Bay Area Regional Center
Management Team

The Bay Area Regional Center prides itself as being an EB-5 investment firm run by business and real estate professionals.


James Falaschi (Chief Executive Officer)

James Falaschi (Chief Executive Officer)

Mr. Falaschi is a commercial real estate developer with over 35 years experience in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties. Born and raised in Oakland, he continually devotes significant effort to the community through his position on various governmental, educational, medical, and non-profit boards.

Mr. Falaschi was a founding partner in Jack London Square Investors, the master developer of Jack London Square. The project, which is hailed as an ideal example of a successful public/private partnership, is the cornerstone to Oakland’s commitment to applying ‘smart growth ’ principles to the revitalization of its downtown. Currently in Phase II, the project has received approval to add an additional 1,000,000 square feet to the existing 800,000 square foot waterfront development.




Brendan Heafey (Vice President, Business Development)

Brendan Heafey (Vice President, Business Development)

Mr. Heafey is a third generation Oakland, California native with strong ties to the local business community. He is a commercial real estate broker, consultant, and investor with a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

Brendan operates a real estate brokerage business under Heafey Commercial, and is a principal in a consulting firm with James Falaschi . A partial list of his clients includes: Children’s Hospital & Research Center at Oakland, Samuel Merritt University, Holy Names University, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.



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USCIS Designation


The Bay Area Regional Center received Regional Center designation on June 23, 2009 and expanded August 5,2010 to now include eight counties.


Port of Oakland

The mission of the Port's Commercial Real Estate Division is to care for, promote, develop and enhance Oakland's urban waterfront for economic benefit and public enjoyment.


The East Bay Economic Development Alliance is a public/private partnership serving the San Francisco East Bay whose mission is to establish the East Bay as a world-recognized location to grow businesses, attract capital and create quality jobs.