DALLAS, April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — International EB-5 advocacy organization Invest In the USA (IIUSA) recently awarded Civitas Capital Group an EB-5 Industry Achievement Award for “New Market Champion,” given to the firm that has pioneered new international markets for EB-5 investors. According to IIUSA, “This award celebrates the people who are taking the charge and taking the risk to establish new markets for EB-5 investors.”

The award was one of 11 Industry Achievement Awards presented April 22 during the IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.

In its nomination for the award, Civitas highlighted the work of Director of EB-5 Investor Relations Manuel F. Ortiz and his team. Ortiz says that the industry-leading work Civitas’ is doing in markets such as India, Vietnam, and Latin America is a result of establishing an EB-5 foothold years ago.

“Being named New Market Champion is an incredible honor, but it’s one we deserve,” Ortiz says. “Civitas did not pivot to new markets because the landscape changed. We’ve been working hard for years to educate investors in these countries, using our exceptional cultural competency and deep expertise to establish long-lasting relationships that ultimately help these investors realize the American Dream.”

Ortiz notes that Civitas’ understanding of cultural nuance and business norms in these countries helps the firm tailor offerings to which the markets respond.

“It’s one of the things we do better than anyone,” Ortiz says. “We offer opportunities that appeal to investors in particular markets in terms of size, structure, and timing. We pride ourselves in offering niche, differentiated solutions – nothing off the shelf. It’s what sets us apart.”

Civitas Capital Group is a unique alternative asset management firm. We focus on niche, differentiated opportunities in real estate, lodging, and alternative credit. Our rich expertise, analytical rigor, and cultural competency yield compelling investment strategies for global institutional investors, family offices, and qualified individuals through our Alternative Investments and EB-5 Capital divisions.

This press release does not constitute an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.