Through July 10, 2019 ULI Philadelphia is seeking member volunteers to join councils and committees or to fill a leadership function on those councils and committees. Now is the time to engage with ULI Philadelphia and make the most your membership. Learn more about these opportunities, and how to apply below.
Ways to Engage
Local Product Councils
Modeled after ULI’s National Product Councils, Local Product Councils are small, interdisciplinary groups of members that provide opportunities to connect with peers, study cutting edge issues in depth, share information, and network with industry leaders. The following Local Product Councils currently have some openings for new members as well as leadership opportunities as a co-chair. Please note that these councils are application based:
*Housing: To understand the state of the local and regional housing market, identify the drivers of housing development and identify the challenges that the current development cycle has created. The Council explores policy, public/private and market-based solutions to try and meet the demand for market rate, workforce, and affordable housing. Limited availability.
*Small Scale + Impact Development: To leverage shared knowledge to facilitate and ignite small-scale and impactful development projects, explore catalytic projects that consider physical, economic, social, civic and environmental impacts and their ‘nuts and bolts’ planning and execution.
*Community + Economic Development (formerly Policy + Planning): To highlight best practices in planning, design, and development programs / policies from a district or regional perspective as an inspiration for members. Explore unique, collaborative project models and how ULI can contribute to the community and economic development body of knowledge and serve as a forum for discussion of issues, a convener, and a resource.
*Life Sciences (formerly Technology + Competitiveness): To enhance the competitiveness of the Philadelphia region by evaluating emerging drivers of economic growth and the role of the real estate sector in the ecosystem supporting this growth. Our goal is to position the real estate community and our built environment to expand life sciences and improve tech transfer in the Philadelphia market. Co-leads the Future of Work Initiative with PIDC.
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.
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.
NEXT: Designed to champion the ULI mission through a compelling avenue of engagement for mid-career professionals. The 2019 Flight is currently closed for applications. Please contact Kelly.Cary@uli.org if you are interested in joining the 2020 Flight – applications will become available in the Fall.
*Awards: Support ULI Philadelphia’s flagship event that recognizes outstanding and transformational land use developments, best practices and creative visioning. Identify and coordinate with development teams from top projects.
*Forecast + Capital Markets: The Real Estate Forecast is one of ULI Philadelphia’s Signature Events, drawing 500+ ULI members and colleagues every year. Help set this vision along with additional Capital Markets content.
Membership: Lead our membership growth, development and retention strategy. Connect with new ULI members and ensure your peers and colleagues are engaging with ULI content and programming.
*Sponsorship: Foster relationships with strategic ULI partners and leadership to support the long-term success of ULI’s mission.
TAPs: ULI harnesses the multidisciplinary expertise of its members to help communities solve challenging land use, development, development, and redevelopment issues. At the local level, this is accomplished through Technical Assistance Panels (TAP). Outreach to public sector officials about land use needs, help scope project and seek ULI member panelists.
*UrbanPlan Advisory Group: UrbanPlan’s mission is to create a sophisticated level of discourse among local stakeholders involved in land use decisions through the education of tomorrow’s voters, neighbors, community leaders, public officials, and land use professionals so—together—we can create better communities. ULI Philadelphia is currently seeking members to help bring this program to our community.
The councils focus on real estate and land use issues in local jurisdictions, identifying projects for Technical Assistance Panels, discussing issues, touring projects and developing local programming. We invite you to shape the conversation if you live, work or have an interest in these regions.