ULI in Action

The Urban Land Institute’s Advisory Services Program brings an objective and diverse team of real estate and planning professionals together to focus on solving your toughest land use and real estate challenges. The result of this collaborative effort is an implementation strategy that is based on sound information, community realities, and best practice.

ULI in Action

Over the last decade, ULI has served as a trusted adviser to many communities across Tampa Bay on land use and real estate challenges and opportunities including for Pasco County, Hillsborough County, Manatee County, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, the City of Tampa, the City of St. Petersburg and the City of New Port Richey.

Most recently, ULI Tampa Bay provided technical expertise to the City of St. Petersburg on the future use and redevelopment opportunities for a 10 acre site with a traditional shopping center. Read more on this here. 

About the Advisory Services Program

ULI’s Advisory Service program provides expert and objective strategic advice to sponsoring organizations on  complex land use and development issues. Panels link public agencies and nonprofit organizations to seasoned real estate, planning, financing, marketing and technical experts by leveraging the local and national ULI member network. ULI’s Advisory Services program has assisted over 600 communities worldwide since 1947.

Advisory Service programs are intentionally flexible to provide a customized approach to a broad range of issues including but not limited to:
• Visioning
• Growth management
• Redevelopment/reuse
• New development opportunities
• Infrastructure
• Sustainable development
• Affordable housing
• Public/private partnerships
• Development strategy and criteria for public agencies

Panels are initiated when a sponsor requests services from a district council on a specific issue that can be addressed in either a 1-2 day Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) facilitated by local ULI experts, or a 3-6 day Advisory Services Panel (ASP) facilitated by national ULI member experts based outside of the study area. The process typically involves
refining the scope, selecting a panel, gathering project information into a briefing book, convening the panel, stakeholder interviews, site visits and completing a final report.

To ensure objectivity, panelists must have no conflict of interest and must agree to  refrain from soliciting work on the project within 12 months of completion.

Fees depend on the size of the scope, length of the panel and the detail of the final report. Each panel is different and fees are negotiated individually. Learn more here.

About ULI – the Urban Land Institute 

Established in 1936, ULI today has 37,000 members worldwide representing the entire spectrum of land use and development disciplines. ULI is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit
education and research institute supported by its members. Our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

In the ULI fashion of offering an unbiased and nonpartisan exchange on issues impacting our communities, ULI Tampa Bay provides the avenues for active dialogue
between private industry, public agencies and nonprofit organizations to help facilitate solutions to local and regional issues.

Ready to learn more?


Barry Karpay, Chair, ULI Tampa Bay
tel: (813) 262-2742
email: barry.karpay@lennar.com

Siobhan O’Kane, Manager, ULI Tampa Bay
tel: (813) 262-2742
email: siobhan.okane@uli.org