Membership in Lambda Alpha International recognizes and honors men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the knowledge, understanding and practice of their fields and whose professional conduct contributes to the furtherance of the highest ideals of their profession,
LAI is a multi-disciplinary global society of more then 2,200 top professionals in the fields related to land use, real estate development. There are 26 chapters throughout North America, Europe and the Far East. Our goal is to connect professionals, share knowledge and advance best practices.
You can find additional information at https://www.lai.org/about and https://www.lai.org/about/frequently-asked-questions.
Only active and non-resident active members may nominate qualified individuals for membership during a nomination process conducted early each year by the chapter Membership in Lambda Alpha International recognizes and honors men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the knowledge, understanding or practice in one or more of the fields of land economics, and whose professional conduct contributes to the furtherance of the highest ideals of scholarship and integrity. The nomination of an individual should establish the individual’s specific contributions and/or achievements and be sufficient to distinguish that individual as a leader in his or her field. The board considers and initiates new members once a year in September. Initiation is celebrated in an October reception.
The following are the qualifications for chapter membership:
- An undergraduate and/or masters degree in a recognized field of land economics, real estate or development, including but not limited to economics, architecture, civil engineering, geography, landscape architecture, urban planning, public administration, law, environmental design and historic preservation.
- A minimum of ten years of professional experience in a recognized field of land economics, real estate construction or development; including (but not limited to those listed under Education above), land use planning, urban development/redevelopment, property tax assessment, zoning, real estate consulting, appraisal, and real estate development. As an alternative, a minimum of five years of professional experience for any individual who holds a doctoral degree provided that the related dissertation was devoted to a topic associated with land economics
- An accomplishment which is an identifiable singular achievement, contribution, or leadership role in any of the fields stated in #1 and #2 above or a body of work which, when taken as a whole, represents a significant contribution above the normal progress an individual might achieve at mid career.
If after reviewing the above and you are interested in membership in Lambda Alpha International or you would like to recommend somebody for membership please email us your/their contact information to [email protected] and put membership in the subject line.