EB-5 Expiration Raises Big Questions for Developers

EB-5 Expiration Raises Big Questions for Developers
The wildly popular EB-5 program, which grants green cards to foreign investors, is set to expire today, raising big questions for both developers and investors. With the mass influx of foreign capital, EB-5 has been a winner among Chinese investors, with 90% of EB-5 visas granted going to China, pouring in nearly $4B since 2009 along the way. Developers, big and small, are bullish on EB-5, too, with a number using such funds to finance big projects. Related Cos, the developer of New York City’s Hudson Yards, raised a record $600M, using a “cash-for-visa” deal structure. Most recently, Macklowe Properties revealed plans to raise $100M in EB-5 funds for 1 Wall St, a $1.5B condo conversion in Lower Manhattan.

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