Young Leaders Group

We are committed to providing emerging leaders in the area with educational programs and networking opportunities.

Young Leaders Group

Chair: Mike Dooley:

Co-Chair: Jason Chamlee:

The ULI Cincinnati Young Leaders Group (YLG) aspires to be the region’s leading young professional organization in the real estate and construction industry. Our mission is to provide educational programs and networking opportunities that lead to professional and leadership development for ULI members under the age of 35. We strive to foster idea-sharing, collaboration and thought leadership by connecting YLGs, industry leaders and local universities.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of YLG Cincinnati and our membership is growing! Opportunities for involvement include attending quarterly happy hours, becoming a mentor to a university “Student Ambassador,” participating in the “Emerging Leaders” program, volunteering for semi-annual community service initiatives, and joining the YLG committee. Association with YLG Cincinnati provides broad industry exposure to young professionals with an opportunity to distinguish themselves from colleagues and competitors.

For more information about YLG Cincinnati, please contact the ULI Cincinnati office at (937) 424-3310, email, or check out our Facebook page ( for the latest updates. We also encourage you to visit our national YLG website. Download a membership application or join online at

Student Ambassador Program

Cincinnati’s Urban Land Institute (ULI) is the region’s thought leader in promoting sustainable, thriving communities.  The committee for ULI’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) is currently accepting applications for the 2015 class of the Student Ambassador Program.  This one-year program is an incredible opportunity and open to college students with majors related to the real estate industry (Real Estate, Architecture, Planning, Civil Engineering, Finance, Construction, etc.).  For an application, click here or visit


Emerging Leaders Class

The Program
The mission of the Urban Land Institute Emerging Leaders Program is to foster an exchange of professional ideas, friendship, and expertise among young industry professionals and experienced industry veterans. This program matches ULI – YLG members (“Mentees”) with experienced professionals (“Mentors”) for guidance and support, while offering Mentors an opportunity to strengthen ties with the future leaders of the Greater Cincinnati real estate community and the Urban Land Institute.

The Mentors and Mentees
The Class of 2015-2016 will be selected in September 2015.

Prior Classes
The Class of 2012-2013 included Jason Chamlee, Chad Gagnon, Nick Hoyng and Cory Murner Those serving as mentors included Lou George, Dave Neyer, Kevin Riley and Tom Rowe.
The Class of 2013-2014 included Victor Warnsley, Jim Lupidi, Jared Wendling, Christine Russell, Matt Nemecheck, and Will Basil with mentors Ed Ratterman, Charles Graves, Scott Golan, Doug Bolton, Brian Copfer and Bob Garlock.
The Class of 2014-2015 included Andy Juengling, Megan Ryan, Thomas Groenke and Jessica Odenweller with mentors Kevin Huges, Dobbs Ackermann, Sean Suder and Darin Hall.

The Relationship
The ULI Emerging Leaders Program affords young and experienced professionals the opportunity to develop a dynamic relationship from which both Mentor and Mentee prosper. The ideal mentoring relationship is one that exceeds fact-finding and delves into personal knowledge and experience. In many cases, young professionals have certain career goals, but do not have the firsthand experience or insight on what to expect or how to achieve their goals. Mentors are invaluable resources in providing confidential counsel and instruction based upon their experiences. A partnership between Mentor and Mentee must be developed in order to promote a worthwhile mentoring relationship – the more committed the relationship, the more satisfaction is gained. Building professional and social relationships with one another is accomplished through monthly meetings and sponsored events designed specifically for Mentors and Mentees. The ULI YLG Emerging Leaders Program matches one Mentee per Mentor.

The Benefits
– Make a difference in the life of a young professional who is interested in your area of expertise.
– Receive personal and professional satisfaction by contributing to the success and growth of your Mentee.
– Increase the value of the Greater Cincinnati real estate community by personally investing in future young professionals today.
– Open networking and recruiting doors.
– Strengthen your ties with Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group.
– Gain a fresh perspective and additional experience as an advisor, supporter, and coach.

If you are interested in the Emerging Leaders Program, email

One-pager for prospective Mentee FAQ.
Application for Mentee Application.