Feb. 23, 2012
-- Shepherd Capital Funding, an experienced and forward-thinking investment consulting firm with an extensive wealth of knowledge and experience with EB5 consulting and marketing is pleased to announce that they have been retained to structure and develop the EB-5 project and regional center for a Miami-Dade County, Florida K-8 health sciences-based Charter School in the development and application phase.
This is an exciting opportunity for Shepherd Capital as well as education in Miami-Dade County. Charter Schools are choice projects for EB-5 financing and foreign investors see this breed of project as the perfect place to place their $500,000 investment, with the goal of gaining permanent residency in the USA.
Shepherd Capital was chosen as the consulting firm for this project due to their breadth of experience in EB-5 as it touches on the legal, the regulatory, the bureaucratic, and the human aspect of USCIS approval. EB-5 project approval and investor obtainment is practically impossible without proper planning and expert consultation. Shepherd Capital is able to guide their clients from start to finish through the labyrinth of EB-5 approval, resulting in the clients ultimate success.
A father and son team based in sunny Miami, FL, Shepherd Capital is a full-service investment consulting and EB-5 strategic and management consulting firm, whose mission is to utilize their experience to be an innovator in the world of EB5 project and investment consulting by providing companies with an unprecedented investment experience. "Through our close relationships with EB-5 marketing firms, experienced economists, immigration attorneys, securities attorneys, Regional Centers, and state government labor offices, we are experts in EB-5 project applications, investor marketing, and EB-5 immigration applications (I-526 & I-829)."
Shepherd Capital Funding is experienced in the successful preparation of all aspects of the EB-5 application process, including the essential econometric analyses required by the USCIS for approval of an EB-5 application (8 CFR 204.6(M)(i),(
iv), and (v)). "We guide our clients through the complex and regulatory obscurity of the EB-5 process to establish an EB-5 Regional Center and project, and successfully obtain funding for these capital investment projects."
The Employment-Based Fifth Preference Immigrant Investor Visa is a U.S. Visa created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through capital investment by foreign investors. Under the pilot immigration program first enacted in 1992 and regularly reauthorized since, EB-5 Visas are set aside for investors and their immediate family members through Regional Centers designated by USCIS for promoting economic growth, thereby impacting the regional economy and henceforth creating jobs. The USCIS offers two distinct EB-5 pathways for an alien investor to gain lawful permanent residence, the Basic Program and the Regional Center Pilot Program. Each of the two programs require that the alien investor make a capital investment, of $1,000,000 in a new commercial enterprise within the United States, or $500,000 if the project is located in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA). The new commercial enterprise must create or preserve 10 full-time jobs for qualifying U.S. workers. When making an investment in a new commercial enterprise affiliated with a USCIS-designated Regional Center under the Regional Center Pilot Program, an alien investor may satisfy the job creation requirements of the program through the creation of either direct, indirect, or induced jobs. The Immigrant Investor Pilot Program is aimed at stimulating economic activity and job growth, while allowing eligible aliens the opportunity to become lawful permanent residents.www.eb5nation. com