Jim Hayes is the 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.Â 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.
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.