Category Archives: Young Leaders Group

ULI SF YLG Raises Over $10k Funding Rebuilding of Santa Rosa High School Farm in Wake of 2017 Wildfires

Almost a year later the devastating North Bay fires, the community’s long-term recovery and redevelopment efforts are just beginning. With entire neighborhoods destroyed, Sonoma County has been left to rebuild its shops, homes, and public buildings. In one of the hardest hit Sonoma communities, the Santa Rosa School District is working to rebuild the Santa Rosa High School Farm at Alba Lane, a central piece of the district’s robust agricultural program. The loss included a barn, a caretaker residence, vehicles, livestock trailers, tools, and the farm’s irrigation system and water … Read More

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YLG Disrupting: What’s Coming to the Housing Industry

YLG Housing P2P

On May 10, ULI San Francisco’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) sponsored a program highlighting emerging companies that are transforming the ways people live in and gain access to housing. Leaders from five innovative Bay Area companies, all under the age of 35, each introduced their companies and then sat together on a panel moderated by Lauren Krause, Co-Chair of the YLG Steering Committee and Senior Development Manager at Grosvenor Americas. Zac Shore, Director of Development at Panoramic Interests, began by describing his company’s modular approach to multifamily development, which he … Read More

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Central SOMA DeTour(ed)

On November 16 the San Francisco chapter of the ULI Young Leaders Group held the latest installment of DeTour, this time walking the streets of Central SOMA and mapping out some of the largest projects on the drawing board in San Francisco. The catalyst for this boom of planned growth is the Central SOMA Plan, for which a revised draft was formally unveiled by the City this last summer and which is expected to be fully approved in 2017. The Specific Plan up-zones a large portion of the Central South … Read More

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In the Dugout with Jon Knorpp

Jon Knorpp, SF Giants, fireside chat, peer to peer

On August 11th, CBRE hosted the ULIsf Young Leaders Group (YLG) for an intimate round table Fireside Chat with Jon Knorpp, Managing Director of Giants Development Services. The San Francisco Giants are a professional baseball franchise based in Mission Bay, San Francisco. Although the Giants are most known for winning three championships in 2010, 2012 and 2014, they have now embarked in an effort to transform Mission Bay through their in-house real estate development team with the help of Mr. Knorpp. Approximately 35 young leaders sat around the large table … Read More

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YLG Mentor Program & Development 360

YLG’s Professional Development Programs are Open for Enrollment. ULI San Francisco’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) is proud to announce that the 2016-2017 Mentor Program and Development 360 applications are now available! About the Mentor Program: The Mentor Program promotes the mission of fostering an exchange of professional ideas, friendship and expertise among young real estate professionals and industry veterans. This program matches young professionals with experienced professionals to help guide and support them for a calendar year. Learn more About Development 360: Development 360 is an exciting new program now … Read More

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Video: When to Sell & When to Hold? Disposition Strategies with John McNellis

A few weeks ago, ULIsf wrapped up the 2015-2016 Development 360 program with a final class on Disposition Strategies led by John McNellis of McNellis Partners. The Development 360 program is a 5-session professional development course that covers the entire real estate development process, and is open to all ULI Young Leaders Group (YLG) members. You can see a video of the final class on Disposition Strategies here. About the Speaker: John McNellis is a Partner and co-Founder of McNellis Partners. John is a frequent lecturer at ULI conferences and is … Read More

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Event Recap: Venture in the Vineyards

On Saturday, November 7th, fifty ULI members met in front of the Ferry building for the annual Venture in the Vineyards event. This event, which buses young professionals to Napa valley for a day of development and winery tours, has become a much anticipated tradition for ULI San Francisco’s YLG members. It’s a unique opportunity for urban professionals to visit rural resort and winery developments. The first stop was Artesa, a family-run winery with over 25 years in the Napa Valley.  The winery is on a hilltop surrounded by fountains … Read More

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UrbanPlan Volunteer Training

October 16th, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Become an UrbanPlan volunteer! Sign up to attend the volunteer training session this Oct. 16th. To register email Marisita Jarvis at marisita.jarvis@uli.org Learn more about UrbanPlan and what is means to be an UrbanPlan volunteer here.  

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Jim Curtis sheds light on Bristol Group’s success: Lunching with Leaders Recap

Jim Curtis

By Alan Heck ULI San Francisco’s Young Leaders Group hosted another installment of the Lunching with Leaders series with Jim Curtis on Thursday, September 11, 2014.  Jim Curtis, Managing Partner and Founder of Bristol Group, was the featured speaker with a group of more than 30 young land use professionals. Curtis began his spirited discussion by sharing some of his background and highlighting the success of Bristol’s value-add and industrial investment strategies. The value-add strategy is exemplified through the recent acquisition of a historic property in the Bronx, New York … Read More

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2014-2015 Mentor Program Call for Applications!

The application process for this program is now closed.  ULI San Francisco’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) is proud to announce that the 2014-2015 Mentor Program application is now available. One of the most popular programs offered by the YLG, the mentor program promotes the mission of fostering an exchange of professional ideas, friendship and expertise among young real estate professionals and industry veterans. This program matches young professionals with experienced professionals to help guide and support them for a calendar year.  In addition, mentors have an opportunity to strengthen ties … Read More

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