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Associates of InvestAmerica Capital Advisors (“InvestAmerica”) are registered with and operate a branch office (OSJ) of Sequence Financial Specialists (“Sequence”), LLC member FINRA/SIPC. InvestAmerica has been in the EB-5 industry since 2010, representing over 25 EB-5 Projects, working with over 300 EB-5 investors and offering a full suite of tailored services unique to EB-5 Project Owners, Regional Centers and Investors. Registered under the Securities Act of 1934, Sequence is a limited broker dealer. After the evaluation of several options, including acquiring an existing broker dealer, InvestAmerica selected Sequence as an ideal broker-dealer to partner with for the EB-5 platform for the following key reasons:

  • Sequence, LLC member FINRA/SIPC successfully completed the FINRA 1017 process to underwrite Direct, Direct pooled & Regional Center EB-5 transactions.
  • The combined expertise & experience of InvestAmerica & Sequence allows the partnership to offer a comprehensive suite of EB-5 Securities Placement & Compliance Services for Regional Centers.
  • Sequence’s experience in the Direct and Direct pooled space combined, with InvestAmerica’s successful track record in the Regional Center space, will provide EB-5 investors with a diverse portfolio of vetted Projects to select from.
  • Sequence possesses an established back office and securities compliance team, which is pivotal to efficiently process EB-5 transactions, facilitating investor intake registering and supervising InvestAmerica’s EB-5 team of brokers/finders.
  • Mike Xenick, Principal of InvestAmerica, and owners of Sequence, W. Michael Grady and William E. (Gene) King have over 20 years of experience owning and operating companies in the registered securities industry.
  • Palpable synergies are present in combining InvestAmerica’s and Sequence’s networks in raising EB-5 Capital.
  • The combined resources, experience and networks of InvestAmerica and Sequence will better serve Regional Centers, EB-5 Project Owners and EB-5 investors.
  • InvestAmerica and Sequence have similar business philosophies where clients and prospective investors come first and both understand the importance of maintaining a professional atmosphere with a reputation of integrity.

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

The Immigration Act of 1990, as amended, permits foreign nationals to earn a green card (permanent resident visa) for themselves, spouse and any unmarried children they have under the age of 21, via investing $500,000 in a New Commercial Enterprise that creates a minimum of 10 new U.S. jobs. Investors that are adjudicated approved I-526 petitions by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (‘’USCIS’’) will receive a 2 year conditional green card, which subsequently requires them to file a form I-829 petition within 21 – 24 months of I-526 approval. The I-829 petition must demonstrate the investor sustained the $500,000 in an at risk investment for a two year period, and the investment created the minimum 10 required jobs. Once the investors I-829 petition is approved, the investor becomes eligible for a return of capital subject to the success of the Project.

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Timeline

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Business Development

Mike Xenick

Mike Xenick

President & CEO of InvestAmerica
Email Mike
CELL: +1 (813) 340-8737
Securities Registered

Dominick Mondesir

Dominick Mondesir

Sr. Associate InvestAmerica
Email Dom
OFFICE: +1.813.420.1791

Yasha Sharma

Yasha Sharma

Registered Representative
Email Yasha
CELL: +1 (203) 456-4380
Securities Registered

Gene King

Sr. Managing Director of Sequence Holdings
Email Gene
CELL: +1 (843) 860-6031
Securities Registered


Stanley Wilhelm

Russian Foreign Finder
Email Stanley
CELL: +1 (917) 710-6837
Securities Registered


Shawn Swartwood

Shawn Swartwood

Project Management
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CELL: +1 (843) 655-4442

Andrea J Graham

Client Services Associate
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OFFICE: +1 (843) 853-8222
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Bryant Korth

Bryant Korth

Marketing Coordinator
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CELL: +1 (843) 209-2502


Karen Rollins

Karen Rollins

Sr. Administrative Assistant
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OFFICE: +1 (843) 853-8222
Ext. 107


Michael Grady

Principal &
Senior Managing Director
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CELL: +1 (843) 319-9100
Securities Registered

Charlie Bacon

Email Charlie
OFFICE: +1 (843) 576-2754
Securities Registered

Laura Emerson

Laura Emerson

Compliance Officer
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OFFICE: +1 (713) 385-0302
Securities Registered

Dave Kowert

Dave Kowert

Senior Business Consultant
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CELL: +1 (843) 412-0137



