We are the trusted advisor for foreign nationals who qualify for the E-2, L-1 or EB-5 visa and would like to own a U.S. franchise, with a minimum investment amount of $150,000 (E-2/ L-1) or $500,000 (EB-5).
There are over 5,000 franchise brands and 750,000 locations in the United States, which can be overwhelming for a prospective investor. We match your skill set, desired location and investment size to secure the best franchise opportunity. We support clients seeking an owner-operated franchise all the way to up to multi-unit operations.
We offer the following services to help our clients in identifying the best investment opportunities and facilitating a smooth transition to the U.S.:
Personal Skill Analysis
Introductions to Immigration and Tax Professionals
Franchise Search/ Selection
Business Due Diligence
Visa Franchise is proud to have working relationships with the top immigration attorneys in the United States who specialize in investor visas. Our extensive network of immigration attorneys in major U.S. cities are fluent in more than ten languages and have processed hundreds of investor visas. We also have alliances with accountants and lawyers in the U.S. that specialize in tax law and corporate entity formation.
Visa Franchise works with highly successful franchisors who welcome foreign national ownership of franchises. These franchisors provide training, site location and operational support to ensure initial and ongoing success with your franchise.
Throughout Latin America and Europe, we have a network of local advisors who facilitate the transition to the U.S. for clients who change their residence status from their home country to the U.S.. Local accounting and legal advisors navigate the bureaucracy and fiscal regimes to minimize costs to our mutual clients.
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.
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).
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.
If you’d like to get in touch, send us a message or simply contact us directly using the details below.
3401 N Miami Avenue,
Miami, FL 33127
6965 Piazza Grande Ave, Ste 309
Orlando, FL, 32835
Rua Afonso Braz, 473-9º andar
Vila Nova Coneição
CEP 04511-010, Sao Paulo-SP-Brasil
+55 11 2500-5986