WHISKY HOTEL in Hollywood
Whisky Hotel is a seven-story 132 room boutique hotel located in the heart of Hollywood, California on the cross streets of Hollywood Boulevard and Wilcox Avenue. The project will have a whisky themed lobby bar and restaurant and a rooftop lounge and bar.
The project is owned by world renowned Argentine-American restaurateur and real estate investor/developer, Adolfo Suaya. The project has already been fully funded. Senior construction lender is Bank Hapoalim, B.M. and the remaining funds were funded by the Owner.
Construction has already commenced in 2020 and is expected to be completed by early 2022. The project will create over 778 jobs allowing for a 455% job buffer. The EB-5 Funds will be used for repayment of equity bridge financing spent on qualified EB-5 expenditures and for project shortfalls.
IMM US Capital Management, LLC has over 15 years experience in financial services and over 10 years of EB-5 experience.
Industry-Leading Track Record
$300+ million EB-5 Funds raised and managed
600+ I-526 approvals
(100% project approvals)
300+ I-829 approvals
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C. (“Baker Donelson”) has served as counsel to the regional center and new commercial enterprise in the preparation of the offering. In doing so, Baker Donelson has not represented the interests of investors. Baker Donelson consists of more than 650 attorneys and public policy advisors covering more than 30 practice areas through 21 offices in the U.S. and is the 64th largest law firm in the United States [See more]
Robert C. Divine leads the Global Immigration Group of Baker Donelson. Mr. Divine served from July 2004 until November 2006 as Chief Counsel and for a time Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). He is the author of Immigration Practice, a 1,600 page practical treatise on all aspects of U.S. immigration law now in its Fifteenth Edition (see www.jurispub.com). He has practiced immigration law since 1986 and has served as Chair of various committees of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He has served as Vice President of the Association to Invest in the USA (IIUSA), an association for EB-5 regional centers. Under his leadership, Baker Donelson serves a wide range of legal needs for regional centers, developers, and investors, including immigration, securities, business, real estate, tax, international, government investigations, and litigation.
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Michael Kester is a Partner and Lead EB-5 Economist with Impact DataSource, an economic research, analysis and consulting firm based in Austin, TX. In the past twenty years, Impact DataSource has completed more than 2,500 economic impact analyses in all industry sectors across the United States for firms, projects and activities
Michael has been named a “Top EB-5 Economist” by the industry four years running (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 by EB-5 Investors Magazine). Michael is on the Invest in the USA (IIUSA) EB-5 editorial committee, offering the economist’s perspective and authoring several articles for the Regional Center Business Journal.
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Thomas Lee is Managing Director of IMM U.S. Capital Management and responsible for overseeing the operation and management of all U.S. activities. Mr. Lee has been in the EB-5 industry for 10+ years working with foreign clients and consulting for regional centers that have successfully launched over four projects and have sponsored over $250 million in funds. He was also a Vice President for a Real Estate Company, an Analyst at Metropolitan West Asset Management (“MWAM”), and a Wealth Advisor at Morgan Stanley. He has 15+ years of investment management and financial services experience, having been involved in real estate financial transactions on commercial properties that have a value of over $500 million.[See more]
Mr. Lee has helped hundreds of families successfully immigrate to America. His strong desire to help families immigrate to America stems from having had immigrant parents. He understands the difficulties families must face when immigrating to the U.S. and has been quoted to say: “My parents immigrated to this amazing county and I understand the hardships and challenges families face when immigrating to a new country. The fear, concern, and not knowing what to expect in migrating to a new country can be very worrisome for families. My mission is to provide families with the best chance of success to immigrate while making the process as simple as possible helping them every step of the way.” Mr. Lee has been a strong advocate of the EB-5 program speaking at conferences as a panelist.
Before joining IMM, Mr. Lee was a Vice President for a Commercial Real Estate Developer. As Vice President of Finance, Mr. Lee specialized in deal structuring and financing Senior and Mezzanine Debt and Equity Funds. The crown achievement was closing a $108 million CMBS loan on a commercial retail center in 2011 during the credit crisis when lenders were extremely tight on lending requirements.
Prior to transitioning into commercial real estate, Mr. Lee was an Analyst at MWAM, a fixed income asset manager with over $5 billion AUM, where he handled analytics, due diligence and RFP requests, and reporting of the firm’s fixed income bond funds. Before MWAM, Mr. Lee was a Wealth Advisor at Morgan Stanley, where he obtained his FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 licenses. Mr. Lee graduated from George Mason University’s School of Business with a B.S. in Finance and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Real Estate at Georgetown University.