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Altytude Advisors (a division of Glide Capital) is a Registered Investment Advisor.
Altytude offers strategic redeployment, by leveraging its platform of pre-vetted private debt funds in which it currently has over $300 million under management from institutional investors. For more information visit www.AltytudeAdvisors.com.
What is it?
4 years ago, Glide built and launched a platform of pre-vetted (including independent due diligence) private debt funds, to meet a need in the marketplace for private investors to be able to more easily view and evaluate these funds. The company has since grown to $325 million in assets under management from high net worth and institutional investors. Altytude was created under Glide to focus on matching EB-5 redeployment needs with relevant funds on our platform, specifically in the areas of real estate lending or business lending.
We Talked to the EB-5 Legal Community First
We initially did some market sounding in October of last year at the AILA/ IIUSA event in Chicago, and started by presenting what we were planning on doing to the EB-5 legal community, in order to gather initial thoughts and feedback and to align what we’re doing as closely as possible with industry needs, based on what we know. Having received generally enthusiastic responses, we are now making our approach to regional centers and NCEs.
Our Platform can Help Make Redeployment Simpler
- Compliance with policy and fiduciary obligations
- Reducing investor resistance
- Capital preservation
- Generating reasonable returns for reasonable risk benefiting all stakeholders
- Balancing legal compliance with risk mitigation strategies
Some of the key benefits that Altytude brings to the table:
- 3 levels of due diligence (in addition to your own): Fund managers do due diligence on their borrowers, we do diligence on the fund and before they come on to our platform, we commission due diligence from an independent firm.
- Fiduciary duty: We are an SEC registered investment advisory firm.
- EB-5 understanding: We first presented our solution and discussed market needs with many leading EB-5 attorneys.
- Legal efficiency: We have established a legal paradigm that helps to keep investment associated legal needs to minimum.
- Horizon matching: We try to match liquidity needs as closely as possible.
- Coordinating funds administration is part of the service offering.
- Historical performance: Don’t take our word for it; we’d like to show you how the funds on our platform have performed.
Strategic Element offers a full range of services to assist with getting EB-5 projects off the grond, including:
Business Plan Services
- EB-5 Regional Center ‘Operational’ Business Plans
- EB-5 Regional Center Project Business Plans
- EB-5 ‘Direct’ Business Plans (Outside of Regional Centers)
We work with our clients to ensure that all USCIS requirements are met and to present the best possible case to investors.
Economic Impact Reports
- Verification of inputs and model choice
- Indirect job calculation
- Target Employment Area determination and/or development
- Market research & validation
- Competitive and market information
- Financial model development and assumptions
- Overall feasibility
Our company has experience with the development of strategic plans and business plans for a wide variety of industries including:
- Real Estate & Hospitality
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Infrastructure Projects
- Municipal Regional Centers
- Manufacturing & Distribution
- ...and many more
Strategic Element works with immigration attorneys and regional center founders to develop strong EB-5 business plans that get results. We serve EB-5 developers across North America. To date we have been involved in over 300 EB-5 projects that are raising over $3 billion in EB-5 funds.
Strategic Element's experience with EB-5 business plans means that we are familiar with how to write plans that work, bith for USCIS and with investors. We represent the required information in a manner that makes sense and makes it easy for adjudicators to find information they need in a manner that is properly documented and supported, and which clearly establishes the viability of your project.
Get It Right the First Time
Our experience enables us to help at a deeper level, by developing plans and financial models that are solid, and able meet USCIS standards.
For more details please click here visit our website.
Phil Cohen is the founder and president of Strategic Element Inc. as well as vice president at Altytude Advisors.
Altytude Advisors (a division of Glide Capital) is a Registered Investment Advisor, focused on EB-5 redeployment, using its platform of pre-reviewed private debt funds focused on real estate and business lending. www.AltytudeAdvisors.com
Strategic Element has been an EB-5 service provider since 2010 and has been involved in EB-5 project that have raised/ are raising over $3 billion in EB-5 capital. Strategic's services include:
- business plans
- economic impact reports
- feasibility studies
Who Needs to be Part of Your EB-5 Team?
