ULI Colorado’s YLG organizes and leads activities providing networking and education to young professionals under 35 years old in the real estate industry. With over 200 members and growing, YLG hosts its full menu of tours, volunteer days, and networking. YLGs organize regular networking events, two educational programs annually, and the Partnership Forum and Development 360 professional development programs.
As the Young Leader Group program committee, the Discovery Series has a forward-looking perspective focused on emerging trends and neighborhoods. The Discovery Series provides an inside look from local leaders in the industry at the latest land use currents and innovative developments in Colorado’s real estate community. Past programs have highlighted the attainable for-sale housing crisis, inner-ring suburb revitalization, the National Western Stock Show project, and emerging millennial trends.
Primary activities include the organization of 2-3 large all-member events per year. This committee meets regularly every month, maintains a group size of 10-15 participating members, and brings in outside speakers to educate the committee usually around an upcoming event topic.
Development 360 is an educational program for ULI Colorado Young Leaders, and graduating Young Leaders, that aims to educate participants through in-depth, project-specific information, about the overall development process. You must be a current member and 35 or younger to participate. This program is a “next level” version of ULI Colorado’s Partnership Forum.
Primary activities include: Accepted participants will attend six sessions over three months, and will explore a recently completed project as a case study. If you have wanted to know more about what it takes to be a real estate developer, this is your opportunity! You can further your career by digging into a local case study project to learn about the challenges and opportunities in the local industry
Service Learning Committee:
The Service Learning Committee provides a unique opportunity for ULI Colorado’s young leaders to both interact with one another and to engage with the various community organizations and non-profit groups around the Front Range, through a variety of volunteer events and educational tours. The events and tours vary from year to year and are largely selected by the members themselves based on their passions. As a committee, we’ve created community gardens, built affordable homes, and worked to better the communities we live in.
Primary activities include the organization of a minimum of 6 volunteer/ community impact events each year, open to all ULI Colorado members. Partnering with other non-profit and charity organizations to connect ULI Colorado and its members to various community activities, beyond the work of ULI. Many events raise money to support important areas of work of other organizations that ULI Supports.
Partnership Forum Committee:
The Partnership Forum is a 9-month mentoring program for ULI Young Leaders, organized and managed by our YLG Partnership Forum Committee. The committee selects and invites local leaders and ULI members to serve as moderators for the 9-month program. The committee’s goal is to create diverse groups that are representative of the many facets of the real estate industry. Many Colorado Young Leaders say that this is their favorite YLG program
Primary activities include: The committee assists in the planning of the meeting activities and curriculum, the planning of three events per year including the program kickoff, mid-year review, and graduation, and the reviewing of participant applications and placing the participants in groups based on their interests and professional background.
The Social Committee organizes monthly networking events for the ULI Young Leaders Group — providing members and potential members the chance to regularly connect with other emerging industry professionals. The committee works to plan socials in conjunction with other ULI events and coordinates “shared” socials with other young professional organizations around town.
Primary activities include: organizing a free social event, usually on the 4th Thursday. Each social is held at a different location (usually a new restaurant or bar) or is held in partnership with another organization or company at a recently completed project. The goal behind each social is to educate non-members about the organization, provide a networking opportunity for current members, and learn about other organizations or companies and what they are working on.
Etkin Student Scholars Committee:
The Etkin Student Scholars Social Committee is an educational and career development program to help current Etkin Student Scholars become more involved in ULI and explore career paths and opportunities.
Primary activities include: This committee organizes free events focused on career development and networking for our 20-25 current Etkin Student Scholars.
Membership/ Get Involved Committee:
Although the membership committee is not exclusive to young leaders, this committee seeks to recruit and renew a strong membership with geographic, ethnic, sector, and professional diversity throughout Colorado. Committee members also act as a welcoming committee to help new and future members get involved and experience the many benefits of ULI.
Primary activities include Organization of New Member Coffee events throughout the year. Presentations and various modes of outreach to the student population and other groups. This committee meets every three months and remains available via email to answer questions and meet with new members.
Eric Veith, Gables Residential, [email protected]