Who are the Young Leaders?
The Young Leaders Group (YLG) 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.
In an effort to engage young professionals in the real estate community, ULI Houston started the Young Leaders program in 2002. To date this program has grown throughout the U.S. The program is offered to those under 35 and now has representation in every district council.
The YLG 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.
Why Be a Young Leader?
Becoming an active YLG member is an invaluable springboard and resource for young professionals wishing to catapult the success of their real estate career. Involvement offers the following benefits:
- Special events for YLG Members – include our Happy Hours and Tours, which are all geared to specifically compliment where you are in your career path. These events often provide helpful industry knowledge while giving you the opportunity to establish and expand networks that will last your entire career.
- Mentoring & Connections – our Young Leader Mentorship Program and Graduate Mentorship Program give you access to our regional’s real estate leaders in a casual and candid environment, providing opportunities to lessons-learned and true insight into the path taken by those that have come before.
- Leadership Opportunities – getting involved with council committees, putting together YLG events and chairing programs gives you the opportunity to set yourself apart in the industry and make close connections with top industry and ULI leaders.
Where to Start
If you are under 35 and an ULI member, you are already a YLG member! To get the most out of your membership, make sure to attend any YLG or ULI Houston programs and events to start making connections and expanding your industry knowledge. Ranging from informative to networking and mentoring, there is something for every interest and real estate sector background. In addition to YLG-specific events, almost all of ULI Houston programs offer special YLG pricing and volunteer opportunities.
Not yet a member? You can still attend many YLG and ULI events as a nonmember, although you won’t have access to special YLG event rates. If you’d like to take advantage of leadership and mentorship opportunities, all you have to do is become a member. ULI membership for those under 35 years of age is offered at a discounted rate of $220 per year.
Interested in attending a local ULI event for free?
ULI Young Leaders can attend an event for free by volunteering, writing social media posts, or writing a recap/blog post. To learn about opportunities, contact us.