Urban Catalyst Investors & Our Fund I Success
by Erik Hayden, on Jan 25, 2021 9:46:01 AM
Our fundraising for Urban Catalyst Fund I was a success for more reasons than one.
Thanks to our 356 new and returning investors, we were able to raise $131 million that will finance our ground-up real estate development projects in downtown San Jose.
As we reflect on our outstanding year of fundraising, here are some highlights:
- Nearly 75% of our investors invested capital gains from the sale of stock and worked at companies such as Facebook, Apple, Amazon, ServiceNow, Google, Tesla, Nvidia and more.
- The balance of our investors either sold property or sold a business.
- Real estate is a local business. Our investor make-up reflects that notion as a majority of our investors live in California, and many reside locally here in Silicon Valley.
- We averaged raising just over $65 million a year in Fund I.
The commitments from our diversified investor base will go a long way in making the community’s vision of revitalizing downtown San Jose become a reality.
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