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Welcome To the Behring Companies
The Behring Companies includes development, investment and EB-5 operations associated with Colin Behring. Behring is committed to developing vibrant transit oriented multi-family communities the provide a vibrant and healthy environment that residents are proud to call home. The San Francisco Bay Area is a top real estate market in deep need of housing to maintain its growth and Behring is focused on providing that much needed supply.
Behring’s mission is to stand out as a premier development and investment company that utilizes the entrepreneurial spirit, unwavering persistence and iron clad ethics to remain a positive force in the global development community.
The triple bottom line is a philosophy where Behring will direct it’s efforts toward projects that offer returns on a triple bottom line: Profit. People. Planet.
PROFIT. Behring seeks strong returns on its investments to accrue financial resources in which they can continue to contribute to the betterment of the community and reward the investors who placed their faith in the company.
PEOPLE. Behring projects benefit people in so many ways. Construction and real estate has been the backbone behind job creation in the United States since World War II. Our projects create jobs, give people homes and better the lives of people along the way.
PLANET. Behring is committed to building homes that we all can be proud of. Our current residential focus is on high density, transit oriented development that is luxurious but environmentally conscious at the same time. It results in projects that have reduced impacts on traffic, air quality, and other resources.
Behring’s core target market is Northern California and specifically the San Francisco Bay Area. The family has been here in San Francisco since the 1970’s and continues to focus there today. As a major economic gateway to the entire world, opportunities in Northern California continue to appear because of its strong demographics, continued economic expansion and simply amazing opportunities to build beautiful homes.
Colin Behring is the principal investor and Manager of the Behring Companies which includes but is not limited to the Berkeley Regional Center Fund LLC, Behring Capital LLC and the BRC family of funds invested in or operated by Colin Behring.
These operations are not be confused with Kenneth E. Behring, his personal involvement or personal investment. The Behring’s have a deep family legacy that started with Kenneth E. Behring and he experienced tremendous success for over 50 years in the development and construction industry. After achieving more than he ever wished to achieve in real estate, business and investing, he has turned his focus toward charity and has decided to devote his time and resources to developing the many philanthropic projects the family is currently engaged in including the Global Health & Education Foundation, Wheelchair Foundation, China Natural History Museums and more.
The Behring Companies are for-profit companies involved in real estate development, investment, EB-5 immigration investment and consulting. Behring Companies are owned and ran by Colin Behring, a member of the Behring’s third generation in California.
Introducing the Behring Companies Executive Team
Colin Behring is the Founder and CEO of the Behring Companies. Mr. Behring is a third generation San Francisco Bay Area property developer and investor. Mr. Behrings current primary activities include real estate development, investment and EB-5 financing. Previous to 2013, Mr. Behring previously served various positions within the Behring families property development company Behring Group, Ltd, completing those activities in 2013.
Behring has been developing his expertise in international property development and finance since 2006 where he got his professional start with Morgan Stanley Properties, Shanghai as an analyst intern in Shanghai. Mr. Behring graduated from California State Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo with a degree in Business Administration concentrating in Finance. Mr. Behring is proficient in English, Mandarin Chinese and has obtained working proficiency in Portuguese (Brazilian).
Steve McCartt joined the Behring Companies in 2016 following the development completion of Apple’s worldclass Sir. Norman Foster designed flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco, California. Mr. McCartt has been a Behring family friend and confidant since 2009 and Behring is proud to have him officially join as the Managing Director of Development Operations.
Mr. McCartt is an internationally focused Senior Real Estate Executive with 20+ years of stellar accomplishments leading large-scale development projects and corporate real estate initiatives across Asia, the Middle East and North America, with special expertise in mixed use communities. As a trusted advisor and industry expert with outstanding ability to forge strong relationships with multi-cultural stakeholders and service providers he provides incredible value to the Behring Companies. Mr. McCartt leverages practical experience with his mastery of architecture and construction administration to guide development operations to completion.
Elizabeth Premazzi is the head of Architecture Design and Construction for the Behring Companies and has been apart of the team since 2012. Prior to her time at the Behring Companies, Ms. Premazzi was the Founder and Managing Director of Elizabeth Premazzi Design & Architecture Consultancy Shanghai Ltd. Ms. Premazzi built her company into one of the premier international design firms in China where she designed and oversaw construction of high end luxury show flats for some of China’s most prestigious residential projects.
Premazzi was highly sought after in the development community for her chic international design talents while maintaining a strong local operations team. Over 8 years of success, Premazzi designed over 15,000,000 square feet of residential property throughout 210 different projects and managed over 25 full time architects and employees. Most notably, Premazzi designed the show flats for Casa Lakeville, the iconic residential project located at Shanghai’s Xin Tian Di restaurant and entertainment district.
Clients included Vanke, Shui’an, Shimao, Tishman Speyer, Hines, Beijing Hua Mao, Fuson Real Estate and more. Along with architectural design, her firm custom designed and manufactured home decor items to accent her designs and eventually the collection became her personal home decor line, Premazzi Couture.
Premazzi is actively involved in the community participating and/or contributing to numerous philanthropic projects including the Fuzhou Orphanage Foundation and the Rotary Club Shanghai and the Global Health & Education Foundation.
Premazzi, a Brazilian native, also manages the Behring Capital Markets group for South America. Premazzi graduated from University Balas Artes De Sao Paulo with a Masters degree in Architecture and Urbanism. Ms. Premazzi also completed postgraduate studies at AARHUS Architecture School in Denmark with a focus in Urban Planning. Ms. Premazzi is fluent in English, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and is business proficient in Mandarin Chinese.
Neal Sun is the General Manager of the Greater China region. Mr. Sun is based out of Shanghai and has extensive experience in international finance and economics exemplified by his establishment of Behring Capital Asset Management in Shanghai’s Pilot Economic Free Trade Zone. Sun previously served as the General Manager and Financial Controller of multiple international organizations including Elizabeth Premazzi Design & Architecture Company Limited which during his tenure was the involved in construction management, design & architecture and international trade.
Mr. Sun was instrumental in making Behring one of the premier China Outbound Investment Management players as he was the boots-on-the-ground in establishing the vertically integrated Development/ Private Equity/EB-5 Platform for mainland Chinese investors. To date, the Behring Companies has successfully launched over 6 EB-5 investment projects across 3 private placement offerings beneath the Behring Outbound Investment Platform.
Having been active in EB-5 investment since 2o14, Mr. Sun has developed expertise in USCIS “Source of Funds Reporting”, EB-5 immigration policy, EB-5 Project Due Diligence and EB-5 Marketing.
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