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Greystone is the first truly institutional EB-5 platform, providing a sophisticated and comprehensive approach to sourcing EB-5 capital, best-in-class EB-5 projects, servicing, and investor relations.

A Path to US Citizenship

The Greystone Advantage:

Greystone specializes in identifying and underwriting EB-5 compliant projects. Our team of EB-5 experts seek to identify, underwrite and structure EB-5 projects that maximize the likelihood of a successful visa application outcome, while providing capital to qualifying development projects that create US jobs. In addition, Greystone’s institutional loan servicing and investor relations capabilities provides EB-5 developers and investors with a best-in-class level of service and transparency on par with that provided to the most demanding and sophisticated institutional stakeholders.

Benefits of the EB-5 Program for the Investor:

In comparison with the other employment and family-based Green Card categories, the EB-5 program offers an expedited way for qualified foreign investors to obtain a US Green Card and US citizenship.

  • Foreign investors do not need sponsorship from an employer or family member.
  • There are no language, business, or education requirements for applicants.
  • Investors who receive a Green Card through the EB-5 program are permitted to work and live anywhere in the US.
  • Investors who receive a Green Card can travel to and from the United States without a visa.
  • After establishing residency in the United States, investors and their children may be able to pay lower college and university tuition rates than foreign students.

EB-5 Investor Eligibility Requirements

For over twenty years, foreign investors and their families have been obtaining permanent residency in the United States through the 5th Employment-Based Preference (EB-5) visa program.

  • To qualify for the EB-5 program, a foreign investor must invest at least $500,000 in a new commercial enterprise located in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA), which is defined as a rural location or a location experiencing an unemployment rate that is at least 150% of the national average. If the new commercial enterprise is not located within a TEA, then the threshold investment amount is $1,000,000. Regardless of the minimum investment amount, the investment must be shown to create or maintain at least ten direct, indirect, or induced jobs within the vicinity of the project.
  • For additional information regarding eligibility and the EB-5 program, visit uscis.gov

The EB-5 Visa Application Process

  • 1Identify and select an EB-5 compliant investment opportunity
  • 2Fund required “At-Risk” capital contribution into escrow
  • 3File I-526 petition with USCIS
  • 4File to adjust status in US, or follow consular process in home country
  • 5Receive a conditional Green Card
  • 6File I-829 petition 2 years after receipt of conditional Green Card
  • 7Receive permanent Green Card
  • 8Eligible to apply for permanent US Citizenship after 5 years of residency
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Greater Certainty, Fewer Challenges

The Greystone Advantage for Developers:

Greystone’s more than 30-year track record in real estate makes us the only EB-5 platform with the experience, resources and capabilities of a full-service real estate lender, advisor, developer, and loan servicer. EB-5 financing offers an attractive alternative to traditional capital markets-based financing, and working with the right EB-5 platform can mitigate many of its challenges. Together with our world class team of experts, network of regional centers, and overseas distribution platforms we oversee the entire EB-5 process, including deal structuring, document preparation, marketing, loan servicing and investor relations.  The level of service provided by our EB-5 platform sets us apart from other EB-5 platforms in the marketplace and allows us to offer our clients greater certainty and efficiency in completing their EB-5 financings.

  • We’re able to structure a fully customized and integrated financing solution that includes EB-5 for even the most complex development projects.
  • We have a dedicated team of professionals with a proven track record of successfully structuring, marketing, and managing EB-5 offerings.
  • We have assembled a team of EB-5 experts, service providers, attorneys and advisors to ensure an efficient marketing process and to maximize the likelihood of a rapid USCIS approval process.
  • Our integrated and proactive government-relations strategy facilitates the USCIS approval process and timing.
  • We have relationships with a vast network of leading construction lenders, which can facilitate an efficient closing.

Advantages of EB-5 Financing:

  • EB-5 financing offers an attractive and lower cost alternative to traditional capital-markets-based subordinate financing, and working with the right EB-5 sponsor can mitigate many of EB-5’s real and perceived challenges.
  • EB-5 financing can be structured as mezzanine financing or preferred equity depending on the project and sponsorship, as well as the specific requirements of the developer and its senior lenders.
  • EB-5 offers a long-term (generally 5-7 years) fixed rate interest-only financing vehicle. Shorter terms may also be available depending on the project and sponsorship.

The EB-5 Offering Process

  • 1

    Offering Preparation

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    • Prepare SEC-compliant offering documentation
    • Develop marketing strategy and prepare collateral
  • 2

    Overseas Marketing

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    • Work closely with licensed migration agents to present the offering to qualified investors
  • 3

    Escrow Funds & Release

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    • Investors fund their capital contributions into escrow, file their I-526 petition
    • Funds released from escrow per the terms of the escrow agreement and offering documents
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    Loan Servicing And Investor Relations

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    • Monitor borrower’s compliance with terms of the loan agreement
    • Monitor job creation activities
    • Track and monitor status and capital accounts for all EB-5 investors
    • Provide periodic reports to EB-5 investors to aid in their visa application process
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Why Greystone

Greystone is the first truly institutional EB-5 platform, providing developers with a sophisticated, fully integrated, and full-service approach to accessing EB-5 capital for their projects. Our world-class team of experts, network of regional centers, and access to overseas distribution partners provides developers with certainty and efficiency of execution. Investors in projects organized by the Greystone EB-5 platform have access to best-in-class EB-5 opportunities and servicing. Our depth of experience in real estate advisory, lending, development, and loan servicing provides foreign investors with the confidence that their investment is safe and that it will help pave the path to US Citizenship.

Regional Centers

Greystone is building one of the largest networks of US Citizen and Immigration Service-approved regional centers in the U.S., providing access to EB-5 opportunities throughout the United States.

  • State
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Washington
  • Washington D.C.
  • Virginia
Regional States
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Interested in Learning More?

If you have any questions about the EB-5 program or about Greystone’s unique program capabilities, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of experts will assist you in any way possible.

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