Membership FAQ

On July 1, 2013, we simplified our membership options. There are just two individual membership types available, Full and Associate. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the new membership structure.

  1. Why a new membership structure?

ULI’s membership structure had become unwieldy and confusing over the years. We ended up with 31 member types worldwide. It was hard for people to determine which member type was right for them and the benefits they would receive for their dues.

ULI has also changed over the years, becoming global, developing a strong local District Council system, expanding the National Councils, and offering a valued Young Leader program. The member types and benefits needed to reflect these changes.

Finally, technology has changed how our members consume and exchange information and what they seek from ULI. We needed to modernize what we offer to members and how we deliver these offerings.

  1. What are the new membership types and dues? What has changed?

As of July 2013, there are just two individual membership types, with standard discounts for members in working in government, nonprofits, or academic institutions, those under age 35, students, and retirees(70+ years of age with 10+ years of ULI membership). Existing members will be placed in the new structure on a rolling basis, as their memberships are renewed.

Associate
Membership

Full
Membership

Eligibility

Open to all. Selective.
Not available to students.

Dues

U.S. $430 $1,200
Europe €265 €565
Asia* See below* See below*
Rest of World $215 $545

Discount on Dues for

U.S., Europe, and Rest of World

Excludes Asia*

Under 35 50% 50%
Student 75% NA
Nonprofit, Government,
Academic Institution or
Retired (70+ years of age
with 10+ years of ULI membership)
50% 75%

*Asia Dues

Membership $210 $530
Under 35 $170 $530
Student $65 NA
Government, Nonprofit, University $150 $290
  1. Will a Young Leader program still be offered?

Yes, the Young Leader Group (YLG) is an important part of ULI’s culture. The YLG will still be offered through District Councils and National Councils and will be open to ULI members under age 35. While Young Leader is no longer a member type, there is a discount on member dues and many events for those under 35.

  1. What has changed about volunteering and leadership opportunities?

Committee assignments and leadership positions are now open only to ULI members. We encourage members to give back by volunteering time, talent, and donations.

  1. What member benefits will be offered?

Members will get more value for their dues. ULI has increased the member discount for books, events, and education programs and added more members-only offerings.

Associate
Membership 

Full
Membership

Significant discounts on events, education programs, and publications

X

X

Urban Land magazine—choose print, online, or both

X

X

Free members-only webinars on trends

X

X

Access to the Member Directory

X

X

Members-only events offered by your local District Council and National Council

X

X

Member groups such as Young Leaders Group (under 35)

X

X

District Council and National Council volunteer, committee, and leadership opportunities

X

X

Eligibility to apply for an exclusive Product Council membership in the U.S., Europe, and Asia

X

Invitations to Full Members–only receptions and events

X

Opportunities to give back by mentoring, speaking, serving on national advisory panels, and serving on research center advisory teams

X

Eligibility to participate on national, regional, and global committees and in leadership

X

Use of the ULI Full Member logo

X

  1. Will group memberships be available?

Corporate Membership packages will be available worldwide in the fall. The Corporate Membership package concept offers more benefits to the company, such as volume discounts on membership and activities, added recognition and visibility for the company, the ability to transfer memberships among employees, and master billing. Existing Sustaining Memberships will be transferred to the Corporate Membership program. We will also offer a group membership for nonprofits, academic institutions, and government agencies.

More questions? E-mail Membership@uli.org or, in the U.S., call +1 800-321-5011; outside the U.S., call +1 410 626 7500.