Our management has experience working on Wall Street for over 30 years, structuring fixed income transactions and reading complicated private placement memorandums. We are used to identifying a large portion, if not all the risks inherent in every investment. We work on formulating direct and indirect migrants to help alleviate concerns investors might have. These risks can neither be identified nor mitigated through a simple reading of documents. In this fashion, we distinguish ourselves among typical local professionals who might solely rely on the sponsoring real estate company’s global reputation. We appreciate your desire to understand the finer details of your investment. Therefore, utilizing our investment banking background, we can highlight the essential key points of concern and advantage of each project.
Our founder and CEO, Mr. Marko Issever joined Riverside Management Group as a managing director in May 2016 in order to, among other things, lead the firm’s EB-5 capital raising and placement activities, via its wholly owned subsidiary, BCW Securities LLC.
He is also the founding partner of BH Capital Management, LLC, a real estate investment company that specializes in opportunities in development and investment.
Prior to joining RMG and establishing BHCM, Mr. Issever was a managing director at The Bank of New York Mellon Global & Capital Markets, leading the firm’s derivative business to financial institutions globally.
Mr. Issever has been in Wall Street for over 30 years and was also a founding member of the derivative business in Sakura Global Capital, a Japanese bank subsidiary that subsequently merged with Sumitomo Capital Markets to form SMBC Capital Markets.
Mr. Issever started his Wall Street career in Prudential Securities’ Financial Strategies Group where he specialized in mortgage backed security opportunities such as CMO’s, risk-controlled arbitrage transactions, as well as other asset backed securitizations including securitization of policy holder loans.
Mr. Issever is a graduate of The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania where he earned his MBA degree in finance and MA in economics.
Prior to attending Wharton, he graduated from Bogazici University and Robert College, located in Istanbul.
He speaks Turkish (native) and Ladino Spanish fluently.
He is the founding president of Aleph Learning Center, a Jewish outreach organization and board member of Manhattan Sephardic Congregation.
He holds the series 7 & 63 securities licenses.
He lives with his wife and three children in New York City.
Niso Zakuto is the chief marketing director of America EB-5 Visa. His primary focus is connecting with Turkish citizens who are interested in immigrating to the United States and aiding them with the EB5 process.
Prior to joining the firm, Niso worked as a software developer at PrefectedTech in Jerusalem. Niso has been in the computer industry for over seven years.
While finishing his BS in Information Technology and Computer Science from Okan University in Istanbul, Niso worked as an analyst at Corvega, a software development firm.
Niso thrives on challenges, and hopes to utilize his international background as well as software development skills to expand America EB-5 Visa's reach.
Asian Business Development
Masami Hibino is responsible for Asian Business Development for America EB-5 Visa. She is confident, capable, and possesses a remarkable drive to succeed in every aspect of her life. As an MBA graduate of the Stern School of Business at NYU, Masami’s background in finance helped her succeed in multiple business ventures. In that regard, in addition to her duties at America EB-5 Visa, she is a real estate salesperson at Brown Harris Stevens.
Just like the successful clients of America EB-5 Visa, Masami immigrated to the United States, and has been living in NYC for nearly 30 years. Masami can identify with the challenges facing an immigrant to the United States, including but not limited to deciding where to live and obtaining the necessary permits for a worry-free transition. She believes in providing accessibility and transparency through each and every transaction whether helping her clients with their visas or real estate needs. As the owner and investor of multiple properties in New York City and the Hamptons, she advises her clients on buying and selling real estate properties with her first hand market knowledge and experience.
Originally from New York City, Esther Malka serves as America EB-5 Visa's outreach coordinator.
Esther is currently an undergraduate student at Yale University pursuing a double major in Economics and Modern Middle Eastern Studies. At Yale, Esther serves as the Outreach Coordinator of REACH, a program designed to pair Yale undergraduates with high school seniors to mentor them throughout the college process.
Esther is also a competition coordinator of MMATHS, a national high school math competition held at Yale, where she is in constant communication with high school administrators promoting MMATHS and the competition.
