Closing and getting your deal done by a hotel investment advisor for their clients may be getting easier with these two new financing programs. One is specific to immigrants and will appeal to Asian investors. The other is for current owners of a Choice hotel brand. Here are excerpts and links to the full articles: EB5 Capital “As explained in an earlier article on how to use the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program for hotel financing, the EB-5 program is an immigrant investor visa category created in 1990 for foreign nationals who invest in a new commercial enterprise that will benefit the U.S. economy and create at least 10 full-time jobs, according to Jim Butler with the Global Hospitality Group of JMBM. In another article on the topic, Cathy Holmes detailed why hotel developers need to seek EB-5 financing through “regional centers”, how to find a regional center for a hotel project, how to negotiate with a regional center, and whether a developer can establish its own regional center for a hotel development.” Read more if you are a hotel investment advisor and what EB-5 investors are looking for here. Choice Financing “Choice Hotels International announced their new partnership with Access Point Financial, a full-service lending and advisory platform that will provide financing to qualified franchisees of major hotel brands. Choice Hotels is the first hospitality franchisor to team up with Access Point and negotiate a formal finance program. This partnership will focus on aiding the Sleep Inn brand implement the Designed to Dream renovation program.” The complete story on this type of financing for your hotel investor services is here. You can also subscribe to our newsletters if you need hotel management advice on other topics. Are you currently working with investor funds for hotels? Is there a private equity or debt financing source that can you share with those hotel investment advisor groups who are also looking to subsidize investors funds on a new hotel deal?