Young Professionals Group
As part of its offering, the Chapter has developed the Young Professionals Group (YPG), an education, networking and leadership program. Each year, a select group of real estate professionals unite to take part in the twelve-month, seventy-hour course designed to educate, develop, connect and elevate the commercial real estate industry’s emerging leaders. The program offers instruction in critical components of the real estate industry, personal and professional development coaching from MBA-level instructors, extensive networking and relationship-building activities, and guidance from leading industry executives through an intimate speaker series exclusive to YPG. Key benefits of this unique program include:
- Education on a broad range of real estate disciplines. Monthly afternoon sessions alternate between personal/professional development sessions taught by the course facilitator and real estate-related classes taught by industry leaders. Real estate topics are designed to serve as essential background to core real estate career objectives (for example, acquisition, investment sales, land planning, development, construction, capital markets/finance, architecture and space planning, asset management, etc.).
- Networking sessions that provide students the opportunity to develop relationships with a peer group who will “grow” in the business together in the ensuing years, providing access to critical resources in a range of disciplines and meaningful connections that will serve them in their career growth.
- Access to and training by key decision makers in the commercial real estate industry. These “career coaches” will serve as role models and mentors for the next generation of real estate business leaders.
- Leadership training that will allow young professionals to develop the key business skills necessary to help them ascend to leadership positions within their respective firms as well as the commercial real estate industry.
YPG is a truly unique program that helps you build lasting relationships with peers, develop stronger soft skills, and connect with industry leaders in an approachable setting. The skills developed in the program apply well beyond the workplace, enhancing personal relationships in everyday life.
YPG participants will be selected on an annual basis. Applicants must be 35 years of age or younger as of the beginning of the Program.