Young Leaders Group

The Young Leaders Group consists of ULI New York members under the age of 35 who want to be actively involved in shaping the built environment and the future of the real estate industry in the region.

Young Leaders Group

The Young Leaders Group consists of ULI New York members under the age of 35 who want to be actively involved in shaping the built environment and the future of the real estate industry in the area.

Founded in 2003, the Young Leaders Group of New York has over 1,000 members who enjoy events throughout the year designed specifically for them and by them, in addition to those offered by the New York District Council. The Young Leaders Group includes a diverse group of real estate professionals and students, including architects, engineers, financial analysts, city planners and lawyers.

Mission

To create a unique setting in which tomorrow’s New York industry leaders may interact, both professionally and socially, with today’s industry leaders and each other.

Signature Programs

The signature programs developed by and for the YLG are carefully tailored to engage Young Leaders, support career development, and build relationships in the industry.

Secrets of Success are intimate events with influential leaders in the real estate community. The program is entirely unscripted, providing YLGs with exclusive and unique access to a senior leader in the real estate industry and a chance to get an inside glimpse on current or recently completed projects, and to ask questions and receive candid answers about the speaker’s career path choices and advice for YLGs. Format excludes a moderated panel, but could vary depending on what the speaker is comfortable with; typically it is done in fireside chat style.

Peer to Peer offers opportunities in professional development and leadership training. These sessions serve as an ongoing opportunity to share the issues that real estate and related industry professionals face each day. Topics can range from practical real estate educational content (pro forma modeling, Argus training, Zoning 101, etc.) to career development and leadership training (career path advice, developing a personal brand, etc.) They ideally feature seasoned YLG speakers, but could also feature senior-level professionals.

Mobile Workshops offer an inside look at an interesting project or emerging neighborhood. Neighborhood tours often take place in the warmer months, and project tours take place as site conditions permit. Mobile Workshops are exclusive to YLG and are led by one or two knowledgeable individuals on the project or neighborhood. Tours are followed by informal networking onsite or at a local restaurant or bar.

YLG Out and About offers informal networking and volunteer opportunities for Young Leaders. This programming builds connections and networking, and supports volunteer efforts in advancement of ULI’s mission. Examples of “Out and About” programs include museum outings, Habitat for Humanity, and happy hours.

Getting Involved

Get involved with the YLG Programming Committee! Contact Sofia Guerrero to learn more about joining.

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