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by Valarie Klopping, on Aug 15, 2019 2:19:56 PM

Last year San Jose was ranked second in world’s fastest growing cities by Brookings, in terms of fastest-growing economy. According to the report, San Jose experienced remarkable job creation and income …

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by Michael Hubert, on Aug 12, 2019 3:23:15 PM

Wondering what the main differences are between a multi asset vs. single asset fund? Urban Catalyst Founder Erik Hayden explains how a multi asset fund eliminates market risk and creates …

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by Michael Hubert, on Aug 7, 2019 6:23:12 PM

Conceptual rendering by Mayberry Workshop Standing left-to-right: Urban Catalyst founder Erik Hayden, Chevron station owner Manraj Natt, real estate broker Mark Ritchie and Urban Catalyst partner and chief operating officer, …

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by Morgan Bernardis, on Aug 1, 2019 4:49:44 PM

"Why would I choose an opportunity zone fund over a 1031 exchange as a tax deferral mechanism?" This is one of the most common questions we hear in our conversations …

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by Valarie Klopping, on Jul 30, 2019 2:21:33 PM

Recently Urban Catalyst Partner, Joshua Burroughs, was named one of Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. Each year the journal selects 40 people in the Silicon Valley to honor …

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by Michael Hubert, on Jul 25, 2019 12:31:00 PM

At Urban Catalyst we are passionate about San Jose, and all the non-profits that serve the area and the community. In this video we spotlight Children’s Musical Theater, and the …

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by Morgan Bernardis, on Jul 23, 2019 10:27:16 AM

Riding the heels of the Fountain Alley Building acquisition, we are proud to announce that Urban Catalyst has another project in our pipeline. We have purchased properties located on the …

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by Morgan Bernardis, on Jul 17, 2019 4:28:55 PM

Urban Catalyst’s developer first approach and local expertise differentiates it from other opportunity zone funds. Some larger funds focus on raising money first, but then are left scrambling to find …

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by Michael Hubert, on Jul 11, 2019 10:32:06 AM

We are excited to announce that we have closed on the properties on West San Carlos Street near Josefa Avenue and the sites of Google’s proposed transit village and the …

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by Michael Hubert, on Jul 9, 2019 2:03:19 PM

Considering investing into an Opportunity Fund? After navigating through all of the marketing hype, make sure you get down to brass tacks. You may understand all of the tax benefits …

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About Urban Catalyst

The first multi-asset Opportunity Fund in the Bay Area focusing in Downtown San Jose and Downtown Oakland, Urban Catalyst is based in San Jose, California and employs a world-class team of experienced local professionals to build out impact investment opportunities—multi-family, office, and industrial investment projects—that advance and improve the community while earning investors advantageous financial returns.

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