Comment: Change in EB5 Market – its all about marketing

Old EB5 Model-Seller's Market New EB5 Mondel-Buyer's Market
Issuers Small number of Issuers
(Project + USCIS approval = investment success)
Large number of Issuers
(USCIS approval & good project are commodities)
Market Only China Multiple markets:
China, India, Vietnam, etc.
Roles Issuer gets project & USCIS approval;
Chinese Agent does SOF and Sales
Breakup of functions:
SOF by US immigration attorneys,
Marketing by Issuers,
Sales by agents
(A Good Project and USCIS approval are now commodities due to the large number of Issuers with both)
Marketing 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

  • Success in Beijing – almost 2,000 attendees at ILW Expo – but difficulties ensue
  • Many failures in oil economies of Middle East
  • Modest success in India and Taiwan

ILW experience with marketing: Major success 2016-2018

  • Expo format gets results in many countries for many clients
  • Major Success in two new markets - clients who made many investments 2015 to 2017 hit balls out of the park in two Top 10 EB5 countries

Requirements for major success:

  • Patience for results – it takes years not months
  • Commitment to a market through repeated visits to master its nuances
  • Major investment in marketing
  • ILW can help you succeed – please call (212)545-0818 or email webmaster@ilw.com

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    Exhibition/speaking opportunities for August and September H-1B events were fully sold out. Please see below for our October H1B to EB5 Expo schedule:
    • Newark, NJ - Monday October 8 ( 2 Seats Available )
    • Houston, TX - Wednesday October 10 ( SOLD OUT )
    • San Jose, CA - Friday October 12 ( SOLD OUT )
    • Philadelphia, PA - Monday, October 22 ( 3 Seats Available )
    • Dallas, TX - Wednesday, October 24 ( 2 Seats Available )
    • San Francisco, CA - Friday, October 26 ( SOLD OUT )

    Format:
    Half Day Event for Indian H-1Bs considering EB-5 Option (Speaking Opportunity included) Please bring brochures, PowerPoint presentation, table displays and business cards.
    Special Note for Attorneys: This event will feature two immigration attorney panels solely on immigration law matters. The only way an immigration attorney can participate and speak at this event is if they are nominated by an issuer who is exhibiting at the event (there is no fee charged to immigration attorneys).

    EB-5 Issuers only - $3,999 per city for H-1B Event
    (Inquire about Discounts and also about Platinum Level)

    For more info please call (212)545-0818 or email webmaster@ilw.com or click here.

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