EB5 Investors Magazine (English Edition) Volume 5, Issue 1 - Page 63

of investments and ensuring an alignment of interests with all the pertinent stakeholders. TO SUCCEED IN REDEPLOYING FUNDS Having access to a pool of capital that needs to be invested should not be viewed as a liability. Certainly, there are new legal, management, administrative and fiduciary concerns outside of the normal operations of a regional center or a NCE that must be taken into account. Given the unique requirements and timing concerns reflected in EB-5 capital redeployments, working with experienced legal counsel and intermediaries can help NCEs and investors navigate the waters, potentially lowering risk and finding options that match specific needs. As with all investments, redeployment is as much an art as it is a science. Therefore, plan accordingly by getting to know the products and players as well as mapping out internal needs. With proper planning, consideration and communication, the expectations of the stakeholders could be met and the opportunities to generate additional revenue in a risk-minimized fashion could similarly be developed. Phil Cohen Phil Cohen is the president of Strategic Element Inc., a company fo c u s i n g o n d e ve l o p i n g E B - 5 business plans, economic impact repor ts, feasibility studies and redeployment consulting. Strategic Element has been active in the EB-5 industry since 2010 and has participated in the development of projects which have raised over $3 billion in EB-5 capital. Cohen is also the lead author of the EB-5 Definitive Guide. Rohit Kapuria Rohit Kapuria is an associate in Arnstein & Lehr’s Chicago office where he serves as a member of the firm’s EB-5, Corporate Transactions and Counselling, and Securities Practice Groups. His practice focuses on corporate and securities law in connection with mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of securities and SEC disclosure and corporate governance. He also specializes in the EB-5 investor visa program. He has worked on over 200 EB-5 transactions with a combined capital development cost in excess of $5 billion. EB5INVESTORS.COM 62