Welcome to The Star Of Texas Regional Center, managed and operated by The Texas Redevelopment Authority. In an effort to redevelop the hurricane-damaged area of Galveston Bay, the Texas Redevelopment Authority banded together to form this Regional Center. As they strategically began to formulate the revitalization plan, the management team broadened their scope to include the Houston-Galveston Metropolitan Area and it’s surrounding six counties of Harris, Galveston, Liberty, Jefferson, Orange and Chambers counties.

Ultimately, the mission that guides the TRA and the STRC is a shared dedication to rebuild and revitalize the damaged and surrounding areas through local leadership and foreign partnerships with business management professionalism. In addition to a return on investment, investors and their families will have the opportunity to acquire Green Cards and future citizenship under the EB-5 Regional Center Program.

Built on the foundation of trust and expertise, the principals and TRA management team collectively have over 200 years of career success in complementary business fields. This dynamic combination of skills will ensure the success of The Star of Texas Regional Center investments. Each team member offers over 20 years in one or more related business fields, which include construction, manufacturing, finance, sales & marketing, environmental sciences & regulatory permitting, accounting, management & administration, and real estate development.

This powerhouse team of experts combines compassion, work ethic and dedication in the pursuit of revitalizing this community, via rebuilding its economic market and restoring its character with the assistance of foreign partnerships. Our long term goal/commitment is to grow, acquire and manage other existing regional centers throughout the United States.

JIM HAYES, Principal

Private Equity & Debt Financing
Principal and Founder of Star of Texas Regional Center, has 35 years of experience in accounting, finance, capital markets, real estate development and operations. He has founded and organized multiple companies in the accounting, medical, construction and real estate development fields. Mr. Hayes has held multiple executive roles including partner, chairman, CEO, CFO, CAO and CIO. He has been responsible for multi-fund budgets ranging from $10 million to $150 million. He holds an MBA and is a licensed CPA, as well as an entrepreneurial executive, founding and running five successful companies in his previous career.


As founder of ALLCO in 1982, he is president of one of the largest diversified privately held construction companies in Texas, specializing in commercial, utility, highway and heavy construction. Headquartered in Beaumont TX, ALLCO boasts over $1 billion in new construction since 1984 with bonding capacity of over $250 million.


During the past 30 years, he has been senior executive and principal in organizations involved in pioneering the use and design of steel modular living quarters with some of the world’s largest oil and gas exploration companies. As head of Lone Star Marine Shelters, he is responsible for new containerized/modular fabrication and the manufacturing of new economical and hurricane resistant housing for the new beachfront developments.


Residential/Commercial/International Real Estate Investment
Mr. Landrum has over 30 years of blue chip real estate development as a senior advisor to the Qatar Investment Authority for investments in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and the Americas. He is formerly president and CEO of Taylor Woodrow a company that specialized in luxury homes and land development in the U.S. and Canada with revenues of $3.4 B and 1,400 employees. Prior to these achievements he held senior management positions with the Related Group, Miami, one of the country’s largest real estate developers as well as the Woodlands, a 28,000 acre planned community north of Houston, Texas. He holds a law degree from the University of Texas and attended the London School of Economics.


Accounting & Treasury
With over 30 years of financial and accounting experience, he has worked with Texas based Fortune 500 Companies, and is the CFO and treasurer for the Star of Texas Regional Center.


International Real Estate Investment
Born in Mexico City, Mr. Meza has extensive experience in urban and inner ring sub-urban real estate development and resort deal structuring in both Mexico and Texas. He has spent 20+ years in the private sector and with governmental housing authorities. He previously served as regional VP for United Systems Integrators, a global real estate services provider in charge of developing the Latin America market and southwest regions of the U.S. as well as co-founder and managing director of Mi Casa Nueva a privately held condominium developer specializing in the US Hispanic market in Texas. Mr. Meza was also the founding member and director of the Institute of Housing of Mexico City where he managed a land bank for emerging housing development. He is currently a licensed architect educated at Harvard and Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.


Environmental Sciences & Regulatory Permitting
As the founding partner of E Sciences, a national consulting firm providing engineering, environmental and ecological planning services, he specializes in site development and management of wetland mitigation banks throughout the southeast of the United States.


Sales, Marketing & Advertising, Real Estate Development
Thirty years of successful career combination in advertising/marketing as well as in building and real estate development of new residential townhome and LEED certified single-family home construction in Houston and Bolivar Texas. In his advertising/marketing career, he held senior management positions with some of the largest and most prestigious advertising agencies in New York, running some of the world’s most famous consumer brands such as Visa, BK and Coca-Cola.


Investment Opportunities

Are you a potential investor or investor representative who would like to obtain further information regarding the STRC, its projects and its potential investment opportunities? Please fill out the appropriate questionnaire and we will respond to you promptly.

To learn more about the Texas Redevelopment Authority management team, the Star of Texas Regional Center, our investment prospectus, investor timetables or to arrange a meeting,
please contact us below for direct information
and assistance.

1.713.333.4664 Office
1.800.755.5665 Toll-free
1.800.543.9223 Fax

SKYPE: eb5staroftexas1


Clay Hazzard - LoneStar Marine Shelters
Peter Partlow - E Sciences
Tom Harrison - Allco
Michael Wiglesworth - Dreamscape Builders


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