Mentorship Program

2019 Co-Chairs
Tom Lawless, Hines
Connor Drechsler, HFF

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 2019 Mentorship Program!

Application deadline: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7TH.

2019 Mentorship Program Application

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 for the 2019 program is December 7, 2018.

For more information about the Mentorship Program, contact either of the co-Chairs:   Tom Lawless at tom.lawless@hines.com, Connor Drechsler at cdrechsler@hfflp.com or contact the  ULI Orange County/Inland Empire office at orangecounty@uli.org.