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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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by Erik Hayden, on Mar 2, 2022 2:18:00 PM

It’s official. Innovation is the key to post-pandemic economic success, and the U.S. is home to four of the five highest-ranked cities for attracting innovation-oriented industries. Sitting at the top …

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by Erik Hayden, on Feb 23, 2022 12:24:38 PM

One year ago, CBRE released a report concluding that “San Jose offers the most favorable market for office construction in the U.S.” What a year it’s been since that report …

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by Erik Hayden, on Feb 14, 2022 2:04:49 PM

We made front page news in Silicon Valley Business Journal! In the article titled, “The promise of the Paseo: What Urban Catalyst is up to in Downtown San Jose,” we …

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by Erik Hayden, on Feb 9, 2022 9:31:13 AM

Even in the midst of a multi-year pandemic that’s inflicted great damage to businesses and industries across the country, the commercial real estate sector in the Bay Area has been …

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by Erik Hayden, on Jan 31, 2022 3:03:34 PM

We finished our first year of fundraising for Urban Catalyst Fund II just before the New Year, and couldn’t be happier about the results. We beat our target and raised …

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by Erik Hayden, on Jan 25, 2022 10:37:00 AM

One of the questions I’m asked most often is, “Why build more office space during a pandemic?” The answer is simple: Because there’s demand for it. Anyone paying attention to …

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