Hyatt Fort Lauderdale
Hotel & Luxury Condominiums
Phase II (Loan)
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One of the largest private developers in the United States, The Kolter Group LLC, together with its predecessors and affiliates, has invested in real estate projects totaling over $15 billion in value (both realized and in-process). The company is headquartered in south Florida with four (4) divisions – Homes, Urban, Hospitality, and Land – and has developed thousands of single-family homes, condominium units, hotel rooms, and finished land lots in Florida. The company has borrowed hundreds of millions of dollars over its 20+ year history and has never defaulted on a single loan.
EB5 Affiliate Network is a national EB-5 consulting and investment firm with of a unique team from a diverse set of institutional backgrounds including business strategy, private equity, capital markets, and real estate as well as securities, tax, and immigration law. The firm’s diverse backgrounds give it an advantage in identifying and structuring EB-5 deals from a professional finance perspective with established developers in the United States who are interested in creating economically feasible and financially sound EB-5 projects.
NES Financial Solutions is innovative in implementing a fund tracking system to offer fund security and account transparency for investors and project administrators. NES Financial clients include many of the world’s largest corporations, commercial real estate owners, developers, and major financial institutions. The firm has overseen more than 300 EB-5 projects and has helped manage more than $1.2 billion in total EB-5 funds. Thousands of investors have obtained their Green Cards through the EB-5 process with NES Financial.
Established in 2001, Signature Bank is a full-service commercial bank in New York City. Its total assets exceed $26 billion. Signature Bank’s clients consist mostly of private entities, each with a net worth of at least $20 million. It is traded in the U.S. stock market on NASDAQ with the trade symbol SBNY. Signature Bank was voted by Forbes Magazine in 2014 as the #1 publicly traded bank in the U.S.
Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the United States, with offices throughout the U.S., Grand Cayman, and China. They offer an extensive range of professional services and a high degree of specialization. Marcum is a founding member of the Leading Edge Alliance (LEA). As the second-largest international professional association, LEA Global can open doors in the more than 106 countries where its 220 member firms operate.
KAST Construction was designed and built by top executives from the nation’s largest and most prestigious construction firms. These industry leaders share a passion for continuous improvement, professionalism, and attention to detail. Based in West Palm Beach, Florida, KAST has expertise in varied industries from healthcare and hospitality to commercial and multifamily residential development.
HVS Global Hospitality Services has provided consulting services and solutions for thousands of clients in all 50 states and more than 60 foreign countries for hotels, mixed-use, shared-ownership, and leisure assets. The firm also orchestrates major industry conferences and networking opportunities in various regions of the world. HVS is the industry’s primary source of hotel sales data, research, market studies, and educational information relating to the hospitality industry.
Valbridge Advisors is one of the three biggest national commercial real estate valuation and advisory services firms in the United States. Covering the entire country with more than 600 staff in 68 offices, Valbridge services all property types. Headquartered in Naples, Florida, Valbridge provides independent valuation services because it’s owned by its local office leaders – not a brokerage firm or investment company.
CIBC Bank USA is a Chicago headquartered subsidiary of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, one of the oldest and largest banks in Canada. As of 2016, CIBC Bank USA held assets of over $17 Billion in the United States.
Erin Osborne is the founder and managing partner of EB5 Economist, an economic research firm specializing in analyzing the economic impact of EB5 projects. The team at EB5 Economist has completed more than 100 EB5 economist impact reports and is well respected in the EB5 industry. The firm is based in south Florida and works with EB5 projects around the country.