A Team of Immigration and Investment Professionals

Our Story

The Principals of SDEB5RC came together from different practice and industry areas to encourage economic growth through both EB-5 and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). In the last several years there has been a greater demand from foreign investors through both the EB-5 Program and FDI to deploy capital safely and effectively into the US market. The US is considered a stable global economy and as such is in high demand from foreign nationals and companies.

Our mission is to encourage, source and place foreign investment into unique projects within high unemployment neighborhoods for job creation purposes and economic impact. These are areas where real job creation and new development is critical and has the most impact.


Our team is comprised of due diligence, immigration, legal, management consulting, marketing, finance and analysis professionals which gives us a unique view of the industry and where it is headed. More importantly, we are deeply integrated in the local business and development community and are able to distinguish what projects simply meet the EB-5 Program’s requirements and what actually sells in today’s market.

We’ve developed a turn key EB-5 solution for all stakeholders, first by minimizing risk to the investor with help from industry experts. This process dictates how we evaluate potential sponsorship opportunities, where to offer a project and how to manage the investor’s immigration process.

Regional Center Principals

Matthew Belcher

Matthew Belcher

CEO, San Diego EB-5 Regional Center; Manager, Woodmont Regional Center

Matthew Belcher is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of San Diego EB-5 Regional Center, Managing Partner of Woodmont Regional Center, Co-Founder of EvisaLaunch.com and Partner in a California based Pet Franchise. Mr. Belcher served 20 years as a senior executive and management consultant based in the UK providing high-level consulting to clients within the mergers and acquisitions and sales performance field. His work has taken him across the globe with some of the largest companies in the world. As an FDI leader he is currently responsible for Real Estate funding for foreign investors of projects worth over $200 Million.

Stephanie Sy

Stephanie Sy

Immigration Counsel, San Diego EB-5 Regional Center

Stephanie Sy joined San Diego EB-5 Regional Center as the Immigration Attorney managing the immigration process for investors. Stephanie Sy is Co-founder and attorney at Sy and Smith, and is experienced in Immigration Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and more. Ms. Sy is a member of the California State Bar, a former co-chair of the San Diego County Bar’s Immigration Section, a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and presently serves on AILA San Diego’s US Consulate Tijuana AILA Committee.  She has also been named to Cambridge Who’s Who for Executive Women.

Travis Hook

Travis Hook

COO, San Diego EB-5 Regional Center; Manager, Woodmont Regional Center

Travis Hook is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of San Diego EB-5 Regional Center. He founded the Regional Center as lead project analyst, driving the company’s short and long term prospects focused on economic impact analysis and due diligence. Prior to founding the Regional Center, he also co-founded eVisaLaunch.com and FindMyEB5.com.

Mr. Hook received his Bachelors of Science from Baylor University and his Masters of Business Administration from Alliant International University, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and international business.

John Murtagh

John Murtagh

CEO, Woodmont Regional Center

John K. Murtagh is a successful developer, investor and manager of real estate development & construction projects. Through various affiliates, Mr. Murtagh has been responsible for the construction & development of over $1 Billion in real estate since 1991, including over 5,000 homes, 2,000 apartment units, 500,000 square feet of commercial, medical office and retail space, as well as several master planned communities in New Mexico, Nevada and Oklahoma.

Our EB-5 Regional Centers

USCIS Approved Regional Centers in California & New Mexico

San Diego EB-5 Regional Center

a USCIS approved Regional Center in California, USA

SDEB5RC, LLC doing business as the San Diego EB-5 Regional Center (SDEB5RC), is a California Limited Liability Company licensed as an EB-5 Regional Center by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) in San Diego County, CA. As a Regional Center we sponsor Projects for EB-5 investment under the Immigrant Investor Visa Program or EB-5 Program. As a sponsor, we advise EB-5 Projects, monitor the EB-5 process, and manage the associated entities as well as provide reporting for matters of I-526 and I-829 related requirements.

Woodmont Regional Center

a USCIS approved Regional Center in New Mexico, USA

Woodmont Regional Center is uniquely positioned to offer a wide array of real estate investment opportunities to EB-5 Immigrant Investors.  We have decades of real estate development experience in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico markets, as well as Las Vegas, Nevada.  The principals of the Woodmont Regional Center are ideally suited to identify, underwrite and market well-positioned real estate projects.  Our team includes a professional network of  project developers, engineering professionals, architectural professionals and marketing firms, as well as  government agencies and EB-5 professionals.  We are committed to placing foreign investors with reputable project stakeholders and facilitating immigration to the United States through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.

Who We Work With

San Diego Global Partnership

San Diego Global Partnership (SDGP) provides a turn-key client focused solution to Ultra High Net-Worth individuals and growing companies looking to deploy capital into the the US Real Estate Market across a wide array of off-market, exclusive opportunities. Often these opportunities are invitational only.

Geraci Law Firm

Geraci Law Firm is comprised of experienced legal professionals who offer a wealth of experience across a broad range of services. Their attorneys are dedicated to constant communication, commitment, and caring and believe this is what sets Geraci apart. We work as a team across all disciplines to help our clients achieve their goals.

BofI Federal Bank

As escrow agent, BofI Federal Bank is fully authorized to receive funds from eligible applicant immigrants to the EB-5 program on behalf of Regional Centers. Utilizing our services not only simplifies the process of receiving applicant’s overseas assets but also enhances the protection of said assets, freeing the Regional Center to identify enterprises that fulfill the obligations of the EB-5 program. Early release of funds may be available.


ISCoA created EB5 Suite to solve the problem of tracking people, documents and processes in separate applications. EB5 Suite combines the best elements of customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning and content management systems to introduce a comprehensive investor resource planning platform. This IRP Platform is your hub connecting all Regional Center activities needed to compile, track and file complaint I-924, I-526, I-829 and other required filings.

Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP

Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP is a full-service immigration law firm with thirty years of experience providing exceptional quality immigration services. With 20 lawyers and offices in Los Angeles and New York, we specialize in comprehensive immigration solutions for investors, multinational corporations, small businesses, hospitals, academic institutions, artists, and individuals. Wolfsdorf attorneys are exceptionally well qualified to provide U.S. immigration counsel because they are leaders in the immigration field. These important leadership positions equip the Wolfsdorf staff with cutting-edge information.

Impact DataSource

Impact DataSource (IDS) is an Austin, Texas based economic consulting, research and analysis firm. They provide high-quality economic research – specializing in economic and fiscal impact analysis. The firm is highly focused on supporting economic development professionals and organizations. IDS has conducted over 2,500 economic impact analyses of firms, projects and activities in all industry groups throughout the U.S. Since 2011, Impact DataSource has completed more than 100 EB-5 economic impact studies and assisted clients to obtain hundreds more TEA certifications.