Our Team Members
Our highly experienced team is ready to help you get your EB-5 process underway and get started in investing in New York City, the greatest city of all.
Jinsup An, the founder and President of SMA Development Group, has more than 20 years of experience in the development of commercial real property and the hospitality industry. He recognized and capitalized on the opportunities presented by the karaoke entertainment niche and has developed more than a dozen locations in New York City, Miami and in Vancouver, Canada.
He continues to own and operate many of these businesses. Mr. An has also developed several hotel projects in New York City, including the gutting and renovation of the East Houston Hotel in 2005, as well as a 42 key hotel project and a 52 key hotel project. His experience includes everything from land acquisition, to construction, and ultimately to management/operation of the hotel itself.
Mr. An received a BA in Physics from Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea and later earned an MBA from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, also in Seoul.
EB-5 Immigration Advisor (Advisory Counsel)
Born in China and raised on the Upper East Side, Min Chan knows that opportunity abounds in New York City. As a lecturer and contributor to immigrant investor periodicals, Ms. Chan is a well-versed and respected consultant to all segments of the EB-5 sector. Her passion is to stimulate the economy with foreign capital while helping foreign nationals to live better lives in the United States. Founder of the Chan Law Firm, she has been a licensed attorney in New York and New Jersey since 1998. She co-authored the book Roaming the Virtual Law Library (Law Press, 2004), and taught at Tsinghua University School of Law in Beijing. She speaks fluent Mandarin, Cantonese and Fujianese.
Min thrives in international commercial real estate development, client representation, and property management. Her focus is primarily on off-market deals. With more than 15 years of corporate law and EB-5 experience, she’s especially skilled in negotiating agreements and merging business deals. Her knowledge of the broker community and real estate transactions, combined with her legal acumen has made her a valuable asset for participants in the EB-5 arena.
Director, Chief Operating Officer
Joel's background in management in various industries gives him a sophisticated grasp on investment management. His experience in Hotel management has allowed him to extend his reach into businesses such as the Bar, Restaurant, and Cafe sectors.
Erin is involved in all aspects of the IR function, including positioning and investor communications, investment community outreach, organizing non-deal roadshows, media relations, general inquiries and market intelligence. She has worked with companies in a range of industries. With her ability to speak English, Chinese, and Korean fluently, she is a critical asset to the team.
Client Services and Marketing Associate
Claire manages client relationships and is responsible for the development of marketing materials . She provides client services to the local and international investor communities.
Please feel free to browse through the resources we have made available to learn more about the EB-5 program.
If you think EB-5 is the option for you, or if you want to explore alternative immigration options, you should schedule a consultation with us.
A consultation allows us to review all of the facts in your situation, after which we can present you with all of the options you have.