The Young Leaders Executive Committee organises semi-annual drinks, held in the summer and winter, that are open to all and provide an excellent opportunity to meet fellow real estate professionals in an informal setting.
Summer & Winter Drinks
The most recent Summer Drinks event was held at The Sir Hugh Casson Room, The Keeper’s House, Royal Academy of Arts on 27th July. The event’s theme aimed to explore the opportunities and challenges facing architects, developers and landlords to protect and enhance heritage assets in London whilst meeting the needs of the next generation; responding to questions posed on technological advancement, innovation, design, user-interaction, value and flexibility of use.
Lunch and Learn
The Young Leaders group holds regular, informal, intimate Lunch and Learn sessions with industry leaders. A small group of 10 to 15 Young Leaders visits a company’s offices for an informal lunch and listens to a brief presentation on the company and its business. The presentation is followed by a discussion about the market, career development, and anything else relevant to the real estate industry. These lunches provide a unique opportunity for Young Leaders members to engage in an open discussion with an industry leader.
Recent Lunch and Learn speakers include:
- Simon Powell, Assistant Director, Strategic Projects and Property, Housing and Land, Greater London Authority
- Brendan Jarvis, Head of Real Estate EMEA in the Investment Banking, Barclays
- James Seppala, Partner and Head of Europe Real Estate Acquisitions at Blackstone
An opportunity to get paired up with two different individuals within ULI YL and to independently network outside of monthly board meetings.