EB-5 Capital Funding

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Investment FAQs

Investment FAQs

How does Bridge Investment Partners ensure its investments meet the job-creation requirements of the EB-5 visa program?

Bridge has partnered with economists at leading U.S. universities to utilize quantitative econometric modeling tools recognized by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to project and verify the number of jobs created by each investment. Our portfolio includes only investment opportunities with job-creation results well above the minimum requirements of the EB-5 program.

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What are the capital requirements of investing with Bridge Investment Partners?

Projects located within Targeted Employment Areas (TEAs) require a minimum investment of $500,000; all other projects require a minimum investment of $1 million.

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What are the benefits of investing in a “regional center”?

Investments located with geographic areas that are designated as regional centers under the EB-5 visa program, benefit from a more expansive definition of job creation.

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What are the benefits of investing in Targeted Employment Areas?

Investments located within Targeted Employment Areas qualify for a lower minimum investment of $500,000. To be classified as a Targeted Employment Area, the geographic area must have an unemployment rate that is at least 150% of the national average.

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What are the risks of investing through the EB-5 program, and how does Bridge Investment Partners mitigate these risks?

Investments through the EB-5 program cannot be secured by collateral. As a result, the investor is subject to the risk of loss of capital and fluctuating rates of return. Bridge works to minimize these risks by subjecting each potential investment to an extensive due-diligence process. With more than 40 years of experience in commercial real estate and investment banking and a thorough understanding of the markets we invest in, Bridge’s management team has a proven track record of identifying stable and profitable investments.

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Why are escrow accounts used in the transfer of funds?

Escrow accounts are used to protect the investor’s funds during the visa approval process. An escrow account is an interest-bearing account established at a bank. The investor’s funds are not released to Bridge Investment Partners until the applicant’s Form I-526 has been approved. The escrow accounts used in Bridge’s transactions are managed by JP Morgan Chase, a leading international banking and investment company.

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Are EB-5 visa applicants required to manage or work at the companies they invest in through Bridge Investment Partners?

No. Bridge’s investment opportunities are structured so that the investor is not required to be employed by or actively involved in the management of the company.

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What are the exit strategy options for Bridge’s investments?

Investors will be able to liquidate their investments at the end of the five-year term or earlier depending on market conditions. By investing only in high-quality projects in areas with a stable and growing economic base, Bridge’s investments will benefit from a range of available exit strategy options, including selling to a real-estate investment trust and refinancing the investments.

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Why are Bridge’s investments structured as limited partnerships?

Limited partnerships offer a range of tax benefits and legal protection for the investors. Limited partnerships are comprised of a general partner and one or more limited partners, who are investors but are not involved in the day-to-day management of the company. Each limited partner’s liability against lawsuits and financial risk is limited to his or her share of the total investment.

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How does Bridge protect the confidentiality and privacy of its investors?

Bridge Investment Partners is dedicated to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of its investors and applicants. We will not disclosure our clients’ names or personal information to any party outside of the limited partnership, unless required to do so by law. Each investor, however, has the right to obtain the names, contact information, and ownership percentage of the other investors in the limited partnership.

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