YLG Events

The mission of the ULI San Diego-Tijuana Young Leaders Group (YLG) is to create opportunities for young professionals to develop skills and build relationships that will help them advance in their careers, to help foster a connection to, and an understanding of, thoughtful land use and development practices, and to build a desire to remain active in the San Diego-Tijuana District Council and ULI National after they pass the Young Leader age threshold.

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YLG Events

August 16th Cocktails + Content – ULI SD/TJ YLG
Punch Bowl Social
Time: 5:30-7:30
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Hear from Sumeet Parekh who founded San Diego-based HP Investors, a real estate investment firm focusing on acquisition, development, and management of commercial properties in high barrier to entry markets on the West Coast of the United States.

Prior to founding HP Investors, Mr. Parekh acquired, structured, and managed over $3B in real estate investments in New York City for The Carlyle Group, one of the largest private equity real estate investors in the world. Part of HP Investors portfolio includes buildings that house the North Park Beer Co, The Coliseum (Punch Bowl Social), and Davanti Enoteca in Little Italy.

September 26th Cocktails + Content – ULI SD/TJ YLG
Little Italy Food Hall
In Collaboration with ULI NEXT Members
Time: 5:30-7:30

Hear directly from San Diego-based hospitality group Grain & Grit Collective, an extension of Sweet 100 which has helped to develop and expand local brands including Carnitas’ Snack Shack and Broken Yolk Café.

Spanning 4,685-square-feet plus an outdoor patio, the food hall includes six food vendors, a mobile chefs’ area for pop-up cooking demonstrations and a bar serving craft beer and cocktails.


October 4th ULI SD/TJ FALL Project Tour Presented by the Young Leaders Group
Sycuan Casino’s $226 Million Hotel and Resort Expansion
Time: 3:00-9:00

Join ULI Young Leaders for an inside look a Sycuan Casino’s $226 million hotel and resort expansion. We will hear from Sid Morris, Chairman Martinez and the Sycuan staff, who will present the plans, market positioning, and long term growth strategy.

November TBD Luminaire Series Dinner
(Invitation Only)


Past 2018 Events

January 18th Cocktails + Content – ULI SD/TJ YLG 
Born & Raised

Time:    5:30-7:30
Featured Speaker- Arsalun Tafazoli, owner of Consortium Holdings (Ironside, Craft & Commerce, False Idol, Neighborhood, Noble Experiment, Polite Provisions, Soda & Swine, Underbelly and El Dorado.)
February 6th 11th Annual Partnership Forum Groups Kick Off Event – ULI SD/TJ YLG

Time:    6:00
Place: Woodbury School of Architecture
February 22nd Cocktails + Content – ULI SD/TJ YLG

Time: 5:30-7:30
Featured Speaker- Todd Brown, known for creating some of San Diego’s favorite venues, including Bub’s at the Beach, Bub’s at the Ballpark and the Blind Burro. Todd will talk about the transformation of one of San Diego’s premier waterfront locations into his newest project, Waterbar in Pacific Beach.
March 21st SPRING Project Tour – ULI SD/TJ YLG
The Park Bankers Hill by Zephyr
Time: 4:30-6:30

Featured Speaker- Brad Termini of Zephyr will tour the Young Leaders through San Diego’s newest premier Condominium tower in the Bankers Hill neighborhood.

April 19th Cocktails + Content – ULI SD/TJ YLG
The Crack Shack Little Italy

Time:    5:30-7:30
Featured Speaker – Josh Lichtman, Director of Development for the highly successful restaurant group, The Crack Shack, will discuss the expansions of The Crack Shack restaurants.

Now at four locations (Little Italy, Encinitas, Costa Mesa and Century City), hear directly from Josh how they have made success out of Southern California fried chicken and egg fare in the sunny so-cal spirit of inspired cuisine, spacious ambiance, lawn games and craft drinks.

May 15th Cocktails + Content – ULI SD/TJ YLG

The NEW Quartyard

Time:    5:30-7:30
Featured Speaker- Philip Auchettl, CEO of  RAD LAB, a powerful leader in social design and is sought out nationally and internationally for exceptional tactical urban architecture design.

Philip will discuss their latest venture of the newly re-located Quartyard in East Village. Quartyard is an urban park and event venue constructed from repurposed shipping containers with a goal of activating vacant urban land into a vibrant outdoor community space.Quartyard is home to an eatery, dog run, full service beer garden, event venue, art space and coffee shop.

June 12th SUMMER Project Tour ULI SD/TJ YLG
 – The transformation of the former Mission Valley Union Tribune Building.

Time: 4:30-6:30
A project tour of San Diego’s exciting new premium office space, AMP&RSAND with the project developer Casey Brown and John Kenney of The Casey Brown Company. The tour will be followed by drinks and appetizers and an open Q&A with the development team.
July 20th YLG Summer Social –  Four O’Clock Fridays at the Del Mar Race Track, Ancient Title Sky Box Suite

Time:    2:00-7:30
First race starts 4:00Kick back and enjoy a Friday afternoon in our private suite, followed by a concert after the races.  Open to all YLG members who are encouraged to bring non-members and guests.  Only limited to 80 people.