Get Involved

Now is your annual opportunity to volunteer for a leadership role or join a committee, council or initiative for ULI's fiscal year 2020. Application window open through March 31, 2019!

Get Involved


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 member leadership and participation on various committees, councils, and initiatives 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.

FY2020 Appointment Process & Timing
  • January – March: Application Window (closed 3/31/19)
  • April: Candidate vetting for leadership roles (by the Governance Committee) and committee, council, and initiative membership (by the relevant committee, council, or initiative leadership)
  • May: New leadership and committee, council, and initiative members confirmed and notified of their appointment
  • May-June: Incoming leaders to “shadow” outgoing leaders prior to commencement of their term on July 1, 2019
  • July 1, 2019: Commencement of one- or two-year terms for incoming leadership and one-year terms for committee, council, and initiative members
Local Product Councils

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.

Mentor Program

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.

NEXT New York

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.

Program Steering Committee

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.


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!

Women’s Leadership Initiative

ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative raises the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry on a local level.

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.

Western New York

ULI WNY is a regional satellite of the New York District Council offering programming for members in the Upstate, NY region.