Advisory Services: Because Today’s Issues Can’t Wait
Bringing the finest expertise in the real estate field to bear on land use planning and development projects, programs, and policies, ULI’s Advisory Services program convenes multidisciplinary panels of member experts to provide unbiased feedback on some of the most challenging problems facing communities.
Ideal for nonprofit, public, and private organizations that need independent solutions for specific land use and real estate development challenges, the Advisory Services program tailors its offerings to each organization’s needs via several panel formats of varying intensity and duration.
ULI offers Advisory Services world-wide. Contact us for more information.
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National Advisory Services Offerings
National Advisory Services offerings draw panelists from ULI’s global membership to provide expertise from diverse geographical areas.
Advisory Services Panel: An in-person deep-dive
This five-day format allows for a sponsor dinner with 7-10 panelists, followed by an in-depth briefing day composed of a tour of the site and meetings with sponsor representatives, a day of hour-long interviews with typically 70 to 100 key community representatives, and two days devoted to formulating recommendations. On the final day on site, the panel makes an oral presentation of its findings to the sponsor, which can opt to hold the presentation publicly. A written report is prepared and published.
Virtual Advisory Services Panel: virtual technical assistance
The 2.5-day format virtually convenes 4-6 panelists to learn from the sponsor, receive prepared briefing materials, engage in 25-30 virtual stakeholder interviews, and deliberate and build consensus on recommendations. Findings are presented to the sponsor at the culmination of the program. Sponsors receive a video recording of the presentation of recommendations and an Executive Summary Report of panel recommendations.
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Project Analysis Session: concise and immediate expert feedback
The intimate, conversational format of a PAS lends itself to an open exchange of ideas among diverse industry practitioners with distinct points of view. From the streamlined three-hour session to the “deeper-dive” eight-hour session (offered both in-person and virtually), the intimate conversational format encourages creative thinking and problem-solving. Project Analysis Sessions engage 4-6 member experts.
This three-hour analysis of a specific challenge begins with a sponsor-led brief overview that complements the briefing materials on the challenge. After panelists engage in preliminary deliberations, the session concludes with recommendations for consideration by the sponsor. Deliverables include an audio recording of the session and an optional summary memo synthesizing findings.
This eight-hour offering builds on the three-hour program and includes an additional working session as well as an opportunity to engage on a limited scale with area stakeholders. After engaging with the sponsor and stakeholders, panelists deliberate both with the sponsor and among themselves in order to develop strategic recommendations. Deliverables include an audio recording of the session and an optional summary memo synthesizing findings.
Find examples of recent Project Analysis Sessions here.
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District Council Advisory Services Offerings
District Council Advisory Services offerings draw panelists from ULI’s local membership at the District Council level to provide expertise with the benefit of local, contextual knowledge.
These district council panel offerings take two forms:
- technical assistance panels; and
- project analysis forums.
Technical assistance panels (TAPs) are one of a series of products offered under the ULI Advisory Services program run and implemented by district councils. Designed to provide direct assistance to communities by addressing their challenging land use and real estate issues, TAPs draw on local expertise to solve uniquely local challenges.
Project analysis forums offer a shorter format for district councils to employ local member expertise in addressing regional land use challenges. Panelists are land use professionals uniquely positioned to address the specific challenges at hand and provide in-depth, project-specific, and pragmatic recommendations. The intimate, conversational format encourages creative thinking and problem solving between the panel and the sponsor.
For more information, contact your local District Council