Technical Assistance Panels
Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) provide expert, multidisciplinary advice to local governments, public agencies and nonprofit organizations facing complex land use and real estate issues in the greater Bay Area. Drawing from our seasoned professional membership base, ULI San Francisco offers objective and responsible guidance on a variety of land use and real estate issues ranging from site-specific projects to public policy questions.
Who are the Panelists?
A TAP consists of unpaid volunteers from the 2,000 ULI members in the San Francisco District Council chosen specifically for each assignment. Panelists usually include at least one for-profit or nonprofit developer, designer and/or planner, market and/or financial analyst, and a regulatory expert. Panelists with a potential conflict of interest will be deferred for other client opportunities.
What are the Deliverables?
Findings are delivered in a PowerPoint presentation at the end of each 1 – 1.5 day-long panel, along with a final report of recommendations.
What is the Application Process?
Clients can apply to the TAPs program at any time. After receiving an application, members of the TAP committee will arrange an initial meeting to understand and refine the assignment and objectives as well as identify key issues. Decisions on whether the committee can accept the panel assignment will be determined shortly after the initial meeting.
How much lead time is necessary?
A three- to four-month lead-time is necessary to provide sufficient time to assemble the best available panel members, compile briefing materials and plan for the logistics of the TAP program. ULI San Francisco charges a fee for each of its panels to cover associated costs and staff time.
Why Choose Us?
ULI San Francisco can deliver honest, unbiased answers to our clients’ questions. We are uniquely positioned with the flexibility to swiftly formulate, manage and implement on-call dynamic Technical Assistance Panels on a relatively short notice. In addition, our experienced panelists are prepared to address both location-specific and larger high level public policy analysis, providing the client with a unique and comprehensive review. To learn more about the TAP program or to request an application, please contact ULI San Francisco Executive Director Elliot Stein.
Dana Van Galder
TAPS Committee Co-Chair