Scholar-in-Residence Gary Friedland is interviewed about his joint research, with Professor Jeanne Calderon, on the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
— April 27, 2017
Excerpt from The Washington Post -- "This is how the Beverly Hills Waldorf Astoria ended up as an EB-5 funded project, with $150 million in foreign investment by 300 investors at $500,000 each, according to a report by Friedland for the NYU Stern Center for Real Estate Finance Research. ... 'The original intent was to establish an incentive for immigrants to invest in areas that can’t otherwise attract conventional capital,' Friedland said. 'Instead, virtually all projects qualify. It’s merely serving to enhance the returns for those developers.'"