Comment: Major Marketing Success in EB5

Change in EB5 Market – its all about marketing

Old EB5 Model – Seller’s Market

New EB5 Model – Buyer’s Market


Small number of RCs

(Merely project plus USCIS approval sufficient for investment success)

Large number of RCs

(USCIS approval & good project are just commodities)


Only China

Multiple markets:

China, India, Vietnam, etc.


RC gets project and USCIS approval;

Chinese Agent does SOF and Sales

Breakup of functions:

SOF by US immigration attorneys, Marketing by RCs,

Sales by agents

(A Good Project and USCIS approval are now commodities due to the large number of RCs with both)


Marketing NOT necessary for success (because market was a seller’s market with more demand than supply)

Marketing Necessary for success (because market is now buyer’s market with more supply than demand)

EB5 Marketing – real world experience

ILW experience with marketing: Mixed results 2013-2016

  • Many failures in oil economies of Middle East
  • Modest success in India and Taiwan

ILW experience with marketing: Major success 2016-2017

  • Expo format gets results for many clients in many countries
  • Major Success in new market - Client who made many investments 2015 to 2017 hits ball out of the park in NEW top 7 EB5 country

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  • Commitment to a market through repeated visits to master its nuances
  • Major investment in marketing
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