ULI San Francisco has multiple professional development programs that allow members to grow their networks, learn from their peers, and receive mentorship while exploring topics relevant to the real estate and land use industry. Explore each of the programs below:
YLG aims to create opportunities for young professionals under the age of 35 to develop skills and build relationships that will help advance their careers and foster an understanding of thoughtful development practices.
Development 360 spans the academic year and consist of seven, in-person sessions in San Francisco. The cohort of young professionals receives an overview of the real estate and land use industry from senior-level leaders on topics including acquisitions, design, entitlement, engagement, and more. Applications are accepted between July and August of each year.
The Mentor Program provides young professionals in the real estate and land use industry with mentorship, career development support, and networking opportunities through cohorts consisting of young leaders and a senior-level mentor. Applications are accepted between July and August of each year.
ULI San Francisco and the City and County of San Francisco, in partnership, have launched a new cohort program for mid- to senior-level housing developers. This cohort opportunity is designed to provide participants with a deep knowledge and understanding of the affordable housing development process within the City and County of San Francisco. Guided by ULI SF and MOHCD, participants will exit the program equipped with the tools and skills to access development opportunities in San Francisco. Applications are being accepted between July 7 and August 13, 2023.
The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) was launched by ULI with the mission of raising the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry. The WLI committee for the San Francisco District Council delivers programs to help achieve that goal: programs that focus on leadership, that advance WLI’s ambitious objectives, and that ultimately achieve positive change in the industry. The WLI Programs Committee works with other committees within the District Council to ensure that the voices, experiences, and perspectives of women leaders are a regular part of the rich content of the programs that ULI delivers to its diverse membership.
WLI Connects is a cohort program designed to provide mid- to senior- level women in the industry with the opportunity to connect with their peers. We launched our one-year cohort in May 2023, after the success in our pilot program, with self-organized monthly meetings consisting of case studies, inspirational speakers, happy hours, tours, book clubs, and more.
The NEXT initiative aims to connect and elevate the next generation of leaders within ULI globally and the real industry more broadly. The initiative is tailored to mid-career professionals 35 years of age and over.
The NEXT Cohort Program consists of dedicated groups of 8-12 peers that explore topics and activities such as leadership and management experiences, deal-related “lessons learned”, project tours, and peer-to-peer discussions in small, intimate group settings over the course of several months. Applications are accepted in the spring of each year.
The ULI San Francisco Local Product Councils provide an opportunity for Associate and Full members to meet in a peer-to-peer environment to share and discuss issues that real estate and land use professionals face on a daily basis. Sharing many characteristics with ULI’s National Product Councils, the ULI San Francisco Local Product Councils are consistent with ULI’s tradition of sharing experiences gained, mistakes made and lessons learned. At the moment, ULI SF hosts Residential, Commercial, and Innovation Local Product Councils.