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by Erik Hayden, on Jan 18, 2022 9:46:07 AM

Frosting atop a cake is sweet. But it’s the cake that really matters. At Urban Catalyst, we see the potential tax advantages of our Opportunity Zone fund as the frosting …

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by Erik Hayden, on Jan 13, 2022 9:31:33 AM

Last Friday, we closed on the third of four parcels we need to start construction on our Fund II Icon/Echo projects, continuing the momentum that ran through the end of …

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by Erik Hayden, on Jan 10, 2022 2:49:23 PM

We’re off to a great start. I’m thrilled to report that Urban Catalyst raised over $83.5 million from 273 Investors during the first year of fundraising for our Fund II, …

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by Erik Hayden, on Jan 6, 2022 9:26:10 AM

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you know I like to keep our investors and potential investors apprised of the latest developments with our projects. This latest update …

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by Erik Hayden, on Jan 3, 2022 11:07:28 AM

Longtime Mercury News columnist Sal Pizarro ruminated last summer on all the news about new development projects in downtown San Jose. In a piece titled, “Enough renderings already, start building …

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by Erik Hayden, on Dec 28, 2021 11:17:08 AM

We like to get to know our investors. They are our partners, and understanding their needs makes us better fund managers. Each has their own story, their own financial needs …

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by Erik Hayden, on Dec 27, 2021 1:16:23 PM

OpportunityDb.com has established itself as the go-to site in the world of Opportunity Zones since its launch by Founder Jimmy Atkinson. Urban Catalyst loves growing our partnership with Jimmy and …

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by Erik Hayden, on Dec 22, 2021 10:46:21 AM

We’re in the thick of the holiday season now, but it’s worth taking a few moments to consider the potential tax implications of the decisions you make in the final …

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by Erik Hayden, on Dec 21, 2021 11:21:34 AM

In my latest article for Forbes titled “How To Diversify Your Portfolio With Opportunity Zones,” I discuss what investors can do with their capital gains as they look to diversify …

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by Erik Hayden, on Dec 15, 2021 4:18:25 PM

What happens when tech companies hire like crazy and don’t lease new office? The answer: Pent up demand. As we expected, tech companies have started buying and leasing office space …

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