Founded in 2012, the firm’s primary focus is supporting clients interested in immigrant investor programs. LCR has helped over 850 clients move to the United States through the EB-5 Immigrant Investors Program. LCR also works with the E-2 Investors Visa, the Portuguese Golden Visa, and Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment program.
LCR believes access to global markets, particularly the United States, can transform the lives of our clients. We recognize that going global is a significant decision and LCR works hard to be a trusted advisor and bring to its clients the services and partners needed to be successful.
LCR also believes foreign investors create jobs and help build communities. Through our development partners, we identify ways international investors can build on their wealth and acquire assets overseas.
The firm has launched 4 funds and raised over $170m in its last two signature real estate developments from The Four Seasons and Hilton Curio Collection. LCR is headquartered in Westport, CT and has six additional locations in Miami, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Dubai, Mumbai and Singapore.
LCR Capital believes global investment and immigration makes the world stronger and builds local communities. When families decide to become global, they open up new opportunities in business and education. They open the door to a better future that brings benefits to the communities they come from and the countries they choose to join.
In the United States, first generation Americans have founded companies that have driven global innovation. Companies like Google and Tesla. They are also driving the continued global growth of iconic brands like Microsoft and Pepsi.
LCR opened its first EB-5 regional center in 2014 in the Greater New York Metro area. Today LCR focuses on finding high quality signature projects across the United States that create the jobs the USCIS requires to grant permanent residency and green cards to its investors.
Our funds invest in global brands like The Four Seasons and partner with developers like the Hall Group that bring strong capitalization and decades of success.
As one of the first EB-5 investment firms to focus on emerging markets like India and Brazil, LCR has always emphasized educating the whole family on the benefits of this program and being a partner in the process.
LCR’s investors pursue U.S. residency for a number of reasons. It strengthens the odds of their children’s admission to top U.S. colleges and graduate schools and allows their children to get internships and work without the need for sponsorship. Residency improves career mobility and breaks the uncertainty of the H1B lottery. Having a U.S. Green Card or dual citizenship can provide a safety net and back-up plan in countries with political or economic uncertainty.
The EB-5 Program has lapsed. The US Congress is discussing the legislation that authorizes the program while USCIS reviews the regulations and policies for filing. Because of the recent court ruling that reversed the 2019 Modernization regulations, the investment level has shifted temporarily from $900,000 back to $500,000.
If the program is reauthorized before the regulations are updated, there may be another window of opportunity to file at $500,000.
LCR expects the program to be reauthorized in December, and continues to work with international families that want to explore alternative residency options.