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Erik HaydenJan 25, 2023 10:16:04 AM8 min read

We’re about to break ground on Keystone

Although the Bay Area’s hotel market has struggled throughout the pandemic, we at Urban Catalyst remain bullish on its future. We’ve scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for our 175-key extended-stay Marriott TownePlace Suites, named Keystone; stay tuned for future development updates. We'll soon begin building Downtown San Jose’s first extended-stay hotel, one that’s within walking distance of Google’s planned mixed-use campus.

Keystone building rendering

Obtaining construction financing for any large project is no small feat, especially with the current market for interest rates. We aim to secure construction financing for Gifford Place, our 167-unit senior living project about a block away from Keystone, and for TMBR, our 272-unit apartment project across from Gifford.

Gifford Place building rendering

The city of San Jose approved in December our proposal to increase TMBR’s unit count to 272 from 184. We’ve already broken ground on Gifford and plan to go vertical on it as soon as we obtain the necessary capital.

Aquino building rendering

We’ve leased almost the entire ground floor of our Paseo office-retail project and expect our tenants to be operational in the fourth quarter. Paseo’s tenant roster consists of craft cocktail bar Eos & Nyx, ax-throwing venue Unofficial Logging and Downtown San Jose’s first indoor mini-golf course, Urban Putt.

Paseo's EOS and NYX rendering

Paseo's axe throwing room rendering

Paseo's bar and lounge rendering

They’ll be able to commence tenant improvements on their spaces at the end of this quarter, after we finish “turning over” their future storefronts. We’ve got one retail availability left on Paseo’s ground floor and are close to announcing that tenant.

Our cold-shell improvements to the building’s second and third floors, consisting of 75,000 square feet of new office space, are slated for completion early next quarter.

Paseo building rendering

Our capital markets team is in discussions with multiple student housing operators to take our The Mark project vertical. The city of San Jose is processing our initial building permit application we filed in December for the 23-story Mark, our 240-unit student-focused apartment project a block from San Jose State University.

The Mark building rendering

The city’s building division also is reviewing our permit submittal for Echo, a nearly 400-unit apartment building next door to our 500,000-square-foot Icon office development.

Icon building rendering

We’ll be closing on the acquisition of the final parcel that makes up our Icon-Echo site, which spans roughly half a city block bounded by North Fourth, East Saint John and East Santa Clara streets, by the end of March. We plan to start infrastructure work on Icon and Echo in the second quarter.

Echo building rendering

We continue to hold talks with potential joint venture partners to take our Fountain Alley Building office-retail project vertical and hope to have more updates to share in our next update. We’re raising funds for Icon and Echo through our second Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund.

Fountain Alley building rendering

Contact us today if you’d like to learn more about how to invest in Fund II.

Architectural renderings courtesy of Aedis Architects, ARC TEC, Basile Studio, BDE Architecture, brick., HGA, holzdesign, Stemach Design + Architecture, Studio Current, and WRNS Studio.


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- Investing in opportunity zones is speculative. Opportunity zones are newly formed entities with no operating history. There is no assurance of investment return, property appreciation, or profits. The ability to resell the fund’s underlying investment properties or businesses is not guaranteed. Investing in opportunity zone funds may involve a higher level of risk than investing in other established real estate offerings.
- Long-term investment. Opportunity zone funds have illiquid underlying investments that may not be easy to sell and the return of capital and realization of gains, if any, from an investment will generally occur only upon the partial or complete disposition or refinancing of such investments.
- Limited secondary market for redemption. Although secondary markets may provide a liquidity option in limited circumstances, the amount you will receive typically is discounted to current valuations.
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- Capital call default consequences. Meeting capital calls to provide managers with the pledged capital is a contractual obligation of each investor. Failure to meet this requirement in a timely manner could elicit significant adverse consequences, including, without limitation, the forfeiture of your interest in the fund.
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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.