EB5 Investors Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1 | Page 52

The Man Behind the more than $1.4 billion that CanAm has raised in EB-5 funds, sits Tom Rosenfeld–president and CEO of the company that has successfully assisted over 1,000 investors obtain green cards for themselves and their families. Rosenfeld grew up in Philadelphia, got his start with Canada’s Immigrant Investor Program, and jumped into EB-5 just as it started to take off again in the early 2000s. CanAm was behind one of the first regional center projects after the program’s hiatus and was instrumental in working with stakeholders to get the program back on its feet. Just about 10 years later, CanAm is now promoting six government-affiliated regional centers, has received nearly 2,500 I-526 approvals for investors involved in their projects, and has repaid investors in full to the tune of $238.5 million. CanAm estimates that their projects have led to the creation of 38,000 jobs for U.S. workers. How did the son of immigrants become one of the biggest names in EB-5? 50 E B 5 I n v e s to r s M ag a z i n e