Episode #36: Silicon Valley Real Estate with Erik Hayden of Urban Catalyst


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In this episode, Deidre Woollard chats with Erik Hayden, founder of Urban Catalyst about Silicon Valley real estate, the history of San Jose, and the ways that Big Tech is changing housing in the area.

Erik is responsible for developing more than $3.5 billion in real estate projects, including over 2,300 residential units in the California Bay Area, His expertise lies in navigating projects through the entitlement process by working with elected officials, community groups, and political organizations to gain support and get projects approved.

Learn more at www.urbancatalyst.com

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0:00 Introduction

1:40 Impact of remote work

3:35 The Google factor

5:25 Facebook and housing

6:50 Transit oriented development

9:50 The quest for urban density

11:20 Nimbyism

13:00 San Jose as a city

17:50 Dealing with local government

22:23 The parking factor

25:20 The life sciences revolution

31:05 Opportunity zones

34:51 Turning a movie theater into something new

37:40 Potential opportunity zone extensions

40:40 Running an opportunity zone fund

43:15 Handling tech investors in real estate

45:58 Erik as an investor

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