Posts Tagged ‘Sandra Dyche Kim’

Sandra Dyche Kim Explains US Port Redevelopment Efforts

In Business on December 18, 2013 at 6:12 am

Sandra Dyche KimSandra Dyche Kim works closely with the EB-5 program, which helps immigrants gain visas by allowing them to invest in U.S. industry. With such a close relationship to the influx of immigrants, Sandra Dyche Kim has followed the recent redevelopments to American ports, noting the impact they will have on the American economy. Sandra Dyche Kim spoke to Presentation Solutions about these port redevelopments and how they’ll influence the movement of freight into the United States.

Presentation Solutions: Could you explain what a port is and how it impacts the economy?

Sandra Dyche Kim: In America, ports facilitate the transport of goods in and out of the United States. There are currently 360 commercial ports in this country.

Presentation Solutions: Why are some ports in need of redevelopment?

Sandra Dyche Kim: Over time, some of these ports have become incredibly outdated and therefore unable to handle the workload presented to them on a daily basis. Many of the larger carriers are now choosing to work with the same few ports, leaving other ports abandoned. These ports are redeveloping in the hopes of competing with these more successful ports.

Presentation Solutions: What types of changes are they making as part of this redevelopment?

Sandra Dyche Kim: It varies from port to port, but many are taking in-depth looks at their dock structures and berths, as well as making improvements to the points where they connect to other transportation mechanisms, such as trains and interstates.

Presentation Solutions: How will these redevelopments be funded?

Sandra Dyche Kim: Many of these ports rely on government funding, but there can be issues with this type of financing.

Presentation Solutions: Such as?

Sandra Dyche Kim: Shipping companies might end up taking on the risk of these investments, and if that happens, they might end up overinvesting in ports for their use. In the end, the brunt of the cost may end up going to the public.

Presentation Solutions: What is the alternative?

Sandra Dyche Kim: Many of these redevelopment efforts may end up being funded by project-based financing, with the cost going to private companies rather than the government.

Prior to her work with CapSpan, Sandra Dyche Kim was owner and chair of Hasca of America, which dealt in ceramics, as well as high-tech abrasives. She’s also worked in banking and finance, giving her a well-rounded view of the investment process.

Entrepreneur Sandra Dyche Explains the Genesis of the New York City Regional Center

In Business on August 5, 2013 at 7:58 am

Sandra-Dyche%3DNY-Center-Regional-CenterAs a co-founder of the New York City Regional Center (NYCRC), Sandra Dyche led the charge in developing the organization’s core values. Sandra Dyche also headed the movement to seek federal approval from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Presentation Solutions: What is the NYCRC?

Sandra Dyche: The NYCRC is the first EB-5 Regional Center, and it funds a variety of economic development projects in New York City. Each NYCRC project is located within one of the four major boroughs of New York City (Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx). The NYCRC offers loans to larger real estate projects.

Presentation Solutions: Where is the NYCRC located?

Sandra Dyche: The central office is based in Manhattan, with an additional office in Shanghai.

Presentation Solutions: What is a regional center?

Sandra Dyche: Regional centers are units with U.S. federal government approval that are designed for foreign investors. Regional centers may incorporate either a major city or a region of a state. Right now, there are more than 240 regional centers across the country.

Presentation Solutions: Who supervises the NYCRC?

Sandra Dyche: All activities related to the NYCRC are supervised by USCIS, a division of Homeland Security. In 2008, the NYCRC earned full approval from USCIS and continues to receive government approvals for its investor petitions.

Presentation Solutions: How does a regional center help the economy?

Sandra Dyche: The principals of the NYCRC have extensive knowledge of industries such as urban planning, government, law and real estate. This expertise leads to secure foreign investments, resulting local job creation and tax revenue.

Presentation Solutions: What countries have participated in the NYCRC?

Sandra Dyche: Germany, Italy, China, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Brazil, Russia, Taiwan, Nigeria, Indonesia, Venezuela and Japan have all had individuals participate in NYCRC projects.

Presentation Solutions: What kinds of projects have been completed through the NYCRC?

Sandra Dyche: Completed projects have included infrastructure, hotels, restaurants, retail stores, civic and office buildings, sports and entertainment buildings, light industrial and warehouse facilities, medical facilities, and mixed-use facilities, both commercial and residential.