Playa Vista Equities Announces EB-5 Loan Fund, Which Will Lend Up To $450,000 To Each Qualified EB-5 Investor
11/29/20 4:40 PM

Playa Vista Equities ("PVE") announces its newest private debt fund, PVE EB-5 Loan Fund (the "Fund"), which will make secured loans to qualified EB-5 investors seeking permanent residency in the United States via the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.

  • The Fund will lend up to $18 million in increments of up to $450,000 per loan to approximately 40 qualified EB-5 investors.
  • The Fund will start originating loans in January 2021 and will exclusively lend to EB-5 investors who are investing in a select portfolio of EB-5 projects that have been preapproved by the Fund's General Partners.
  • The Fund is currently accepting applications which can be completed online.

Bobby Laughlin, CEO of Playa Vista Equities, states:

"We are thrilled to be able to provide yet another solution to the EB-5 markets, which furthers Playa Vista Equities' mission of innovating within the EB-5 capital market to benefit the United States and EB-5 investors.  This capital solution came in response to USCIS' regulatory change to the EB-5 Program, which took effect November 21st, 2019, that among other changes, increased the investment minimum for TEA projects from $500,000 to $900,000. Since then, we've seen a collapse in the number of I-526 filings in 2020. As measured by opportunity cost, the United States is losing billions in foreign direct investment and stifling tens of thousands of jobs that otherwise would have been created during one of the most brutal economic downturns the United States has ever experienced.

The core problem is that the new minimum now requires a much greater percentage of an investor's net worth to be invested into an EB-5 project.  This has caused liquidity problems for prospective EB-5 investors who may have been able to aggregate the capital at the previous minimum without selling a substantial majority of their assets, but who are now in a liquidity dilemma.  Our Playa Vista Equities EB-5 Loan Fund will play a key role in providing qualified EB-5 investors secured debt financing which solves this problem, enabling them to begin the EB-5 process of creating U.S. jobs and eventually obtaining permanent residency."

If you are interested in learning more about the EB-5 Loan Program, please click this link.  

If you would like to schedule a consultation with us, please email Bobby Laughlin at:, or contact us through our website.