Young Leaders Group

Young Leaders Group Executive Committee
Justin Christ, Chair
Justin.Christ@lennar.com

Young Leaders Group

 

Who are the Young Leaders?

 

Young Leaders Group (YLG) was created to be a unique multi-disciplinary forum for young professionals, under the age of 35, to build relationships, learn from one another, and develop the skills and knowledge needed to become the next generation of successful real estate industry leaders. Since inception, our group has attracted more than 300 members from all over the Metroplex and all sectors of our real estate industry.

 


Why Be a Young Leader?

 

Becoming an active member of the YLG is an invaluable springboard and resource for young professionals wishing to catapult the success of their real estate career. Involvement offers the following benefits:

  1. Special events only open to YLG Members include our Networking Coffees, Happy Hours and Mobile Tours, all geared to specifically compliment where you are in your career path. These events often combine helpful industry knowledge with the ability to establish networks with direct peers that will last your entire career.

  2. Leadership and Mentoring Programs that give you access to our regional’s real estate leaders in a casual and candid environment, providing lessons-learned and true insight into the path taken by those that have come before.

  3. Contribute to your Community and give back to your neighbors by volunteering your time and real estate knowledge in the YLG led initiative: Building Industry Leaders with the Boys and Girls Club. This group takes youth from local underprivileged communities and mentors them by providing valuable skills not found in traditional school settings.

 


Great! Where do I start?

 

If you are under 35 and an ULI member, you are already a YLG member! To get the most out of your membership start with attending any of the YLG or greater ULI North Texas programs and events. Ranging from informative to networking to mentoring, there is something for every interest and real estate background. In addition to YLG specific events, almost all of ULI North Texas programs have YLG pricing available.

If you want even more engagement, consider volunteering on one of our committees. Dedicated volunteers are the backbone of ULI and there is no better way to jump-start your network both with peers and our region’s real estate leaders. Look through our committees to see which might be the best fit for you, and feel free to reach out to the chair for more information! 

 


YLG Leadership

 

Young Leaders Group Executive Committee Chair
Justin Christ
Justin.Christ@lennar.com


Communications Vice Chair
Jared Rooker – Chair
jrooker@prescientco.com

General Responsibilities:

Communicate all upcoming and past YL events through news letters/social media and continually develop ULI North Texas’ website.


Member Development Vice Chairs
Michaela Gunter – Chair
michaelagunter@beckarchitecture.com

Derek Buchanan – Co-Chair
Derek.buchanan@frostbank.com

Jason Lehigh – Co-Chair
JLehigh@pkce.com

Lauren Nuffer
Lauren.nuffer@kimley-horn.com

General Responsibilities:

Coordinate and lead YL Coffee socials, YL Happy Hours, YL Happy Hour Fundraising Events for Building Industry Leaders and communicate YL events to new and existing members. If you are new and would like to learn more about ULI, please contact this committee.


Partnership Forum Vice Chairs
Vince Tam – Co-Chair
vtam@hksinc.com

Jack Simone – Co-Chair
JSimone@lbrealty.com

General Responsibilities:

Lead day-to-day operations for Partnership Forum. This includes curriculum planning and application review.


Product Council Chairs
Michael Hanschen – Co-Chair
michaelhanschen@gmail.com

Nate Leifeld – Co-Chair
nleifeld@dalfen.com

General Responsibilities:

Communicate Local Product Councils to YL and WLI members. Assist with YL and WLI application process for members who are interested in joining a Local Product Council.


Programs Vice Chairs
Judd Mullinix – Co-Chair
Judd.Mullinix@kimley-horn.com

Heather Mund – Co-Chair
HeatherMund@beckgroup.com

Nicholas Way – Co-Chair
nicholas.way@pwc.com

Talmage Hansen – Co-Chair
Talmage.hansen@dallascityhall.com

General Responsibilities:

Coordinate and lead YL Coffee socials, YL Happy Hours, YL Happy Hour Fundraising Events for Building Industry Leaders and communicate YL events to new and existing members. If you are new and would like to learn more about ULI, please contact this committee.


Volunteers Vice Chairs
Christopher Hernandez – Co-Chair
christopher.hernandez@kimley-horn.com

Corey Manning – Co-Chair
Corey.Manning@marsh.com

General Responsibilities:

Lead day-to-day operations for Building Industry Leaders volunteer program. This includes volunteer recruiting, program budget, student selection and curriculum planning.