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What’s Inside The Official EB-5 Guidebook?

How EB-5 Capital Works
Learn the criteria of the EB-5 Program and understand how a potential project may qualify for EB-5 capital
Understand the steps a foreign investor must take to obtain a Green Card through the EB-5 Program
EB-5 Visa Program Basics 
Targeted Employment Area (TEA) Designation
Get the tools to instantly determine whether your project location qualifies as a TEA for EB-5 investment
EB-5 Job Creation: Cost Spend & Revenue
Learn how EB-5 eligible jobs are determined and how construction spend and revenues create EB-5 jobs
Key to Structuring EB-5 Loan Agreements
Learn the key structural and financial "on-market" terms to include in an EB-5 loan agreement
Understand what factors influence foreign investors' decisions to immigrate to the United States
Chinese EB-5 Investor Survey
How to Evaluate EB-5 Capital for Real Estate
Learn why EB-5 capital is popular for real estate development projects and what project types are best
Understanding EB-5 Economic Multipliers
Learn how construction spend and operational revenues translate into EB-5 eligible job creation 
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The Official EB-5 Guidebook is designed to be a transparent and informational resource to help developers and project sponsors quickly understand how the EB-5 Program works, the necessary steps to determine whether a project qualifies for EB-5 investment and for how much capital, and then how to structure the EB-5 investment offering and successfully approach foreign investors.
 
Learn How The EB-5 Program Works
Learn About Targeted Employment Areas
Understand How to Calculate EB-5 Job Creation
Learn How to Structure an EB-5 Project

What Industry Leaders Have Said About the EB-5 Guidebook

Stephen Steele
US Center for Foreign Direct Investment
"The ultimate resource for project developers seeking EB-5 investment capital."
NES Financial
"An excellent tool for developing operational best practices in the EB-5 industry." 
Reid Thomas
JD Capital
"Clearly explains the mechanics of the EB-5 Program and helps developers evaluate the use of EB-5."
Xiaohan Zhu

Consolidated Table of Contents 

Topics for Project Developers
     EB-5 Basics
     Project Structure
     Securities Law
     Business Plans and Job Creation
     Real Estate Developments 
     Strategies and Resources 
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Topics for Investors
     Visa Basics
     The EB-5 Program 
     Diligence & Fraud Prevention 
    Immigration & Financial Planning 
    The Visa Process 
Frequently Asked Questions  
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About the Authors

Sam has extensive real estate development, management, financing, and brokerage experience in the U.S. (Florida, Pennsylvania, California, and Georgia) and in the People’s Republic of China. Prior to founding EB5AN, Sam served as the Director of Corporate Strategy and Expansion for professional golfer Jack Nicklaus in the People’s Republic of China, living full time in Beijing. Sam was also previously employed by the Boston Consulting Group, one of the top management consulting and business strategy firms in the world. There, he worked directly with Fortune 500 companies in the food service, media, manufacturing, hospitality, and real estate spaces in the U.S., Europe, and Middle East. Sam holds a B.A. in Economics with a concentration in Mandarin Chinese from Yale University, a Certificate in Financial Accounting from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Mike has extensive private equity investment, business diligence, management consulting, and entrepreneurship experience. Prior to founding EB5AN, Mike worked for AEA Investors, a leading middle-market private equity firm with $6 billion under management, focused on making control-oriented investments in consumer goods, industrial goods, and business services companies. He invested out of their current $2.5 billion middle market private equity fund. His completed transactions include the $2 billion LBO of 24 Hour Fitness, the leading fitness club operator with over 400 clubs nationwide, and the minority investment in Brand Networks, a leading social media marketing solutions provider. Mike was previously employed by the Boston Consulting Group, one of the top management consulting and business strategy firms in the world. There, he worked directly with Fortune 500 companies in the transportation, financial services, industrial goods, information technology, and real estate spaces. Mike holds a B.A. in Economics and B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Samuel B. Silverman

Michael Schoenfeld

Timothy Y. Shih

Tim has extensive legal experience in corporate transactional matters, including complex public and private securities offerings, public and private M&A transactions, banking, and corporate restructuring. Prior to founding EB5AN, Timothy was an attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies in the hospitality, media, manufacturing, financial, banking, private equity, and real estate spaces. Tim also has extensive experience in the film, media and entertainment industry, having worked as general counsel for an entertainment company in the People’s Republic of China. Tim holds a B.S. in computer science from Yale University and a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law.
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