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Roadside Development Repays EB5 Capital’s Investment in City Market at O Street

Washington, DC – Roadside Development joins EB5 Capital in celebrating the repayment of EB5 Capital’s $12.5 million mezzanine loan invested in Roadside’s City Market at O Street project in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC.

City Market at O Street is a one million square foot, mixed-use development in the heart of the Shaw neighborhood at 7th & O Streets NW. The project features 650 multifamily units, including a 90-unit affordable apartment building for the 55+ community, a 182-room Cambria Suites Hotel, and 90,000 square feet of retail including a grocery store. Originally built in 1881, the historic O Street Market, one of three 19-century public market buildings still standing in the city, is the cornerstone of this project. The market was restored into a state-of-the-art 78,000 square foot Giant Food Store.

The project financing included a complex mix of private and public funding sources. The more than $315 million multi-phased project incorporates private land and cash equity investments and $102 million of EB-5 financing, the first project in DC to receive EB-5 financing. The capital stack also included mezzanine debt, $35 million in tax-increment financing (TIF) bond proceeds from the District of Columbia, and a $128 million HUD-insured Section 220 multifamily mortgage, one of the largest ever for a mixed-use deal. This was a landmark project for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and was the only mixed-use development designated by the Obama Administration in 2011 as a high-priority project to be fast-tracked for its significant merit and job creation.

EB5 Capital participated in two phases of financing for this project. The first phase was repaid in 2014 and the second phase was successfully repaid this month. All eligible investors have received their permanent Green Cards and their capital back.

“Extraordinary creativity on the part of our financing team enabled us to achieve many milestones including accelerated delivery of senior housing and 15% more affordability,” said Richard Lake, Managing Partner at Roadside Development. “The innovative capital stack also facilitated an inventive approach to the infrastructure design and development that supported critical architectural and urban design objectives for the project and overall neighborhood.”  

City Market at O Street ultimately repositioned two key city blocks in the heart of Shaw catalyzing over $1 billion in new investment dramatically improving the linkage of the historic Shaw neighborhood and Downtown. Roadside’s commitment to community-led to their funding a skills training initiative; 51% of new construction jobs went to area residents and $192 million of contracts to DC CBE’s, and over 2,400 jobs, including many for DC residents. “City Market at O Street is a perfect representation of what an EB-5 investment can do to help create needed jobs and increase the viability of underdeveloped neighborhoods,” said Angel Brunner, EB5 Capital’s CEO. “As we move into the new year, we expect EB-5 financing to be a key contributor in the COVID-19 economic recovery, similar to the way it served in the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2008. We look forward to welcoming investors and continuing this work in cities across the U.S.”

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About Roadside Development, LLC

Roadside Development is a Washington DC-based real estate firm that values and invests in people – our employees, partners, business associates, and local communities. The high quality of our projects reflects that value and investment. Whether it is a catalytic urban redevelopment project or a large suburban mixed-use lifestyle center, Roadside Development is committed to providing only professional, innovative, and solution-based real estate services. Roadside Development is known for the successful adaptive reuse of City Market at O, Cityline at Tenley and the former Fannie Mae Headquarters – currently under construction. Learn more at www.roadsidedevelopment.com


About EB5 Capital


EB5 Capital is a leader in the EB-5 immigrant investor industry, raising $800 million in foreign capital from investors in more than 70 countries for investment in job-creating real estate projects across the United States. EB5 Capital owns and operates five USCIS-authorized Regional Centers that serve 14 states and the District of Columbia. With a portfolio of 28 projects, EB5 Capital maintains a 100% project approval rate from the USCIS. For more information, visit http://www.eb5capital.com.

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EB5 Capital Achieves $100+ Million Repayment Milestone

Washington, DC – Today EB5 Capital announced it has surpassed $100 million in repayments to its EB-5 investors. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) EB-5 Program permits foreign nationals and their immediate family to apply for US residency through an investment in a job-creating real estate project. Repayments to investors represent the successful investing and return of capital to clients.

 “Since our work began in 2008, we’ve proven our ability to invest our clients’ money in sound, job-creating commercial real estate projects that fully meet the requirements set out by USCIS,” said Brian Ostar, EB5 Capital’s President. “Throughout this year, asset management has been our top-priority, and completing the full EB-5 cycle across a dozen projects is extremely rewarding to us, the clients we’ve repaid, and clients in earlier stages of their immigration process.”

EB5 Capital has increased the frequency of its communication with developer-partners and investors. Despite the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the firm remains focused on operating efficiencies and the pursuit of sound EB-5 investment opportunities for those considering moving to the US through an EB-5 investment.

“The pandemic has caused quite a bit of uncertainty for our firm and clients this year,” said Juline Kaleyias, EB5 Capital’s Director of Business Development. “Though, our team is still very much committed, working harder and more efficiently than ever. We are delighted to deliver this good news.”

