Transactional Real Estate

Proposed EB-5 Visa Program Reforms

, New York Law Journal


Peter Fisch and Mitchell Berg write: The EB-5 visa program has become a major source of real estate financing nationwide, and in particular for large real estate development projects in New York City such as Hudson Yards in Manhattan, the New York Wheel on Staten Island, and the Pacific Park development in Brooklyn. While the real estate industry has to date been the primary beneficiary of investment dollars generated by the EB-5 program, proposed changes to the program's rules could imperil what has been a reliable source of funding for new development projects.

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