Y o u ng Le a d er s G r ou p
NEWS RELEAS E
ULI Arizona Young Leaders Group
4228 East Taro Lane, Phoenix, Arizona 85050
Cont act: Kelley Fike 602.258.3150 (office)
June 29, 2004 FOR IMMEDI ATE RELEASE
ULI ARI ZONA YOUNG LEADERS’ GROUP RANKED S ECOND LARGEST IN U.S.
(Phoenix, Ariz.) – Since its inception this January, Urban Land Institute Arizona’s first-ever
Young Leaders Group (Y LG) has rapidly grown its members hip to top the list of the largest YLG’s
in country, according to ULI’s official May 2004 Report.
The report stated that ULI Arizona YLG tied with New York at 113 members, while Washington
ranked first with 149 members. Since that report, ULI Arizona YLG has had two more successful
events that helped push the membership rate up to 164 members – making it the fastest growing
ULI YLG in the country.
“We are extremely excited by the overwhelming respons e to YLG,” says ULI Arizona Y LG co-
chair, Peter Menna of Grubb & Ellis. “It clearly demonstrates the need we had for this type of
young organization and it’s really reinforced the strength of our local real estate community.”
ULI Arizona YLG contributes the success of its vastly growing membership to generous word -of-
mouth publicity and its incredible, sold-out speaker events and net working socials. Mr. Charley
Freericks of DMB Associates lead the March kick -off event at the Viad Tower Theater where he
shared his wisdom about ensuring a triumphant career in today’s cutthroat real estate industry.
The second event, held in May at the Phoenix Des ert Botanical Gardens, was equally successful
as Mr. Fred Unger of Spring Creek Development spoke about his renowned resort
redevelopments and his fut ure plans for the anticipated revitalization of Downtown Scottsdale.
As a sub-group of the ULI Arizona District Council, Arizona YLG was formed to create valuable
opportunities in which ULI members under the age of 35 can learn from each other and industry
leaders about the responsible use of land to enhance the total environment of our state and
country. This is done through a packed agenda of speaker events led by mentors in our industry,
educational seminars, facility tours and net working socials planned specifically for YLG members
at alternate venues each month. Arizona YLG is led by 15 committee members from various
companies within the real estate industry: Peter Menna (Grubb & Ellis), Jaime Marquez (Butte
Properties), Justin Miller (Grubb & Ellis), Brian Polac hek (RE D Realty Advisors), Kirsten Lewis
(Cavan Commercial), Kelley Fike (Kitchen Sink Studios), Ted Harrison (Holualoa), Lara Kelso
(Thunderbird AGS IM ), Tim Pullen (Westcor/Macerich), Trent Mostaert (Weitz), and Kerri Ann
Addante (North American Title).
Next on the agenda is the third speaker event, which will be held Wednesday, July 21st at
Brittlebush Bar & Grill at the Kierland Golf Club. Brad Logan, Principal and Designated Broker of
Cavan Commercial will share advice with YLG members on how to differentiate yourself in the
highly competitive Metro Phoenix commercial real estate market.
And, on August 18, Arizona State Land Commissioner, Mark Winkleman will share with us his
stories on how he climbed the ropes to eventually land the highly regarded position he holds, and
what his position has allowed him to do in regards to the State Trust Land Reform Act.
All current Urban Land Institute Arizona and Young L eaders Group members are encouraged to
attend the events, as well as people seriously interested in pursuing a new membership wit h ULI
Arizona YLG. If you are a ULI member under the age of 35, you are inherently a member of YLG.
Annual membership dues for ULI Arizona YLG is $150 and benefits include a reduced rate on
event registrations fees to all ULI Arizona District Council functions.
For more on ULI Arizona YLG, vi sit http://www.arizona.uli.org/ylg.htm
For membership info, contact: Brian Polac hek: 480-947-7772, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Justin Miller: 602-224-4462, JMiller@brephoenix.com.
ULI YLG of Arizona promises to provide responsible leadership in the real estate industry by infusing young minds with
know ledge in the use of land. Members w ill be better equipped to enhance the environment as the Phoenix metropolitan
area rapidly expands over the next 15-20 years. ULI YLG of Arizona is focused on creating a strong base of talent and
expertis e from which to grow the ULI Arizona District Council into one of the premier ULI District Councils in the country.