Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs)

Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) are part of the ULI’s national Advisory Services Program, but designed to be run and implemented by District Councils. These 1-2 Day panels allow a specific focus on an real estate or land use issue facing a community.

Panelists come from the local District Council and provide solutions where local knowledge is the key to success. Final recommendations often build on what a community has already accomplished and, as always, there is the high-quality outcome for which ULI is known.

Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs)

The ULI Michigan Technical Assistance Panel Program

The ULI Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) program brings the finest expertise in the real estate, planning and development fields together to collaborate on complex land use and redevelopment projects. TAPs are designed specifically to be run and implemented by District Councils, and are intentionally flexible to provide sponsoring organizations a customized approach to specific land use and real estate issues.

Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) provide expert, multidisciplinary advice to local governments, public agencies and nonprofit organizations facing complex land use and real estate issues throughout Michigan. Drawing from our seasoned professional membership base, ULI Michigan offers objective and responsible guidance on a variety of land use and real estate issues ranging from site-specific projects to public policy questions.

A TAP consists of unpaid volunteers ULI members in the Michigan 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.

National Advisory Services Program

ULI’s National Advisory Services Program was established in 1947, and ULI has since completed more than 600 panels, in 47 states, 12 countries, and 4 continents.

Panels bring together the best and brightest from ULI’s diverse national membership, including developers, planners, financiers, market analysts, economists, architects and public officials to provide practical and candid advice unlike any other.

Local or National?

To discuss which program best meets your needs, please contact Shannon Sclafani.

ULI TAP Reports


2017 Technical Assistance Panel Report

East Side Story: Creating Neighborhoods of Choice on Detroit’s East Side



2016 Technical Assistance Panel Report

screen-shot-2017-06-01-at-12-52-48-pmGrandmont Rosedale, Detroit: Creating Density Through Housing and Retail Diversification 







2015 Technical Assistance Panel Report

screen-shot-2017-06-01-at-12-56-29-pmWagner Hotel Block, West Downtown Dearborn: A Historic Rebirth







2014 Technical Assistance Panel Report

screen-shot-2017-06-01-at-12-56-47-pmGratiot Avenue & 15 Mile Road, Clinton Township, Michigan: A New Intersection of Opportunity





2013 Technical Assistance Panel Report

screen-shot-2017-06-01-at-12-57-06-pmDaylighting Potential of the Clinton River in Downtown Pontiac: A Feasibility Study