the USA (IIUSA) and Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) hosted the 2012 CDFA National Development Finance Summit on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 in Washington DC. The successful event included IIUSA Executive Director Peter D. Joseph as the moderator and saw many state...