July 28, 2016
July 28, 2016 Sheraton Georgetown Hotel Ribbon Cutting: Novak Brothers President Jeff Novak and Hines director Andy Heard cut the ribbon at the Sheraton Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center. This project was made possible by EB-5 funding raised by Texas Investment Regional Center with marketing assistance by Mainstay Global.
February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016 IITI Chinese New Year Celebration: with special guest U.S. Congressman John Carter.
January 16, 2016
January 16, 2016 EB-5 Investors Magazine Las Vegas EB-5 Conference: IITI board members Jared Mermis and CEO Dandan Zou with Well Trend President Larry Wang.
December 3, 2013
December 3, 2013 The Summit at Rivery Park: CEO Dandan with Mainstay Global and Jeff Novak with Novak brothers gave a tour to investors from China of the Brownstone and Sheraton construction site at the Summit.
November 17, 2013
China Tour: Mainstay Global took a business tour in China and touted the Texas advantage to Mainstay Global’s partners in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Wuhan and Beijing.
November 17, 2013
Wild Texas Dinner Party:CEO Dandan Zou attended the Wild Texas Dinner Party in Beijing, China this November. The Wild Texas Dinner Party was held by Mainstay Global.
November 9, 2013
Ojos Locos Sports Cantina Grand Opening：CEO Dandan Zou and Managing partner Jared Mermis attended Austin Ojos Locos Sports Cantina Grand Opening. This is the first Ojos Locos in Austin.
China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT):CEO Dandan Zou of Main stay Global attended the China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) in Xiamen, China this September. CIFIT is one of the world’s largest events focused solely on international investment.
Strasburger Oppenheimer Blend Gives Tax Talk in Beijing: CEO Dandan Zou attended a presentation on U.S. tax law by Lindsay Martin with Strasburger Price Oppenheimer Blend to an attentive group in Beijing this August as part of an EB-5 seminar given by the Invest in Texas Initiative.
Two Texas EB-5 Projects Kick-Off in China:IITI partner Mainstay Global held a joint Texas EB-5 project kick-off in China this September as part of a five city tour. Andy Heard, director with Hines, presented the Summit at Rivery Park Hotel and Conference Center in Georgetown, and Scott Gordon, CFO and co-founder of Front Burner Restaurants, introduced investors to a unique restaurant concept, Ojos Locos Sports Bar and Cantina.
IITI goes to Vegas: Mainstay Global attended the 3rd Annual IIUSA EB-5 International Investment and Economic Development Forum on June 19th in Las Vegas, NV.
Game 7 of NBA finals: IITI member Ojos Locos Sports Cantina sponsored the IITI EB-5 Evening Social on Thursday, June 20th at one of their sister restaurants, Twin Peaks on the Las Vegas Strip. Mainstay Global was joined by other Regional Center execs as well as a few agents and attorneys from China to watch Game 7 of the NBA finals.
Ojos Locos celebrates Grand Opening: Invest in Texas Initiative member Ojos Locos Sports Cantina held the Grand Opening of its first Houston location on July 1st. The restaurant, located at Almeda mall in south Houston, is the first of three in the Houston area that will be funded with EB-5 capital.CEO Dandan Zou and Mr. Jared Mermis will attend the opening.
CEO Dandan Zou Hosts Agency President: After having one of their executives attend the 2013 Sino-Texas Business & Culture Exchange Forum in May and seeing everything that Texas has to offer, one of the larger agencies in China sent their CEO to see the state for herself. CEO Dandan Zou of Mainstay Global gave an intimate tour of Austin and Houston which showcased Texas' friendly business climate, high quality of life, and low cost of living.
2013 Sino-Texas Business and Culture Exchange Forum: A delegation from China made up of investors and investment advisor network partners came to see all that Texas had to offer during a nine day tour of the state this past May. CEO DanDan Zou from Mainstay Global attended the 2013 Sino-Texas Business and Culture Exchange Forum at the state capitol building with delegation from China.
Summit at Rivery Park Hotel and Conference Center, Georgetown, TX, May 9th:After a presentation on the Summit at Rivery Park Hotel and Conference Center project in Georgetown, TX, DanDan Zou with Mainstay Global, Andy Heard with Hines, Jeff Novak with Novak Brothers, and Mark Thomas with the City of Georgetown gave the group a tour of the Brownstone at the Summit.
Austin Real Estate Tour, May 10th:The group from China was invited by Mainstay Global to take a Real Estate tour.The group was able to see first-hand how affordable housing is in Texas during a tour of residential investment properties and single family houses.
Cattle Ranch Tour, 20 minutes south of Luling, TX, May 11th:Mainstay Global guide the group from china to visit a working cattle ranch.As food prices have risen, agricultural land has offered steady returns with special tax treatments.
San Marcos Outlet Malls, San Marcos, TX, May 11th:No tour is complete without shopping, and our guests got some great deals at one of the nation’s largest outlet malls with over 350 stores and an excess of 1,000,000 sq. ft. (93,000 m2).
Space Center Houston, Pasadena, TX, May 12th:The group visited Space Center Houston, the official visitor center of NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.An original Saturn V rocket has been restored and is on display in an indoor hangar.The original Mission Control Center is located here as well.
Ojos Locos-Almeda Mall, Houston, TX, May 12th:On the way back from Space Center Houston, Arnie Tamez, General Manager of the Ojos Locos Almeda location, gave us a tour of their newest restaurant currently under construction in South Houston.
Hines Southwest Region Headquarters Tour, Houston, TX, May 13th:Mainstay Global and World class developer Hines gave a tour of BG Group Place, one of their LEED certified buildings and Southwest Region Headquarters before hosting the group for a cocktail hour.BG place is a signature 46-story office tower located in downtown Houston. It contains approximately one million square feet.
North Texas EB-5 Regional Center, Farmer’s Branch, TX, May 14th:The next stop on the tour was the office of North Texas EB-5 Regional Center in Dallas. CEO Dandan Zou of Mainstay Global gave the group of China a introduction of the EB-5 Regional Center indetail.
Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds, Decatur, TX, May 14th:After a day of driving and touring real estate projects, we had some fun shooting sporting clays, rifles, and pistols at the Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds.Everyone had a great time.
Breakfast with Texas Urban Triangle Regional Center, Bread Winner’s, Dallas, TX, May 15th:The group from China was treated to a wonderful breakfast and met with the executive team of Texas Urban Triangle Regional Center.
Luxury Shopping, Northpark Center, Dallas, TX, May 15th:The group rounded out the day with more luxury shopping at Northpark Center where they loaded up on goods from brands such as Apple, Burberry, Cartier, Gucci, Hublot, Louis Vuitton, and Omega.
EB-5 Summit : Mainstay Global attended the annual EB-5 summit in Shanghai this past March. IITI had its own booth with a total of five member Texas regional centers representing eight plus projects.
IITI Happy Hour in Shanghai: Mainstay Global (IITI’s Chinese capital market partner) sponsored and John Willding of Strasburger & Price LLP a Texas-style happy hour followed up the press release in Shanghai
China Tour: After the Shanghai exhibition, Mainstay Global and some of the IITI members continued on a tour of China and touted the Texas Advantage to Mainstay Global’s partners in Shenzhen and Beijing.