ULI continues to upgrade member-facing technology to improve knowledge sharing and connectivity throughout the organization. This includes the Member Directory, which connects members to each other; Navigator, which connects members to opportunities to lead and volunteer throughout the organization; and Knowledge Finder, which connects members to the Institute’s latest research and best practices. Member use of the tools increased steadily throughout fiscal year 2019, with about one-third of the total membership using Knowledge Finder, the newest of the services. All three have proved to be invaluable resources for members seeking to give back to their community, gain industry knowledge and experience, and connect with the wider world of real estate.
Member Directory connects members around the world. In fiscal year 2019, Member Directory was improved by adding two new features:
– Document collaboration: Primarily used by product councils, this feature allows for members to collaborate on agenda creation, give notes and feedback, and provide a more customized Product Council Day; and
– Discussion feature: Also being piloted by product council members, this feature provides members with a protected place to share ideas.
“I am having really good success with Member Directory,” said Susan Morris, principal at NewHeight Group in Portland, Maine. “I am able to find the content I need and then narrow my search to find the specific people and companies within the public sector that will be able to truly help me.”