Partnership Forum

For more information, please contact:
Partnership Forum Vice Chairs:

Vince Tam (Chair)


Jack Simone (Co-Chair)

Partnership Forum

What is Partnership Forum?

Sharing many of the same characteristics as a ULI Product Council, the ULI North Texas Partnership Forum is a purposely-limited, closed group of YLG members who participate in a minimum of 6 sessions during the class year led by two Moderators, who are recognized leaders within ULI North Texas. In the tradition of ULI’s culture of sharing mistakes made and lessons learned, each session provides a focused, in-depth understanding on a single North Texas development, starting at land assembly and dissecting all stages of development.

To become a class member you must apply during our open application period, typically during the month of August, and adhere to the participant responsibilities:

  • Must be a current ULI YLG member, under the age of 35.
  • Attend all (6) six sessions, and meet a minimum of (4) four times during the one-year term.
  • Adhere to group norms, such as confidentiality requirements, and participation. Class members should be prepared to actively share, listen, and coach.


Why should I apply?

The purpose of a partnership forum is to provide an ongoing opportunity to share and discuss with a group of peers the issues that real estate professionals face. The chance to learn in an atmosphere of confidentiality, trust, and respect is invaluable, and gives participants a chance to grow both professionally and personally by learning from others’ perspectives. As with any group, the more one puts into an activity, the greater the return from that experience. Benefits for participants include:

  • The ability to work through current business problems, share career history, and engage in frank and honest idea exchange with peers in a confidential setting.
  • Business and personal networking.
  • Development of active listening and strong communication skills
  • Professional and personal growth.

How do I become a Moderator?

Partnership Forum is an efficient, yet satisfying mentoring opportunity for leaders within ULI North Texas.  Meeting as little as four times during the year, the moderator can manage the time commitment, personally connect with eight to ten young professionals, and gain the satisfaction of bringing the ULI experience to those new to the field. By requiring moderators to have ULI Product Council experience, orientation and training requirements have been minimized. Moderators intuitively understand the ULI culture and bring that experience to the Partnership Forum.

Responsibilities for our moderators include:

Must be a current ULI member and have a minimum of three years of experience as a ULI Product Council member; be willing to meet at least four times a year; and provide coordination of group. The moderator should help keep meetings on track and focused.  Most important, the moderator models appropriate ULI behavior, enforces confidentiality requirements, and gets everyone to participate. This is a minimum one-year term.