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As experienced developers begin to welcome EB-5 capital as a component of their financing strategy, they continue to pay attention to risk – legal, financial and reputational – and exert considerable effort to mitigate it. While the EB-5 program is steeped in immigration law, an understanding of securities, tax and other corporate law is critical.

Prudent and judicious developers seek a Regional Center partner that they know and trust. Management must understand the developer’s business in order to underwrite their projects appropriately and effectively. The operators of the Regional Center must be familiar with – and committed to – strict regulatory compliance.

AscendAmerica was built on the principles of steadfast compliance and integrity, recognizing that in today’s business and regulatory environment, those are the fundamental keys to success.

Known in the industry as a creative dealmaker who under-promises and over-delivers, AscendAmerica’s founder, Dan Shields, has the track record, experience, reputation and integrity demanded by accomplished and pragmatic real estate developers. His legal and credit background give him the tools to underwrite and structure risk at acceptable levels while his years of lending experience have made him adept at anticipating potential problems and creating solutions in advance. As a Registered Representative of a Finra-chartered Broker-Dealer, Dan is one of only a handful of EB-5 professionals fully licensed to structure, promote and sell EB-5 investment opportunities in the United States.

AscendAmerica‘s unique approach to EB-5 makes us the choice Regional Center for developers throughout the region.