Affinity Groups

These committees provide opportunities to engage similar professionals through educational development, networking, programming, and leadership.

Affinity Groups


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ULI NEXT is designed to champion the ULI mission through a compelling avenue of engagement for midcareer professionals. ULI NEXT Philadelphia extends ULI’s global resources and membership networks to foster leadership opportunities in development and the built environment. The Council will provide a range of benefits to participants as they develop their leadership skills and build lasting relationships across ULI’s leadership and member networks.


In order to foster a fruitful and engaging experience, ULI NEXT Philadelphia goes through a selection process to identify members for each flight (or class). A flight is capped at 20 members.

Apply for the 2019 Flight by September 30th.

NEXT Philadelphia Co-Chairs:

Susannah Henschel

RPM Development GroupNEXT Co-Chair

Telsa Love

Coscia Moos ArchitectureNEXT Co-Chair

Full Council Roster

Women’s Leadership Initiative

The mission of the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative is to raise the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry. The mission of the WLI is expressed in its four primary objectives:

  • Promote the advancement of women, throughout their careers, as leaders in the real estate industry.
  • Increase the number of women who serve in leadership positions in the real estate industry and in ULI.
  • Increase the visibility of women leaders in the real estate industry and in ULI.
  • Increase the number of women who are active ULI Full members, and support the development of young women members as leaders in ULI and in their professions.

Get Involved

At the local level, ULI Philadelphia’s WLI Council meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month to discuss local initiatives and to hear from a guest speaker.  Are you interested in making connections with successful, strong professional women in the land use and real estate industry?  Already a ULI member and finding yourself in need of a mentor or advocate to help navigate through this typically male-dominated field?  Then you’re in the right place!

WLI Co-Chairs

Jaime Flaherty

U3 Advisors WLI Co-Chair

Charlene Drake

Langan Engineering and Environmental ServicesWLI Co-Chair

Full Council Roster

Young Leaders

The mission of the Young Leaders Council is to serve the greater ULI mission by educating and engaging a diverse group of real estate professionals through continuous educational development, sharing best practices, exposing members to industry leaders and foster an environment conducive to creating and maintaining lasting relationships.

The Young Leaders Council meets monthly to plan programs and outreach initiatives, including networking events, project tours, breakfasts, roundtables and workshops. The Council is always looking for programming ideas, so please contact the Young Leader Co-Chairs with your suggestions.

Young Leaders Co-Chairs:

Lindsay Bodin

Insomnia CookiesYLG Co-chair

Pete Cramer

Wexford Science & TechnologyYLG Co-chair

Rich Slavin

Larsson & SheuritzelYLG Co-Chair

Full Council Roster

ULI Staff

Laura Slutsky

Urban Land Institute PhiladelphiaExecutive DirectorEmail Me215-845-8994

Abby Rambo

Urban Land Institute PhiladelphiaManagerEmail Me215-845-8996

Kelly Cary

Urban Land Institute PhiladelphiaAssociateEmail Me215-845-8997