ANNUAL GET INVOLVED APPLICATION WINDOW FOR FY2021 IS NOW CLOSED!
The Urban Land Institute’s New York District Council is committed to advancing ULI’s mission to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI New York is the leading multidisciplinary real estate organization in the region for expanding your network and increasing your industry knowledge.
ULI New York achieves its influence through our members volunteer leadership and participation on various committees, local product councils, affinity group networks (Women’s Leadership Initiative, Young Leaders Group, NEXT), and programs (UrbanPlan, Technical Assistance Panels, Mentor Program) that are the backbone of the District Council’s program of work. Members support and drive our programming efforts, educational forums, public outreach and advocacy initiatives, and the sharing of best practices in responsible land use in the New York region.
A key objective of ULI New York is to increase diversity and inclusion in our organization and in the real estate and land use industries. We believe diversifying our membership, raising the profile of our diverse members, and welcoming their different perspectives allows us to better fulfill ULI’s mission of creating and sustaining thriving, resilient, and equitable communities.
FY2021 Appointment Process & Timing
- January – April: Application Window (closes 4/30/20)
- May: Candidate vetting for leadership roles (by the Governance Committee) and committee, local product council, affinity group, and program membership (by the relevant leadership)
- June: New leadership and members confirmed and notified of their appointment
- June/July: Incoming leaders to “shadow” outgoing leaders prior to commencement of their term on July 1, 2020
- July 1, 2020: Commencement of one or two-year terms for incoming leadership and one-year terms for committee, local product council, affinity group, and program members
Members selected for leadership roles will be required to participate in unconscious bias training and leadership development training, offered free of charge by ULI New York, as part of their onboarding for FY2021.
Success of the Local Product Councils is built on passionate leadership, participation, and creating the right mixture of expertise. Councils provide opportunities for leadership and volunteer involvement in ULI at the local level by fostering a culture of openness, promoting excellence in programming, and sharing of issues critical to the land use planning and real estate development industries.
The ULI New York Mentor Program aims to foster an exchange of professional ideas and mentorship between experienced executives in the industry and young real estate professionals under the age of 40. This program also offers Mentors the opportunity to strengthen ties with future leaders of the local real estate community and to gain a fresh perspective on real estate while gaining additional experience as an advisor, supporter, and coach. The Mentor Program runs from October to June, with the application window opening in early August.
ULI NEXT New York is a distinct membership group, where mid-career leaders can engage in discussions around topics that impact their businesses, help them develop professionally, and support a deeper understanding of the community in which they live.
ULI New York’s Program Steering Committee drives the development of our high-quality, timely educational programs designed specifically for our members to exchange ideas, information, and experience among local and national industry leaders dedicated to creating better places.
Our ULI New York District Council Membership Committee helps to add to our strong local member base by recruiting new members and retaining current members.
Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) provide expert, multidisciplinary advice to local governments, public agencies and nonprofit organizations facing complex land use and real estate issues in New York.
UrbanPlan, as adopted by New York District Council, is the local incarnation of the highly successful national ULI UrbanPlan Program. Become a volunteer!
ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative raises the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry on a local level.
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.
ULI WNY is a regional satellite of the New York District Council offering programming for members in the Upstate NY region.