BOOSTING THE U.S. ECONOMY WHILE PROVIDING
ATTRACTIVE EB-5 PROGRAM INITIATIVES
Gold Coast Florida Regional Center
Located in South Florida, one of the most vibrant and dynamic economic markets in the world, GCFRC offers individuals and their immediate family members the opportunity to obtain permanent residency status under the EB-5 Regional Center Program.
On May 19, 2010, GCFRC received full approval and designation from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a branch of the United States Department of Homeland Security. As an approved regional center. GCFRC administrative activities are overseen by the USCIS. In October 2012, the EB-5 pilot program was extended for three years, until September 30, 2016. At that time, it may be further extended or potentially expire.
To register, call 1 844 GCFL EB5 or register here.
OFFICERS & MANAGEMENT
Gold Coast Florida Regional Center is led by some of South Florida’s most experienced real estate professionals, providing excellent expertise and insight for clients. Additional information about our executive team appears below:
CHARLES ABELE, JR.
CHAIRMAN | CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr. Abele currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gold Coast Florida Regional Center, LLC. In this capacity, Mr. Abele is responsible for identifying and structuring projects that fit both the EB-5 program and GCFRC’s investment goals. Mr. Abele advises on all real estate-related development matters, as well as investment project identification and evaluation. He also oversees all economic studies to determine compliance with the USCIS unemployment rate and job creation criteria for GCFRC’s EB-5 projects.
Mr. Abele is also responsible for overseeing project and business marketing, public relations, investor relations, governmental relations, construction management efforts and compliance with USCIS and SEC regulations. Under his supervision, GCFRC raised over $100 million in EB-5 financing for mixed-use projects in Hollywood, Florida. In that role, Abele developed and maintained strong relationships with top tier migration agents, wealth managers and private equity investors in China and other countries, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam, India and Dubai.
Mr. Abele has over 35 years’ experience in real estate development in South Florida. His career includes the creation of hundreds of residential units and more than 2.3 million square feet of commercial and industrial space. Projects in which Mr. Abele was previously involved are now valued at over $525 million.
Mr. Boschetti has been involved in the real estate industry for more than 25 years. In that time, he has developed approximately 10,000 residential units, 15,000 square feet of commercial space, 50,000 square feet of retail space, and 1 million square feet of industrial space. His combined development and acquisition portfolio experience is valued in excess of $2 billion.
Mr. Boschetti has served as a managing director of our Managing Member since 2009 and as a managing director of the Regional Center since its formation.
Mr. Jago’s 27 years of international real estate experience includes developments in South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. Mr. Jago has created approximately 1,500 residential units, 8 hotels with a combined nearly 1,000 rooms, approximately 950,000 square feet of commercial space and more than 800,000 square feet of retail space. The total value of his real estate projects is approximately $700 million.
Mr. Jago has served as a managing director of the Regional Center since its formation.
Mr. McCarthy is a real estate professional with nearly 30 years of international experience. He has played a pivotal role in the development of real estate projects valued at approximately $750 million, including approximately 1,850 residential units, 8 hotels with an aggregate room count of nearly 1,000 rooms, approximately 950,000 square feet of commercial space and more than 800,000 square feet of retail space.
Mr. McCarthy has served as a managing director of the Regional Center since its formation.
Mr. Mehta is Executive Chairman and CEO of Clearwater Capital Pty Ltd., a family investment company with property, media, entertainment, waste management and food packaging assets. For 34 years, he was Group CEO of Uniprint, a family printing company. Mr. Mehta grew Uniprint from humble beginnings into one of South Africa’s largest print and media companies before it merged with Avusa, which is today the second largest media and entertainment company in South Africa. To add to these accomplishments, he has now been appointed diplomatic status as the South African General Counsel to Sri Lanka.
INVESTOR RELATIONS DIRECTORS
Gold Coast Florida Regional Center is led by some of South Florida’s most experienced real estate professionals, providing excellent expertise and insight for clients.
