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James W. Kelly Joins Houston EB5 as Regional Director of Business Development for Africa and the Middle East

Houston (August 28, 2023) – Houston EB5 announces the addition of James W. Kelly to their team as the Regional Director of Business Development for Africa and the Middle East. This is a return to Houston EB-5 for Kelly and his previous experience will strengthen Houston EB5’s global presence and further its commitment to facilitating economic growth through real estate opportunities.

In his new role, he will leverage his proven expertise in business development to establish networks and channels that will funnel EB-5 investors into Houston EB5’s esteemed projects. Focusing on the vibrant regions of Africa and the Middle East, Kelly’s goal is to bridge the gap between international investors and Houston EB5’s job-creating real estate projects.

“I am excited to return to Houston EB5 and lead business development efforts in Africa and the Middle East,” said James W. Kelly. “My goal is to facilitate connections between global investors and Houston EB5’s exceptional real estate projects, fostering growth and contributing to the success of both investors and the local communities we engage with.”

“Kelly’s reputation as a visionary leader in the field of business development precedes him,” said Roberto Contreras IV, Managing Director of Houston EB5. “His extensive background in fostering international investment, strategic partnerships, and driving business growth is a welcome return to our team.”

James holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) with a focus on Consulting and Change Management from The University of Texas McCombs School of Business.


Certified by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as an EB-5 Regional Center since 2011, Houston EB5 now holds over a decade of experience and is one of the only regional centers to successfully assist clients from obtaining conditional residency to the repayment of investment with profits. We are vertically integrated DC Partners, an award-winning real estate development firm that has the financial strength and expertise to complete assets of all sizes and types. Since 2011, DC Partners and Houston EB5 have jointly developed projects totaling more than $1 billion USD in value.  Each opportunity is carefully vetted and pursued via an investment vehicle designed to achieve specific targeted return objectives.