Category Archives: Technical Assistance Panel

TAPs Bring Expert Insight to Bay Area Land Use and Real Estate Challenges

Historically, one of ULI SF’s most community impact-oriented programs, 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. TAP panels are made up of senior-level experts drawn from ULI SF’s 2,300 members and are comprised of CEOs, partners, executives, and policymakers — all of whom are ready to leverage their skills, experience, and expertise to give back to the communities with which we partner. ULI SF has conducted over thirty TAPs … Read More

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A Look Inside Downtown San Mateo’s TAP Report

ULIsf’s latest Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) Report has been released! Last year, the City of San Mateo looked to ULI San Francisco for guidance on the redevelopment of two important downtown sites. The two sites — a former Kinkos store now used for surface parking and a parking lot with several temporary buildings including a local Worker Resource Center — were transferred to the city from its former Redevelopment Agency. The sites lie in a key area of the downtown that spans both the east and west sides of the Caltrain tracks; their … Read More

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ULIsf Welcomes New Manager: Renée van Staveren

Renée van Staveren

ULI San Francisco is excited to welcome our newest manager, Renée van Staveren. A Northern California native, prior to attending college she was an AmeriCorps public health volunteer in San Mateo, followed by work in the e-waste recycling sector in Los Angeles. Renée attended Prescott College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Community Development, followed by a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from Cal Poly Pomona. While studying, Renée worked with AMMA Transit Planning in the specialized transportation sector, spurring her interest in transportation infrastructure, multimodal transit … Read More

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ULI Technical Assistance Builds Momentum for Brisbane and Concord

Cities today are facing many challenges. Strained budgets, tense political environments, and limited staff capacity are just a few of the obstacles jurisdictions must contend with during the community planning process. In the last three months, ULI San Francisco held two Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) for the City of Brisbane and, most recently, the City of Concord, to provide expert, multidisciplinary advice to these cities facing complex land use and real estate issues. The following video is a summation of the TAP program and process based on the Panel work … Read More

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What’s in the TAP for East Palo Alto?

East Palo Alto (EPA) is an often hidden city with bay view access points and open space. Colliers reported during its annual forecast and presentation in downtown San Jose that companies are seeking a combined total of 7 million square feet of office and research space in Silicon Valley. That space would be enough to fit six or seven regional shopping malls. It is amazing how quickly times have changed across that area of the San Francisco Bay. The expansions of the Silicon Valley business centers of Google, Facebook, Apple, … Read More

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East Palo Alto Gets ULIsf TAP Boost

East Palo Alto Gets Boost From ULIsf Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) The City of East Palo Alto looked to ULI San Francisco for some fresh eyes and feedback from some of the Bay Area’s top real estate professionals.  Partially funded by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Ravenswood Business District (RBD) Specific Plan aims to transform East Palo Alto by adding almost 5,000 new jobs, 30 acres of parks, 4.5 miles of trails, 835 residential units, and more than 1.5 million square feet of commercial development.   Sean Charpentier, Economic Development Coordinator … Read More

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