Urban Catalyst Launches Fund for San Jose Multifamily Project
Urban Catalyst, a real estate fund manager and developer based in San Jose, has launched a new fund, UC Multifamily Equity I LLC (UCME). The fund focuses on the development of a 272-unit luxury apartment building named Aquino, within walking distance of downtown San Jose’s western edge.
Fully entitled and approved, Aquino will rise next to the site of Google’s planned Downtown West campus and within walking distance of the SAP Center and Diridon Station, one of the West Coast’s busiest transit hubs. It will include studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, electric ranges and air conditioning.
Urban Catalyst has structured UCME as a real estate operating company, allowing it to accept funding from qualified retirement accounts such as IRAs and 401(k) plans. The San Jose metro area’s multifamily development pipeline is smaller than those of 18 major U.S. metros, according to CBRE.
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Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).