GCFRC is being led by a group of real estate professionals with more than 100 years of combined real estate experience. They draw upon insights and expertise gained from the development of projects valued in excess of $6 billion.
|Name of Project||Property Clasification||Property Size||Location|
|AT&T (NYSE: ATT) (w/ Alter Group)||Offices||55,000 sf||Ft Lauderdale, FL|
|Acutt House||Commercial||40,000 sf office||Durban, SA|
|Ambassador House||Commercial||19,000 sf office||Durban, SA|
|Bedford Hall||Residential||36 units||Durban, SA|
|Belmont Arcade||Mixed-use||70 residential units / 70,000 sf commercial||Durban, SA|
|Blue Heights Shopping Center||Commercial||90,000 sf retail||Westville KZN, SA|
|Breakstone Building||Commercial||13,000 sf office||Miami, FL|
|Brickell View||Residential||45 units||Miami, FL|
|Briddlewood at Highwoods||Residential||384 units||Tampa, FL|
|Broward County Sheriff's Office||Police Station||14,000 sf||Ft Lauderdale, FL|
|Bryn Mawr Apartments||Residential||240 units||Naples,FL|
|Caister Lodge||Residential||100 units||Berea Durban, SA|
|Camargo Club||Residential||252 units||Orlando, FL|
|Camarque||Residential - Condo||94 units||Umdloti Beach, SA|
|Camden||Residential||432 units||Sarasota, FL|
|Champions at Doral||Residential||368 units||Doral, FL|
|Citation Club Apartments||Residential||320 units||Sarasota, FL|
|Colony Place||Residential||300 units||Ft Myers, FL|
|Constantia Lodge Hotel||Resort / Hospitality||49 rooms & suites||Johannesburg, SA|
|Constantia Office Park||Commercial||125,000 sf office||Johannesburg, SA|
|Continental Gardens||Residential||208 units||Kendall, FL|
|Coral Club||Residential||293 units||Coral Springs, FL|
|Coral Lake||Residential||260 units||Coral Springs, FL|
|Cypress Creek Office Park - Phase 1||Industrial / Office||250,000 sf / 30 acres for development||Ft Lauderdale, FL|
|Dadeland Breezes||Residential||306 units||Kendall, FL|
|Fairland House||Commercial||70,000 sf office||Cape Town, SA|
|Fairways at Doral||Residential||969 units||Miami, FL|
|Florida Club||Residential||264 units||Boyton Beach, FL|
|Franschhoek Boutique Hotel||Resort / Hospitality||30 suites with 40 new suites to be built||Cape Town, SA|
|Gallagher Exchange OfficePark||Commercial||30,000 sf office||Johannesburg, SA|
|George Weston Bakeries||Distribution Facility / Corporate Offices||65,000 sf||Ft Lauderdale, FL|
|Grand Regency at Lake Lotus||Residential||390 units||Orlando, FL|
|Heather Glen Apartments||Residential||234 units||Sunrise, FL|
|Hemisphere National Bank||Commercial||10,000 sf office||Miami, FL|
|Heritage Safari Lodge||Resort / Hospitality||57 rooms & suites||KwaZulu-Natal, SA|
|Heritage Tented Safari Camp||Resort / Hospitality||42 units||KwaZulu-Natal, SA|
|Hillview Mews||Residential - Condo||20 units||Durban, SA|
|Hilton Hotel||Resort / Hospitality||104 rooms & suites||Pietermaritzburg, SA|
|Home Depot (NYSE: HD)||Distribution Facility||80,000 sf||Ft Lauderdale, FL|
|Izingolweni Shopping Center||Commercial||200,000 sf retail||KwaZulu-Natal, SA|
|Jefferson Place||Residential||243 units||Ft Lauderdale, FL|
|Kempton City Shopping Center||Mixed-use||177 residential units / 485,000 sf commercial||Johannesburg, SA|
|Lake Chase||Residential||433 units||Tampa, FL|
|Lake View at Saga Bay||Residential||180 units||Miami, FL|
|Lakes at Welleby||Residential||320 units||Sunrise, FL|
|Majorca||Residential||248 units||Ft Myers, FL|
|Malaba||Residential - Condo||42 units||La Mercy Beach, SA|
|Malaga||Residential - Condo||98 units||Durban North, SA|
|Maldonado||Residential - Condo||72 units||Durban, SA|
|Malgrove||Residential - Condo||78 units||Durban North, SA|
|Malindi||Residential - Condo||77 units||Umhlanga Rocks, SA|
|Malington Place||Residential - Condo||96 units||Durban, SA|
|Mallorca||Residential - Condo||42 units||Umdloti Beach, SA|
|Malpark||Residential - Condo||40 units||Durban North, SA|
