The ULI Central Florida Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDi) Program is entering its third annual session. The program helps participants learn more about what it takes to put together a successful development through a combination of curriculum and case study work. Each team will produce a development plan, pro-forma, and marketing plan. Chosen participants will engage in both large group and small group mentoring sessions.
The applications for the 2023 Fall cohort are now available and due on June 29 at noon. The application is available here during the application period.
REDi 2023 – Thursday Afternoons, August 10 – November 30
What does the program offer?
- Mentoring and education worth more than $15,000
- Comprehensive curriculum of the stages of real estate development
- Mentorship and coaching from professionals active in the field
- Opportunity to develop a full proposal for real-world case study
- Free two-year membership to ULI, with access to nearly 400 members locally and over 45,000 globally working in many different areas of the real estate industry
What is the time commitment?
- 3-hour interactive sessions every Thursday afternoon
- Sessions run from August 10 – November 30
Who Should Apply?
- Early to mid-career professionals interested in expanding their understanding of real estate development, those with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and/or those interested in becoming a Developer or Owner of projects.
- Because this course is not taught at a 101 level, the ideal participant will have at least 2-4 years of experience in real estate or a related industry.
- Exceptions to these guidelines may be considered for applicants that demonstrate an applicable community role, high level of motivation, and a higher level of real estate knowledge and experience through their personal essay and recommendation letters. Please contact us ([email protected]) to discuss whether REDi is the right fit for you.
Eligibility and Cost:
- REDi is open to people of color and women.
- Admission is competitive and requires a completed application.
- Registration is $450 payable upon acceptance, with a limited number of partial scholarships available. Requests for scholarships are due with applications.
- These sessions are expected to all be in-person. On occasion, due to COVID-19 or other extenuating circumstances, we may need to pivot to virtual sessions. You must have access to a computer and an internet connection, if necessary.
- Basic contact and demographic information
- Overview of experience level and areas
- Commitment to program requirements
- Attachment: Professional Resume (1 or 2-page resume that includes your education and work history)
- Attachment: Response to questions which explains (in 200-500 words) what you hope to gain and the benefit you expect for yourself and the community by completing the REDi program.
- Attachment: Two letters of reference (1 page each) from persons who have strong knowledge of your abilities and interest in real estate development. If you are employed full-time, one of your letters must be from your supervisor stating that they will support your participation and allow the classes to be a priority. Applicants are encouraged to obtain letters of reference from current ULI members when possible.
- Participation Selection: Selection of participants will be based on level of relevant experience (resume), commitment and desire to participate in the program (personal essay), and letters of reference, reviewed by our local REDi Steering Committee. This selection process is competitive, and not everyone who is qualified is accepted. Class sizes vary and the final number is based on having 3 balanced “development teams” within the class.
Applications are due on June 29 at noon. The application is available here during the application period.