Specialists in EB-5 Investments

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It’s possible to get an American green card if you sign up to the U.S.’s EB-5 immigrant investor programme and invest capital into businesses that create stable jobs for Americans.  Private equity firm LCR Capital has created a dynamic fund through which high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals can invest the required legislative amount in which to gain American citizenship within around two years and earn a nominal interest on the five year investment.

The EB-5 immigrant investor programme enables foreign investors and their immediate families to obtain American green cards or permanent residency by investing in $500,000 (R6, 725,000) in businesses or real estate projects that create at least 10 full time jobs for Americans.

America’s EB-5 program was introduced in the 1990s under the G. W. Bush administration by the USCIS to develop or re-energise regional economies. The program has also been used to help finance large real estate projects, in addition to infrastructure, mining, agriculture, energy and restaurant projects. For example, the Pennsylvania Turnpike raised $200 million in EB-5 funds for their recent interchange project. This project is estimated to have created 5,000 jobs for U.S. workers at zero cost to taxpayers.

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All in all, last year, the EB-5 program raised $6 billion and financed over 100 projects nationwide. Some of the more prominent projects have been the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, the Sacramento Kings Golden 1 Center, Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills and 1 Wall Street in New York City.

EB-5 capital is extremely appealing to real estate and franchise developers as it provides an alternative form of finance to banks. Since the 2008 financial crisis, it’s been difficult for developers to secure loans to boost their businesses as banks have tightened up their lending criteria. Gaining finance through an EB-5 injection is also attractive because it has relatively low interest rates – sometimes as low as 2 percent, but can go up to 6 percent.

LCR Capital’s investment products can benefit both developers looking for capital injections and foreign investors seeking a new life in America. LCR Capital has created two investment vehicles through which foreign investors can invest in the developers of the Four Seasons Hotel & Residences (The Surf Club).

*EB-5 regulations expressly prohibit the guaranteed return of the EB-5 investors’ principal investment amount.

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Surf Club Four Seasons Hotel & Residences

EB-5 investments have backed many fantastic real estate projects all over America. EB-5 capital from China breathed new life into in Las Vegas, pumping millions into The Downtown Grand casino hotel project and also injected $50 million to part finance Trump Bay Street, a 50 story luxury rental apartment development. Read More…

Dunkin’ Donuts

Franchise Fund/American Opportunity Franchise Fund

It’s hard to believe that by simply investing in coffee and donuts you could live the American dream after acquiring a green card. But it was possible to invest in two of America’s top passions through LCR Capital’s Dunkin Donuts U.S. lending programme and the EB-5 or ‘immigrant investor’ visa.