The Young Leaders (YL) creates a unique setting for early-career professionals and students under the age of 35 by offering opportunities for the next generation of leaders to develop skills and build relationships that will help advance their careers and foster an understanding of thoughtful development practices. Young Leaders (YL) 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 YL started in Houston in 2001 and YL’s are now in nearly every ULI District Council in North America. ULI Austin launched Young Leaders locally in 2005. Since then, Austin’s YL membership has grown to over 250 members.
The energy, enthusiasm and increased diversity that Young Leaders brings to ULI Austin is exceptional! Young Leaders serve on nearly every committee within the district council, including the Management Committee. The Young Leaders create and deliver monthly programs, site tours, and networking socials specifically targeted to the interests of early-career professionals.
2021-22 Young Leaders Committee:
Chair: Karly Houchin, Allensworth
- Blake Brown, Heritage Title
- Stephen Buchanan, Cypress Real Estate Advisors (CREA), Chair for YL Mentorship Forum
- Lexie Hall, Cushman & Wakefield
- Preston Martin, Timberline Real Estate Partners
- Amy Neskar, WGI
- Cameron Pawelek, RCLCO
- Danielle Smyth, Boka Powell
Staff Liaison: Nicole Park