Friday, February 5, 2016

US House to hold EB-5 hearing: Is the Investor Visa Program an Underperforming Asset?

The House Judiciary Committee EB-5 hearing will be held on Thursday February 11 at 10:15 am EST under the direction of Chairman Bob Goodlatte. The title of this hearing: Is the Investor Visa Program an Underperforming Asset?  Bookmark your calendar!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Chinese investors may have short-term pullback in cross-border hotel investments after aggressive expansion last year

South China Morning Post reports "Chinese investors may have short-term pullback in cross-border hotel investments after aggressive expansion last year" - read more at

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NES Financial Named EB-5 Service Provider of the Year for the Second Year

(NES Financial Press Release) San Jose, CA (PRWEB) February 03, 2016

NES Financial was recently chosen as the 2015 EB-5 Service Provider of the Year by Artisan Business Group in their Annual EB-5 Awards.

The awards are given annually to professionals and service providers who demonstrate a high standard of excellence in the EB-5 industry. NES Financial was once again presented with the honor for continued success in providing investors and projects with excellent service.

“NES Financial’s EB-5 Administration Solutions not only provide comprehensive and efficient services to EB-5 issuers, but they also offer much needed transparency and risk management services for investors,” said Brian Su, President and CEO of Artisan Business Group. “NES Financial has definitely set a new standard for best practices in the EB-5 industry.”

NES Financial’s suite of Intelligent EB-5 Solutions is designed to cover the unique requirements of the entire EB-5 process, from subscription to capital raise. Each solution provides security, transparency, and compliance for the utmost investor confidence in a project. Whether utilizing select products, like the Intelligent EB-5 Escrow Solution, or the entire bundle, these unique solutions take care of the middle and back office administration so issuers can focus on the project.

“As the EB-5 market has grown, so has the requirement to provide institutional grade services to issuers and investors,” said Reid Thomas, NES Financial Executive Vice President. “Our Intelligent EB-5 Solutions are the only institutional caliber solutions for the administration of traditional private equity funds and have also been purpose built to support the unique job creation and immigration requirements specific to EB-5. Receiving the distinction of EB-5 Service Provider of the Year for a second year is an affirmation that our services and solutions continue to be well received in the industry.”

For more information on EB-5 and NES Financial’s Intelligent EB-5 Solutions, contact NES Financial.

About NES Financial
NES Financial provides technology-enabled services for the efficient middle and back office administration of highly specialized financial transactions. Our custom solutions include EB-5 administration, 1031 exchanges, and fund administration services. Many of the world’s largest financial institutions and corporations rely on our proprietary technology, unparalleled expertise, and outstanding services to ensure the secure, transparent, and compliant management of funds. Also recognized by Artisan Business Group as the 2013 EB-5 Service Provider of the Year and by Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 as one of the fastest growing private companies in America two years in a row, NES Financial helps companies lower operational costs, reduce risk, and improve ROI. For more information, visit

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

US Senate Hearing today: The Failures and Future of the EB-5 Regional Center Program: Can it be Fixed?

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing today hosted by Chairman Grassley to discuss “The Failures and Future of the EB-5 Regional Center Program: Can it be Fixed?” Senator Grassley, Feinstein, Cornyn, Schumer, Flake, Blumenthal, Tillis, Sessions, Perdue, Klobuchar and Leahy asked questions to Mr. Nicholas Colucci, Chief of USCIS Immigrant Investor Program and Mr. Stephen L. Cohen, Associate Director, Division of Enforcement for SEC. The main issues brought up by Senators were fraud, source of funds, passive vs. active investments, gerrymandering, SEC compliance, job creation requirements, oversight of EB-5 projects and USCIS regulations.

Join us in San Francisco on April 7th at EB-5 Marketing and Capital Raising Strategies for 2016 to discuss latest USCIS regulations and learn how to market your project to overseas emigration professionals. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Artisan Business Group announces 2016 events!

Artisan Business Group announces new 2016 events. Bookmark your calendar!
Feb 25, 2016
Lunar New Year Holiday Networking Reception, Chicago 
April 7, 2016
EB-5 Marketing and Capital Raising Strategies for 2016, San Francisco
May 3, 2016
China-Caribbean Investment and Finance Forum, San Juan
May 31, 2016
China Private Equity Investment Seminar, Chicago 
July 28,2016
China Investment Conference, Chicago 
Bookmark our website: - sponsors & speakers are welcome for all of our events.

