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Event Recap: ULI Toronto Mentorship Program

        By: Jonathan Cheng,  Stikeman Elliot LLP On October 12, 2016, participants in ULI Toronto’s mentorship program gathered for a networking social held at a classic cocktail lounge at the foot of Church Street. The venue was D.W. Alexander, a speakeasy nestled away in the basement of a historic brick warehouse, which provided the perfect atmosphere for the group of around 20 attendees to mix and mingle, as all took part in a few rounds of drinks, delicious food, and good company. Through the generous sponsorship of SGL … Read More

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Inside the Mentorship Program 2015

  Mentee – Aleks Karamarkovic, Associate, Investments, Graywood Developments I have always had the impression that ULI is a leading professional association that prides itself in putting on high quality events and initiatives. The ULI Mentorship Program confirmed my beliefs and my experience with the program far exceeded my expectations. The Mentorship Program begins with the mentee application and mentor matching. Both the application and mentor matching are highly organized and expertly carried out by the ULI staff. I was fortunate to be paired with Nick Macrae, Senior Portfolio Manager, … Read More

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Inside the Mentorship Program 2014

Mentee – Jacob Iftah, Associate, Real Capital Corp. I consider myself very fortunate to have participated in the ULI Mentorship Program. For a young real estate broker and entrepreneur like me, having the opportunity to establish relationships with the most successful people in our industry was nothing short of tremendous. Thanks to Alex and Erin’s great matching skills, I got Signe Leisk as my Mentor. Signe is the head of Planning and Development at the law firm, Cassels Brock Lawyers. Beyond being a very successful and well-known lawyer in the … Read More

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Words of Wisdom: the power of mentorship

By Vanessa Judelman Have you ever had a great mentor at work? How did he or she make an impact your career? I will never forget my first experience being mentored. Wanda, my mentor, took me under her wing with great passion. Her school of mentorship was not for the faint of heart. She could be demanding, she talked very rapidly and sometimes I had to run down the hallways to keep up with her. Yet the lessons I learned from Wanda are still serving me well eighteen years later. … Read More

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Inside the Mentorship Program 2013

Mentee: Bahador Khani Having joined ULI Toronto as a young professional new to the real estate profession and not sure where I wanted to end up in the field, I knew this was a step in the right direction. After graduating in 2010 from York University with a bachelor in Finance, I waded into real estate by managing properties for several friends and family. Since being naturally drawn to working with people, I felt that it would be a great fit to join ULI and from the very first event … Read More

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