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Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI)

In 2009, ULI Colorado and Denver's Office of Economic Development came together in an effort to mentor minorities and women interested in learning more about real estate and real estate development. Now in its seventh year, ULI Colorado's Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI) has reached more than 171 mentorees and connected all more directly to careers and business opportunities in real estate. For more information, please email Cindy Christensen, christensen487@msn.com.

Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI)

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Deadline to apply: 5 P.M., May 13, 2016

Have you wondered what it takes to be a real estate developer? Would you like to add skills to your existing career portfolio?

If you answered YES, the Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI) is for you!

If you want to know more about what it takes to be a real estate developer, this is your opportunity! This is the 7th year for the highly successful Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI) program. You can further your career by learning directly from real estate mentors about the challenges and opportunities in the local industry. Chosen participants will engage in both large group and small group mentoring sessions.

You’ll have the opportunity to apply your lessons to a project as your group devises plans for redevelopment of the Globeville Community Center in the Globeville neighborhood.

Would you like to advance your career in real estate? Apply for one of the nation’s most prestigious mentorship programs for women and minorities, and learn from the Colorado leaders of the international Urban Land Institute, a highly respected organization consisting of 30,000 leaders in the land use profession.

The ideal participant will have, at minimum, some knowledge of real estate concepts, an undergraduate degree and a strong entrepreneurial spirit.  A panel consisting of representatives from the Urban Land Institute and the City and County of Denver will select up to 36 individuals for the 2016 class, starting in June and ending in mid-November.

Participant Requirements:

  • Minorities and women are eligible to apply for the program
  • Up to 36 applicants will be accepted, based on completed applications, including 2 letters of reference
  • 100% attendance is required – You must be able to attend up to two classes each month for 5 months
  • Additional smaller work groups will be required as participants complete specific projects
  • Participants have the opportunity to work on real projects with sites located in the Globeville neighborhood
  • $250 fee upon acceptance into the program (due before the program begins)
  • Participants must attend final class with group presentations
  • Participants must complete a program evaluation

Participant rewards (upon successful program completion):

  • Free one-year membership in ULI Colorado, with access to more than 1,100 members working in many different areas of the real estate industry
  • Certificate of completion
  • Real estate industry Continuing Education Units (if applicable)
  • Large and small group real estate mentoring and education worth more than $15,000.

This is your opportunity to further your career by learning directly from real estate mentors about the challenges and opportunities in the local industry.

Participants will engage in both large group and small group mentoring sessions throughout the program. The ideal participant will have, at minimum, some knowledge of real estate concepts, an undergraduate degree and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. A panel consisting of representatives from the Urban Land Institute and the City and County of Denver will select up to 36 individuals for the 2014 class and will focus on a hypothetical development project.

About the Globeville Recreation Center

Applications are due by May 13, 2016. Go to Colorado.uli.org for information and to apply. For additional questions, please contact the REDI Program Coordinator Cindy Christensen at 303.887.1115, or Sylvia Smith at the Denver Office of Economic Development at 720-913-1602.

Please note: The application will require you to have two letters of reference that you will need to secure before completing the application process.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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