|Maluti||Residential - Condo||63 units||Durban, SA|
|Mangrove Beach Shopping Center||Mixed-use||200 residential units / 60,000 sf retail||Durban, SA|
|Marina Landing||Residential||260 units||Orlando, FL|
|Max Dales House||Commercial||50,000 sf office||Durban, SA|
|Mediterranea||Residential - Condo||188 units||Miami, FL|
|Medley Commercial||Office||300,000 sf||Hialeah, FL|
|Miami River Yacht Club||Residential - Condo||164 units||Miami, FL|
|Midway Club||Residential||310 units||Miami, FL|
|Midway Park||Residential||212 townhomes||Miami, FL|
|Minto Portfilio (Phase I)||Residential||732 units||Coconut Creek, FL|
|Minto Portfilio - Phase II||Residential||781 units||Delray Beach, FL|
|Mission Club||Residential||356 units||Orlando, FL|
|Mohawk Carpets (NYSE: MHK)||Distribution Facility||253,000 sf||Ft Lauderdale, FL|
|Mont Blanc||Residential - Condo||117 units||Durban, SA|
|Mont Royale||Residential - Condo||70 units||Amanzimtoti Beach, SA|
|Monticello||Residential||856 units||Miami, FL|
|Nedbank - Seaboard||Mixed-use||255 units / 66,000 sf office / 30,000 retail||Durban, SA|
|Oxford House||Residential||102 units||Miami Lakes, FL|
|Palms Corporate Centre||Industrial / Office||240,000 sf||Miami, FL|
|Park Place||Residential||96 units||Miami, FL|
|Parkview Apartments||Residential||208 units||Pembroke Pines, FL|
|Plantation, FL||Commercial||80,000 sf retail||KwaZulu-Natal, SA|
|Poynton House||Commercial||70,000 sf office||Durban, SA|
|Preserve at Westchase||Residential||300 units||Tampa, FL|
|Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge||Resort / Hospitality||204 rooms & suites||Umhlanga Rocks, SA|
|Protea Hotel and Shopping Mall||Mixed-use||120-room hotel / 65,000 sf commercial||Durban, SA|
|Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (NYSE: RCL)||Commissary and Operations Center||123,000 sf||Ft Lauderdale, FL|
|Sabal Palms||Residential||118 units||Davie, FL|
|San Marino||Residential||355 units||Palm Beach,FL|
|San Sabil||Residential||36 units||Durban, SA|
|Seneca Office Park||Industrial||1,520,000 sf||Pembroke Pines, FL|
|Sound Advice||Distribution Facility / Corporate Offices||130,000 sf||Ft Lauderdale, FL|
|Southern Life Building||Commercial||60,000 sf office||Durban, SA|
|St. Thomas Resort||Resort / Hospitality||167 rooms over 3.5 acres||Great Northside Quarter, St. Thomas|
|Summer Cove||Residential||224 units||Sarasota, FL|
|Sun Sentinel||Distribution Facility||25,000 sf||Ft Lauderdale, FL|
|Tamiami Center One||Condo Offices||22,000 sf||Miami, FL|
|The Grand at Gateway||Residential||312 units||Ft Myers, FL|
|The Pointe at Palm Beach||Residential||317 units||West Palm Beach,FL|
|The Regency||Residential||288 units||Pompano Beach, FL|
|The Savoy on Palmer Ranch||Residential||324 units||Sarasota, FL|
|Tropical Isle||Residential||392 units||Kissimmee, FL|
|Tropical Village||Residential||310 units||Miami Lakes, FL|
|United Stationers (NASDAQ: USTR)||Distribution Facility / Corporate Offices||60,000 sf||Ft Lauderdale, FL|
|Villa Royale||Residential - Condo||85 units||Sheffield Beach, SA|
|Villa del Sol||Residential||312 units||Boyton Beach, FL|
|Villagio at Sarasota||Residential||320 units||Sarasota, FL|
|Villas Del Paraíso||Residential||230 units||Hialeah, FL|
|Washington Post Co. (NYSE: WPO) (w/ Alter Group)||University / Kaplan University Classroom B||100,000 sf||Ft Lauderdale, FL|
|Washington Post Co. (NYSE:WPO)||Televison Station / ABC / Post Newsweek||7.5 acres / 125,000 sf||Ft Lauderdale, FL|
|Washington Post Co. (NYSE:WPO) (w/ Alter Group)||University / Kaplan University Classroom A||100,000 sf||Ft Lauderdale, FL|
|Westland Gardens||Residential||280 units||Hialeah, FL|
|Windsor at Lake Coral Springs||Residential||377 units||Coral Springs, FL|
|Windsor at Park Place||Residential||272 units||Hollywood, FL|
|Zulu Nyala Game Reserve||Resort / Hospitality||50 rooms & suites / over 4,000 acres||KwaZulu-Natal, SA|