What Is the EB-5 Program, and How Do Real Estate Investors Use It?

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
by Deidre Woollard, Editor

The EB-5 program has funded some of the largest commercial real estate development projects in recent years. The government program is designed to attract foreign money into large-scale projects that create jobs and stimulate the economy. In return, the investors receive immigrant visas for themselves and their families. The program has been a source of controversy in recent years and has been criticized as a program that favors developers and doesn't create enough growth in distressed areas.