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Young Visionary Award

The ULI Chicago Young Visionary Award is presented each year to an outstanding young professional who has shown a commitment to ULI's principles and policies in both their professional and personal lives.

Nominations for the 2017 Young Visionary Award are now being accepted.

Young Visionary Award

Nominations for the 2017 Young Visionary Award are now being accepted.
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The Young Visionary Award recognizes outstanding young leaders in the land use and development fields. These younger professionals set the bar for career advancement, goal-setting, community service and a strong commitment to ULI’s principles of land use.

The YV Award is part of the annual ULI Chicago Vision Awards event launched in 2012 defining the standard for real estate development in the Chicagoland area.  Awards are presented in program and project categories as well.

2016 Young Visionary Winner
Viktor Schrader, Economic Development Manager, Oak Park Economic Development Corporation

2015 Young Visionary Winners
Nick Anderson, Vice President, Development, Related Midwest
Aaron Joseph, Vice President, WBS Equities
Kyle Smith, Economic Development Project Manager, Center for Neighborhood Technology

2014 Young Visionary Winners
John Carlson, Senior Vice President, Trammell Crow Company
Molly Meyer, Owner, Omni Ecosystems

2013 Young Visionary Winner
Tom Hussey, Associate Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

2012 Young Visionary Winner
Dave Cocagne, President & CEO, Vermilion Development