Alumni Leadership

Becoming a YPG graduate is just the beginning.

The Young Professionals Group (YPG) is NAIOP SoCal’s industry-leading professional development and leadership program. Each year, 35 real estate professionals are selected to take part in a 12-month, 70-hour course designed to educate, develop, connect and elevate the commercial real estate industry’s emerging leaders. The program offers instruction in critical components of the real estate industry, personal and professional development coaching from MBA-level instructors, extensive networking and relationship-building activities, and guidance from leading industry executives through an intimate speaker series exclusive to YPG.

Among YPG’s more than 350 alumni are senior level executives, principals who have founded their own companies and NAIOP SoCal Board Members.

YPG has emerged as a strong voice for the next generation of commercial real estate. The organization has already founded a number of unique events including: Leadership Summit, Y-Games, and Big for a Day to name a few.


YPG Alumni Chair
Greg Brown

YPG Vice Chair
Brooke Birtcher Gustafson
Birtcher Development

Past Chair
Brad Schmitt
Savillis Studley

Thanks to Our Sponsors

NAIOP SoCal would like to thank all of the sponsors that make YPG possible.

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