EB-5 News

Hotel Californian Celebrates Opening in Style (CMB Group 34)


The article below involves a hotel development that CMB’s Group 34 made a loan to and was published at www.independent.com on Oct. 10, 2017. It can be found HERE.  On October 5, about 250 guests, including community and business leaders, politicians, philanthropists, hospitality industry professionals and the media celebrated the ceremonial opening of the Hotel Californian with a ribbon-cutting party. This ultra high-end hotel, a Preferred Hotels & Resorts property, has 121 rooms and sits on three of the four parcels at the corner of State and Mason Streets. Managing Director Carlos Lopes and General Manager Warren Nocon personally greeted the…

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USCIS Celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Welcoming More Than 30,000 New U.S. Citizens


The article below appeared on www.uscis.gov on 9/15/17, it is available HERE. WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, observed on Sept. 17, with over 200 naturalization ceremonies across the country as part of this year’s Constitution Week from Sept. 15 to 22. More than 30,000 lawful permanent residents will become America’s newest U.S. citizens during this week. The annual commemoration honors both the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, and an observance that began in 1940 as “I Am an American Day.” USCIS’ Constitution Week activities this year will…

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CMB's Grand Celebration of EB-5 Limited Partners with Return of Capital


It is very rare in the EB-5 industry that a client has come full circle and has received both their immigration benefits (conditions removed on their conditional/permanent visa) as well as return of their EB-5 capital investment.  In the spring of this year our seventh CMB EB-5 partnership reached this monumental milestone and we thought it would be a great idea to celebrate with our nearly 300 EB-5 Limited Partners and the Project Developers. I was excited to be tasked with organizing the event, as my previous twenty years prior to coming to CMB Regional Centers in 2009, I was…

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CMB Group 37 - Photo Update


Group 37 Partnership: Earlier this month CMB had business meetings in Washington D.C. During this trip, the following pictures were taken of the Smith Home Farm development in Westphalia, MD. CMB’s Group 37 partnership provided $70 million of #EB-5 funds to this 646 acre master plan development. The master plan consists of the horizontal infrastructure and zoning of 1,926 lots, which will be sold to home builders. There are already hundreds of houses finished and/or sold within this development.

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CMB Response to USCIS posting of Regional Center records


USCIS recently published (and subsequently removed) a set of documents listing approved and denied Forms I-526 and Forms I-829 by regional center.  Unfortunately, USCIS did not provide the context and clarity necessary to differentiate a number of critical elements.  CMB believes the published numbers were an attempt by the USCIS for clarity within the industry, however, it is essential to not only provide accurate information (which can be found below), but to also seek clarity from USCIS as to their methodology and data sources. The USCIS reports acknowledge that petitions are denied for various reasons including those not related to…

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