Peachtree Group, a private equity firm and sponsor of non-traded alternative investments, announced the appointment of Adam Greene as executive vice president of the company’s newly launched EB-5 program.
Greene brings more than 30 years of financial experience, including over a decade of EB-5 industry expertise, and has managed over $600 million of EB-5 investments during his career. He currently serves as an executive officer and board member for Invest in the USA, the national EB-5 Regional Center trade association that represents multiple companies that are designated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to facilitate “job-creating” EB-5 investments.
“Implementing an EB-5 program is an excellent way to access low-cost capital, diversify our funding sources and invest in job-creating projects across the country,” said Greg Friedman, Peachtree’s chief executive officer and managing principal. “Adam has a reputation as a straight shooter with great technical knowledge of the EB-5 program and brings immediate credibility to our program as we secure capital for our commercial real estate investments.”
The EB-5 visa program allows foreign investors to obtain a green card in exchange for making a significant investment in a new commercial enterprise that creates jobs in the U.S. Under the program, foreign nationals who invest a minimum of $800,000 in a U.S.-based project that creates or preserves at least ten full-time jobs for U.S. workers are eligible to apply for permanent residency in the U.S.
“I am excited to help Peachtree’s broad and respected investment platform participate in this program, which sits at the intersection of economic development, finance and immigration,” Greene stated. “The EB-5 program had a major overhaul with the passage of the 2022 EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act, and it will require sophisticated players like Peachtree to implement properly and enable the program to realize its full potential. I expect to help Peachtree, a noted hospitality investor and developer, attract foreign investment, create job opportunities, and generate economic growth while providing meaningful opportunities for deserving, would-be U.S. immigrants.”
Stonehill, a commercial lender and division of Peachtree, has approximately $1.0 billion in originations for new developments and renovations. In addition, Peachtree Hospitality Development, also a division of Peachtree, has also completed more than $1.5 billion in hotel construction and redevelopment with a significant pipeline of projects under construction. Notably, the company says these and other divisions are actively building and financing new hotels in rural and high-unemployment areas favored in the EB-5 program.
Before Greene’s EB-5 experience, he established the hospitality financing program at Textron Financial. Under this program, Textron Financial provided over $250 million in senior debt for hospitality development projects in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico in chain scales ranging from economy to luxury. Before Textron Financial, Greene focused on project financing for infrastructure, sports and petrochemical projects with JP Morgan Chase in New York and London and for WestLB in New York.
Greene received an MBA from New York University, and his bachelor’s from Cornell University.
Peachtree Group is a private equity firm focused on deploying capital across its operating and real estate divisions, including hospitality, commercial real estate lending, residential development and capital markets. Since its founding in 2008, the company has completed hundreds of real estate investments valued at more than $7 billion in total market capitalization and currently has $2.3 billion in equity under management.
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