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Young Leaders Mentorship Program

The Mentorship Program helps Young Leaders develop a broad understanding of all facets of the real estate environment, while connecting with ULI peers and Mentors.

Young Leaders Mentorship Program

The mission of the ULI San Antonio Mentorship Program is to provide an opportunity for ULI Young Leaders and seasoned ULI members to connect, grow, and create lasting relationships by sharing their knowledge and experiences in an atmosphere of confidentiality, trust and respect.  A Mentor group will consist of 1 Mentor and 3-4 Young Leader members and will meet at least four times per year.  Applicants accepted into the program must be employed or in graduate studies and will be matched with the most appropriate Mentor based on their application.


The ULI / SA Mentorship Program is designed to provide ULI Young Leaders the opportunity to:

  • Explore ULI’s mission in a confidential, trusting environment of idea exchange;
  • Understand all facets of the real estate environment;
  • Connect with ULI Peers and Mentor;
  • Develop personally and professionally.

Congratulations to the Mentorship Groups for this year:

Mentor: Ty Thaggard, Milam Capital Real Estate, LLC
Barrett King – USAA Real Estate Company
Mark Maldanado – Stantec
John Byrd – Overland Partners
Ryan Whittle – Pape-Dawson Engineers
Nicole Ndavornik – USAA Real Estate Company

Mentor: Laurie Griffith, Texas Capital Bank
Kyle Weller – Turner Construction
Andrew Price – Peloton Commercial Real Estate
Rachel Brehm – Overland Partners
Casey Person – USAA Real Estate Company
Jacob Carr – Birnbaum Property Company

Mentor: Gardner Peavy, Peloton Commercial Real Estate
Ryan Defilippi – McGinley and Associates, Inc.
Emily Bowe – Weston Urban
Luke Campbell – Perron & Campbell
Lee Patterson – Frost Bank
Xavier Cantu – Marmon Mok
Michael Baird – Baird Law

Mentor: Tim Blonkvist, Overland Partners
Joseph Daniel – Metropolitan Contracting
Collin Newton – Trinity Real Estate Finance
Jesse Mudgett – Amegy Bank of Texas
Zach Dobin – Cushman & Wakefield / SA Commercial Advisors
Andrew Kim – Titan Senior Living
Christina Scott – Project Coordinator

Mentor: Charlie Fulton, Titan Development
Kevin O’Connell – Marcus & Millichap
Justin Sherwood – Open Air Studios
Daniel Quezada – USAA Real Estate Company
Joshua Hart – Frost Bank
Jaciel Castro – KIPP San Antonio, Inc.


Email Janis Ploetz at janis.ploetz@uli.org