About Us

Urban Catalyst Opportunity Fund I LLC (“Urban Catalyst”) is a real estate equity fund focused on ground-up development projects in downtown San Jose. We are also structured as an Opportunity Zone Fund to be able to provide tax benefits associated with the Opportunity Zone legislation to investors.

Urban Catalyst has acquired seven projects for this Fund including office, multi-family, student housing, senior housing (assisted living and memory care), and a hotel.  We have a diverse portfolio of assets to minimize the risk to our investors.

As both a fund manager and a local developer, we have a unique structure and experience creating ground-up development projects in downtown San Jose.  Our proven track record of success in the Bay Area includes:

  • $4.9 Billion+ in development projects
  • $5.9 Billion + in real estate asset acquisitions
  • $700 Million + in financing
  • 200+ real estate properties developed across a variety of asset classes

 



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  WHY SAN JOSE  

Silicon Valley, being the epicenter of the Tech Industry, continues to experience exponential growth. The limited supply of available space has not kept pace with this increasing demand, resulting in skyrocketing real estate values in the area.

As this growth continues, companies are forced to occupy new areas in neighboring cities.  For the last several years, a phenomenon has been occurring in Silicon Valley that we call the “Tech Migration”.  With most of Palo Alto, Mountain View, Cupertino, and Sunnyvale already occupied by Tech titans like Google, Apple, and Facebook, Urban Catalyst believes the next logical growth center may be downtown San Jose.   Some data points in support of this migration include the following: Google has recently spent over $450 million to purchase land in downtown San Jose to develop its new global headquarters[1]; Adobe is currently building its fourth Office Tower2; and  J. Paul, a highly successful, prolific developer, has recently spent over $650 million to acquire land in downtown San Jose. 

 

  1 Source: The Wall Street Journal - https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-wants-to-pour-money-into-san-jose-the-city-has-a-few-demands-11580234667

  2 Source: Silicon Valley Business Journalhttps://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2019/06/24/adobe-new-hq-tower-san-jose-construction-adbe.html

3 Source: The Mercury News - https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/06/25/record-price-iconic-downtown-san-jose-office-tower-bought-google-adobe/


As with all investments, potential risks are associated with this type of investment such as the risks associated with investing in real estate and this tax incentivized investment does not guarantee a return on the investment or even the return of principal.

Urban Catalyst Team