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.



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:




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.




Vice President, Investor Relations



Investor Relations Director



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.

Urban Land Institute

National Association Of Industrial And Office Properties

International Council Of Shopping Centers

Florida Lodging And Restaurant Association

American Hotel And Lodging Association

Building Owners And Managers Association

The United States Of America - China Chamber Of Commerce

Greater Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce

Invest In the USA

NES Financial Medallion Program



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
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