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Federal authorities charged developer Serena Shi in an alleged $20 million EB-5 scam

Coachella condo project at center of $20M alleged EB-5 fraud

Federal authorities have charged a Los Angeles County woman with stealing $20 million from EB-5 investors who thought they...

Coachella condo project at center of $20M alleged EB-5 fraud
Stephen Ross and Hudson Yards (Getty, iStock)

Related halts payments to Hudson Yards EB-5 investors

Related Companies, one of the EB-5 program’s biggest proponents, is halting payments to such investors in Hudson Yards because...

Related halts payments to Hudson Yards EB-5 investors
Developers pulled back on advertising as online traffic and print subscriptions grew (iStock)

Real estate ad dollars vanished as pandemic spread

Eyeballs were looking for real estate to ogle online, but developers pulled back on hawking their properties. The amount...

Real estate ad dollars vanished as pandemic spread
EB-5 fund administrator sells amid push to resurrect program

EB-5 fund administrator sells amid push to resurrect program

One of the country’s largest EB-5 and Opportunity Zone fund administrators will be acquired for at least $40 million...

EB-5 fund administrator sells amid push to resurrect program
EB-5 is back in the doghouse

EB-5 is back in the doghouse

EB-5 was left out of Congress’ $2 trillion federal stimulus package bill, crushing developers’ hopes of getting cheap financing as real estate deals come to a halt. The federal program that allows foreign investors...

EB-5 is back in the doghouse
Could a pandemic bring EB-5 back to life?

Could a pandemic bring EB-5 back to life?

After the last recession, developers turned to the federal EB-5 program for cheap financing to fund new development projects in the country’s hottest residential and commercial markets. The program became such a lifeline for...

Could a pandemic bring EB-5 back to life?
President Donald Trump (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images; iStock)

In a bid to boost the economy, Trump may give new life to EB-5 program

As the economy strains under the pressure of COVID-19, Donald Trump is reportedly considering a plan to increase the...

In a bid to boost the economy, Trump may give new life to EB-5 program
The Eddington House cafe in Shanghai

“We’re the elite”: What backlogged Chinese EB-5 investors are planning next

They would be known to each other only by their noms de guerre: Mecky, Mr. Xu, Julie, Mr. Li,...

“We’re the elite”: What backlogged Chinese EB-5 investors are planning next
Sen. Lindsey Graham and the Hudson Yards development (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

New EB-5 rules targeting abuse may be eased

EB-5, the federal visa program that helped fund development projects like the massive Hudson Yards in New York, has been fading recently and on the ropes, a result of fraud and its own popularity....

New EB-5 rules targeting abuse may be eased
The lawsuit argues the increased amounts will deter foreign investors from the program (Credit: Getty Images, Wikipedia)

Lawsuit seeks to halt new EB-5 regulations

Less than a month after the new EB-5 rules came out, a Florida regional center has filed a motion in federal court, seeking a temporary restraining order to halt enforcement. The company, Florida EB5...

Lawsuit seeks to halt new EB-5 regulations
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