If you are in need of an EB-5 investment specialist to assist you with your project selection, AIIA has curated a list of top EB-5 Investment Consultants supportive of AIIA’s mission that are available to assist immigrant investors in finding and evaluating multiple EB-5 projects.
Registered Representatives of Broker-Dealers are financial consultants who assist businesses, investment issuers and developers in raising capital through EB-5 investors. Essentially, these investment consultants (also called investment specialists or private placement consultants) help investors conduct due diligence on a project by evaluating a potential project’s risks and rewards, job-creation predictions, offering documents, and developer compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations. Their main duties consist of looking for viable projects for clients, conducting due diligence on projects for sound financial security, visiting the project sites to confirm construction progress, and conducting due diligence on “principals” in the deal (such as issuers, developers, etc). They also analyze the financial data presented by a developer and an RC in offering documents and business plans to ensure that the information presented is sound. With their experience and knowledge of the EB-5 industry, private placement consultants often have access and exposure to EB-5 projects that may not be easy to find.
While a private placement consultant is not necessary to conduct an EB-5 deal, investors who do use a consultant have advisors at their disposal when questions arise or if the investment process goes awry. Consultants can be used as protective assets to prevent restarting the immigration process because of complications with a project’s regulation compliance. Investors who correspond with an issuer or developer using a Broker Dealer have more leverage in knowing what questions are important to ask, soliciting answers to those questions, and ensuring all parties follow through with the terms and conditions agreed to in a project’s documentation.
Project Specialists represent their client (the investor) and are meant to stay independent of other parties involved in a project. If a project specialist is involved with a project developer or investment issuer, they must legally disclose this association to a client. EB-5 Investment Consultants listed below are active supporters of AIIA’s mission of advocating for investors and have been thoroughly vetted by AIIA.