The Kolter Group: A Developer with 25+ Years of Experience

Finding a good EB-5 investment can be a daunting task. While you have many projects to choose from, some are riskier than others. Knowing what makes one project safer than another is important. One key risk factor is the track record of the project’s developer. If you are looking for an EB-5 investment, you need to take the time to check the credentials of the developer to make sure it has a history of success.

EB5AN is committed to bringing EB-5 investors low-risk projects. One way we do this is by partnering with exceptional developers. EB5AN has worked with The Kolter Group on several past projects. We are currently partnering with Kolter to bring investors a high-quality, low-risk rural project: Twin Lakes Georgia.

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In this article, we’ll provide a brief summary of The Kolter Group. We’ll start with an overview of the company. Then, we’ll share a little about Kolter’s Cresswind brand and the Twin Lakes Georgia project. Finally, we’ll discuss Kolter’s EB-5 track record and partnership with EB5AN.


Company Overview

The Kolter Group is a U.S. real estate development and investment company. Kolter is based in Palm Beach County, Florida, and is one of the largest developers in the Southeast. It has extensive experience developing residential, commercial, and hospitality projects.

It has more than 500 employees across its five business divisions.

Financially Strong with a Solid Reputation

Kolter has a proven financial track record which has earned the company an excellent reputation. The company has secured loans from five of the 10 largest banks in the United States. As of year-end 2023, Kolter had over $1.5 billion of loan commitments from lenders, including Wells Fargo, PNC, and Regions Bank. Kolter has successfully repaid billions of dollars of debt and has never failed to repay a loan or complete a project.

Since 1997, Kolter has invested in over 180 projects with an expected value of over $26 billion. The company is led by a highly experienced team with more than 200 years of cumulative real estate experience. The average tenure of leadership is over 14 years at the firm, and each member of the team has over 25 years of experience in real estate.

Over the past 25 years, the company has built award-winning master-planned communities, luxury condominiums, multi-family housing, and branded hotels.

Award Winning Home Builder

Kolter is one of the top 20 largest private single-family home builders in the United States. The company has developed over 29,000 in process and realized homes. Over the years, it has won many home-building awards, which include the following:

  • 2023 #18 Private Home Builder by Home Builder Executive magazine
  • Aurora Awards – Residential Housing Community of the Year – Masterplan – 2023
    Southeast Building Conference
  • 2021 “Top 100 Places to Live”
    Ideal Living Magazine
  • 2022 Homebuyers’ Choice Awards – First-Year Quality
    Eliant Certified
  • 2021 NAHB Best of 55+ Housing – Best Design Center – CW Twin Lakes – Gold Award
    National Association of Home Builders
  • 2022 Homebuyers’ Choice Awards – First-Year Customer Experience
    Eliant Certified
  • 2021 NAHB Best of 55+ Housing – Detached Home 2,001–2,500 sq. ft. – Gold Award – Pear Model
    National Association of Home Builders

Additionally, its communities have been listed among the National Top 50 Master Planned Communities in the U.S. and have been named Best 55+ Living Community and 55+ Community of the Year. The company has been recognized for Best Green Construction, and its lifestyle program has been awarded Lifestyle Program of the Year and Lifestyle Director of the Year.

Cresswind: a Popular 55+ Community Brand

Cresswind is a highly successful Kolter brand of communities for active adults age 55+. The brand’s goal is to meet the needs and preferences of older adults seeking to lead a long and vibrant life.

Cresswind communities are designed to help residents make new friends, explore new interests, and lead healthy lives. They feature an array of amenities and activities. Residents enjoy access to fitness centers, swimming pools, arts and crafts rooms, and much more. Activities include social club gatherings, fitness classes, and events—such as concerts on the event lawn.

Cresswind is an award-winning brand that has become quite popular in the Southeast, with more than 10 communities built or under development across four states.

Twin Lakes Georgia: Georgia’s Number One Active Adult Community

One of Kolter’s in-development Cresswind communities is Twin Lakes Georgia. This Cresswind-branded single-family home development is in Hoschton, Georgia, near Atlanta. It offers residents a host of top features in a great location.

One feature that sets Twin Lakes Georgia apart is its pickleball complex, the largest private pickleball facility in the state of Georgia. The center will have more than 40 courts and has an “Eagle’s Nest” viewing area.

Twin Lakes Georgia also has lake access for boating, walking trails and a community park, and a dog park.

The success of Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes has already been recognized with numerous awards, which include the following:

  • 2021 Top 100 Places to Live
  • 2022 Homebuyers’ Choice Awards
  • 2021 NAHB Best of 55+ Housing – Best Design Center
  • 2022 Homebuyers’ Choice Awards
  • 2021 NAHB Best of 55+ Housing – Detached Home 2,001–2,500 sq. ft. (Pear Model)

EB5AN and Kolter Offer Low-Risk EB-5 Options

Several Successful Prior Projects

EB5AN and Kolter have partnered on more than 10 prior EB-5 projects.

All EB5AN–Kolter projects have been financial successes. They have either been completed as planned or are on track. Each completed project has created enough qualifying jobs for all EB-5 investors to meet the requirements of the EB-5 program. Additionally, all prior adjudicated EB5AN–Kolter EB-5 projects were approved by USCIS.

Kolter has never defaulted on a loan. And all EB-5 investments in prior EB5AN–Kolter EB-5 projects remain in good standing or have been repaid.

100% Transparency

EB5AN believes that investors should have access to all the information that they need to make an informed investment decision. For EB5AN–Kolter projects, prospective EB-5 investors have access to all key legal and financial documents. This means that before investing, EB-5 investors can review the following documents:

  • An executed senior loan agreement between Kolter and the senior lender
  • An executed EB-5 loan repayment guaranty between a Kolter parent company and the EB-5 lender
  • Financial statements from the guarantor showing diverse assets and more than enough net equity to secure the entire balance of the EB-5 loan

EB-5 investors will receive quarterly financial reports. These reports provide maximum transparency on the status of an EB-5 investor’s investment.

To learn more about Twin Lakes Georgia, schedule a free consultation with us today.