A world of experience

1,500+

business plans composed

200+

regional centers created

1,200+

economic impact studies completed

300+

source of funds reports prepared

Our EB-5 solutions

Pre-offering solutions

We assist with the documentation needed for successful USCIS adjudication.

  • Regional Center formation and expansion
  • Regional Center operational plan writing
  • Business plan writing
  • Economic impact studies
  • Source of funds analysis
  • TEA eligibility letters

Post-offering solutions

We offer fund administration services that meet your ongoing needs.

  • Transaction reporting
  • Funds monitoring and tracking
  • Cosigner services
  • Transfer verification services
  • Documentation reporting and compliance
  • Realtime job creation updates

The Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (RIA) requires that EB-5 transactions need to be either audited or controlled by a fund administrator that is independent of the new commercial enterprise, regional center and job-creating entity, and must be a licensed CPA, attorney or broker-dealer.

Baker Tilly’s experienced fund managers have decades of experience managing hundreds of unique projects. We provide oversight to ensure that projects are meeting their reporting obligations to investors and USCIS and that there is a high degree of transparency with every transaction.

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EB-5 fund administration: An important service aligning with the Reform and Integrity Act of 2022

In this Invest In the USA (IIUSA) article, Baker Tilly Manager Chris LeBeau shares why it is so important to have a capable EB-5 fund administrator as part of your team to ensure EB-5 project success.

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

The United States Congress created the employment-based immigration fifth preference (EB-5) visa category in 1990 for qualified foreigners seeking to invest in a business that will benefit the U.S. economy and create or save jobs for U.S. workers. The EB-5 program authorizes up to 10,000 green cards (U.S. permanent residence visas) per year for foreign individuals who make a qualifying job-creating investment. The program is administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and gives investors an opportunity to rapidly obtain a green card in exchange for making a qualifying, job-creating investment in the U.S. The investment amount is currently $800,000 for investments in certain specially qualifying areas and $1,050,000 elsewhere. 

Services for developers and Regional Centers:

  • Business plan development
  • Economic impact studies
  • Appraisal and feasibility studies
  • Regional Center Operational plans
  • TEA analysis
  • Regional Center formation and expansion
  • Back-office accounting and tax preparation for Regional Centers and New Commercial Enterprises
  • Fund administration services and ongoing reporting of fund activities
  • NCE/JCE audits
  • Direct employee census
  • Construction management
  • Construction costs verification

Why Baker Tilly?

When you work with Baker Tilly, you will be working with a team of seasoned EB-5 professionals bringing insights from each side of the deal.  We provide the guidance to ensure you meet all of your objectives with the EB-5 program and all necessary USCIS approvals.  Leveraging our national comprehensive project finance solutions, we work with you to complete a capital stack utilizing EB-5 that can fill financing gaps that cause projects to stall. 

Our team of experienced fund managers, business plan writers, economists, and network of immigration attorneys work in collaboration to ensure alignment of the proper strategy and focus on your specific project.  Our experienced team will advise on current market trends to ensure that your EB-5 offering is structured to appeal to investors in a highly competitive market.

If you are seeking EB-5 pre-offering support or fund administration services, Baker Tilly will be an invaluable resource to ensure your success.

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EB-5 Targeted Employment Areas

EB-5 projects located in Targeted Employment Areas (TEA) qualify for lower investment thresholds, which is advantageous for soliciting EB-5 investors to invest in projects. This map can help determine high unemployment areas that are eligible for EB-5 TEA.

If your project qualifies, contact us to determine next steps on how to navigate through the EB-5 process.

Proven experience

Awards

Baker Tilly is recognized as a top service provider annually as voted on by professionals within the industry.

  1. Baker Tilly recognized as Top 5 Business Plan Writers by EB-5 Investors Magazine, 2022
  2. Baker Tilly recognized as Top 5 Business Plan Writers by EB-5 Investors Magazine, 2019
  3. Baker Tilly recognized as Top 5 Economists by EB-5 Investors Magazine, 2018
  4. Baker Tilly recognized as Top 5 Business Plan Writers by EB-5 Investors Magazine, 2018
  5. Baker Tilly recognized as Top 5 Economists by EB-5 Investors Magazine, 2017
  6. Baker Tilly recognized as Top 5 Business Plan Writers by EB-5 Investors Magazine, 2017

EB-5 verified and IIUSA membership

Baker Tilly is a proud member of IIUSA, a trade association for the EB-5 Regional Center Program and verified by EB5 Investors Magazine as EB-5 fund administrators, business plan writers and economists.

  1. Baker Tilly is a IIUSA member
  2. EB-5 verified fund administrator badge
  3. E -5 verified business plan writer
  4. EB-5 verified economist