The Young Leaders Group (YLG) is made up of young professionals from the private and public sectors involved in real estate development, architecture, marketing, finance, urban planning, transportation, construction, policy, and more. The first YLG started in Houston in 2001 and YLG’s are now in almost every District Council in North America.
ULI Austin rolled out their Young Leaders Group in 2005. Since then, Austin’s YLG membership has grown to 160 members. The energy, enthusiasm and increased diversity this new effort is bringing to ULI Austin is exceptional.
Austin YLG hosts monthly events which offer educational and networking opportunities with leaders in the local real estate industry and they host various social events throughout the year as well.
To learn more about the Austin YLG, please contact our YLG chair:
Shannon Perry, Heritage Title Company
What is a YLG Partnership Forum and how do I join?
ULI Austin created the YLG Partnership Forum to mentor the young real estate professionals in the District Council. They are designed to provide a forum for education, networking and professional development among ULI YLG Members. Each Partnership Forum is composed of about 14 YLG members lead by an Full or Associate Member with many years of experience in the industry.
Mentors for the 2013 YLG Partnership Forum are:
- Hunter Barrier, Ryan Companies
- John Morran, Trinity Real Estate Finance
- Bill Meyer, Newland Communities
- Bret Wilkerson, Hawkeye Partners
Due to the limited availability of slots in the YLG Partnership Forum program, ULI YLG Members must apply to participate. The application period is announced in early December and finalizes in the first week of January. To learn more about the application process, Partnership Forum vacancies and related opportunities, please contact Clinton Sayers or ULI Austin.