Shanghaied: It’s a Wrap

Day 3 in Shanghai, off to Saigon tomorrow. Another set of incredible meetings with incredible people cherry-picked by Sharon Shi.  China is happening and the notion of a straight-shooting EB-5 program is a breath of fresh air to a hungry market.  My expectations have been blown out of the water on a...

Jose E. Latour Nov 02, 2011

Enter the Draggin’: Big Promises, Slow Execution Creates EB-5 Turmoil in China

As busy as some EB-5 megaprojects are in China, and as much money as much as they are collecting, seems the "shovel" in the "shovel-ready" is a bit behind the momentum: our second full week in China has led to a number of conversations with Chinese brokers with clients who funded...

Jose E. Latour Oct 30, 2011

Xiamen Food for Thought…

This Xiamen delicacy almost proved too much for HRM Sharon, who politely declined when the dish was unveiled at dinner last night by our gracious host.  I've never seen Sharon even WINCE with all the zany Chinese stuff we've been honored with, so I took great delight thinking for a mo...

Jose E. Latour Oct 30, 2011

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Clauses: The Devil’s in the Details

CHENGDU-  A passing observation: as my friendship continues to develop with the amazing group of folks with whom Sharon has been working here in China, the comfort level settles in mutually.  One of the sidebars to our efforts to present Lake Point EcoVentures Phase I to prospective EB-5 i...

Jose E. Latour Oct 26, 2011

China EB-5 Agencies Speak with One Voice: “Protect Our Clients!”

NANJING-  Day Seven of our EB-5 marketing trip to China and Vietnam has us dividing and conquering:  Sharon is closing deals in Guangzhou while I flew ahead to Chengdu, capital of the Sichuan Province and inventors of paper money, to train our collaborating team for Thursday's big Lak...

Jose E. Latour Oct 25, 2011

Beijing Rocks! Lake Point EcoVentures EB-5 Receives Red Carpet Welcome

Day Two wrapping up in Beijing and I am seriously impressed.  Sharon's pre-existing agency relationships are making this a comparative walk in the park compared to the last time I ambled through this neck of the woods.  The best immigration agencies, the smartest questions, the sharpest people...Lak...

Jose E. Latour Oct 19, 2011

Practicing My Mandarin…(-;

Sharon says I "sound like a horse"...whatever THAT means...  …

Jose E. Latour Oct 14, 2011

T Minus 3 Days: On Trust and EB-5 Marketing in China

Just finished a chat with my still-jet-lagged partner Sharon Shi, who is somewhere West of Shanghai with a serious case of insomnia and EB-5-itis.  Sharon left Monday, arrived Tuesday, and will be meeting me in Beijing next week to begin what is turning into a rather grueling seminar schedule.&...

Jose E. Latour Oct 13, 2011

Announcing Our China/Vietnam Seminar Tour: Oct. 16 – Nov. 9, 2011

On October 16th, the distinguished Chinese-American attorney Sharon Shi and I will begin a three week EB-5 marketing tour in China and Vietnam.  Sharon, my shiny new partner, spent most of 2010 closing EB-5 deals in China; she decided, despite her astonishing success last year going it alone, t...

Jose E. Latour Oct 05, 2011

Orlando: EB-5 Financing of Real Estate

Well,  Brian Su's first "real-estate-focused" EB-5 event yesterday ROCKED...as expected.  The room was packed with the usual suspects -- and a lot of new folks -- and the topical theme was definitely more advanced than Brian's prior events.Opening speaker Robert Divine ...

Jose E. Latour Oct 01, 2011

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