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by Erik Hayden, on Jun 28, 2022 7:55:01 AM

“Flight to quality” is a market phenomenon that often surfaces during periods of economic stress. It’s the belief that regardless of what’s happening at any given time, investors will do …

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by Erik Hayden, on Jun 23, 2022 8:17:11 AM

We are thrilled to announce that Urban Catalyst Opportunity Zone Fund II, LLC has reached an important fundraising milestone by surpassing $100M this month, which was 40% faster than with …

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by Erik Hayden, on Jun 15, 2022 1:56:16 PM

Those of us who are already here know, and those who don’t are finding out: San Jose is a great place to live and work. This year’s ranking of “Best …

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by Erik Hayden, on Jun 7, 2022 9:44:09 AM

Let’s get this out right at the start: I don’t actually have sleeve tattoos. Those were fake. But the excitement around this year’s Urban Catalyst investor party was real. A …

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by Erik Hayden, on Jun 2, 2022 11:42:01 AM

If you are considering investing in an Opportunity Zone Fund such as ours, it’s worth understanding why and how. We put together these five top questions we get asked from …

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by Erik Hayden, on May 25, 2022 9:32:10 AM

It’s not every day you get to drive an excavator and knock stuff down. But on a recent Thursday afternoon, I took the wheel of a big orange “Buccaneer” to …

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by Erik Hayden, on May 12, 2022 12:27:41 PM

When investors are considering putting their capital gains into a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund, they have lots of choices. There are hundreds of funds across the country that offer investment …

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by Erik Hayden, on May 10, 2022 9:04:20 AM

The numbers sound downright scary – an 8.5% rise in the consumer price index (CPI) for the 12 months ending March, and a 11.2% rise in the Producer Price Index …

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by Erik Hayden, on May 2, 2022 1:33:02 PM

The Good Friday holiday extended this year’s tax filing deadline from April 15 to April 18, but now that day, too, has come and gone. While the first reaction to …

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by Erik Hayden, on Apr 26, 2022 9:50:16 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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