The leading EB-5 regional center operator, CanAm Enterprises, has had its updated EB-5 track record once again audited by the global accounting firm PKF O’Connor Davies.
CanAm Enterprises (“CanAm”) is pleased to announce that its stellar track record of achieving positive results for EB-5 investors has been audited by the global accounting firm PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP (“PKF”) which certified the company facilitated an aggregate capital repayment of over $1 billion to investors.
CanAm commissioned the internationally acclaimed accounting firm to ensure a transparent and efficient process for EB-5 investors as they fulfill their dreams of becoming American citizens while making significant contributions to the nation’s infrastructure. PKF performed a comprehensive audit of several thousand investor records, cross-referencing USCIS-issued notices, bank statements, and related financial documents for each EB-5 investor from 2003 through 2018.
PKF was able to verify that, as of December 31, 2018, CanAm’s had a high success rate for securing key petition approvals necessary for obtaining U.S. visas. CanAm’s I-526 petition approvals and I-829 petition approvals constituted 4,589 and 2,304 approvals, respectively. The few denial cases were unrelated to the operations of any CanAm-sponsored project. PKF also reported that CanAm facilitated 2,080 full investor repayments, representing an aggregate EB-5 capital repayment amount of over $1 billion. Note that the PKF audit report does not reflect outstanding projects that have not yet reached maturity.
“A regional center’s track record is an extremely important factor for virtually all EB-5 investors when assessing the likelihood of their immigration goals being achieved,” said CanAm President and CEO Tom Rosenfeld. “At CanAm, we are very proud of our track record which is truly second to none.”
The audited report only reflects data up to the end of 2018. According to the record keeping as of August 2019, CanAm has received more than 4,640 I-526 petition approvals, more than 2,310 total I-829 petition approvals, and received over $1.3 billion in EB-5 capital has been repaid from 40 projects.
“CanAm continues to be the standard bearer in the EB-5 industry. And to the best of our knowledge, no other regional center has come even close to our track record,” Mr. Rosenfeld added.
The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Program provides qualified foreign investors with the opportunity to earn “conditional” or temporary two-year visas in return for investing $500,000 in businesses located in high unemployment areas that create or retain at least ten permanent full-time jobs for U.S. workers.
With three decades of experience promoting immigration-linked investments in the United States and Canada, CanAm has a long and established track record. Basing its business on a reputation of credibility and trust, CanAm has financed more than 55 project loans and raised $2.8 billion in EB-5 investments. $1.25 Billion in EB-5 capital from 2,500 investor families has been repaid by CanAm’s EB-5 projects to date. CanAm exclusively operates seven USCIS-designated regional centers that are located in the city of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the states of California, Hawaii, Florida, Texas and the Metropolitan Region of New York. For more information, please visit canamenterprises.com.