The Young Leaders Group (YLG) is a committee within ULI Columbus and provides an excellent opportunity for young professionals and students under the age of 35 to become further involved in the Central Ohio real estate development and land planning community. The YLG offers ULI members the opportunity to network with their peers, gain exposure to leading industry professionals, and to grow and enhance their professional education. YLG programs and events are geared toward the interests of younger industry members.
In addition to the national and local benefits of ULI Membership, local ULI Member Young Leaders Group Activities include:
- Real estate and career advice through the annual YLG Mentor Program.
- Exclusive YLG-only events and significant discounts to events like the Young Leaders Studio, Storyteller Series, and Learn from the Best.
- Opportunity to interview local industry leaders for Real Estate Trends in Central Ohio report.
- Eligibility for ULI Columbus Young Leader Fall Meeting Scholarship.
- Service on specific projects or committees.
YLG Signature Programs
Young Leaders Studio
This intimate and interactive discussion gives the audience insight into the philosophies and best practices of our featured guest. This event is designed to bring all Young Leaders together to meet and network in an informal setting.
Past Young Leader Studio Guests Include:
Brent Crawford and Bob Hoying
Bob Weiler and Don Kelley
Learn From the Best
The premise for LFTB is simple: take 35 Young Leaders and seven regional real estate leaders, place them in groups of five to seven, and let them have a conversation for 15 minutes about informal topics such as tips on success, personal anecdotes, the state of the industry, tricks of the trade, trends, etc. Young Leaders rotate tables a total of seven times, allowing for a broad mix of insights. The result is a mutually rewarding experience, but one that primarily allows the next generation of real estate professionals to learn from recognized industry leaders.
Examples include: NVMM, the Julian, and the Yankee Trader Building.
ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition
ULI’s national competition consisting of teams participating from colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.