ULI Boston/New England Opens Applications for 2025 Pathways to Inclusion Cohort

Michelle Landers (Photo: Linkedin)

BOSTON, MA  – The Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Boston/New England announced that applications for the 2025 Pathways to Inclusion Cohort are now open through August 30.

This initiative, in partnership with the Builders of Color Coalition and African-American Real Estate Professionals New England (AAREP), aims to expand ULI membership and professional networks for minority developers and land use professionals in New England.

Pathways to Inclusion is designed to strengthen the participation of underrepresented groups in the land use and real estate sectors, including individuals of African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Middle Eastern, and Asian descent. The Cohort welcomes applicants at any stage of their career, who have a strong interest in and/or foundational knowledge of the built environment. Benefits include an annual ULI membership and registration for the 2025 ULI Fall and Spring Meetings, valued at $3,200.

“Pathways to Inclusion is an important part of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the built environment, particularly as we want the real estate industry to reflect and represent all of the communities that we serve,” said Michelle Landers, Executive Director of ULI Boston/New England. “This program not only provides individuals of color the chance to expand their industry knowledge, network, and take advantage of the vast opportunities within ULI but also enriches the diversity of our network, benefiting all of our members and leaders.”

Cohort members will benefit from attending ULI’s Fall and Spring Meetings at a complimentary or reduced registration fee, which attracts thousands of land use experts. Additionally, the program includes receptions with ULI leadership and alumni to help expand participants’ professional networks, and the opportunity to attend convenings focused on housing affordability, property management, career development, etc.

“Having the opportunity to participate in Pathways to Inclusion was an absolute honor, and that’s saying the least,” said past cohort member Joshua Dickins, Assistant Project Manager at Trinity Financial. The level of investment the program places within its members is far-reaching.”

Applications for the 2025 Pathways to Inclusion Cohort are open until August 30, 2024. To learn more and apply, visit here.