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An EB-5 Investor’s Obligation: Due Diligence.
Prospective EB-5 investors have an obligation to conduct proper due diligence. participation in the EB-5 program, from an immigrant investor’s perspective, involves a huge financial commitment as well as relocation from the home country to life in the United States. In most cases this relocation is of multiple individuals within a family unit, what the EB-5 Program terms eligible dependents. Simply stated, the EB-5 investor is investing hundreds of thousands of dollars of a family’s wealth which, this investment, also requires moving that family to the United States with the intent to become permanent residents of the United States so common-sense dictates that the investment not be entered into blindly.
EB-5 investor’s obligation.
Proper EB-5 investor’s obligation, due diligence, is not one in which the EB-5 investor can rely solely upon what they are told by others. A proper due diligence is one in which the investor gains knowledge about the EB-5 Program, its requirements, its options, its milestones, how success is measured and what happens if something goes wrong. The prospective EB-5 investor needs to understand more than what is required to get a visa. The investor’s due diligence needs to also focus on EB-5 investment opportunities and how these investment opportunities may differ from one another.
Past successes or failures are not a guarantee of future success.
Past successes or failures are not a guarantee of future success or a guarantee of failure however past successes and failures can be something to learn from. A proper due diligence should include understanding what lead to a project’s success or what lead to a project’s failure. The prospective EB-5 investor should then use this knowledge and apply it to any prospective EB-5 investment opportunity they are considering.
A Beginner’s Guide to the EB-5 Visa Program.
For most prospective EB-5 investors the question becomes, where do I begin? AIM is producing, what what we like to call “A Beginner’s Guide to the EB-5 Visa Program” however our guide is merely an outline of answers you need to seek. Remember, due diligence is work you need to do and the ultimate value of that work is directly related to the efforts you put into your due diligence. If you would like to receive a copy of our guide simply complete the Quick Question form on the right or below with the subject Please send guide.
An EB-5 investment decision.
AIM has relationships with individuals and companies that can assist you with answers you will be seeking, and AIM will gladly make introductions. An EB-5 investment decision is likely to be one of the most important decisions an individual will ever make and as such it needs to be accorded the proper due diligence.
Prospective EB-5 investors have an obligation to conduct proper due diligence. Participation in the EB-5 program, from an immigrant investor’s perspective, involves a huge financial commitment as well as relocation from the home country to life in the United States.
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AIM works exclusively with developers and our compensation comes from the developers we work with. However, we understand the importance of the EB-5 investor’s needs and priorities, and we strive to ensure that our developers take these into consideration. Our goal is to educate our clients (developers) on what matters most to prospective EB-5 investors and how certain structuring in a Job Creating Entity can benefit all parties involved.
Kraig Schwigen is a recognized industry expert in the EB-5 business with over a decade of experience. As the former Chief Operating Officer of one of the largest regional center groups in the industry, Kraig grew the company from 40 investors to over 5,400, representing over $2.7 billion in EB-5 investment capital raised.
Today, as a key member of the American Investment Migration (AIM) team, Kraig is dedicated to sharing his extensive experience and expertise to assist developers seeking EB-5 investment capital.