Blogpost 1 – Hello from Republic!

Feb 19, 2019

Hello Everyone!

This is Brandon all the way from the Republic Urban Properties real estate company in downtown San Jose, just two light-rail stops away from our Race St. Station!

That actually ties into the purpose of this blogpost well, for it was originally my fanboying over trains that first led me all the way to my internship Republic Urban Properties; thanks to a combination of my history and economics class, I realized this — transportation, on its own, is a solution searching for a problem without the urban planning, economic, and historical knowledge to make it succeed.

Republic Urban concentrates on this variety of development, planning transit-oriented development around such locations as SJSU’s Spartan Heights, Caltrain’s Millbrae and Tamien Stations (also just a train ride from our school!), and Downtown San Jose’s Silver development. I’ve met many people knowledgeable in the many aspects of real estate development, whether it be my mentor Brian in finance, Melissa from planning, and Kelly in community entitlements, and I aim to learn as much I can from them as I assist them in helping to build a better San Jose.

To all of you who want to learn about the idiosyncrasies of urban development, make sure to keep all of your options open. Real estate was one of the last business I ever thought I would ever learn, yet already I’ve grown to love the gang at Republic. Sometimes, you can find opportunity in the strangest of places — always be on the lookout for those chances.

3 Replies to “Blogpost 1 – Hello from Republic!”

  1. Richa D. says:

    Brandon, I look forward to learning about how you believe San Jose’s transportation system can be improved! I’m excited to see your progress in the following weeks!

  2. Abhiraam W. says:

    Hi Brandon! Your field of research seems particularly fascinating, considering the fact that in urban areas affected by especially problematic congestion, transit-oriented urban development is vital towards decreasing carbon emissions and making life a little more bearable for people working/living in a particular area. I’ve made liberal use of the bus/train stations near BASIS, and may choose to live in a population-dense city in the future, so I’m excited to see developments on your project in the next few months!

  3. Ivana B says:

    Brandon, I am so happy that we were able to find a place that will enable you to learn more about your urban planning passion. It is great to hear that you like and appriceate the people you will be spending a lot time with for the next couple of months.

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