EB-5 – In today's challenging economic times, traditional forms of capital often come up short. For U.S.-based businesses and real estate projects that create jobs, funding through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program can fill a variety of capital funding gaps, including serving as mezzanine financing, replacing bridge financing or augmenting bank financing, or supplementing the equity contribution for projects involving new construction, renovations, or expansions.

At this breakfast briefing we will take a look at some of the common questions related to EB-5 Program financing, such as:

  • How to utilize the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program to fund real estate development projects
  • How to establish your own EB-5 Regional Center Designation
  • How to work with existing EB-5 Regional Centers including renting a regional center and receiving a debt or equity investment
  • Where to fit EB-5 Program financing in the Capital Stack
  • Tricks of the trade

Crowdfunding – Crowdfunding is a relatively new source of capital to fund real estate projects through the use of special websites (called portals) to reach a broad audience of investors not previously reachable. Crowdfunding opens the door to potential investors who seek to invest large and small amounts in a diverse array of projects beyond their previous reach. Prior to the JOBS Act of 2012, developers were limited by the general solicitation rules from promoting their projects on the Internet, in newspapers, on Facebook, etc.

At this breakfast briefing, we will take a look the basic how-to’s of the two types of crowdfunding.

Date and time

Thursday, March 17, 2016
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Seminar followed by Q&A


Ballard Spahr
2029 Century Park East, Suite 800
Los Angeles


Debbie A. Klis, Ballard Spahr
Louis Dienes, Ballard Spahr