Public agencies, private firms, and non-profit organizations facing complex land use and redevelopment project issues can get expert and objective advice from local ULI members with the help of the Impact Committee. This can be through advisory services such as Public Sector Workshops, Task Forces, Working Groups, Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) or national Advisory Service Panels (ASP).
PUBLIC SECTOR WORKSHOPS
ULI San Antonio’s Public Sector Workshops are an educational tool for local communities to help their public sector decision-makers, officials, and staff develop a more thorough understanding of the specific land use topics, priorities, and challenges that their communities face. The customized 2-4 hour workshops equip public sector leaders with the tools, knowledge, perspectives, and private-sector insights they need to ensure their communities remain vibrant, resilient, and responsive to changing economic circumstances and competing market forces.
- City of Cibolo Public Sector Workshop Series
Chair: Thad Rutherford
ULI/SA Task Forces partner public and private entities to discuss and impact local issues.
- ULI/SA Energy Task Force with CPS
Co-Chairs: Hunter Kingman and Trey Jacobson
These groups tackle a specific topic with a definite start and stop date.
- Benchmarking Educational Outreach
ULI Lead: Marta Schantz, ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PANELS
Objective of ULI‘s Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs)
Technical Assistance Panels provide expert, multi-disciplinary advice to public agencies and non-profit organizations facing complex land use and real estate issues in the San Antonio metropolitan area.
Drawing from its extensive membership base, ULI San Antonio can conduct panels to offer objective and responsible advice on a wide variety of land use and real estate issues ranging from site-specific projects to public policy questions. The TAP is intentionally flexible to provide sponsoring organizations a customized approach to specific land use and real estate issues.
How a TAP can help a public agency or non-profit organization
A TAP can help to address a broad range of issues, including:
- Evaluating a community’s development / redevelopment strategy;
- Evaluating growth issues including economics and management;
- Analyzing the re-use potential of existing properties;
- Identifying key economic and land use issues relating to public/private land use situations;
- Evaluating specific development and land proposals or issues;
- Assessing overall development strategy and business planning for public agencies
- Developing criteria for evaluating RFPs
Who serves on a TAP?
A TAP consists of 3 to 7 ULI San Antonio members chosen specifically for each assignment. Depending on the assignment, panel members might include developers and owners, investors, planners, engineers, market and financial analysts, as wells as members of the public sector. Panel members volunteer their time at no cost.
The TAP Process and Deliverables
Panels typically last 1.5 days, during which panelists tour the area, meet with stakeholders, and work to produce an initial report of findings, presented at the end of the second day.
After the panel is completed, the findings are compiled in a summary report that is submitted to the sponsoring agency.
It is the responsibility of the sponsoring agency whose project is selected to compile a briefing book for the panel containing appropriate background documents, provide a site for the panel to meet, arrange a tour of the area, identify stakeholders to meet with the panel, and provide a venue for the presentation of the panel’s recommendations.
TAP Application and Schedule
After completing an application, members of the TAP Committee will arrange an initial meeting to understand and refine the assignment 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.
A two- to three-month lead-time may be necessary to provide sufficient time to assemble the best available panel members, compile briefing materials, and plan for the logistics of the TAP. ULI San Antonio charges a fee of approximately $5,000 – $10,000 for each of its panels to cover associated costs and staff time.
To learn more about the ULI TAP program or to request an application, please contact Janis Ploetz, ULI San Antonio District Council Senior Manager, at 210-887-0051 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
ADVISORY SERVICE PANELS
Since 1947, the ULI Advisory Services program has helped communities find strategic, practical solutions for the most challenging issues facing today’s urban, suburban, and rural areas. Advisory Services offerings are ideal for governments and nonprofit, public, and private organizations that need independent, timely, and unbiased solutions for specific land use and real estate development challenges.
In response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the ULI Advisory Services team has created a suite of new virtual programs that will allow ULI and its members to continue to fulfill ULI’s mission and provide strategic advice to communities on programmatic goals while incorporating social distancing as part of the program’s execution.