About Us

Green Card Fund has been a leader in the EB-5 industry for more than 15 years. We formed the first USCIS approved regional center in the State of Arizona and one of the first 75 approved regional centers in the United States. Green Card Fund successfully funded the first EB-5 project in Arizona and funded the first successful charter school project in the country.

Green Card Fund operates regional centers in Arizona, California, Washington, and Montana. We have the unique distinction of being experts in both eh EB-5 and hospitality industries, with more than 15 years operating a regional center and more than 100 combined years of hospitality experience. Our industry expertise is a significant reason that we have a 100% project approval with USCIS. We have long-standing relationships with some of the top developers in the country, we understand how to evaluate and structure safe and secure investments, and we have important government and community relationships.

Green Card Fund is a subsidiary of NewGen Worldwide, a respected hospitality firm in the United States.  NewGen’s group of companies focus on national hospitality brokerage (asset sales), capital formation (immigration and non-immigration private placements), and holdings.

NewGen Worldwide is a hospitality-oriented commercial real estate firm that is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of success for its clients. Through brokerage services, capital investment and holdings, NewGen Worldwide offers a full array of services for the modern hotelier.

Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Newgen has access to off-market deals across the U.S. and has built long-standing relationships with some of the top developers and operators in the hospitality industry. NewGen’s four operating divisions allow it to offer opportunities far beyond EB-5.


A national real estate brokerage firm servicing domestic and international buyers and sellers in the hospitality sector.


An investment platform providing alternative capital vehicles for domestic hospitality assets from international and high net worth investors.


A real estate investment company building on the owner’s long history of hospitality ownership

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Project Selection

At Green Card Fund, we are proud of the fact that we have 100% project approval with USCIS. This accomplishment is the product of a rigorous selection process that determines whether a project is appropriate for EB-5 investment.

Our Leadership Team

Meet Our Visionaries

Leading Innovators in Real Estate and Hospitality Investment Excellence

Kyle Walker is an industry leader, actively shaping the commercial real estate and EB-5 communities. He contributes to several prestigious organizations. Kyle serves on the Board of Directors of Invest in the USA (IIUSA), is a valued member of the Founding Circle at Opportunity Zone Association of America (OZAA), and plays a crucial role in supporting his business partners' leadership positions within the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) and the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA). Additionally, he is a prominent member of the International Leadership Council of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC).

Kyle Walker


With a background rooted in his family's hotel business, Girish Patel has gained firsthand business knowledge from a "bottom-up" approach to the hospitality industry. With more than two decades of success as a thriving entrepreneur, Girish has also taken the initiative to give back to others who might follow in his footsteps. He has created and manages the RC Patel Memorial Scholarship, which supports students pursuing careers in commercial real estate investment. The scholarship is committed to addressing disparities in the field.

Girish Patel


Following the completion of his bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona in 1994, Dinesh Rama embarked on a successful journey as a hotel owner and operator. His hotel journey has also included franchising, working with renowned brands such as Red Brick Pizza, IHG, Wyndham, and Choice Hotels. Dinesh is also an influential member of the hospitality community, serving as a board member of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), the largest hospitality owners association in the United States. Additionally, he holds a position on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association (AZLTA).

Dan Rama

Co-Founder and Principal

Suraj Bhakta, who grew up in the hospitality industry and has a successful hotel ownership track record, possesses extensive expertise in every facet of hospitality ownership and management. After earning his Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University, Suraj began his law career at Jones Day and the Rose Law Group, before founding Bhakta & Associates. With Green Card Fund, he oversees legal affairs, regulatory affairs, and corporate governance activities of the company. Additionally, Suraj plays an active role as a board member of the AHLA Foundation.

Suraj Bhakta

Chief Legal Officer

Michael Lepore has more than 20 years of experience in accounting, tax, and operations management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the State University of New York. Michael’s extensive experience in both the public and private sector and includes roles as an auditor at Avis and a manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP in New Yor. He is a licensed CPA in both New York and Arizona. Michael actively participates in professional associations, holding memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arizona State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Michael Lepore

Chief Financial Officer

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