Category Archives: YL Mentorship Program

Redevelopment Exercise Sparks Discussion Among Mentorship Program Participants

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Members of ULI Chicago’s Mentorship Program recently gathered with John Gavin, Principal at Sterling Bay, to brainstorm land-use and redevelopment ideas for the former Coyne College site in Fulton Market. The exercise, modeled after the District Council’s Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) program, provided Proteges and Mentors the opportunity to share their expertise to address a real land use challenge. Coyne College, developed in 2004 by Smithfield Properties, is located on the northwest corner of N. Green Street and W. Wayman Street.  Sterling Bay acquired the existing 76,000 square foot building and adjacent … Read More

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Roy March, CEO, Eastdil Discusses Management Strategies

Members of ULI Chicago’s Mentorship Program had an exclusive “sit-down” with Roy March, CEO of Eastdil, to discuss General Stanley McChrystal’s book Team of Teams. The Mentorship Program has been utilizing the book as a source of discussion surrounding the evolution of management and business culture in modern organizations. The book, and General McChrystal, have played a significant role in shaping March’s vision for the future of Eastdil and he agreed to share some of Eastdil’s experiences implementing key strategies.  The book provides a glimpse into the organizational challenges, and subsequent solutions, McChrystal identified while … Read More

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Announcing the ULI Chicago Mentorship Class of 2016

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The 2016 ULI Chicago YL Mentorship Program kicked off on April 4th with 15 pairings of young professionals and senior ULI members who will meet individually, and as a group, over the next nine months.  Now in its fifth year, the program continues to offer qualifying applicants the opportunity to develop personal and professional relationships with veteran industry leaders. As Pam Boneham, Managing Director, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, and Chair of the Mentorship Committee, explained at the Kick-Off, “Part of ULI’s mission is to develop leaders in the industry … … Read More

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Welcome to the Mentorship Class of 2015

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The ULI Chicago 2015 Mentorship Program announced sixteen pairings of Proteges and Mentors for the fourth year of the popular program for young professionals.  The Kick-Off event, held last month, was the first of four gatherings through the end of the year.  The Mentorship Program is designed to foster an exchange of professional ideas, friendship, and expertise between young real estate professionals and industry veterans.  We extend a sincere thank you to our Mentors who are dedicating their time and talent to our young professionals. Welcome Class of 2015 Eric Anderson, Chicago Title Insurance … Read More

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ULI Chicago Mentorship Program Concludes with Local Leadership Reception

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On Thursday, December 4, 2014, mentors and protégés of the ULI Chicago Mentorship Program gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel to celebrate and conclude the 2014 program year. The closing reception was the final event organized by the Program to facilitate meaningful mentor relations between Young Leaders and established ULI industry leaders. Protégés were also invited to attend the 20th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner directly following the closing reception. This year, 14 Young Leaders were selected to participate in the Program. Over the course of the year, the Mentorship Program hosted four events … Read More

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Young Leader Mentorship Program Kicks Off Class of 2013

The Young Leader Mentorship Program announced eleven pairings of Proteges and Mentors for 2013.  The Kick-Off event, held this month, was the first of four gatherings through the end of the year.  The Mentorship Program is designed to foster an exchange of professional ideas, friendship, and expertise between young real estate professionals and industry veterans.  We’ll catch up with the pairings as the year progresses.  Learn more about the YL Mentorship Program Congratulations Class of 2013 Matt Berres, Jones Lang LaSalle Drew Breneman, The Blackhawk Investment Group, LLC Miguel Chacon, Burnham & … Read More

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2012 Mentorship Program Concludes with Leadership Reception and Lifetime Achievement Dinner

This year I had the opportunity to participate in the inaugural ULI Chicago Mentorship Program, which culminated last night with a reception at the Four Seasons Hotel followed by the Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner. The Mentorship Program reception included the ULI Chicago Leadership team, and was a great opportunity to reflect on the program’s success and contemplate ways in which to improve the program in its second year. At the reception we enjoyed conversation, cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and heard remarks from two of Chicago’s real estate leaders, Steve Quazzo … Read More

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YL Mentorship Program Participants Discuss the Importance of Mentors

ULI Chicago Mentorship Program participants met on September 19, 2012 for the third formal program of the year. Mentors and Protégés took the opportunity to interact during a networking reception before hearing remarks from guest speaker Hill Hammock.  Mr. Hammock, a leader in Commercial Banking in Chicago, relayed his own experiences with mentors and detailed the benefits to his career from maintaining these relationships. True mentoring is more than just answering occasional questions or providing ad hoc advice – it is about creating a unique relationship and maintaining an ongoing dialogue. … Read More

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YL Mentorship Program Announces Class of 2012

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ULI Chicago kicked off the 2012 YL Mentorship Program on April 25th with 15 pairings connecting Young Leader members with ULI real estate industry veterans. Proteges and Mentors will meet at three more formal gatherings through the end of the year.  We look forward to checking in with our Proteges and learning more about their experiences as the program gets underway. Learn more about the YL Mentorship Program Congratulations to the Class of 2012 Matt Adams, Charter One Adam Dontz, LakeStar Advisors Collin Glancy, BMO Capital Markets Connell Hasten, Guggenheim … Read More

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