Mentorship Program

2018 Co-Chairs
Luke Hamagiwa, KBS
Tom Lam, Buchanan Street Partners
Kevin Martin, Irvine Company

The mission of the Mentorship Program is to foster an exchange of professional ideas, friendship, and expertise among young real estate professionals and industry veterans who are members of the Urban Land Institute. The program matches professionals under 35 years old and students (“Protégés”) from ULI Orange County/Inland Empire with experienced professionals (“Mentors”) for career guidance and support, while offering Mentors an opportunity to strengthen ties with future real estate leaders.

Mentorship Program

Now accepting applications for the 2018 Mentorship Program! Applications are due Friday, December 8th.

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).

New this year, the Mentorship program fee will include a mid-year event exclusive to Proteges titled, “Manage Your Brand Before Your Brand Manages You”.

In this mid-year event, you will hear from the experts at RETS Associates on how to manage your career with your objectives in mind. Students will gain a better understanding on how to better position themselves for career success. Topics included will cover:

– What are employers looking for in today’s job market?
– How do I align my current job with my long-term goals in mind?
– What are current compensation trends?
– What career trajectory am I on and am I tracking at the right level?
– Is it worth getting an MBA or MRED?

 

 

 

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 for the 2018 program is December 8, 2017.

For more information about the Mentorship Program, contact either of the co-Chairs:   Luke Hamagiwa at lhamagiwa@kbs.com, Tom Lam at tlam@buchananstreet.com or Kevin Martin at kmartin@irvinecompany.com or contact the  ULI Orange County/Inland Empire office at orangecounty@uli.org.