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New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY, United States April 9-11, 2024

University Connections

Universities registering a group of students can do so by emailing [email protected] for more information.  Group discounts are available.

Student Member$285

*Students can apply for complimentary registration provided by donations from our generous members.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with limited availability.  APPLY HERE

University Connections Spring Meeting Schedule


University Connections: Exploring the Real Estate Forecast
LOCATION: Tishman Speyer, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, 20 West 43rd Street, NY 10036

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Dive into the future of real estate with us at “University Connections: Real Estate Insights and Interactions:,” a pivotal gathering where we will explore the findings of the semi-annual ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast, completed in October 2023 and explore the big-picture topics impacting the industry today. This forecast represents a collaborative effort, bringing together the expertise of 39 premier real estate economists and analysts. They offer three-year projections across 27 key economic and real estate parameters, culminating in a comprehensive median forecast that sheds light on anticipated trends

This interactive event promises an unparalleled chance to engage with and glean insights from distinguished leaders and practitioners in the field. It’s not just a listening session; students will actively participate by responding to pressing industry questions, including those highlighted in the ULI Real Estate Economic Forum, and have the opportunity to compare their views with those of our panelists. This vibrant exchange of ideas could lead to students’ insights being featured on the ULI website, celebrating their contributions to the dialogue on real estate’s future.

As a gesture of our appreciation, participants will be acknowledged for their engaging input and insights. This is an invaluable opportunity to connect with experts, influence the conversation, and deepen your understanding of real estate trends.

*Registrations are extremely limited.  You MUST register for this program.  No on-site registrations will be provided because of security. 


University Connections Networking Roundtables
LOCATION: New York Hilton Midtown, Rendezvous Trianon

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Please join us for an opportunity for students rotate three times to meet with ULI member leaders for twenty minutes, from various markets, career levels, and professional roles.  Attendees engage in small group discussions about career pathways and preparation.

Please view roundtable leaders HERE.

Register HERE.


Below are some other events specially curated for students. Please check out the full programming schedule HERE.

Tuesday, April 9th

8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. | The Americas YLG Steering Committee Breakfast

The Americas YLG Steering Committee Breakfast is an opportunity for our members across the Americas who represent the Young Leaders on a regional level to connect in-person and discuss strategic planning for the meetings ahead.

2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | YLG Connect & Impact Session

The YLG Connect session is a special event for young leaders (under 35) attending the conference to hear from local rising stars on the various projects they are working on and their impact on the local community. It is also a good opportunity for young leaders to share how ULI has improved their commercial real estate career path and to connect with fellow colleagues. After the panel, young leaders and other attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the challenges most affecting them and the CRE industry during facilitated roundtables.

Wednesday, April 10th

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. | YLG Caffeinated Conversations Meet-up (OFF-SITE and BYO)

Join us for an invigorating start to your day at the “YLG Caffeinated Conversations Meet-up” during the 2024 ULI Spring Meeting in the vibrant heart of New York City. This exclusive gathering is designed to foster meaningful connections among emerging leaders in the real estate and land use industry. Kickstart the day by engaging in casual, enriching discussions with fellow under-35 professionals over steaming cups of coffee at a local, trendy coffee shop. Network, exchange insights, and share experiences in a relaxed setting conducive to forging valuable connections. Whether you’re a seasoned attendee or a first-time participant, this meet-up offers an ideal platform to expand your network, gain fresh perspectives, and establish lasting connections with like-minded peers. Don’t miss this opportunity to caffeinate your networking experience while enjoying the bustling energy of New York City.

3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. | YLG Tour (Registration is $40 and includes train pass)

Registered Young Leader and Student members attending the 2024 Spring Meeting have the exclusive opportunity to explore a neighborhood in New York City at a discounted rate. More information will be available soon!

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | YLG Dinner Meetup (BYO)

Each ULI Fall and Spring Meeting, the Americas Young Leaders Group organizes a “buy your own (BYO)” Dinner Meet-up event. This event is open to all young leaders under 35 attending the Meeting. No fee or registration is required. A location will be determined in advance and all registrants in this demographic will be invited to an informal dinner where each person is responsible for the cost of their own meal.

8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. | The Spring Meeting Reception Hosted by YLG
The ULI Spring Meeting Reception, hosted by the Americas Young Leaders Group, will bring together over 300 Meeting attendees and local members for networking and authentic connection. This separately ticketed event (additional fees do apply) is open to all Spring Meeting attendees and local New York members. The registration fee includes two drink tickets for the bar and hors d’oeuvres.

Find more information HERE.


Ever wanted to get a glimpse into the cutting-edge world of development? Well, here’s your chance! Guest spots are now open for students to attend Product Council Meetings at the Spring Meeting in New York!

What are Product Councils, you ask? Let’s break it down:

Why Attend?

For more information, visit ULI Product Councils.  Submit your interest HEREGuest spots are extremely limited. Only serious inquiries/applications, and you must be confirmed to attend Spring 2024 for eligibility.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to be a part of the Product Council Meetings. See you at the Spring Meeting in New York!


The information discussed, presented, or shared during this meeting is confidential and privileged. Participation in this meeting implies an understanding and agreement to uphold the confidentiality of the information discussed. If you are chosen to participate, you will be required to attend a virtual prep session on Thursday, March 28th, at 4:00 p.m. EST. If you cannot attend, you can view the recording, which will provide access information.

The University Connections Experience: Fall Meeting 2023 from the Student Perspective

ULI Americas is working to provide opportunities to gain first-hand exposure to industry contacts and practices through its University Connections.

University Connections at Fall Meeting 2023

Student Resource Page for ULI’s Fall Meeting in Los Angeles

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New York Hilton Midtown
New York, NY, United States

April 9-11, 2024

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