Partnership Forum

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

Vince Tam (Chair)


Jack Simone (Co-Chair)

Partnership Forum


2018-2019 Applications ARE DUE September 7th, 2018.

Once applications are available, please complete then email to Jack Simone at or Vince Tam at



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. Sharing many of the same characteristics as a ULI Product Council, the ULI Partnership Forum is compatible with the tradition of ULI’s culture of sharing mistakes made, lessons learned. As in any group, the more one puts into an activity, the greater the return from that experience. The Partnership Forum benefits the participants, the moderators, and the YLG as well as the District Councils and the Institute. Some of the best reasons to have a Partnership Forum include:

  • A confidential, trusting environment for educational and idea exchange.
  • Exploration of business and personal interests/issues.
  • Business and personal networking.
  • Development of people skills.
  • Professional and personal growth.


Participant – Forum participants have an opportunity to grow both professionally and personally by learning from others’ perspectives, whether by working through a current business problem or resolving a career or personal issue. In turn, by listening to peers and supporting them in the resolution of their problems, the participant has an opportunity to contribute to the group. You also will increase your self-knowledge. A more obvious benefit of forum participation is gaining exposure to others’ business and career histories. As none of the forum members have a vested interest in the others’ companies, they can be frank and open in expressing their views.

Moderator – The Partnership Forum is an efficient, yet satisfying mentoring opportunity.  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.

Roles and Responsibilities

Participant – Must be a current ULI member and under 35 years of age; be willing to meet at least four times a year; and adhere to group norms, such as confidentiality requirements. Participants should practice ULI behavior by sharing mistakes made, lessons learned. Participants should both listen and coach. This is a minimum one-year term.

Moderator – 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.

 2017-2018 Class List
Travis Cappel Westwood professional Services
Ryan Duffie, Cushman & Wakefield
Mackenzie Ford, Stream Realty Partners
Jason Lehigh, Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers
Nate Leifeld, Dalfen American Corp
Nicholas McGlaun, L & B Realty Advisors
Samuel Mortimer, GFF Architects
Walter Peseski, Quorum Hotel Advisors
Cameron Pybus, Cornerstone Projects Group, LLC
W. B. Scoggin, Cienda Partners
Jesse Shallcross. Husch Blackwell LLP
Timothy White, Humphreys and Partners Civil Engineering
Chip Myers, MYCON General Contractors
Kyle McCartan, Chicago Title Insurance Company

Special Thank you to our 2017-2018 Mentors:

Chris Harden, Cushman & Wakefield
Carolyn Hubach, Family Office & Real Estate Consultant