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New York EB-5 Investment Immigration Convention

17 July 2016

New York EB-5 Investment Immigration Convention

More than 700 people are gathering the next two days in New York City for one of the largest EB-5 financing conferences in the country. We are proud to be a platinum sponsor of this program, and I am looking forward to my panel on how to finance hotel construction and development with EB-5.

Hosted by EB-5 Investors Magazine, this event will be held July 17-18, 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel in Times Square. The first day is comprised of three tracks of workshops and Monday is a full day of panels on EB-5 topics of current interest.

Dr. Arthur B. Laffer of Laffer Associates, and Mr. Charles Qi of the Beijing Entry and Exit Immigration Service Association will deliver keynote speeches, and attendees will benefit from timely legislative analysis on the EB-5 Regional Center Program extension.

In the middle of a pivotal year

With the Conference opening tomorrow, conference founder Kamyar Amiri-Davani described some of the critical issues facing the EB-5 industry at this mid-point in 2016:

We’re in the midst of a pivotal year for the EB-5 program. Industry consensus is that greater integrity and investor protection measures, as well as reform of the current TEA designation system, is needed. We hope that this conference will further enhance connections among developers, EB-5 lenders and service providers, and most importantly, to promote an enhanced EB-5 Regional Center Pilot program that Congress will extend for a significant period of time.

EB-5 Investors has hosted eleven major EB-5 conferences, including the two biggest annual conferences in the U.S. in Las Vegas and Southern California.

Other articles on EB-5 Financing

To access our rich library of articles on EB-5 financing, go to, scroll down the right-hand side under LEARN MORE ABOUT and click on “EB-5 Financing.” For your convenience, here are a few popular EB-5 articles that may be of interest:

JMBM has sourced more than $700 million of EB-5 financing for new development projects

Hotel Financing 2015: JMBM’s “preferred” EB-5 construction financing program for top developers and projects.

FAQs about EB-5 project financing for new hotel development

Hotel development & EB-5 financing: Why you don’t want to form your own regional center

Financing hotel development today: The 5 questions every hotel developer is asking about EB-5 financing



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Jim Butler is a founding partner of JMBM, and the founder and chairman of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® and Chinese Investment Group™. He is recognized as one of the top hotel lawyers in the world and has authored or co-authored The HMA & Franchise Agreement Handbook, How to Buy a Hotel Handbook, and The Lenders Handbook. Jim has led the Global Hospitality Group® in more than $71 billion of hotel transactional experience, involving more than 3,800 hotel properties located around the globe.