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Urban Catalyst Assembles San Jose O-Zone Site, Plans Hotel Development

San Jose-based Urban Catalyst closed on the second of two adjacent properties located on West San Carlos Street near Josefa Avenue in downtown San Jose. In July, the multi-asset Opportunity Zone Fund purchased two properties in the coveted location only 200 yards from the proposed Google campus, and steps away from the SAP event center and Diridon train station.

The company plans to activate “The Keystone” property by building a new, select service, 170-room business hotel, which will offer high-level services and amenities, as well as onsite parking. The transit-oriented development will help create “a vibrant, livable and sustainable community,” says Urban Catalyst Founder Erik Hayden.

Urban Catalyst’s Josh Burroughs adds that “Through these property purchases, we are making bold moves to revitalize the area by filling the demand for downtown hotels offering walkability and easy access to mass transit.”

Colliers International’s John Kovaleski, David Buchholz, and Alex Kovaleski represented the buyer.

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