Young Leaders Professional Development Program

YLPDP_Logo_Full_Color.jpg Young Leaders Professional Development Program

Application submissions for the 2023 Cohort are now open - applications are due by November 30, 2022!


Developed by New England Chapter Board Members, the Young Leaders Professional Development Program was launched in 2015. The program consists of a series of educational, personal, and professional development sessions throughout the year, which are led by top Real Estate Executives and a professional career coach.

This one-year program brings together a maximum of 12 young professionals who spend the year together on a journey of personal and professional enrichment.  The Program leverages senior members of the CRE community as faculty as well as outside professionals in the area of professional development.  It focuses on elevating young professionals’ understanding of the various disciplines that make up the corporate real estate field and, through personal one-on-one coaching, allows the young leader to better understand his/her strengths and areas for improvement as well as how to enhance their personal brand and leadership skills. At the end of the program, the class will “graduate” at our annual Awards of Excellence dinner.

This is a unique opportunity for a limited class. Apply today by clicking on this link!

All fully completed applications are due Wednesday, November 30, 2022 by 5:00 pm. Questions and applications should be directed to Karyn Houde at  khoude@bermangrp.com

Once your online application is submitted, please email Karyn Houde requesting confirmation of receipt.  Applicants will receive decisions by December 19, 2022 and, if selected, will need to attend a mandator kickoff lunch with Sarah Abrams, Chris Petryshin, and Leah Grace on Thursday, January 12, 2023, 12pm-2pm, Iron Mountain, and mandatory group coaching session with LeahGrace on Tuesday, January 24 from 12pm-2:30pm (virtual).

Additional sessions scheduled thus far include the below and remaining session calendar invitations will be sent as soon as possible.


  • Leasing Ins and Outs Class with Cynthia Keliher of McCarter & English and Kevin Heffernan, formerly of Liberty Mutual: Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 1pm-3:30pm, McCarter & English



Young Leaders Professional Development Program Class of 2022

Gabrielle Bower | CBRE
Elizabeth Eromin | Fidelity Investments
Jasper Gondhi | VVA Project & Cost Managers
Anie Grunwald | CBRE
John Huntington | CreativeOfficeResources
Katherine Kenney | Northstar Project & Real Estate Services
Zofia Kotecka | Liberty Mutual
Trevor MacDonald | STV Inc.
Blake Reynolds | CBRE
August Russo | Cushman & Wakefield
Brenna Spingler | JLL
Emily Wadman | Toast, Inc.


Contact Karyn Houde, Managing Director, CoreNet New England, with questions. 

Meet the 2018 Leadership Development Program graduates in the video below: