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How Does KSI Realty Work a Successful International Property Show?

by Kijner & Sons International Realty


Kijner & Sons International Realty is pleased to share with you in-depth details about one of our recent Overseas Property & Investment Shows that took place in Shanghai, China.

Learn more about how KSI Realty manages the various aspects of an international real estate event, from setting up a colorful and attractive booth to greeting the many visitors and assiting families and investors looking to purchase income-producing properties and/or relocate to Florida (USA), France, Thailand and Costa Rica. 


Located in Shanghai, China, the KSI Realty team proudly represented themselves at the Shanghai Investment and Property Exhibition Show. The exhibition center is situated in the heart of Shanghai, and the building offers large-scale conferences and exhibition services for important political, economic, science, technology and cultural activities. The center has a total floor space of 80,000 square meters, large enough for massive exhibition shows.

Over the four-day exhibition, from March 15-March 18, the KSI Realty team, representing information on Thailand, Costa Rica, France and the USA, met and discussed many investment and immigration opportunities with various Chinese investors. We were located at booth 2009 situated at the entrance of the show, where the KSI Realty team was pumped, organized and ready.

The booth looked beautiful and was decorated with banners displaying the activities that KSI performs, including banners depicting some of the exclusive properties that KSI Realty was selling in France, Costa Rica, Thailand and the U.S.A. In one corner of the booth, KSI Realty had their representative lawyers from Florida, discussing mainly EB-5 immigration to the United States with potential clients. EB-5 immigration has been very attractive to foreigners looking to settle in the U.S.A and quickly become eligible to be a Green Card holder. Throughout the show, at the front of the booth, the KSI Realty team displayed and handed out various flyers and brochures for people to take at their leisure, depicting the investments to be made in Costa Rica and the U.S.A, as well as immigration to the United States, and even brochures depicting real estate owned properties in Miami Florida

On Saturday March 17, from 11am - 12pm, the entire KSI Realty team, held a free lecture in front of hundreds of people. Each member of the team discussed their activities by giving a brief presentation, and the KSI Realty team was lucky enough to have Charle Yin and Elise Hei as our interpreters. 

For four days straight, non-stop, the entire KSI Realty team was up on their feet, greeting, answering, and assisting potential clients with questions and interests in our portfolio activities. There was constantly a great deal of hype and energy. A great deal of Chinese people throughout the show decided to meet with Marc Kijner, Ivette Loaiza, or Anthony Olson, to receive a more detailed explanation and an in-depth analysis of an investment or immigration endeavor that they wished to take on. Our team was more than happy to sit with visitors for up to an hour, because we understand that our clients have concerns and we are there to assist them. 

Local visitors from Shanghai, as well as from other provinces in China, like Wong Zu and Changzhou, came and attended the exhibition show. Many of the people that came to our booth varied in age, as well as social status. At times, families of four or five came together to inquire about immigration or investment purposes. Most of our visitors were friendly, and were very well informed about the obstacles concerning legal and financial issues when it comes to purchasing properties. The people we were dealing with were mainly business-oriented people, with the occasional elderly couple looking for a retirement home.     


To read more about KSI Realty's 4 days at the Shanghai Investment and Property Exhibition Show and see photos of the event, click on the links below:

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4 

Premium Processing for the EB-5

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

The Director of USCIS, Alejandro Mayorkas, announced on May 19, 2011, a proposal to implement premium processing of cases under the EB-5 program. The significance of premium processing is that it is a program under which USCIS, in return for an additional fee of $1,225, currently, commits itself to deciding the case, or taking further action on the case by requesting additional evidence, within 15 days. There was a public comment period for the proposal that ended on June 17, 2011. On August 2, 2011, Director Mayorkas announced that within 30 days, USCIS will take the first step to implement premium processing for the EB-5 program. This does not mean that the program will be available then, but rather that USCIS will finish the first of multiple steps directed toward implementing premium processing for the EB-5 program.

An EB-5 investor's ability to file the I-526 petition with premium processing will depend on the regional center, in which he or she invested, obtaining USCIS's approval of its project ahead of time under the application procedures for the I-924 application. The I-924 application is currently used for obtaining approval of a regional center designation or of an amendment to an existing regional center designation. However, under the new procedures, either an entity that is just applying for its designation as a regional center could also present a project for approval of its eligibility for premium processing, or an existing regional center could apply to have its latest project approved as eligible for premium processing. A crucial factor in determining whether a project would qualify as eligible for premium processing is the extent to which work under the project can begin right after approval of the EB-5 investors' I-526 petitions, at which point the investment funds are normally released to the regional center's project. If the project is ready to that extent, then the regional center can opt to pay the additional fee for premium processing for the I-924 application, which would result in a processing time of 15 days. Otherwise, for such projects, if the regional center does not opt for premium processing, USCIS would, nevertheless, commit itself to a processing time of no more than 2 months. If the project is not ready to this extent, or the project is still only hypothetical, then the processing of the I-924 application could take up to 5 months or longer.

Once USCIS gives EB-5 investors the option to use the premium processing service for their I-526 petition, this will be a tremendous benefit to EB-5 investors from multiple perspectives. First, this will constitute a considerable improvement over the current processing time of 6-8 months for a decision on the I-526 petition. Second, there will be greater certainty that the I-526 will not be denied due to the regional center's project, since it will have been approved under the I-924 application process. Third, the availability of premium processing will improve EB-5 investors' chances to complete the process to obtain conditional permanent residence prior to the sunset of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program, which is the EB-5 program for the regional centers, on September 30, 2012. Fourth, for those EB-5 investors with a specific need for faster processing, such as those who are already living in the U.S. under a visa that will soon expire, or those EB-5 investors living outside of the U.S. who have plans to get their kids into school or university by a certain starting date, have a job offer in the U.S. with a certain starting date, or have other urgent plans to move to the U.S., the premium processing option for the I-526 petition will be tremendously beneficial.

When will premium processing of the I-526 petition become available? In remarks during the USCIS EB-5 Stakeholder Meeting on June 30, 2011, Director Mayorkas explained that premium processing will be phased in after USCIS accomplishes several steps in preparation. He stated, then on August 2, 2011, that the first step in implementing premium processing of the I-526 petition, will occur within 30 days of August 2, 2011. The remaining steps will presumably be accomplished over the coming weeks and months. Even once premium processing becomes available, regional centers will have to go through the process of applying for approval of their project to make it eligible for premium processing. Therefore, it will take an additional 15 days to 2 months for regional centers to obtain approval of projects that they can offer them as eligible for premium processing. So, we are looking at several months, at least, before premium processing will become effectively available to the public.


Source: Article courtesy of our exclusive partner Anthony Olson, P.A., Immigration Law Firm (Sarasota, FL, August 21st, 2011)

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