As an extension of a 45-year-old investment bank and private equity firm, Atlantic American Partners leverages its experience of managing capital for institutional investors (banks, insurance companies, and pension funds) to provide a more professional and institutional quality EB-5 investment. We are not developers trying to raise money for our own projects. We are a team of real estate investors and asset managers who source only the highest quality opportunities from some of the best developers in the country and then negotiate terms that benefit our investors, not the project sponsors.

The vast majority of EB-5 projects involve investing in a single asset – the EB-5 applicant invests in a hotel, apartment, office building or casino. This model involves a high degree of investment risk because if the project fails, the investor can lose 100% of their money.

Atlantic American Partners is recognized as a pioneer in the EB-5 industry for developing a unique diversified fund model, where investors own a portfolio of assets – not just one. Each Fund includes multiple projects in different asset classes, built by different developers, in different geographies. Much like a mutual fund, this approach diversifies investment risk and helps to prevent against loss of capital.

 

DIVERSIFICATION

It is the age-old principle of don’t put all your eggs in one basket. The idea is that if one investment loses money, the other investments in the portfolio will make up for the loss. Atlantic American Partners is recognized as a pioneer in the EB-5 industry.

Investment Structures that Benefit You

We review over 300 investment opportunities each year from some of the top real estate developers in the United States and only select a handful that not only meets the requirements of the EB-5 Program but also are safe investments that generate real profits. We focus on making investments that are based on safe underwriting assumptions, and the only partner with established, proven developers/operators who have a solid track record of success. This is critical in ensuring each project’s success and is a key factor in protecting our investors’ capital.

We negotiate an investment structure that benefits the EB-5 investor, not the developer. This includes structured exits in each of our projects so that capital can be returned after the investors receive their permanent green cards. We also maintain control through board participation, and actively monitor our investments to ensure success.

Interests are Aligned

Our interest is truly aligned with our EB-5 investors as we do not earn a capital gain unless our Funds return capital to investors. Upon liquidation of each Fund, we return capital to investors first, before splitting profits. By doing this, we are incentivized to invest in safe, but profitable investments.

Ability to Earn a Real Profit

Most EB-5 offerings are structured to benefit the developer, not the investors who are taking a significant financial risk. Our Fund is structured differently – we share our profits with our investors, who can generate a meaningful gain. Our goal is to offset all the costs associated with obtaining your green card (legal, administrative fees, USCIS fees, etc).

Interests are Aligned

Our interest is truly aligned with our EB-5 investors as we do not earn a capital gain unless our Funds return capital to investors. Upon liquidation of each Fund, we return capital to investors first, before splitting profits. By doing this, we are incentivized to invest in safe, but profitable investments.

Transparency of Investment

As we do with our institutional investors, we strive to provide a transparent investment process. In addition to being available at any time to answer questions, we provide regular construction/ project updates as well as financial and capital account statements on a quarterly basis.

Timely Return of Capital

Most EB-5 projects do not have a mechanism to return capital to investors in a timely manner. We do things differently. Every EB-5 investment that we make has a structured exit that coincides with the time it takes to obtain a permanent green card. The developer must either return capital and profits, or we can force a sale of the project.

By controlling the sale of each project, we can return capital, and profits, to our investors once their “at risk” period has expired and they are permitted to receive capital back per the regulations of the EB-5 Program.

Safely Meeting the Job Creation Requirement

Securing your green card is our top priority, which means job creation is very important to us. We generally invest in projects that have targeted job creation of 20% or more than the program requires, therefore creating a cushion and ensuring that we meet the minimum of 10 per investor.

In addition, most if not all our projects meet the job creation requirement from construction alone – so all jobs are created by simply building the property. This removes any operational risk (such as meeting a hotel’s revenue projections) from the project’s job creation.

Finally, we don’t file investor visa applications until the project has secured all of the capital (including the bank financing) required to fully develop the property.