Previously, Esther spent a year studying in Beit Chana Tzfat, Israel, taking classes in communications.
Utilizing her communication skills as well as knowledge in international studies and economics, Esther strives to create a sharp yet empathetic environment at America EB-5 Visa so that our investor, real estate developer, and Regional Center clients all feel more than comfortable with our services.
Marketing Director for Turkey
Our Istanbul liaison Ayça Apak, is a senior communications executive with extensive marketing & PR experience, specialising in corporate communications.
In 2001, Apak, set up Apak Communications a boutique communications and events consultancy with the motto "think global, act local” in London, and worked on a variety of international projects as a consultant in freelance, contract and interim capacities.
Following an extensive period in the financial sector with clients like the FT, Reuters, Thomson Financial, IFR Magazine, Incisive Media, Alfa Bank and Global Investment Holding, she co-founded a new citizens' NGO which advocates for 'open source' approaches to the global food system and contributed to setting off a technology start-up which incentivises and encourages employees to adopt environmentally friendly habits in the workplace. Since November 2012, she has also been providing services to leading Turkish companies in an advisory capacity in their pursuit of capital raising and M&A opportunities.
Multilingual and multicultural, Ayça has experience across the breadth of Europe and wider markets working at all levels with governmental bodies, international firms and institutions.
Born in Montreuil, France, R. Lévi pursued top rated rabbinic studies at the prestigious Yeshiva of Brunoy, France. R. Levi received his rabbinical ordination in Sydney, Australia, after learning and teaching for a year it its Jewish community. Upon receiving rabbinical ordination, R. Levi returned to his hometown in France where he heads the Jewish community activities.
R. Levi is a people person, with great outreach and education skills. His background and skills make from him a great asset to head of our branch office in France.
Marketing Director for France
Representative of China
Siye earned her bachelor's degree in business administration at East China University of Science and Technology and a masters degree in finance at Drexel University. She is also fluent in English, Mandarin, and Shanghai dialect of Chinese. Her experiences in working with Chinese clients about financial products and services supports our marketing efforts in the Chinese market.
A native of Moscow, Nikita joined America EB-5 visa as Director of Russian Business Development. Nikita is currently studying economics at Yale University. He is actively involved in Yale Startup Consulting group, an organization that partners with small businesses to help them find their proper place in the market. Nikita is also a devoted member of Yale Slavic society, a university group that strives to unite the diverse Russian-speaking community at Yale and beyond. Nikita is fluent in Russian, English, and French; and is currently pursuing intensive studies of Chinese at Harvard Beijing Academy. Using his international experience, Nikita strives to bridge the gap of misunderstanding that is so often faced by foreign investors in America.
Marketing Director for Russia
Middle East Representative
Born and raised in Tunisia, Mohamed Anwar Akkari is a native Arabic speaker who worked with America EB-5 Visa's on translating their website’s content to Arabic.
Anwar is currently an undergraduate student at Yale University pursuing Mechanical Engineering and potentially doing Yale’s multidisciplinary Energy program. At Yale, Anwar is the political chair of ASA (Yale Arab Students Association) which serves as a voice for the Arab population on campus and aims to spread an understanding of the Arab world, its culture, and current issues that affect the region.
He is also part of SOS at Yale (Students of Salaam) which aims to implement a plan to empower and connect the local New Haven immigrants and refugees by mentoring, tutoring and instructing young refugees from Africa and the Greater Middle East. Similary he serves as an interpreter for the Refugee Resettlement Coalition in New Haven which coordinates with IRIS to support refugees.
He currently works with YUAA (Yale Undergraduate Aerospace Association) on project to build solar panels.
Previously, Anwar spent a summer abroad studying in the Universidad de Deusto, Spain, taking classes in Spanish language and culture.
Using his skills as well as knowledge of the Middle East, he strives to help increase America EB-5 Visa reach in the Arab World. He is constantly ready to seek different challenges outside of the scientific and technical realm as he believes in the importance of having a polyvalent experience in his professional career.
He speaks English, Arabic, French and Spanish fluently.