We pride ourselves in our diverse, worldly, and dynamic team here at Urbanests, and we want you to get to know us better!
Today, we are profiling Nathan K. Nathan is an artist, a martial arts enthusiast, and a kick-ass Resident Manager who is living in our San Francisco student housing at the Yale Hotel while being a full-time student, and loving every minute of it. Let’s get to it!
Name: Nathan K.
How are you involved at Urbanests?
I’m the resident manager at the Yale Hotel.
Where are you from originally?
I’m originally from Wichita, Kansas.
Why are you in SF?
I’m in San Francisco because I’m going to Academy of Art University for 3D Modeling.
How did you find Urbanests?
I was looking for a cheap place to live while in San Francisco, and happened to stumble across a student room in San Francisco that was owned by the company! I was living in Geary Residences, and moved to the Yale Hotel once I accepted the position as Resident Manager. I really enjoy living in the building – it’s been interesting to say the least, and I’ve really seen the colorful side of San Francisco.
Do you have any hobbies, talents, or interests?
I have been called an extreme martial arts nerd a fair amount. I love to study history and mythology, and I love coming up with stories, going on adventures, and reading comics (particularly anything Green Lantern or Superman related!)
Tell us an interesting fact about you.
Like I mentioned before, I am a bit of a martial arts enthusiast. One time, I was training a nightclub security team that my brother was a part of. I was doing a demonstration with my brother and we got a little competitive while sparring. Well, I kicked him, he caught my leg and tried to throw me but ended up tripping. He fell on top of me as he went down, and that force made me hit the cement floor so hard that it made the ground shake – a guy over 50 feet away even said he could feel the force of my head hitting the concrete! Needless to say, I had to go to the minor emergency room. Luckily no major damage happened, just a little bit of a headache.
Do you know any secret spots in the city we should know about? What is your favorite spot in SF?
My favorite part of the city is the northern tip of Baker Beach at sunset. There are some high rocks that you can climb up on and get a great view of Golden Gate Bridge to the north east, the sun setting on the ocean to the west, and the cliffs and greenery of Land’s End to the south west.
What is your favorite activity to do in the city?
I love walking to the beach, around Land’s End, or to the Presidio.
Do you have any favorite restaurants or cafes you can recommend?
I would have to say that my favorite restaurant is called Hamburger Haven Restaurant out in the Inner Richmond. It has a great small dinner feeling,and is a great place to grab breakfast and a cup of coffee. You should check it out!
Want to get to know other members of our team? Check out our other blog posts here!
Interested in living in San Francisco? Check out our open San Francisco room rentals, San Francisco temporary housing, and SF furnished apartments here.