Young Leaders Group at the Spring Meeting

The Young Leader or “YLG” Experience at the ULI Spring Meeting is a growing concept curated for commercial real estate professionals under the age of 35. Through this opportunity, the Americas YLG Steering Committee and local ULI Toronto young leaders have collectively organized a wide range of professional development and networking events for the next generation of real estate leaders!

Access University Connections Student Programming at the 2023 Spring Meeting Here

Monday, May 15

Distillery District Meetup

5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Arriving to Toronto early? Students and Young Leader attendees arriving by May 15 will have the opportunity to meet at The Distillery District for a “Buy Your Own (BYO)” gathering event. Those who attend can meet with fellow colleagues before the official conference begins to start building meaningful relationships. You may even find yourself on a scavenger hunt! 


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Tuesday, May 16

Americas YLG Steering Committee Meeting

Metro Toronto Convention Centre | 206 AC

8:00 AM- 10:00 AM

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. 


Invite Only

YLG Connect: Perspectives on City Building from Toronto’s Developing Leaders 

Metro Toronto Convention Centre | 206 BDF

2:30 PM- 3:30 PM

Every day more people are choosing to call Toronto home, which has become North America’s fastest-growing city. To keep up with this unprecedented growth, developers are having to be innovative in their approach to city-building, and it’s no surprise that young leaders are leading that charge. 


Join four talented, rising stars as they share firsthand accounts of what it’s like to work on marquee city-building projects and the career development insights they have gained along the way. This panel will focus on four mixed-use, master-planned projects that focus on developing complete, sustainable, thriving communities that Torontonians will one day call home. 

YLG Impact

Metro Toronto Convention Centre | 206 BDF

4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Following the YLG Connect session, focusing on young leaders in the Toronto area, the YLG Impact session will be a fireside chat between ULI Americas YLG co-chairs, Katie Maslechko and Chandler Hogue, with two members of the Americas Executive Committee (AEC) Networks members, Ash Lawrence and Sara Neff. They will use the one-hour session to explore AEC goals, the importance of Young Leaders in our network, and how YLG can support the mission of the AEC and ULI as a whole. 



Wednesday, May 17

Yoga with Monika

GWL Realty Advisors Inc. Office

8:00 AM- 9:00 AM

Recharge and reconnect during “Yoga with Monika” This restorative program is guided by one of ULI’s very own Young Leader members, Monika Rau. The practice is perfect for introductory yoga and is open to all levels. 

Add to Spring Meeting registration under “Tours and Add-ons.”

Emerging Leader Product Council Program Awardee Meet & Greet

Metro Toronto Convention Centre | Exhibit Hall BC

9:30 AM- 10:30 AM

By application, the Emerging Leaders Product Council program offers an opportunity for ULI emerging leader members (under 35 years) who have sufficient professional experience and are active in the District Council Network to attend as a guest to a Product Council. The selected awardee participants are invited to attend a Meet & Greet in the Member Engagement Area (MEA) for coffee and refreshments to build relationships with others in the inaugural cohort and Product Council members. 

Invite Only

YLG Hosted Spring Meeting Reception

134 Peter St, Toronto, M5V 2H2

8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

The ULI Spring Meeting Reception, hosted by the Young Leaders Group, will bring together over 400 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 Toronto members. Please join us at the Queen-Richmond Centre West – a landmark development in Toronto’s Downtown West and a model of urban intensification, featuring the modernization of a historic building. Price includes two drink tickets for the bar and hors d’oeuvres. Extra drink tickets can be purchased onsite.

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Thursday, May 18

Exclusive YLG Student Tour

Metro Toronto Convention Centre | Bus Loading Area

8:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Registered young leaders and student members attending the 2023 Spring Meeting have the exclusive opportunity to explore Liberty Village at a discounted rate.  


Heady with Gen Z and millennial energy, Liberty Village (just west of downtown Toronto) has a youthful, campus-meets-condo vibe. Bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes buzz with energy. The 45-acre brownfield master-planned neighborhood also functions as one of the city’s creative corridors with production facilities, agencies, and tech firms operating out of lofts and studio spaces in converted former warehouses. Learn why it is one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods for emerging professionals.


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