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Phil Cohen


5803 Yonge St.
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Phil Cohen

Phil Cohen

EB-5 Business Plans & Feasibility Studies

Strategic Element develops strong EB-5 business plans that get results with USCIS and with investors.  We are also closely allied with a team that can act as your one-stop shop to project manage and put together your regional center application.  We serve law firms and EB-5 entrepreneurs across North America.

EB-5 Business Plans

Strategic Element works with immigration attorneys and regional center founders to develop strong EB-5 business plans that get results.  We serve EB-5 developers across North America.  To date we have been team members on EB-5 projects, including both 'Direct" and regional center-based projects, which are collectively raising over $3 billion in EB-5 funds.  Strategic Element's experience with EB-5 business plans means that we are familiar with how to write plans that work, both for USCIS and with investors.  We represent the required information in a manner that makes sense and makes it easy for adjudicators to find information they need in a manner that is properly documented and supported, and which clearly establishes the viability of your project.

Economic Impact Reports 

The economic impact report is a critical piece of a regional center project submission that is intending to claim indirect job creation. This report calculates indirect job creation, based on validated inputs for the project. Strategic Element’s economist team includes PhD economists who are experienced with the nuances of EB-5. We have worked with many economists since launching our EB-5 services in 2010; this has given us a unique insight into this intricate practice as well as the opportunity to see many different approaches. Ultimately, this served as the basis for the formation of our own team when we launched our in-house economic impact report practice.Feasibility Studies

Feasibility Studies

Feasibility studies are becoming an increasingly important component of EB-5 projects today. While they are not officially required by USCIS, these studies have become a standard part of EB-5 hotel and hospitality plans, and are being more frequently used in all manner of EB-5 projects, when the business plan's projections and viability require further substantiation. In addition, an increasingly competitive and busy EB-5 market space feasibility studies can play a large part in EB-5 investors' decision-making process.

Regional Center Start-up Project Management

Is an EB-5 regional center the solution you are looking for?

Strategic Element, in alliance with its strategic partners, works with industry leaders to round out your EB-5 team with some of the most experienced experts in the space.  Our team will work closely with you and your team to hire, coordinate and project manage your immigtration attorney, economist, securities attorney, business plan writer and website developer to formulate a complete I-924 package. One stop, one shop saves time and builds on your solid project foundation to better chances of USCIS approval and to help you to win the hearts and monds of investors and fund your project sooner.

Strategic Element literally wrote the book on the subject, having launched the EB-5 Definitive Guide with several leading experts in the field in August, 2012 (see:  Understanding the unique business requirements of a regional center including unique administrative, econometric model implications and marketing considerations involved, ensures taking off in the right direction and avoiding costly mistakes.  Ask your attorney and team the right questions from the start.

We have experience with the development of strategic plans and business plans for a wide variety of industries including:

  • Real Estate & Hospitality
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Infrastructure Projects
  • Municipal Regional Centers
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Mining
  • ...and more


Get It Right the First Time

Our experience enables us to help at a deeper level, by developing plans and financial models that are solid, and able meet USCIS standards. 

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Phil Cohen

Phil Cohen is the founder and president of Strategic Element, and is the Editor-in-Chief and co-author of The EB-5 Definitive Guide (see for more information).

Phil has a long history of developing businesses, business concepts and products, dating back to 1993. With a career that began in the manufacturing sector, and grew to include new developments in technology and a variety of start-ups, Phil has progressively built up experience in the area of new business development with a focus on transforming ideas in to viable business models.

Phil has worked with large public companies as well as small and mid-sized start-ups and businesses.

Beyond the development of business concepts, models and plans, Phil has taken a hands-on role in the launch of several businesses and business initiatives. In so doing he has faced firsthand the realities and challenges faced by new businesses. This firsthand experience has provided him with the insight and real-life exposure necessary to develop businesses and business plans that work.

Strategic Element has been a team member on EB-5 projects, including both 'Direct' and regional center projects.  Combined, these projects are raising (or have raised) over $3 billion in EB-5 capital.