Oxford, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority face off on EB-5

It is very interesting to read "Oxford, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority face off on EB-5" by The Real Deal, read more at

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Chinese New Year officially starts today!

Chinese New Year officially starts today! Happy New Year - the year of Monkey!  Join us at Lunar New Year Chicago Executive Networking Reception on Feb. 25, 2016. Register now at


Saturday, January 30, 2016

EB-5IC Legislative Workshop To Be Held April 12-14, 2016

Save the Date: EB-5IC Legislative Workshop To Be Held April 12-14, 2016 in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott at Metro Center! Pass this along to your colleagues and other EB-5 stakeholders!  Contact for more information.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Breaking News: Join us to explore Cuba!

Artisan Business Group is organizing a business delegation to explore Cuba business opportunities May 15-20, 2016, 

The flight departs Miami for Havana Sunday May 15 at 1:00 pm (check-in begins at 10:30 am).  The flight departs from Havana Friday May 20 at 3:00 pm (check-in begins at 12:30 pm).  The flight arrives in Miami at 4:00 pm. 

The non-refundable $1,500.00 deposit is required to start the application and processing of your roundtrip plane ticket from MIA-HAV-MIA, Travel License,  Visa and Hotel  Reservations (breakfast and some meals included).  After we get the approval, the remaining balance is  due 20 days prior to the travel date. The delegation will be meeting Cuban government officials and business leaders as well as local sightseeing.

Very limited space!  Please contact us today for details at - the delegation is only open to our current, past clients, business partners and friends. 

Artisan Business Group to host 2016 US Investment Executive Training program in Chicago

2015 Executive Training Program

Artisan Business Group is planning to host 2016 US Investment Executive Training Program in Chicago July 25-29, 2016.  In previous 2015 program, over 30 Chinese migration company CEOs and senior executives received one week training (see details at ) from over a dozen of US legal and immigration as well as investment experts. The 2016 Executive Training Program will focus on private equity and direct investments, as well as immigration program.  Over 30 senior executives from China are expected to enroll. During the training week, Artisan Business Group will be hosting "China Investment Summit" conference in Chicago so that Chinese executives will have opportunities to meet with US investment and real estate executives. The conference details will be announced soon.

Now we are accepting expert instructor applications for the following topics: US immigration laws, private equity investment, US agriculture land investment, real estate investment, wealth management, tax planning. Sponsorship program is also available. Contact us at 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Failures and Future of the EB-5 Regional Center Program: Can it be Fixed?

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the EB-5 regional center program on Feb 2, 2016

Full Judiciary Committee  
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Add to my Calendar  
Time: 10:00 AM  
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building 226  
Presiding: Chairman Grassley

San Francisco real estate feels chill of China's economic tailwinds

China Daily's report today on "San Francisco real estate feels chill of China's economic tailwinds", Chinese buyers make up between 6 and 10 percent of homebuyers in San Francisco, according to Trulia. read more at

Join us in San Francisco on April 7 and learn the latest trends on Chinese investments

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

China Private Equity Investment Seminar (Chicago) announced

After successfully hosting China Private Equity Forum in Long Beach California, Artisan Business Group is to host another practical China Private Equity Investment Seminar on May 31, 2016 in Chicago.  The session will focus on real estate PE project offering structures, legal issues, fees, Chinese investment case study, project marketing and expectations from Chinese institutional and private investors. Speakers and agenda will soon be announced. 

Contact us at for event sponsorship and exhibition program information, please bookmark your calendar and check out us online at

China Capital Outflows Climb to Estimated $1 Trillion in 2015

Chinese capital is running away from the country! Huge dollar amounts are coming to the US real estate sector. Read more at

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

iGlobal Forum hosts seminar on EB-5 capital for real estate

(Source: IGlobal Forum)  U.S. real estate has experienced explosive growth in the form of foreign investment over the past few years. Much of that growth has been fueled by the EB-5 Immigrant Investor program, providing permanent-residency to foreign nationals who invest in U.S. businesses or projects that create at least 10 full-time jobs. Since 2008, over $13 billion of foreign direct investment has been deployed into the U.S. economy via the EB-5 program. How can real estate developers, private equity firms, REITs, investors or service providers tap the EB-5 trend and reap the rewards that others have realized? 