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About EB5 Capital

EB5 Capital is a leader in the EB-5 immigrant investor industry, raising over $750 million in foreign capital from investors in more than 65 countries for investment in job-creating real estate projects across the United States. EB5 Capital owns and operates five USCIS-authorized Regional Centers that serve 14 states and the District of Columbia. With a portfolio of 28 projects, EB5 Capital maintains a 100% project approval rate from the USCIS. For more information, visit http://www.eb5capital.com.

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EB5 Capital’s 1900 Half Street Project Begins Leasing in Washington, DC

Washington, DC – EB5 Capital joins Douglas Development Corporation and PTM Partners in celebrating the launch of leasing at 1900 Half Street, one of the first multifamily developments in Washington, DC’s Buzzard Point neighborhood. The property consists of 453 luxury apartment units, with 17,000 square feet of commercial retail space.

1900 Half Street is located directly on the riverfront, which provides rare panoramic views of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers. The project sits two blocks away from the newly built $300 million Audi Field, home to the DC United Major League Soccer team, and is also within a half-mile of Nationals Park, home of Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals.

EB5 Capital funded $44.5 million from investors representing 16 different countries. “More than one-third of our EB-5 raise came from India,” said Anubhuti Dhand, EB5 Capital’s Investor Relations Manager. “Our Indian investors felt confident and secure with a multifamily apartment project located in this fast-developing neighborhood.”

1900 Half Street is a few blocks away from Dock79, another multifamily project financed by EB5 Capital in 2014. Dock79 is located in Capitol Riverfront, the next neighborhood over from Buzzard Point. Both properties are expected to benefit from new housing demand created by Amazon’s forthcoming HQ2, which is expected to bring an estimated 25,000 jobs to Arlington, Virginia, and is less than a 10-minute drive from both properties. The multifamily project also sits inside of a designated Opportunity Zone.

“Washington, DC is known as a stable safe-haven for real estate investments”, said Jon Mullen, Senior Vice President of Investments. “This particular submarket is completely transforming at a rapid pace and we are excited to be working with one of the most experienced developers in the nation’s capital.”

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About EB5 Capital

EB5 Capital is a leader in the EB-5 immigrant investor industry, raising over $750 million in foreign capital from investors in more than 65 countries for investment in job-creating real estate projects across the United States. EB5 Capital owns and operates five USCIS-authorized Regional Centers that serve 14 states and the District of Columbia. With a portfolio of 28 projects, EB5 Capital maintains a 100% project approval rate from the USCIS. For more information, visit http://www.eb5capital.com.

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Long-Awaited Construction Begins at 300 M in NoMa Neighborhood of Washington, DC

Washington, DC – After many project delays and some very difficult negotiations to protect its investors, EB5 Capital is pleased to announce the closing and subsequent groundbreaking of 300 M, the firm’s 17th EB-5 partnership. 300 M is a 457-unit, Class A multifamily development with approximately 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, located in the NoMa neighborhood of Washington, DC.

In April 2019, the site’s original developer announced it would not move forward with construction of the project, choosing instead to sell the land. The decision to halt development of the project placed EB5 Capital’s 49 EB-5 investors, their capital, and respective immigration processes into jeopardy.

“Having a partner decide to pause plans to develop a site tied to EB-5 money is a disastrous prospect for clients’ whose successful immigration to the United States is wholly dependent on subsequent job-creation from that investment,” said Brian Ostar, President of EB5 Capital. “There are a lot of Regional Centers that might have packed up, apologized to its clients, and taken the loss.”

After a rigorous marketing process, the buyer list for the site was narrowed in late 2019, with LCOR winning the selection process in February 2020. LCOR closed on the land and its partnership with EB5 Capital in June 2020. M&T Bank and Santander are providing the construction financing, which closed in July. EB5 Capital is investing $24.5 million in preferred equity into the development, which will be the firm’s 5th EB-5 project in the NoMa neighborhood, all within walking distance of one another.

“This experience tested our firm’s willpower and resiliency,” said Jon Mullen, Senior Vice President of Investments at EB5 Capital. “Looking back, the sale of the land and providing for a new development partner with a proven track record afforded a win-win pathway to getting shovels in the ground, delivering for our clients and the local economy through job-creation.” 

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About EB5 Capital

EB5 Capital is a leader in the EB-5 immigrant investor industry, raising over $750 million in foreign capital from investors in more than 65 countries for investment in job-creating real estate projects across the United States. EB5 Capital owns and operates five USCIS-authorized Regional Centers that serve 14 states and the District of Columbia. With a portfolio of 28 projects, EB5 Capital maintains a 100% project approval rate from the USCIS. For more information, visit http://www.eb5capital.com.