Robert Obolewicz is the Senior Director of Finance & Strategic Financial Planning for LCR Capital Partners. Robert manages the financial risk management and administrative operations of LCR. In addition, Robert drives the strategic financial planning for the Firm, assessing the performance of current projects and analyzing projected future investments and key partnerships. He maintains responsibility for direct capital deployment to franchisee operators and daily operations within LCR Franchise Finance. His focus is on providing strategic planning, optimal work culture, and high performance for LCR.
Prior to joining LCR, Robert was a Managing Director at GE Capital within the Bank Loan Group. His experience at GE Capital covered leverage loan originations, underwriting, loan portfolio management, and six sigma quality. Within the Bank Loan Group, he was the primary buy side coverage & relationship manager for GE Capital’s Tier 1 & Tier II agent banks. Responsibilities focused on partnering with syndication agent banks to grow assets under management and leverage loan underwriting. Robert maintains a high level of credit, capital markets, and work-out experience from actively managing a portfolio of leveraged loans and direct underwriting. His expertise in loan underwriting and originations drove significant on book leverage loan commitments and distressed debt investments. Prior to GE Capital, Robert worked for Asea Brown Boveri in their Financial Planning & Analysis group.
Robert received his MBA from Fairfield University in Finance and a BS in Finance and Economics from Fairfield University as well. Robert resides in Connecticut with his wife and three children.
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.