• Project Title: Mixed Use: Real Estate and Urban Planning

  • BASIS Advisor: Dr. Neff

  • Internship Location: Republic Urban Properties

  • Onsite Mentor: Mr. Bryan Yi

In my project, “Mixed Use/Urban Planning,” I will examine the role that private entities can play in easing San Jose’s housing market. Specifically, I will analyze the effect of Republic Urban Properties, LLC, which is where I will be based, and their developments on both the housing prices and homelessness around these developments. The orientation of this project is simultaneously historical, mathematic, and economic, for only such a comprehensive approach can alleviate the myriad factors behind the housing crisis, especially in San Jose’s overheated housing market.