The Urban Land Institute’s Boston/New England District Council is announcing a new program designed to increase participation of those underrepresented in the land use and real estate industry. Pathways to Inclusion will kick-off at ULI’s Fall Meeting, the industry’s largest gathering of city builders, which is being held in Boston October 8-11, 2018.
Thirty-four minority professionals – representing a wide range of disciplines within the land use industry – will receive free access to Fall Meeting, in addition to a year-long ULI membership, which will establish structured connections to key Boston real estate leaders and access to ULI’s educational and professional development resources. The program is a joint partnership between ULI, the Builders of Color Coalition, African-American Real Estate Professionals, and the City of Boston Office of Resilience and Racial Equity.
Among those selected to participate are:
- Katherine Martinez, Lena Park Community Development Corp.
- Courtney Sharpe, City of Boston, Office of Arts and Culture
- Richard L. Taylor, Taylor Smith Group
“We are extremely pleased to offer the Pathways to Inclusion program in conjunction with Fall Meeting,” said Michelle Landers, ULI Boston/New England Executive Director. “This will be a catalyst to provide minority developers and land use professionals with opportunities to expand their networks and develop relationships with the established Greater Boston commercial real estate community. It is an important step toward broadening ULI membership.”
The Pathways to Inclusion Initiative is being sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & Co, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, Massport, Douglas Poutasse, and the ULI Boston/New England District Council.
“Ensuring that all members of our community have access to the right tools and resources is critical to driving inclusive growth throughout Greater Boston,” said Rick Macdonald the New England Regional Manager for Middle Market Banking at JPMorgan Chase. “We’re proud to support Pathways to Inclusion and are committed to investing in communities where we live and work.”
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