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[HOT] [Q] How should I go about selecting the most suitable EB-5 project for me?
[Q] Which regional center is most suitable for me, and how do I go about selecting a suitable regional center EB-5 project for me?
Well, it really depends on what your goals are. We believe there are three (3) possible goals in your pursuit of EB-5 case.
1. Minimizing loss of your initial investment amount.
2. Obtaining "permanent" green cards for your family which will happen only if your I-829 is approved. Specifically, this means you need to make sure that requisite jobs will be created by the EB-5 project in a timely manner. This means you need to delve into how the jobs will be created and when the jobs will be created.
3. Making profit.
We believe obtaining all three goals is extremely tough in regional center EB-5 case. If goal number 3 is important to you, we suggest you pursue an individual, direct EB-5 case, rather than a regional center EB-5 case.
When it comes to a regional center EB-5 case, number 3 should not be all that important to you. Assuming, you decide that you want to pursue a regional center EB-5 case, we suggest that you keep in mind that in general, there are really only two types of investment structures when it comes to regional centers.
1. Pool funds from individual investors and put the money into an entity (usually a limited partnership) and then invest the pooled money as an equity in either a business or commercial real estate project and try to create the jobs that way. You can refer to this type as "Pool moneys and then do an equity investment" investment structure.
2. Pool funds from individual investors and put the money into an entity (usually a limited partnership) and then make a loan(s) to a for-profit or non-profit company engaged in job-creating project. You can refer to this type as "Pool moneys and then make investment loan" investment structure.
First, you need to know the advantages and disadvantages of these two types of investment structures, then you should move onto picking a regional center and the project.