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EB-5 Financing for Hotels: Brian Su's EB-5 Investment Boot Camp
in Los Angeles on November 11, 2011


By Jim Butler of the Global Hospitality Group®
Author of www.HotelLawBlog.com
November 1, 2011

EB-5 financing is a hot topic, particularly for hotels.
 

My partners and I in the JMBM Global Hospitality Group® have been talking about EB-5 financing for some time in our blogs. A complete list of the articles with links is below for your convenience.

EB-5 financing is important for hotel developers. And, hotels are the most popular EB-5 investment!

From the responses we have received, we know there is tremendous interest in the hotel community about using the EB-5 program to finance hotels.

In addition, we know from our discussions with Chinese marketing agents that hotels are the most popular of all EB-5 investments to Chinese investors.

With the continuing constraints on lending for new hotel development, the EB-5 program offers an alternative source of financing that has been proven to work on new hotel developments around the country.

Financing new hotel development with EB-5 financing -- the Marriott Courtyard in Milwaukee

The most recent successful EB-5 financing was for a new Courtyard by Marriott in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Our Chinese marketing agent contacts are reporting that the demand in China for EB-5 visas is still strong. And they are looking for new projects -- particularly hotels -- to offer to investors there.

The Chinese EB-5 marketing agents are particularly interested in hotel projects being developed with major hotel brand names and by companies with strong track records. They also like to see some kind of government support and good markets. But no single factor is determinative.


Jim Butler and JMBM partner Catherine Holmes at a dinner celebrating
the firm's 30th anniversary. They are discussing several of the Global
Hospitality Group®'s EB-5 projects. They are presently working on more than
40 EB-5 projects, most of which involve financing new hotel development.


Come to the "EB-5 boot camp" and learn how to access EB-5 financing

For people who want to find out more about how to access EB-5 financing for hotel development, we recommend you consider attending The National EB-5 Investment Boot Camp Los Angeles on November 11, 2011, hosted by our friend, Brian Su, of Artisan Business Group, Inc.

My partner Catherine Holmes and I are delighted to be a part of this conference, speaking about EB-5 financing for the hospitality industry.
We like Brian's "Boot Camp" format for this one-day conference. As always, it will feature some of the top experts in the field of EB-5 investment, including economists, immigration experts, and Chinese marketing agents, talking about all the nuts and bolts of getting an EB-5 financing project off the ground.

More information about the event can be found on Brian Su's website at www.eb5bootcamp.org.

Please let us know if you are going to come . . .

Catherine and I hope to see you there! If you are coming, please let us know. Let's see if we can get your construction project financed. You can click on the links below to send us an email or find our contact information.

Other articles on EB-5 financing for hotels and Chinese Investment

We have been working on Asian investment for more than 20 years, but with the recent explosion in Chinese investment over the past 3 years, we have written quite a bit on the subject. Here are links to some of those articles if you wish to delve further. Click here to see all articles on EB-5 financing and here to see all articles on Chinese Investment.
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Catherine Holmes
is a transaction and finance partner with JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® and Chinese Investment Group™. She specializes EB-5 financing and Chinese investment matters as well as resort and hotel purchase and sale transactions, resort and urban mixed-use financing and development, hotel management and franchise agreements, and hospitality asset workouts. With her background in securities transactions, she also assists hotel developers with public and private offerings of securities. For more information, please contact Catherine Holmes at +1 310.201.3553 or cholmes@jmbm.com

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Eudeen Chang is a litigation and business expert with JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® and Chinese Investment Group™. He has particular interest and focus in assisting Asian American businesses and organizations, and with his Mandarin language fluency he is a trusted counselor of Chinese business owners newly arrived in the U.S. on their personal and business matters. He specializes in investment matters, contract disputes, trade secrets, patent issues, products liability, class actions, real estate, hospitality, construction defect litigation, and employment matters. For more information, please contact Eudeen Chang at +1 949.623.7232 or echang@jmbm.com.
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Victor Shum
is a corporate and securities partner in JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® and Chinese Investment Group™. He has advised clients on EB-5 matters since 1999 and assists hotel developers on EB-5 financing as well as public and private securities, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border issues, and other strategic business transactions, including real estate transactions and intellectual property and technology licensing matters. For more information, please contact Victor Shum at +1 415.984.9611 or vshum@jmbm.com.


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This is Jim Butler, author of www.HotelLawBlog.com and hotel lawyer, signing off. We've done more than $60 billion of hotel transactions and have developed innovative solutions to help investors be successful in bidding for hotel acquisitions, and helping investors and lenders to unlock value from troubled hotel transactions. Who's your hotel lawyer?

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Our Perspective. We represent hotel lenders, owners and investors. We have helped our clients find business and legal solutions for more than $60 billion of hotel transactions, involving more than 1,300 properties all over the world. For more information, please contact Jim Butler at jbutler@jmbm.com or +1 (310) 201-3526.

Jim Butler is a founding partner of JMBM, and Chairman of its Global Hospitality Group® and Chinese Investment Group™. Jim is one of the top hospitality attorneys in the world. GOOGLE "hotel lawyer" and you will see why.

Jim and his team are more than "just" great hotel lawyers. They are also hospitality consultants and business advisors. They are deal makers. They can help find the right operator or capital provider. They know who to call and how to reach them.



JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group®
The hotel lawyers in the Global Hospitality Group® of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell (JMBM) comprise the premier hospitality practice in a full-service law firm and are the authors of the Hotel Law Blog. We represent hotel owners, developers, investors and lenders and have helped our clients find business and legal solutions for more than $60 billion of hotel transactions, involving more than 1,000 properties worldwide. For more information about the Global Hospitality Group®, go to www.HotelLawBlog.com. For more information about full range of legal services provided by JMBM, go to www.JMBM.com.
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