This presentation provides an overview of the different parties that should be involved in your EB-5 project or regional center's development.The_Right_Team_v2.pptxJanuary 06, 2016 10:54 AM
EB5 Investor Conference
3600 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV, 89109, Las Vegas, US
Questions and Answers
- Are there any applications that are non-infrastructure or real estate related? - 3rd April, 2013 (2 answers)
- Can a single family housing development of 100 to 140 homes qualify for an EB 5 Investment? (3 answers)
- Can an EB-5 regional center be sold to a foreign entity? (3 answers)
- Comment on sustaining the investment requirement (2 answers)
- Do I have to invest my own money in my EB-5 project? (5 answers)
- Do I have to use escrow when taking in EB-5 investors capital? (7 answers)
- Do I need to worry whether an adjudicator will understand my business if it is very complex? (2 answers)
- EB5 application fail (2 answers)
- How are EB-5 funds usually returned after I-829 approval? (9 answers)
- How are EB-5 funds usually returned after I-829 approval? (4 answers)
- How are EB-5 investors affected if the JCE goes bankrupt? (1 answer)
- How are public-private EB-5 projects different? (3 answers)
- How can a regional center administer an ongoing EB-5 project? (1 answer)
- How can an EB-5 direct business be changed during conditional residence? (2 answers)
- How can I apply for EB-5 if I already applied for an investor visa in another country? (3 answers)
- How can I change from E-2 classification to an EB-5 visa? (3 answers)
- How can I keep capital at risk if I am ready to or need to pay back my investors early? (3 answers)
- How can I split my $1 million investment between land purchase and working costs? (6 answers)
- How can someone without an employment history apply for EB-5? (7 answers)
- How difficult is it to track information that I need to use for my regional centers annual reporting? (1 answer)
- How do I find the best EB-5 project in terms of investment? (2 answers)
- How important is it to show aggressive revenue growth for my EB-5 project? (3 answers)
- How long should my business plan be? (3 answers)
- How safe is an EB-5 investment? (4 answers)
- How will a feasibility study make my project business more credible? (2 answers)
- How will EB-5 visa retrogression benefit investors from other countries? (3 answers)
- How will individual employees affect I-829 approval? (3 answers)
- How would a bridge loan help my project to be more successful in raising capital? (1 answer)
- I am confused as to whether an EB-5 project raises money as a loan from investors or in the form of equity participation. Can you please clarify? (5 answers)
- I have heard that a direct EB-5 project can be a 'pooled' investment, is this true? (4 answers)
- I’ve heard about foreign brokers. How is this different from foreign finders? (3 answers)
- If I cannot guarantee job creation how can I give investors confidence about the likelihood of job creation? (1 answer)
- If I have tenants in my project business who will be creating their own businesses, can I count those jobs towards qualifying EB-5 job creation? (1 answer)
- Is an investment in a regional center guaranteed? (8 answers)
- Is Matter of Ho the only thing I need to know when writing my EB-5 business plan? (1 answer)
- Is there a limit or rule of thumb regarding how much (what percentage) EB-5 capital I can raise for my project? (1 answer)
- Is there any kind of supervisor review before RFEs go out? - 22nd April 2015 (1 answer)
- Process of upgrade from E-2 to EB5 (2 answers)
- Question on how long bridge financing can be in place. - 22nd April 2015 (1 answer)
- Question on Job creation asked during USCIS conference (1 answer)
- Retrogression (2 answers)
- Retrogression induced reinvestment risk (2 answers)
- Retrogression Risk (2 answers)
- Should I have the same attorney for all EB-5 applications? (5 answers)
- Someone told me that I have to have a feasibility study for my EB-5 project, is that true? (1 answer)
- Total cost & expenditure for EB5 (2 answers)
- What are the pros and cons of using guest expenditures and/ or revenues inputs to my economic impact model to show more job creation? (3 answers)
- What business ownership percentage is needed to qualify for EB-5? (3 answers)
- What can be counted towards the $1 million investment requirement? (3 answers)
- What is an RFE? (4 answers)
- What is flexible adjudication and when would I use it? (1 answer)
- What is the difference between an I-924 and an I-924A? (1 answer)
- What position should EB-5 investors have in the capital stack? (1 answer)
- What qualifications should an EB-5 immigration attorney have? (2 answers)
- When is a purchaser representative needed in EB-5? What is a purchaser representative? (1 answer)
- Why do I need a business plan writer for my EB-5 project if I already know how to write a business plan? (3 answers)
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