My name is Alex Ahlstrom, I am from San Antonio, Texas. I speak and write business-level fluent Mandarin Chinese, and have recently learned advanced-intermediate level German. I live in Dusseldorf, Germany and am willing to travel for a good opportunity.
Recent Career Accomplishments
From January 2020 to July 2021, I was the Director of Investor Relations at EB5 United. I marketed $500,000 American investment immigration (EB-5) packages to international investors, with a focus on Asian investors. I was actually able to cooperate with our largest account, Immica. Vietnam was the largest source of EB-5 investment in 2019, and Immica is the largest EB-5 company in Vietnam. Vietnam was covid-free, so I was even able to host in-person sales presentations and trainings. I marketed investment into a 5-star hotel in Big Sky, Montana valued at USD $500 million. I ultimately helped raise $7 million for the hotel.
From October 2015 to April 2018, I was part of a team of 4 at the EB5 Group. Our team raised more than USD $200mm in investment immigration equity financing from across Asia, with a focus in China. We used the equity to refinance bridge loans in 7 projects, including 5-star hotels, US Federal Government Hospitals, apartment complexes across the west coast of America. As the only team member not in the United States, I was the point of contact for all of the company sales accounts in Asia. A highlight was when I hosted a meeting with Chinese investors in Beijing, China to successfully take control of the $200mm Potala Tower in Seattle, USA. Much of my work centered on training Chinese salespeople to sell our real estate investments and helping with closing sales of customers.
Previously, I worked with Chinese and American real estate developers, a Chinese wealth management company and a Chinese interior design company. At the wealth management company, my position was to find assisted living facilities, market them in Mandarin in China, prepare visits for investors to visit the facilities and then manage the facilities.
Starting in August 2021, I have been studying German language full-time in Dusseldorf, Germany.
In 2019, I graduated with an M.S. in International Finance from the Berlin School of Economics and Law. My Thesis was on Chinese FDI into the United States. I took an exchange semester to study finance at the University of Ljubljana, in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
For my bachelor’s studies, I graduated with a degree in Global Business from the University of Redlands, in Los Angeles, California. Redlands is ranked in the top 7% of schools in America by the Princeton Review. I undertook a year abroad at the Beijing Foreign Studies University to intensively study the Chinese language to an advanced level.
I am always open to cooperation ideas and welcome your thoughts. If you would like to contact me, my email is [email protected]