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Erik HaydenApr 6, 2021 9:50:06 AM3 min read

Erik Hayden Published in Silicon Valley Business Journal

As the vaccine rollout expands around the country, more people are getting shots in their arms. A return to a “normal” way of life is on the horizon, meaning folks won’t be working from home forever – especially not in Silicon Valley.

In his latest article in Silicon Valley Business Journal, Urban Catalyst Founder Erik Hayden narrows in on why he is certain Silicon Valley workplaces will thrive post-pandemic. The office sector remains strong, and developers can’t build fast enough.

As Erik puts it, “Silicon Valley might lose some jobs over the short term, but it won’t lose its long-term luster. It’s startup innovation, not corporate America, that has been the fuel igniting Silicon Valley growth since the 1970s, and that’s not changing in the 2020s.”

Erik also provides tips on how developers can differentiate their new office projects in terms of location, layout, looks.

Read his full article: The future is in-office: Where to build and how to stand out in a back-to-work world


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Erik Hayden

Responsible for developing more than $3.5 billion in real estate projects, including over 2,300 residential units in the California Bay Area, Mr. Hayden has experience in acquisition, contract negotiation, due diligence, risk assessment, financing, construction, and disposition of multifamily, single family and large mixed-use and master planned developments. He maintains relationships with a broad network of property owners, enabling him to identify and acquire prime investments. Mr. Hayden also has expertise in navigating projects through the entitlement process by working with elected officials, community groups, and political organizations to gain support and get projects approved.