Mentor Program

The mission of the mentor program is to foster an exchange of professional ideas, friendship, and expertise among young real estate professionals and industry veterans. This program matches young professionals (mentees) with experienced professionals (mentors) for guidance and support, while offering mentors an opportunity to strengthen ties with the young future leaders of the local real estate community and ULI.

Mentor Program

Currently in its ninth year, the ULIsf YLG Mentor Program has provided over 750 Young Leaders with mentorship and career support.


Each mentor group consists of 5 to 7 YLG members with an interest or experience in similar product types or sectors. Each group is led by one mentor. Mentor groups are expected to meet for one year, 4 to 6 times (minimum). Meetings can include: lessons learned from a mentor’s career, discussing career goals, case studies, social events, project tours, guest speakers, or anything else mutually agreed upon to further the relationship among the group.


Every applicant must be committed to the Mentor Program in order to create the type of atmosphere necessary for success. Attendance and participation in each meeting for a full year is expected.

Please note the there will be a mandatory Mentor Program kickoff event on the evening of September 27th. All Mentor Program participants will be required to attend this kickoff.


Confidentiality is absolute, in all ways and forever. A breach in confidentiality will be treated as a resignation from the Mentor Program.

Active Participation

Mentees should have a clear idea of what they want to achieve through the Mentor Program, whether that be obtaining career advice or learning from their peers and mentor about specific issues in their sector. Each mentee must take responsibility for facilitating (help determine agendas, coordinate schedules, etc.) at least one meeting. This role is crucial to taking the scheduling work off of the mentor’s hands and keeping the group together.


Applications for the 2018-2019 program are close. Mentor groups will be assigned in mid-August 2018.


Participation in the 2018-19 Mentor Program costs $100 for YLG members.

Jonathan Mark

Terra Search Partners

Mentor Program Subcommittee Chair

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