Current Participants

Austin’s ULI NEXT initiative identifies, connects, and elevates the next generation of leaders for the built environment and ULI. ULI NEXT members are Full or Associate members, generally within the ages of 35-45, who have exemplified leadership at work and within ULI.

ULI NEXT provides a range of benefits to participants as they develop their leadership skills and build lasting relationships amongst peers, with ULI leadership, and throughout the ULI network. The program will give members:

  • Valuable networking opportunities, information, and connections to move careers forward.
  • A relevant voice in the organization and its program(s).
  • Leadership opportunities to meet individual goals.


Guided by a Steering Committee, NEXT “Flights” will hold meetings on a monthly basis, incorporating presentations of topical interest to its members for the purpose of promoting candid discussion from a diversity of perspectives. Through the NEXT initiative, participants will find meaningful ways to remain active ULI Austin members during their rise through leadership positions within the industry.


A Flight will convene for breakfast or lunch on predetermined dates at a location in the Austin area. Flights are comprised of 15-18 ULI members representing a diverse cross section of the industry.  Approximately 9 sessions will be scheduled from September to May, taking a break during the summer months. Members will be required to attend at least 75% of the sessions, and to actively participate in presenting and/or facilitating one or more of those sessions. In an effort to keep the Flights small (and personal, additional flights will be added and seeded appropriately annually. Each Flight is self-directed and the topics for each session are selected by NEXT members.


In order to foster an engaging atmosphere, NEXT has a selection process to identify members for each flight to insure a diversity of professional sectors and interests. Participants must:

  • Be a current ULI Member;
  • Be in a leadership position within your firm;
  • Generally, be within the age of 35-45;
  • Attend 75% of meetings; and
  • Commit to paying for expenses related to one (1) of the Flight’s monthly meetings.

Applications will Re-Open Spring of 2019

For more information contact:

See Who’s Involved:


    • Elizabeth Good, Cypress RE Advisors (Flight Leader)
    • Chip Mills, RVI Planning and LA
    • Seth Mearig, BGE
    • Leisha Ehlert, Castle Hill Partners
    • Summer Lawton, HNTB
    • Elena Cutshall, Page
    • Duke Kerrigan, Hillwood
    • Dave Cox, Cypress RE Advisors
    • Todd Larue, RCLCO
    • Sean Abbot, ABHR
    • Kim Fernea, Corridor Title
    • Steve Plevak, Walton
    • Nick Fuhrman, IBC Bank
    • David Carter, Cardno Haynes Whaley
    • Michael Wilt, Texas Affordable Housing
    • Mandy Pope, UT Finance and Investment


    • Elliott Doerle, TBG (Flight Leader)
    • Matt Dungan, Beck (Flight Co-Leader)
    • Amie Henry, Hawkeye Partners
    • Jesse Malone, Malone-Wheeler
    • Todd Milligan, Titan Evaluation
    • Kristi Stotts, Winstead PC
    • Jennifer Wenzel, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
    • Claire Piantidosi, Heritage Title
    • Branigan Mulcahy, Cielo Property Group
    • Cara Lyons


    • Robert Deegan, Norris Design (Flight Leader)
    • Jonathan Fleming, KTS (Flight Co-Leader)
    • Brady Beckham, ESE Partners
    • Julio Carrillo, Atkins
    • Adam Johnson, Walter P. Moore
    • Jeff Scott, Peloton Land Solutions
    • Jason Rangel, IBC Bank
    • Tommy Lawton, Crescent Communities
    • Bruce Raney, Ichor Construction
    • Logan Kimble, Brookfield Residential


    • Janki DePalma, DCI Engineering (Flight Leader)
    • Dennis Tonsor, RVI Planning (Flight Co-Leader)
    • Stephen Delgado, Texas Engineering Solutions
    • Kevin  Burke, City of San Marcos
    • Kirk Garza, Popp Hutchenson
    • Jake  Newman, American Campus Communities
    • Morgan  Stinson, EEA Engineering
    • Josh Cameron, Land Advisors
    • Trent Rush, Hitchcock Design
    • Rob Hellams, 5th Dimension Archtiecture
    • Mary Barton, Jones & Carter
    • Casey Burak, Downtown Austin Alliance

Seeking ways to get involved with ULI? The ULI Navigator is an online tool to aid members in getting involved with ULI as best suits their interests and experience level.  Visit navigator.uli.org