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MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Our principals have decades of experience in the real estate industry, and our mission is to facilitate each investor's goal of investing in a sound business venture that will create positive financial returns as well as jobs for the local economy. Investors can relax knowing that their money is safely invested, and their green card application is on solid footing with USCIS.

Note: The management positions listed below are only for EB5 Coast To Coast and do not reflect the management positions of each individual Regional Center.

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Stephen H. Smith - President

Steve Smith is the President of a family of USCIS-designated EB-5 regional centers and has a 30+ year track record of commercial real estate projects spread throughout the Seattle and Puget Sound region.

Mr. Smith’s success is due to his careful analysis of each step in the development process—from market research and site selection to design, construction, marketing and customer service. Through the years, he has delivered high-quality apartment, condominium and mixed-use projects that have commanded premium pricing. In 2005 he entered the senior apartments market by teaming up with SHAG (the Senior Housing Assistance Group) to build the 206-unit Cedar Park apartments in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood, and continues to build other senior apartment projects with SHAG. In the aggregate, his portfolio includes the development and/or construction of more than 4,000 residential units valued in excess of $1 billion.

Mr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Art’s Degree from the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.

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Neil O'Connor - Chief Operating Officer

Mr. O’Connor is a versatile leader with operational and global financial experience in organizations ranging from $20m to $3b+, leading 80+ staff with complex P&L structures. He is a creative and inclusive problem solver with demonstrated ability to develop revenue and expense strategies, translate strategies into action plans and effect execution cross-functionality to turn around a business or accelerate its growth. Mr. O’Connor is adept at organizing, recruiting, retaining, inspiring and motivating large and diverse teams. He drives data aided decisions and leads change required for optimizing shareholder value.

Education: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) University of Cape Town, GDA Master of Accounting and Finance

Languages: Afrikaans, Dutch, English, German, Spanish

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Kathleen Harrison - Counsel

Kathleen Harrison graduated from Emory Law School in 2015. She worked in private practice for over six years serving clients in the EB-5 industry. She has significant experience advising regional centers, EB-5 issuers, and developers seeking EB-5 capital to finance projects.

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Diana Harris - Marketing & Web Technology

Diana joined the company in 2012, and is responsible for overseeing marketing and technology services; creating and maintaining company websites, landing pages, marketing and advertising material, including magazine ads featured in EB-5 Magazine, IIUSA Business Journal, and other magazine and newspaper publications. Diana attended Seattle Pacific University, City University and Cascadia Community College where she studied computer programming, project management and web development. She’s a Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society member, and is esteemed with both a President’s Honor Scholastic Achievement Award, and Faculty Honor’s Award.