Young Leaders Group (YLG) was created to be a unique multi-disciplinary forum for young professionals, under the age of 35, to build relationships, learn from one another, and develop the skills and knowledge needed to become the next generation of successful real estate industry leaders.
Why Be a Young Leader?
Becoming an active member of the YLG is an invaluable springboard and resource for young professionals wishing to catapult the success of their real estate career. Involvement offers the following benefits:
- Special events only open to YLG Members include our Cleveland Leader Series, Happy Hours and Site Tours, all geared to specifically compliment where you are in your career path. These events often combine helpful industry knowledge with the ability to establish networks with direct peers that will last your entire career.
- Leadership and Mentoring Programs that give you access to our regional’s real estate leaders in a casual and candid environment, providing lessons-learned and true insight into the path taken by those that have come before.
Contribute to your Community and give back to your neighbors by volunteering your time and real estate knowledge in the YLG led initiative.
Great! Where do I start?
If you are under 35 and an ULI member, you are already a YLG member! To get the most out of your membership start with attending any of the YLG or greater ULI Cleveland programs and events. Ranging from informative to networking to mentoring, there is something for every interest and real estate background.
If you want even more engagement, consider volunteering on one of our committees. Dedicated volunteers are the backbone of ULI and there is no better way to jump-start your network both with peers and our region’s real estate leaders.
Liesel Schmader, J.D.
Associate, Allegro Realty
Director of Projects at Redwood Living
ULI Cleveland Young Leader Committee
Join the Young Leader Partnership Forum Mentorship Program
Applications for the Mentorship Program have closed for 2020. Plans for 2021 are currently on hold due to COVID-19.
Mentors for 2020 Partnership Forum include Tracey Nichols, Director of Financial Services at Project Management Consultants LLC (PMC), and David Browning, Managing Director, CBRE.
The Young Leader Partnership Forum Mentorship Program is a unique networking experience which brings small groups (10 or less) of YL members together with senior ULI members (“Moderators”) from the Cleveland District. Groups engage in active dialogue with industry leaders around current real estate topics and develop strong relationships through the sharing of experiences with a diverse group of peer industry professionals.
Participation in the 2021 Young Leader Partnership Forum Mentorship Program will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority will be given based on the date the application is received by ULI. The groups will have a minimum of 4 meetings and 100% attendance is expected. The agenda, meeting time, and location will be determined by each individual group. As mandated by the Partnership Forum Mentorship Committee, any participant who misses more than one meeting will be removed from the program. Only individual YL members who are committed to actively engaging in the groups should consider registering for the program. Unfortunately, the Young Leader Mentorship Program is not open to Student Members.
ULI and the Young Leaders are excited about the upcoming year and look forward to your active participation. If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact us at any time.