At Visa Franchise, we specialize in helping foreign nationals find the best franchise investment that will qualify them for an E-2, L-1, or EB-5 investor visa.
Our goal is to simplify the process by finding and analyzing the best franchise investments for our clients and their family based on their own unique profile.
We seek to understand our client’s investment goals, desired location, industries of interest, and investment size, among a variety of important factors, in order to find the best investment opportunities for them and their family.
We act as the trusted advisor throughout the entire investigation process until an investment decision is made and the client has obtained their E-2, L-1, or EB-5 investor visa.
We have advised over 100 clients from over 25 countries around the world. Testimonials can be found on our website here.
We speak various languages within our company, including English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish. We work with professionals that speak those languages in addition to many others.
Our firm’s directors gained relevant finance and franchise experience through working at various companies before founding Visa Franchise. This experience has enabled us greater insight into the franchise industry that has proven invaluable to our clients.
Visa Franchise is based in Miami, Florida with offices in Orlando, New York, California, Texas, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Turkey.
Business advisor based in Miami, Florida with a focus on U.S. franchise and real estate investments. Positions have included: Area Director/ Partner at LCR Capital (private equity firm), Client Services Director at Frontier Strategy Group (emerging markets consulting) and Analyst at JPMorgan. Works regularly with foreign investors from Latin America and Europe as well as their key advisors. Educated at Colby College in International Economic Policy with extended studies in Brazil and Argentina leading to fluency in Portuguese and working knowledge of Spanish. Raised in Washington D.C. with extensive time spent in Europe and Latin America throughout his youth.
Successes have included: Advising Latin Americans and Europeans with franchise investments that qualify them for the EB-5 investor visa program; Structuring complex cross-border loans supported by collateral held in Brazil and/or offshore; Underwriting loans for high net-worth individuals and their companies for U.S. real estate investments; Supporting Multinational executives with benchmarking and improving their cost structure in Brazil and market entry strategies in Colombia & Peru.
Patrick’s experience with Franchises, Real Estate, Investor Visas and Latin America brings significant value to foreign nationals seeking investments in the United States. His work with Latin American and European investors in securing green cards through $500,000 investments in U.S. franchises is particularly applicable to Visa Franchise’s services. He has the ability to manage an otherwise onerous process of immigrating through investment by partnering with trusted advisors and established franchisors. Moreover, his experience advising multinationals and high-net worth individuals on a wide spectrum of investments provides great market and financial analysis for prospective franchisees.
Jack joined Visa Franchise as the Finance Director after the firm’s early initial success and rapid growth. He is based at the firm’s headquarters in Miami, Florida. Before Visa Franchise, he worked at a 3G private equity firm portfolio company, Burger King Corporation (“Burger King”). While at Burger King, he held various roles in marketing analytics, finance, and global development, where he most recently reported directly to the Head of Finance and Development for Burger King.
Jack’s background working for Burger King, one of the top franchisors in the world, has provided him with significant insight into the franchising industry. His ability to analyze, evaluate, and propose franchises has proven to be of significant value to Visa Franchise clients. Past work experience at Burger King allows him to help clients navigate the complicated franchise analysis and selection process. Prior to Burger King, Jack worked at Macquarie Capital based in Mexico City where he was part of an investment team focused on Latin American infrastructure and project finance.
Born and raised in Washington D.C., Jack majored in Finance and International Business at Georgetown University, with a minor in Portuguese. Significant time abroad in Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina has enabled him to gain business proficiency in both Portuguese and Spanish.
Born and raised in Turkey, Burcin got his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Economics and Master of Science degree in Management Science, both at Lehigh University. Following his education, he has worked in consulting industry for seven years focusing on management, operations, strategy and supply chain management in mostly automotive, pharmaceutical, high-tech and consumer products industries in the US before accepting an offer that led him to move back to Turkey.
In Turkey, Burcin became the plant manager for a snack food company, in charge of designing and building a new factory to developing all the processes and purchasing the necessary production equipment. He continued his career with a consulting startup in pulp, paper and printing industry. Following the startup, he entered the automotive industry as Improvement projects coordinator, quality manager and a major account’s project coordinator of a wiring harness company. In 2011, he moved back to the US and started his own consulting and business development firm, where he worked with clients all around the world helping them to create and develop business opportunities.
Burcin has also been an active participant at a leadership and entrepreneurship program at Lehigh University as a guide and mentor since 2010, as a part of a team, to help the participants achieve their personal and professional goals during and after the program.
Burcin joined Visa Franchise in June 2016 as the Business Development Director to expand the business of the company in Europe and Middle East. He is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Bruno Bezerra is the Relationship Manager at Visa Franchise and works in São Paulo, at the Brazil office.
He has extensive experience in sales and customer service in Brazil and Europe. Prior to joining Visa Franchise, Bruno has worked in the administrative and commercial areas in Brazil where he acquired knowledge and professional experience that gave him the opportunity to work in Europe. Upon returning to Brazil, he joined BIL Intercâmbios e Turismo as Client Relations Manager.
Bruno was born in São Paulo and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Universidade Metodista de São Paulo (UMESP).
Alejandra Barrera is a Client Services Manager at Visa Franchise, based out of the Miami Headquarters. She is focused on assisting clients throughout the franchise search and analysis process as well as evaluating potential franchisors.
She has prior experience working as a business broker, helping many foreigners find suitable investments to be able to opt for E-2 or L-1 visas. Successes include: Numerous successful acquisitions of franchises, retail and B2B businesses; Creating key partnerships between local and Latin American companies; Consulting clients on structuring ideal agreements for profitable mergers.
Alejandra’s background with real estate, established businesses & franchises, joint ventures, and investor visas offers clients inside knowledge to markets they might not be too familiar with.
Born in California, raised in Miami, with Salvadoran roots, Alejandra is completely bilingual in Spanish and English. She graduated from Florida International University with a major in International Relations and minors in Marketing and Asian Studies.
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3401 N Miami Avenue, Ste. 230
Miami, FL 33127
6965 Piazza Grande Ave, Ste. 309
Orlando, FL, 32835
2372 Morse Ave., Ste. 437
Irvine, CA 92614
5100 Westheimer Rd #200
Houston, TX 77056
745 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500
New York, NY 10151
3310 Volta Place NW
Washington, DC 20007
Talatpaşa Cad. No: 5 (Harman Sok. Girişi)
+90 850 455 14 52
Rua Afonso Braz, 473-9º andar, Vila Nova Conceição
+55 11 4369-0945
Ejército Nacional Nº 418 Piso 7
Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico
+52 (55) 8526-6713
Reconquista 379, Piso 4º oficina 405
Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 5199-3128