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

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


AMP&RSAND – The transformation of the former Mission Valley Union Tribune Building.

Time: TBD

July TBD Annual Charity Event – ULI SD/TJ YLG Event details coming soon
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 4:00

Kick 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.

August 16th Cocktails + Content – ULI SD/TJ YLG

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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 will include six food vendors, a mobile chefs’ area for pop-up cooking demonstrations and a bar serving craft beer and cocktails.

September TBD FALL Project Tour ULI SD/TJ YLG (Tijuana Tour) 

Event details coming soon

October 18th Cocktails + Content – ULI SD/TJ YLG

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Details coming soon

October TBD Luminaire Series Dinner
(Invitation Only)
Event details coming soon
November TBD End of Year Celebration ULI SD/TJ YLG
Event details coming soon

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:    6:00Place: 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 21nd 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.