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Project Overview

Commerce Equities, Inc. a noted and experienced real estate developer will construct and manage a planned 240 unit multi family apartment complex in Galveston, Texas. The project is located in an upscale residential market community in the Campeche Bay area of Galveston, a highly convenient and walkable location, benefiting from close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico beaches, Galveston’s Scholes International Airport, University of Texas Medical Branch Health Dermatology, the heart of Downtown Galveston’s central business district known as “The Strand’’, the University of Texas Health John Sealy Hospital, two cruise line terminals and the Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Minimum Investment



30 partnership units for a total of $15 Million


EB-5 capital is projected to represent $15 million or 34% of the total $43.4 million project capitalization. Other sources include a Senior HUD Loan ($21.7 million, 51%), and Developer Equity ($6.7 million, 15%)

Investment Vehicle

Preferred Equity

Annual Preferred Return

2% to Individual Investors

High Profile, Experienced and Reputable Developer

Throughout the last 30 years, Matt Dilick, the Founder and President of Commerce Equities, Inc. has developed, owned and managed more than $250 million worth of real estate throughout the United States, with $60 million in his development pipeline. He has developed award winning projects in Houston, Texas including: Houston’s “project of the year’’ for Bayou on the Bend, a 242 unit mid-rise luxury residential community and his Westlake residential development was awarded “best Re-Use of Land’’, a national honor awarded from more than 1,100 applicants.

Regional Center

State-Wide EB-5 Regional Center, LLC. The issuer is not owned or controlled by the Regional Center or the Developer.

Job Creation

According to a report issued by Unisource, over 404 net new jobs will be created; 13 jobs per investor.

Exit Strategy

At some point after the investors’ sustainment period is over, the Developer expects to redeem the Funds investment either through a sale of the Property or a refinance of the Property.

All investment returns from the project, after payment of senior debt service, will first be provided to EB-5 investors until their annual preferred return and investment capital has been repaid in full and before any return of capital to the Developer.



Important Information

This is not a solicitation of securities. Securities only offered to accredited individuals by private placement memorandum. Securities offered through Sequence Financial Specialists LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. InvestAmerica Capital Advisors LLC is not a broker-dealer, does not offer securities and is not registered with FINRA or any other securities regulating organizations. InvestAmerica is not affiliated with Sequence. The President of InvestAmerica is registered with Sequence Financial Specialists LLC. You are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this information is strictly prohibited. This information is extracted from the Private Placement Memorandum (“PPM”) and has been prepared by the management of the project and not by Sequence or InvestAmerica. There is no assurance that the investment objectives of this program will be attained. Financial projections are not a guarantee of future performance. All information is subject to change. Consult the PPM for investment conditions, risk factors, minimum requirements, fees and expenses and other pertinent information with respect to this investment. Documentation supporting statements made in the body of this teaser is available upon request.

We plan to attend the events listed below. If you would like to schedule a meeting with us please use the ‘Schedule a Meeting’ button and we will be happy to meet with you while on location.

Previously Attended


Venue: Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Description: Combining AILA’s experience in offering world-class continuing legal education and unparalleled networking events for immigration law professionals and IIUSA’s unmatched expertise on the EB-5 investor visa program, this two-day conference promises to be the most important EB-5 event of the year! Whether you are an immigration attorney, a regional center representative, a provider of financial services, or otherwise involved in the EB-5 industry, this conference will offer unprecedented opportunities to learn, network, drive business development, and have fun at social events in one of America’s most vibrant cities.

Monday 7:30am-5:00pm, Oct. 29 – Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm Oct. 30, 2018

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Upcoming Locations

New Delhi

Venue: The Ashok Convention Centre, Ashok Hotel, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

GMN organizes events that connect people and businesses to share information, gain inspiration and secure new business. GMN helps government, institutions and companies build profitable alliances, create value and drive commercial success. GMN provides premier platforms for hosting and promoting innovations in the industry and creating better business networking opportunities among decision makers.

GMN Events is part of GMN Media group which is India’s leading international media representation and marketing company. GMN team consists of young and dynamic professionals with expertise in conceptualization, planning and on-site management. For more information visit here: http://www.citizenshipconclave.com/

Saturday, November 17 – Sunday, November 18 2018 at 11:00 AM-6:00 PM

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Sao Paulo
Coming soon.
Mexico City
Coming soon.

Regulations update (Fall 2018)

The Fall 2018 OMB Unified Agenda has been published with updated timetables for two EB-5 regulations in progress, and notice of a third EB-5 regulation to come. RIN1615-AC07 EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization, with proposed changes to TEAs and the minimum investment amount: Timetable for Final Rule updated to November 2018 (The Spring 2018 agenda had anticipated August 2018) RIN […]

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