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Sarasota-Bradenton Business Brokers Adkins Florida Group Bring Wealth of International Experience, Expertise

Posted: October 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Investor Visas | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Sarasota Immigration Attorney P. Christopher Jaensch

Sarasota Immigration Attorney P. Christopher Jaensch

One viable strategy for qualifying for a US visa is to invest in or buy an existing US business.  There are several visas that an investor can qualify for including the E2 Investor Visa, the L1 Intra-Company Transfer Visa, and the EB-5 Investor Green Card.  For those who might be looking for these types of visas, the Adkins Florida Group can help you find an appropriate business to purchase or invest in.

Based in Bradenton, FL, this 5-member team of real estate and business brokers brings a wealth of international experience and industry expertise to the table.  The Adkins Florida Group was founded five years ago by James P. Adkins and his father, James E. Adkins.

Mr. Adkins the younger worked as a surveyor for many years, travelling the globe.  Australia, Western Europe, and Canada are just a few of the places he’s called home.  He always returned to the Sarasota-Bradenton area after his travels and so it was a natural choice of location to start his business.

The Adkins Group is Based in Bradenton, FL

The Adkins Group is Based in Bradenton, FL

Mr. Adkins and his partners are members of the Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) Association.  Out of 100,000 licensed real estate professionals in Florida, only 900 are part of the BBF.  Being one of the few real estate brokerages in the Sarasota-Bradenton area that is part of this association means the Adkins Florida Group has expertise and specialized knowledge that few other firms in the area can match.  They have been connecting entrepeneurs and investors to sound businesses for 5 years now.

In addition, the Adkins Florida Group helps their clients take advantage of the many new business incentives that are available in Sarasota and Manatee counties.  Such incentives include tax breaks for new business owners and for hiring local workers.  Mr. Adkins ensures that new business owners are introduced to the appropriate contacts to help them take advantage of these programs.

Florida, and Manatee and Sarasota Counties in particular, have much to offer a prospective business owner or investor.  The road and rail network is first rate, with Interstate 75 passing through both counties.  The additional presence of Port Manatee is making the area a hub for intermodal shipping.  Florida enjoys a multi-cultural and well-educated workforce, and the Florida lifestyle attracts even more talent to the state.  None of these factors take in to account Florida’s geographic advantage of being the gateway to Latin America.

To contact Mr. Adkins call 941-713-0635 or visit their office at 5239 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, Florida 34209.


New Investment Opportunity at Iconic Miami Beach Hotel Astor

Posted: October 12th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Investor Visas | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

A South Florida hotel project is seeking funds from foreign investors who want to live in the United States.  A group renovating the 42-room Hotel Astor in Miami Beach aims to raise $5 million from 10 foreign investors — or $500,000 each — through the U.S. employment based visa program called EB-5.

Those investors will get equity in the Art Deco gem and can sign up Aug. 17 through Sept. 30.

A different group of developers had looked to EB-5 investors to raise $75 million for construction of the 17-story, 349- room Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.  But their efforts failed, leaving the future of that project uncertain.

It is believed that a $5 million goal for the Astor’s renovation is achievable, because the amount needed is smaller, the Art Deco hotel well established and South Beach better known for investment than Hollywood beach.

EB-5 investors in the Astor project will most likely come largely from Colombia, Venezuela and other South American nations, whose affluent residents are familiar with Miami Beach.

Renovation of the Astor, located at 956 Washington Ave., is expected to create 110 direct jobs.  To qualify for U.S. residency visas, EB-5 investors must create 10 jobs each in the United States.

Contact David J. Hart for more information: 305 577 9977 or dhart@immigrateusa.com.

21 SE First Avenue
10th Floor
Miami FL 33131
www.immigrateusa.com
www.AstorEB5.com

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EB-5 Regional Center in Lakewood Ranch

Posted: June 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Investor Visas | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Business for Sale: Regional Sports-Related EB-5 Project

Qualifying for an EB-5 investor visa is an increasingly popular way to get a Green Card to the United States.  Prospective Green Card holders generally must invest $500,000 (plus fees) in a qualified project in the United States that will result in the creation of 10 jobs.

We are happy to report that there is now a qualified EB-5 investment opportunity in Lakewood Ranch, FL.  EB-5 GoodSports LWR, LLC and GoodSports LWR Sports Campus, LLC are entering into a joint venture to acquire 30 acres of land in Lakewood Ranch in order to build a hotel, sports facility, and waterpark.

Rendition of the GoodSports Fieldhouse

GoodSports LWR Sports Campus, LLC and their related companies are qualified under the EB-5 program, to offer Green Card eligibility to over a hundred qualified immigrant investors, each investing $500,000 plus expenses, with the goal of obtaining Green Card Status for themselves, their spouse and any children up to 21 years of age.

The EB-5 program offers a relatively quick route for immigrants to receive Permanent Residency status in the United States.  Immigrants matched with a qualified project can receive their Green Cards before they immigrate to the U.S.  The investments are required to be equity investments and investors must assume all the same risks as the other owners of the project business, but are not required to manage the day-to-day affairs of their business investment project.

The GoodSports EB-5 project is initially seeking 40 investors for its first phase.  The fund will provide money to an entity that owns and operates a multi-sport complex and adjoining lodging facility.  The project may have appeal to prospective foreign investors already in the Sarasota/Bradenton area, because the community attracts a large number of sports-related visitors each year.   Prospective investors may like the sport-themed nature of the project and the fact that is local.

For more information about the project check out http://www.goodsportsfieldhouse.com/.  For more information on EB-5 visas and other investment opportunities check outwww.visaamerica.com.

Readers are advised that this article has been provided for informational purposes only and should not be viewed as investment or immigration advice.  An EB-5 investment is a financial transaction that involves risk and anyone considering such an investment should involve a team of financial and legal advisors.


EB5 App Is Here!

Posted: May 15th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Investor Visas | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

ILW.COM is pleased to announce the launch of the EB-5 iPhone App in Apple’s iTunes store. The EB-5 App is a convenient way of remaining on the top of EB-5 news all the time, for immigration law professionals, regional centers and immigrants interested in EB-5 issues. The App brings you the latest news from USCIS, scholarly articles by distinguished practitioners, latest news headlines from Google, a list of regional centers, EB-5 events and books, and even Chinese language headlines on EB-5 issues. We encourage all those interested in the EB-5 field to download this free App on their iPhones. If you have ideas on how to improve the App or wish to place your ad on the new EB5 App please write to webmaster@ilw.com