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Home2 Suites by Hilton Development in Boone, N.C. Receives EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Approval






  • Rendering of the Home2 Suites by Hilton in Boone, N.C. – Image Credit Peachtree Group   

Peachtree Group has received its I-956F approval from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the government agency that oversees the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, for the development of a Home2 Suites by Hilton in Boone, N.C.

USCIS adjudicated the I-956F petition for the hotel development in just five months.

“It is a testament to the due diligence of the Peachtree team that it was able to get the project approved so quickly, especially when the published processing time is over 15 months,” said Adam Greene, EVP EB-5 for Peachtree Group.

Peachtree originated $21.7 million of fixed-rate construction financing over a five-year term for Narsi Properties to develop a 105-room Home2Suites by Hilton near downtown Boone. This historic town, situated in the vibrant mountains of western North Carolina, is close to Appalachian State University, its 22,000-plus students and faculty, and numerous other demand generators including three of the most popular ski resorts in the state. The hotel is expected to be completed by Fall 2024.

“Construction is underway, demonstrating tangible progress and reducing initial project risks. Importantly, even as we raise EB-5 capital, Peachtree has bridged the loan, offering certainty of execution for the project and is maintaining an equity stake aligned with the same risk level as our EB-5 investors. This commitment ensures our interests are directly tied to the project’s success, reassuring all stakeholders,” said Greene.

The EB-5 visa program provides the opportunity for foreign investors to potentially obtain a green card in exchange for making a significant investment in a new commercial enterprise that creates jobs in the U.S. Under the program, foreign nationals who invest a minimum of $800,000 in a U.S.-based project that creates or preserves at least ten full-time jobs for U.S. workers are eligible to apply for permanent residency in the U.S.

“Peachtree Group launched its EB-5 program last year to provide an important financing tool that enables us to continue funding job-creating projects across the country,” said Greg Friedman, Peachtree’s CEO and managing principal. “This hotel development is expected to create roughly 328 jobs.”



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