by Erik Hayden, on Sep 30, 2021 12:37:14 PM

The Core Companies team at the groundbreaking Before joining Urban Catalyst, members of our leadership team amassed decades of collective experience developing projects in the Bay Area. Today I’m happy …

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by Erik Hayden, on Sep 27, 2021 2:49:47 PM

Our fundraising team did quite well for our Fund I, exceeding our goal by raising $131 million. Now it’s Urban Catalyst’s Development Team’s turn to shine. As we continue raising …

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by Erik Hayden, on Sep 24, 2021 10:55:05 AM

It’s not often you see a developer commending the work of his regulators. Too often the relationship between developers and municipal officials is akin to that of the Road Runner …

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by Erik Hayden, on Sep 22, 2021 10:16:00 AM

The federal Opportunity Zone Program is working out well for San Jose, with investors carving out potential tax savings for themselves by putting their capital gains into development projects in …

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by Erik Hayden, on Sep 16, 2021 11:53:04 AM

When Google opens its huge mega-campus in San Jose’s Downtown West, visitors will have a great new hotel where they can stay. The San Jose City Council unanimously approved Urban …

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by Erik Hayden, on Sep 15, 2021 1:02:56 PM

Our team at Urban Catalyst likes to get to know a bit about our investors to make sure we’re aligned with their goals and expectations. And over the three years …

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by Erik Hayden, on Sep 13, 2021 3:41:20 PM

In the world of Opportunity Zone Funds, Jimmy Atkinson is somewhat of a rock star. Jimmy runs OpportunityDb, a popular website focused solely on the Opportunity Zone Program. He reports …

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by Angela S. Hwang, on Sep 8, 2021 11:23:15 AM

You’ve probably seen them, too--articles claiming California is in sharp decline, that people and businesses are fleeing the state in favor of locales with lower tax rates. The headlines have …

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by Erik Hayden, on Sep 3, 2021 1:45:22 PM

They say seeing is believing. And once you see this new video our team created, you will believe that 2021 is the year to invest in an Opportunity Zone Fund …

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by Erik Hayden, on Sep 2, 2021 1:24:08 PM

As part of an occasional series on our investors, today we share a Q&A we recently conducted with a Bay Area resident who was looking to lighten some of the …

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by Erik Hayden, on Sep 1, 2021 9:56:55 AM

Brian Crane, a financial analyst with Legacy Wealth Management, was kind enough to invite me on his podcast, The Legacy Wealth Show. We recorded two podcasts—one that focused on the …

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