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Amanda Tropiano Appointed to ULI National Young Leaders Committee

Eleven ULI members, representing District Councils throughout North America, have been appointed to serve on a new national committee that will focus on the under-35 Young Leaders membership designation for ULI.  Amanda Tropiano, a Senior Associate with PlaceWorks, was nominated and confirmed to be a member of the ULI National Young Leaders Coordinating Committee, representing the ULI Orange County/Inland Empire.

Tropiano has capably and passionately volunteered her time to serve in many leadership roles over the past nine years for the ULI Orange County/Inland Empire Young Leaders Group. “I have been fortunate to build my career in Orange County and be a member of the Orange County/Inland Empire District Council Young Leader’s Groups, one of the largest groups of Young Leaders in the country,” said Tropiano.  She also cited that she is immensely proud of what the Young Leaders in Orange County and the Inland Empire have been able to accomplish locally and she welcomes the opportunity to share the District Council’s experiences with other passionate YLG leaders as well as learn from her peers nationally.  “Each individual YLG member brings to the table their own unique approach to developing future leaders in the real estate industry. We can certainly learn more, and do more for the ULI, by collaborating on a national coordinating committee focused on advancing the ULI Young Leaders’ initiatives,” she stated.

Tropiano has consistently served as a YLG Executive Committee Member since 2008. From 2008-2012, Tropiano served as Chair of the ULI OC/IE YLG Mentorship Program and worked with others to increase the number of Mentors involved from 8 in 2008 to 14 in 2012, allowing the program to nearly double the number of Young Leaders involved as Protégés. In 2013, she served as Co-Chair of the YLG Pro Bono TAP, prepared for Habitat for Humanity. From 2014-2016, she chaired the annual “Emergent Leadership Awards” event. Along with other Committee Members, the event raised over $8,000 in local sponsorships and sold-out two consecutive years. In 2012, Tropiano was awarded the ULI OC/IE’s “Emergent Leadership Award” in Planning and in 2015, she was awarded the “Emergent Leadership Award” in Innovation. In 2015, she received a ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative Scholarship and was a guest on the TOD Product Council at the Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

“This is very well deserved.  We are so fortunate to have Amanda representing our YLG and it will be all the better for her participation on the National Coordinating Committee,” said Tyler Holst, Vice Chair of the ULI OC/IE Young Leaders Group Committee.

The YL Coordinating Committee will consist of 11 ULI Young Leaders from throughout the US. They will help organize events that will bring together Young Leaders from the various local councils, act as a sounding board for ideas to advance YL efforts and assist in implementing selected ideas, and be a point of contact between ULI National and the Young Leader members.

Members of the National YL Coordinating Committee are as follows:


  • Christine Chea, Diamond Corp, representing ULI Toronto
  • Erez Cohen, Thor Urbana Capital, representing ULI Mexico
  • Will Craig, Dialog, representing ULI Alberta
  • Miles Garber, Polaris Pacific, representing ULI San Francisco
  • Anthony Hrusovsky, Sterling Bay, representing ULI Chicago
  • Allyson McLean, Bedrock Real Estate Services, representing ULI Michigan
  • Caroline Pavlinik, Kimley-Horn, representing ULI Austin
  • Kristian Spannhake, The Shelter Group, representing ULI Baltimore
  • Amanda Tropiano, PlaceWorks, representing ULI Orange County/Inland Empire
  • Duncan Wlodarczak, representing ULI British Columbia
  • Laura Woltanski, Walker & Dunlop, representing ULI Louisiana
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