We invite you to learn how by attending iGlobal Forum’s Seminar on Raising EB-5 Capital for Real Estate, to be held on February 24th, 2016 in New York City. The Seminar series will feature 3 separate two-hour seminars to help you decide whether EB-5 financing is right for your projects, what the process entails, and how to capitalize on this growing trend. Read more at

Meet with Mr. Brian Su of Artisan Business Group at the seminar in New York City on February 24. 

Monday, January 25, 2016

EB-5 Marketing and Capital Raising Strategies for 2016 (San Francisco)

Artisan Business Group will be hosting EB-5 Marketing and Capital Raising Strategies for 2016 workshop in San Francisco, California on April 7, 2016. Mr. Brian Su, CEO of Artisan Business Group and elite speakers will discuss new market trends and effective capital raising strategies for real estate projects!  Please bookmark your calendar and reserve a seat now at

More EB-5 business workshops are to be held in New York City, Houston, Miami, Chicago this year! Sponsorship and guest speakers are welcome! Please bookmark this blog and contact us at

Sunday, January 24, 2016

SEC and FINRA Name EB-5 Priority in 2016

(William B. Mack, Greenberg Traurig) Earlier this month, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) each published their 2016 exam priorities letters. Each agency publishes an exam priority letter annually in which they identify topics of examination focus for the coming year, recurring challenges faced by firms, and perceived areas of heightened risk to investors and/or the integrity of the U.S. capital markets.
This year, for the first time, the SEC letter specifically mentions EB-5 as an exam priority. The SEC indicated that it will review offerings involving the EB-5 program to evaluate whether legal requirements are being met in the areas of due diligence, disclosure, and suitability.
FINRA, which regulates broker-dealers, also called attention to the EB-5 program in its exam priorities letter. FINRA notes in 2016 it will address concerns that relate to suitability, disclosure and due diligence for private placements, including those made pursuant to the EB-5 program. FINRA made a similar reference to the EB-5 program in its 2015 exam priorities.
In 2015 the SEC brought enforcement actions against several individuals and firms for unlicensed sales of EB-5 securities. As the EB-5 industry matures, those in the industry can expect to see even more attention from regulators.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

New EB-5 regional centers designated by USCIS

There are more new EB-5 regional centers approved by USCIS.
  • American Lending Center New York Regional Center, LLC (NJ, NY, PA)
  • American Pioneer Regional Center, LLC (IL, IN, WI)
  • Americas Green Card Regional Center (ME, MA, NH)
  • Colorado Headwaters RC, LLC (CO)
  • Florida EB-5 Quantum Investments, LLC (FL)
  • Future American Now Regional Center, LLC (FL)
  • Savannah World Trade Center for Investment, LLC (GA)
  • VR EB-5 Express, LLC (CT, MA, NH, RI)
  • West Virginia EB-5 Regional Center, LLC (WV)

Friday, January 22, 2016

2016 China-Caribbean Investment & Finance Forum announced

"Over the past decade, China has become an increasingly integral source of aid and foreign direct investment (FDI) for Latin America and the Caribbean. Rising levels of FDI and trade over time reflect deepening relationships between China and the Caribbean.  China continues to strengthen its ties throughout the Caribbean."   - China FDI in the Caribbean 

2016 China-Caribbean Investment & Finance Forum, a conference of developers and investors, is coming to San Juan, Puerto Rico to highlight Chinese investments in the greater Caribbean region. Executives from China, top regional and local stakeholders from Puerto Rico, the US, and the Caribbean are on board for the one day event, which will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 3, 2016.   

Who Should Attend:
Government Officials, Real Estate Developers, Attorneys, Investment Consultants, Equity Managers, Investment Banks, Family Offices, Private Wealth Managers, Tax Advisors, Accountants, Insurance Companies, Tourism Promoters, Migration Agents

Main Topics:
Chinese Investments in Puerto Rico and Caribbean; Alternative Financing for Real Estate and Hotel Projects; Chinese Investments for Infrastructure; Puerto Rico: Acts 20/22 Tax Incentives for Foreign Investors; Caribbean Economic Citizenship Programs; Education and Tourism Opportunities; and more

Event sponsorship and exhibitor packages are available, please contact us at and Bookmark