Mentorship Program

2016 co-Chairs
Jake Vollebregt, Best, Best & Krieger LLP
Spencer Wampole, Attorney at Law

Mentorship Program

Program Overview
The mission of the ULI Orange County/Inland Empire Young Leaders Group (YLG) Mentorship Program is to foster an exchange of professional ideas, friendship, and expertise among young real estate professionals and industry veterans in Orange County and the Inland Empire.  This program matches young professionals under 35 years old (“Protégés”) with experienced professionals (“Mentors”) for guidance and support, while offering mentors an opportunity to strengthen ties with the young future leaders of the local real estate community and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

The Mentoring Relationship
The ideal mentoring relationship is one that exceeds fact-finding and delves into personal knowledge and experience. In many cases, young professionals have certain career goals, but do not have the firsthand experience or insight on what to expect or how to achieve their goals. Mentors are invaluable resources in helping guide and advise the protégés based upon their experiences. A partnership between mentor and protégé must be developed in order to promote a good mentor relationship; the more committed the relationship, the more satisfaction is gained by all participants. The program is designed to be successful with active participants. The goal of this program is to foster a meaningful relationship between the mentor and protégés that will last beyond the timeline of this program.

The Mentorship Program runs on a calendar year. The application deadline has passed for the 2016 Mentorship Program. Information for the 2017 program will be posted in the Fall.

For more information about the Mentorship Program, contact the ULI Orange County/Inland Empire office at