EB-5 and P3: Advantages of Alignment

In recent years, the U.S. immigrant investor program – known as the “EB-5 Program” – has emerged as a flexible financing source that is used in diverse economic development projects all around the country to boost local economies, improve communities, and create American jobs – and quite often in a P3 model.  P3 models in EB-5 vary, but involve various layers of interests, from the Regional Center and immigrant investor, to the public entities involved, to the developer, all the way down to the community the project will serve. During this session, attendees will hear from leading industry experts with proven success in the applying P3 models to EB-5 and learn how EB-5 financing and a P3 relationship contribute to the necessary alignment of interests to be successful in utilizing the EB-5 Program to improve or revitalize your community.


  • Peter D. Joseph, Executive Director, IIUSA
  • Bob Honts, President/CEO, Texas Lone Star Enterprises Regional Center
  • Paul Heuwetter, ‎Director of Capital Markets at Signature Bank
  • Beth Zafonte, Director of Economic Development Services, Akerman LLP