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Developer’s EB-5 Handbook for Construction Financing — New 3rd edition

29 April 2022

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JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® and EB-5 Finance Group™ are pleased to publish an updated edition of The Developer’s EB-5 Handbook for Construction Financing. This new and improved handbook provides essential resources for developers considering EB-5 financing for their next project.

The recent EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 and the reauthorization of the Regional Center Program, a crucial part of EB-5’s success, has generated renewed interest in the program’s low-cost funding opportunities. The Global Hospitality Group® has developed an approach to guide clients through the current EB-5 process with a minimal amount of financial risk and execute financing with a high degree of confidence.

The Developer’s EB-5 Handbook for Construction Financing helps developers assess potential opportunities for EB-5 financing while avoiding potential traps for the unwary.

The Handbook includes articles addressing the following topics:

  • What EB-5 is all about? What are its essentials?
  • What’s different about EB-5 this time around?
  • Is EB-5 still viable for developers now that it’s been reauthorized?
  • What is the optimum EB-5 construction financing structure for development projects?
  • How much? How cheap? How certain? How long?
  • What are the most common mistakes developers make with EB-5 financing?
  • Who do I need on my EB-5 financing team?

To download a free copy of The Developer’s EB-5 Handbook, click here.

If you would like to discuss any of the issues presented in the Handbook, please contact us.

Profile-David-SudeckDavid Sudeck is a senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® and JMBM’s real estate department. His practice primarily involves the complex issues associated with major commercial real estate projects, particularly those involving hotels, resorts, and mixed-use projects.

David is a seasoned real estate attorney and deal maker with an international reputation for his expertise on projects with a hospitality component, and he focuses in particular on providing practical counsel on critically important management and branding agreement issues. He is also widely recognized for providing top business and legal advice to hotel owners and lenders in the purchase, sale, development, construction, financing, leasing, and sale-leaseback of properties.

When he is not working on traditional senior debt or mezzanine financings for owners or lenders, David is likely working on creative joint ventures or “alternate” commercial property assessed clean energy (C-PACE) or EB-5 financings, as the head of the Firm’s C-PACE and EB-5 Finance groups. In the last 12 months, David and his team have closed more than $350 million of C-PACE financings, and David has been involved in virtually all of the $1.5 billion of EB-5 financings the Firm has handled. David also serves on the Public Policy Committee of the IIUSA, the EB-5 industry’s trade group for regional centers.

Contact David at +1-310-201-3518 or

Picture of Jim ButlerJim Butler is a founder of the JMBM law firm and chairman of its Real Estate Department. He founded and chairs the Firm’s Global Hospitality Group® which provide business and legal advice to owners, developers and investors of commercial real estate, particularly hotels, resorts, restaurants, spas, senior living, and complex mixed-use projects. This advice includes purchase, sale, development, financing, franchise, management, labor & employment, litigation, ADA, IP, and specialty financing such as commercial property assessed clean energy (C-PACE) and EB-5 matters for such properties.

Jim is recognized as one of the top hotel lawyers in the world and has led the Global Hospitality Group® in more than $112 billion of hotel transactions and more than 4,500 hotel properties located around the globe. They have helped clients with more than 2,500 hotel management and hotel franchise agreements and more than 100 hotel mixed-use projects.

JMBM’s team has closed more than $350 million of C-PACE financing and has advised on more than 100 EB-5 projects, closed more than $1.5 billion of EB-5 financing, and sourced more than half of that for our clients. EB-5 Investors Magazine named Jim one of the top 25 EB-5 lawyers in the United States, and Jim serves on the Public Policy Committee of the IIUSA, the EB-5 industry’s trade group for regional centers.

Contact Jim at +1-310-201-3526 or to discuss how we can help.

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