Sean Raft

Urban Catalyst
Chief Administration Officer

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Sean Raft is Urban Catalyst's Chief Administrative Officer and Partner. Sean has substantial experience in real estate, law and securities. He provides senior management as well as advice on organizational, financial, and legal strategies by managing outside vendor relationships to ensure the internal operational needs of the company are met. Furthermore, Sean served as Portfolio Manager of a real estate trust with over $100M in assets where he directly managed business accounts and employees, provided regular financial analysis, pursued investment opportunities, negotiated and drafted contracts and more. 

He earned his Juris Doctorate after graduating summa cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law, holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., attended the University of San Francisco’s School of Management, and is also a California-licensed real estate broker.

About Us: Urban Catalyst is focused on ground-up development projects in downtown San Jose. In 2020, Urban Catalyst surpassed its fundraising goal, securing $131 million from investors during its first round. Forbes and the Sorenson Impact Center recognized Urban Catalyst as one of the top 10 Opportunity Zone Funds in the inaugural Forbes OZ 20.