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Golden Gate Global Managing Director, Re-Elected to Prestigious IIUSA Board in Washington, D.C.

May 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2019--Golden Gate Global, one of the West Coast’s largest and most successful regional centers, announced today that its Managing Director of Operations, Eren Cicekdagi, has been elected to the prestigious, Invest In The USA (IIUSA) Board of Directors. IIUSA, the membership based, national non-profit for the EB-5 industry, advocates for policies that maximize the economic benefits of the EB-5 regional center program for the United States. The board election took place at the IIUSA Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 6 th 2019.

“I am honored to have been elected by my colleagues to the IIUSA board” said Cicekdagi. “I cannot think of another organization that is advocating on behalf of EB-5 regional centers and their investors in a more focused and impactful way, resulting in the generation of critical U.S. jobs and providing an important path for immigrant investor families seeking the American Dream.”

As Managing Director of Operations, Eren Cicekdagi works closely with investors, leading them through the EB-5 immigration investment program and facilitating new EB-5 projects with real-estate developer partners. Also, a first generation expatriate, he holds a M.B.A from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and a JD degree from his home country, Turkey.

Chris Marlin, President of Lennar International, a cutting edge sub-division of Lennar, the largest homebuilder in the U.S. said, “as the Managing Director operating one of the most successful regional centers in the country, Eren has the necessary experience, insight, global perspective and business acumen for this position. He brings a fresh perspective to the Board that will be valuable to IIUSA’s success in reshaping the EB-5 industry’s future.”

“I will be a hands-on proponent of the EB-5 program” said Cicekdagi. “We must amplify the EB-5 story for what it has always been, a legal pathway to permanent residency for immigrants governed by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, a job creation program and catalyst for economic opportunity across the United States.”


Founded in 2005, Invest in the USA (IIUSA) is the national membership-based 501(c)(6) not-for-profit industry trade association for the EB-5 Regional Center Program (the “Program”). Our members account for a vast majority of capital formation and job creation in the U.S. resulting from the Program.

About Golden Gate Global

Golden Gate Global is a leading EB-5 immigrant investment regional center based in San Francisco, and is licensed by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to help facilitate EB-5 immigrant investment into high-economic-impact projects in multiple regions in the United States. The company is founded upon its distinguished executive leadership, successful project partners with demonstrated records, and noteworthy projects with exceptional economic opportunity and return. www.3gfund.com

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