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by Erik Hayden, on May 25, 2022 9:32:10 AM

It’s not every day you get to drive an excavator and knock stuff down. But on a recent Thursday afternoon, I took the wheel of a big orange “Buccaneer” to …

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by Erik Hayden, on Apr 20, 2022 1:01:14 PM

This is a question we hear a lot. For many people, their house is their single biggest investment, especially in California where even a modest bungalow can be a multi-million …

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by Erik Hayden, on Apr 13, 2022 9:51:58 AM

It’s more than a little ironic: with all the debate over returning to the office, we at Urban Catalyst have lately found it more difficult to find a parking place …

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by Erik Hayden, on Apr 7, 2022 2:53:02 PM

Opportunity Zones (OZs) were established by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to provide an incentive for investing in economically distressed communities. There are now about 8,700 zones around …

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by Erik Hayden, on Mar 25, 2022 1:00:43 PM

Fund raising can be a challenge. Not everyone will succeed. So it’s good to know that when it comes to attracting assets from investors Urban Catalyst is in the top …

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by Erik Hayden, on Mar 25, 2022 11:00:27 AM

News flash: people get older. In the U.S., there are about 54 million people over the age of 65. By 2030, that number will rise to 74 million. The number …

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by Erik Hayden, on Mar 17, 2022 2:33:03 PM

Many tech workers get company stock as part of their total compensation. In 2021, the 20 largest U.S. IPOs generated an estimated $41 billion in pre-tax value for employees who …

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by Erik Hayden, on Mar 8, 2022 4:15:29 PM

I started Urban Catalyst in 2018 because I saw the potential of San Jose. We scooped up properties before all the big developers and tech companies could acquire them, put …

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by Erik Hayden, on Dec 8, 2021 10:09:44 AM

Our investors are, understandably, always interested in the progress of the projects they’ve invested in. As 2021 draws to a close, I’m pleased to report there’s been lots of progress …

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