• 22 September 2016

Understanding how developers and landlords make use of the as part of their capital structure can be important for tenants, particularly with regard to the benefits (and additional requirements) it imposes on its users.

EB-5 capital is generally cheaper than standard forms of bank lending or insurance company-issued debt; all things being equal, the greater the fraction of borrowing financed by EB-5 investors, the lower a developer’s overall borrowing costs.

EB-5 funds are often deposited into escrow and released to a developer conditional on the government's initial approval of the project. Should the project not be approved, EB-5 investment capital may evaporate, leaving a developer scrambling for last-minute financing and potentially delaying the construction process.