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by Erik Hayden, on Nov 30, 2021 11:13:45 AM

“The office is dead.” “No one is returning.” “Everyone will work remotely from now on.” We’ve heard a lot of this kind of talk since the pandemic hit, but it’s …

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by Erik Hayden, on Nov 29, 2021 11:36:20 AM

If it’s true that a picture tells a thousand words, I’d like to share 9,000 words with you. Let us update you on what great progress we are making with …

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by Erik Hayden, on Nov 22, 2021 10:27:15 AM

I want to focus on an investor favorite: Our Bonus Units Program. This program was so popular during our Fund I that we decided to continue it here in Fund …

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by Erik Hayden, on Nov 18, 2021 10:39:32 AM

Steve Fox, Urban Putt Founder (left) and Erik Hayden Urban Catalyst Founder (right) at our project Paseo the site of the new From the start, Urban Catalyst has been committed …

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by Erik Hayden, on Nov 16, 2021 11:27:35 AM

Attendees at the latest OpportunityDb Pitch Day learned about our company and, more specifically, our Fund II projects, Icon and Echo. I also discussed the strength of the office market …

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by Erik Hayden, on Nov 10, 2021 10:14:29 AM

Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. recently reported its highest quarterly revenue bump in 14 years, with the ad market helping the search giant nearly double its profits in the third …

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by Erik Hayden, on Nov 9, 2021 12:44:19 PM

One question I often get while talking with our investors and prospective investors is about our leadership team. Understandably, they want to know who all is guiding this ship. I …

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by Erik Hayden, on Nov 4, 2021 1:09:53 PM

Yes, I know; it’s not Christmas Time. We still have weeks to go before we even get to Thanksgiving. But for me, this time is magical because--it’s FOURTH QUARTER! Fourth …

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by Erik Hayden, on Nov 1, 2021 3:51:05 PM

I keep a framed 19x15-inch photo on my office wall of downtown San Jose circa 1970. It’s a black-and-white snapshot in time, before the existence of “Silicon Valley,” back when …

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by Erik Hayden, on Oct 28, 2021 11:55:43 AM

Good news from City Hall last week. The San Jose Planning Commission gave the final nod to The Mark, the student housing tower we’re developing near San Jose State University …

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