March 01, 2017

Alternative Financing for Commercial Real Estate—A Primer on Adding EB-5 Capital and Tax Credits to the Capital Stack

Debbie A. Klis

Locating cost-efficient sources of mezzanine financing remains a key to structuring commercial real estate acquisitions and development successfully. The cost of financing through the U.S. Immigrant Investor Program, better known as the “EB-5 Program,” or through various federal tax credits, is much less than traditional private equity funding. The challenge is to plan ahead to line up the source of capital whose pricing, timing, and risk complement the project.

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