USAdvisors.org is the source for news, projects and information about EB-5 Regional Centers and their investment projects. We are financial analysts, economists, accountants, statisticians and mathematicians that produce EB-5 Regional Center project comparative analysis reports for foreign national investors based on topics covering job creation methodology, the strategic plan, management, risk factors, risk mitigation, safety, return, exit strategy, escrow and industry overview among many others. They have developed an approach to quantitatively assess the risks involved with the two key questions of the EB-5 project investment decision:
1. What is the probability that the jobs will be created within the time alloted and that those jobs will be acceptable to USCIS / CSC?
2. What is the probability that principal will be returned at term? Is the exit strategy clearly defined and achievable?
This empirical analysis provides the foreign national investor with the information they need from an independent, professional resource that will help guide them to making the best possible investment decision for them and their family. To view the latest updates on the EB-5 program, please view our EB-5 Visa News blog at: http://eb5visanews.com/ and newsletter here: http://eb5info.com/newsletters Factors used in the comparative analysis report.
We acquire objective and reliable information on an EB-5 Regional Center's management and operational activities. Our reports cover over 30 topics including:
- strategic plan
- organization chart
- location, demographics (map of TEA / Regional Center)
- job creation
- market (for product or service; domestic or global?)
- marketing plan
- equity participation
- allocation of profit / loss, estimated time to positive cash flow, earnings
- fees & expenses (for project and for investor)
- financial projections (income statement, balance sheet, cash flow)
- revenue projections (if this is a debt product, then structure of interest differential)
- past projects, track record (EB-5 investments and other), past capital raised
- risk factors
- risk management / mitigation
- exit strategy, transfer of interest restrictions
- escrow: number of investors needed before project can begin, total number of investors needed, release or return of funds conditions
- funding requirements: existing debt, or other equity or debt obligations needed or contracted to complete project, lines of credits and/or external equity available for project
- project structure: projected ratio of EB-5 funds to overall project funding
- investment terms, operating agreement
- number of 526, 829’s filed, pending, approved, denied (success rate)
- any 526 or 829 Requests for Evidence (RFE's)?
- message from the Principal / GP
- industry overview
- regional center & industry news
- market prices (spot & forward) (ie. commodities, lease rates) & current PPM asset valuations
- any proprietary intellectual property rights, patents?
- competing technology or patents, est. time to completion of R&D, commercialization?
- contact information
- reporting requirements, operational and job creation: frequency of reporting
The comparative analysis report is a systematic research effort, which is used to gather the critical facts and descriptive information which is most relevant to the making of an informed decision on a matter of importance to the foreign national and their family.
Michael Gibson is the Managing Director of USAdvisors and is a Registered Investment Advisor (CRD # 157403). His previous work experience was with Citicorp where he worked in the Capital Markets and Investment Banking divisions as a broker-dealer, securities, foreign exchange, derivatives, money market, credit & debt analyst and portfolio risk manager. His duties involved overseeing Citi's financial operations, structuring financial instruments and hedging bank and client risk and investments in emerging markets in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. In 2007 he established USAdvisors.org as an organization to assist foreign nationals with their EB-5 investment decisions, has completed the Series 7 and 65 exams, is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and holds a degree in Economics from Virginia Tech.
Michael also sits on the IIUSA Board of Directors and is past Chair of the Best Practices Committee.