Network, learn, and grow as part of the Eastern Regional Product Council
One of ULI members’ *exclusive* benefits is applying for the Regional Product Council. The East Central Regional Product Council 3.0 offers the opportunity for you to network with and learn from peers in comparable Midwestern markets. A Regional Product Council (RPC) provides a multi-disciplinary forum for information exchange and the sharing of best practices among mid- and senior-level members. RPC members have the chance to interact with like-minded professionals in the ULI East Central Region.
Why apply for the RPC?
- Network with partners and peers in other Midwest markets
- Learn from developers and tour their best-in-class projects being built throughout the region
- Grow your regional network and make life-long business connections that elevate your career
- Explore challenges and solutions facing similar Midwestern cities
- Spend quality time with potential project partners throughout the real estate spectrum
The ULI East Central RPC will hold an in-person meeting/tour for participants twice per year (“Semi-annual Summit”). The semi-annual summit will consist of an in-person event for all of the participants of the RPC at a destination(s) chosen by the host District Council. Each District Council will be required to host one summit during the ULI East Central RPC three-year period. The host District Council will give adequate notice of nine to twelve months in advance of the summit date(s) to allow participants the opportunity to schedule accordingly. The time commitment is approximately two days twice per year.
RPC 3.0 Schedule:
- Columbus (May 31- June 1, 2023)
- Detroit (October 11-12, 2023)
- Cincinnati (2024)
- Indianapolis (2024)
- Cleveland (2025)
- Pittsburgh (2025)
Reserve your spot
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What Our Regional Product Council Participants Are Saying
Chris Watson, Regional Product Council Co-Chair
Director of Pittsburgh Operations
“I think my favorite piece of the RPC summit was the tour of OSU Wexner Medical Center’s Inpatient Tower. I’ve spent a lot of my career working on site at healthcare facilities to complete some significant projects, but this was another level. As an engineer, seeing the infrastructure required to make a building like this function properly while connecting to an active hospital was great to see.”
“Some of my favorite moments from the trip were chatting with people from the other regional cities about issues and priorities facing each of our hometowns. There are some similarities and differences, and we can use these days together to collaborate around shared ideas. Columbus has implemented some strategies at the city level that would make sense for any city to adopt, including Pittsburgh.
It’s been years since I had spent much time in Columbus, and it was impressive to see its growth and diversification away from simply being the State Capital and home to Ohio State University. As they do so, one of the things that impressed me was how they are tapping into their natural resources. They have cleaned up their river ways and focused on connecting these amenities. Between this trip and the ULI Spring Meeting in Toronto, I’m convinced that creating these tremendous natural spaces first is how we can incentivize great placemaking.
My favorite project had to be the Open Air School project which took a historic school and created a jewel of a neighborhood amenity with a café and events space. It is embedded in a residential neighborhood but backs to one of their riverfront trails. It’s a great example of finding an underutilized building and going to the community to ask what they need. The development and design team did a great job with it, and one could see how that approach could be applied to any number of properties back in Pittsburgh.”
Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects