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Why Participate in EB-5

There are many visa paths available to foreigners who seek to live, work or study in the United States. For those who wish to settle down permanently, here is why the EB-5 program is a top choice.

Faster Track to Living in the U.S.

Gain a temporary green card in as little as two years or obtain U.S. permanent residency in as little as five years. The EB-5 has not been affected by restrictive travel bans unlike other popular visa options.

No Employer Sponsorship

Apply for any job at any company in any state. No need to look for employer sponsorship. No need to wait your luck in an H-1B lottery. You can even start your own business or move an existing one over.

Direct Path to Citizenship

After 5 years of living in the U.S. an EB-5 investor can apply for naturalization and enjoy all the freedoms of American citizen and take advantage of a greater mobility with a U.S. passport.

Return on Investment

Invest in a carefully-selected EB-5 project with attractive risk-adjusted returns and you may enjoy a higher than average return on investment. U.S. commercial real estate outperforms other investment options on stability and ROI.

What do our clients say?


I am an international student in the USA but staying beyond college here has become more and more difficult. LCP presented me with an option for permanent residency that I had no idea existed. The EB-5 program allows foreigners to obtain a permanent green card by investment. I would highly recommend LCP Group.


I was thrilled when my daughter received her Green Card through LCP’s EB-5 program. The process with LCP was smooth and the processing times were faster than anticipated. At every stage LCP responded to our queries swiftly and professionally. I am so grateful for all the guidance, diligence, and of course for the success of her EB-5 application. Thank you so much, LCP!

LCP's Track Record

Our founders are graduates of Yale, Columbia and Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. The LCP Group operates a network of USCIS approved regional centers.







Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa program?

    EB-5 stands for the employment-based visa category, fifth preference, which is a specialized immigration program that was created by U.S. Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation through foreign investment (by immigrant investors). An EB-5 visa grants the EB-5 investor with an initial “conditional residency period” of two years, and ultimately permanent residency (a green card).

  • What are the requirements to apply for an EB-5 investor visa through a regional center?

    There are two primary requirements to obtain an EB-5 visa: (i) a minimum investment requirement, and (ii) a job creation requirement. Depending on the location of the project, the investment amount can either be $900,000 or $1,800,000. The investment must be in an active, for-profit business and it must result in the creation of 10 full-time jobs per EB-5 investor.

  • Who is eligible to apply for an EB-5 employment-based visa?

    Unlike the other employment-based visas, there are no eligibility requirements for the EB-5 visa. Investors will not require any sponsorship to apply. Further, there are no language, business management, or educational requirements.

  • In addition to the investor, who else can get an EB-5 visa?

    Status and consideration for the EB-5 visa is extended to a primary applicant’s spouse and children under the age of 21 who are unmarried.

  • Where do LCP’s investors come from?

    We have served investors originating from 32 countries and regions, including: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Yemen. We welcome all qualified investors and look forward to the opportunity to assist you.

Our Leadership Team

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E. Robert Roskind
Chairman & Founder

Robert Roskind is Chairman of The LCP Group, L.P. (LCP) which he founded in 1974. Originally set up as Lepercq Capital Partners, Mr. Roskind has been at the helm of LCP’s growth over the decades as it evolved from acquiring and syndicating single tenant properties to a full-service private real estate investment management firm.

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Francis Lively
CEO & President

Francis Lively is the Chief Executive Officer and President of The LCP Group, L.P. (LCP). He is responsible for the execution of LCP’s investment strategies and oversees all aspects of business development, operations, and management of the firm’s diverse portfolio of real estate investments.

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Richard Marquard
Executive Vice President

Mr Marquard oversees LCP’s EB-5 foreign real estate investor program where he is responsible for business development including originating and structuring investments, leading transaction execution, and portfolio management.