PDC Capital Group: Specializing in Senior Assisted Living Projects

52 PDC Capital Group webAmerica is a nation of immigrants. Our position as the economic engine of the world would simply not have been possible without the generations of immigrants who have come to our shores from every corner of the globe – in fact, one in every four jobs in the U.S. was developed by an immigrant.

Today, there is a highly innovative path for foreign nationals who want to contribute to the U.S. economy, and become permanent residents in return.

Known as the EB-5 visa, the federal Investment Immigration Program aims to incentivize foreign nationals to invest capital and create jobs in the U.S. To qualify, an immigrant must create or preserve 10 full-time jobs in a period of two years, make a minimum investment of $1 million ($500,000 for specially defined areas) and invest in a commercial enterprise – from a sole proprietorship to a corporation.

It’s not just potential immigrants who look at the EB-5 as a great opportunity; domestic U.S. businesses also see great potential in the program’s ability to provide alternative sources of capital. With over 35 years of experience in EB-5 financing, investments and construction projects, Costa Mesa-based PDC Capital Group, along with its affiliates, is widely regarded as a leader in this niche industry.

PDC Capital Group’s current projects include SummerPlace Living (25 senior assisted living projects being developed from Northern California to Florida) and Caffe Primo (20 European café restaurant projects in development slated to be completed in 2015). Both categories (senior assisted living and restaurants) are  highly attractive investment opportunities with promising return-on-investment projections.

According to Emilio N. Francisco, CEO of PDC Capital Group, employment in the restaurant sector is growing and now accounts for about 10 percent of the total U.S. workforce. The  senior assisted living industry has grown into a $40 billion industry serving almost one million seniors as the most preferred and fastest growing long-term care option for seniors.

SummerPlace Living

SummerPlace Living is designed to create a country club atmosphere in a community environment, where residents know the staff by name and enjoy all the conveniences of a luxury resort.

SummerPlace Living residences will feature gourmet kitchens, on-call nighttime staff and iPads in every room, allowing residents to say goodnight to loved ones face to face. Common areas will feature many amenities, including libraries, Internet lounges, beauty salons and movie theaters. Recreational facilities will include physical therapy and aerobics studios, putting greens, horseshoe pits and gardening areas.

In addition to all of the property amenities, SummerPlace Living residences will also offer memory care facilities and dental clinics onsite in order to tailor medical services to the needs of each resident.

Demand for the level of care and quality living environment that SummerPlace offers is expected to grow exponentially as the number of people age 65 and up continues to mushroom. In the next three years, SummerPlace Living plans to develop 25 senior living centers in California, Arizona, Florida and other states.

With its premier design and level of personal attention and care options, SummerPlace Assisted Living & Memory Care residences will be a favored option for healthy seniors seeking an independent living situation as well as for seniors living with memory loss, says Francisco.

Caffe Primo

A leader in the next generation of cafés, Caffe Primo is poised to change the way consumers think about leisurely dining. Inspired by the grand coffeehouses and espresso bars of Italy, Caffe Primo is one of a few cafés to bring European style and ambience to America, in a polished, luxurious space where guests are encouraged to refresh, refuel and linger from early morning until late into the night.

Caffe Primo offers house-roasted coffees and a selection of freshly made salads, pizzettas and paninis in addition to the super premium gelato and sorbetto from Riviera’s renowned Primo Gelato, which was named among the “Best of LA” by Los Angeles Magazine, and is enjoyed by celebrities such as Oprah, Ray Liotta, Daniel Craig (James Bond), Dave Matthews, Tyra Banks, Jodie Foster and Randy Quaid.

“PDC Capital Group is at its heart a development company that specializes in EB-5 investment projects,” says CEO Emilio N. Francisco. “PDC searches out projects that will be successful on a variety of levels and build or enhance investor portfolios. From evaluating a project, through the construction process to marketing the completed project, success is simply the bottom line.”

A Personal Approach

For anyone considering immigrating, the idea of facing all the challenges of moving to a new country, potentially risking half a million dollars and obtaining a permanent resident (green) card, is incredibly daunting. Add to that the overwhelming process of navigating the rules, requirements and finding the right investment opportunities and it becomes mission critical to align yourself with the right partner.

As an immigrant himself, Francisco is particularly sensitive to the concerns of parents who are willing to uproot their lives and move to a foreign country with the dream of providing a better life for themselves and their children. His personal experiences, along with his business background and professional aspirations, fed his passion for this venture.

“I have enjoyed living and working in the U.S.,” says Francisco. “The EB-5 program speeds up the immigration process. EB-5 is a fast and effective way to have foreign investors receive their green card and it is permanent. The fact that people want to come here and live here is such a tremendous asset to this country in terms of creating new businesses and creating jobs.”

Francisco was inspired to get involved in the EB-5 program during the Arab Spring Revolution that began in 2010 in the Middle East. “From my own experience, I knew that people in the Middle East must be seeking an escape from the oppression and the conflict of war. They were in search of a better life in a place where they can live with the security to raise a family in peace,’’ he says. “Here in the U.S., you can achieve that and feel good about the economic opportunities available to anyone willing to work hard.’’

Francisco adds: “Independent of the job creation benefits associated with their requisite investment, it is important to recognize that in most instances the investors that PDC Capital works with are extremely successful entrepreneurs and businesspeople in their home countries. The know-how and intellectual capital these individuals bring when they come to our country is astounding. For a program to bring these kinds of people here, the richness and potential business opportunities they bring as accomplished individuals, skilled professionals from different cultures and backgrounds, all ambitious, entrepreneurial and determined—that’s immeasurable.”

To Connect with Emilio N. Francisco and the PDC Capital Group call 949-281-2223 (translators available) or email: info@pdccap.com.

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