Urban Catalyst-led JV Eyes Sr. Living, MF or MXU for San Jose Site
Urban Catalyst formed a joint venture with Thang Do to develop a property at 470 W. San Carlos St. in downtown San Jose. Multiple development projects have been discussed as possibilities for the site near the proposed Google Village. Two potential concepts include a senior living facility and a mixed-use building.
As an architect and urban entrepreneur behind the popular SoFA Market, Do has been very active in the current revival of downtown San Jose and is passionate about improving the urban quality in the city. Aedis Architects will be the design architect for this development.
“It’s great to partner with the Urban Catalyst team to continue pushing the envelope on making this center of Silicon Valley a vibrant and interesting urban environment,” said Do.
The developers plan to work closely with the community, engaging in open dialogue as they determine the best possible aesthetics and use for the property.
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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services.
In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company.
In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix.
Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator.
Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements.
Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.