ULI Minnesota: TAPping into Success: The Impact of ULI Minnesota's TAPs


2024-05-07T09:00:00 - 2024-05-07T11:30:00

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    Brookview Golden Valley 316 Brookview Parkway S Golden Valley, MN 55426 United States


    Pricing Members Non-Members
    Private $65.00 $90.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $55.00 $80.00
    Retired $55.00 N/A
    Student $35.00 $45.00
    Under Age 35 $55.00 $90.00

    This event was rescheduled from April 2. 

    This program has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce for 2 hours Real Estate CE. It has also been approved for 2 hours of  AIA LU credit and 2 hours of AICP CM credits.
    Join us for a dynamic discussion with TAP panelists and stakeholders as we review some of ULI Minnesota's Technical Assistance Panels from the past seven years. Hear firsthand how our TAPs tackled complex challenges and delivered valuable insights to transform communities.
    TAPs discussed will include:

    We'll discuss process, lessons learned, how recommendations were put into practice, and what obstacles the stakeholders and panelists faced. This session will combine presentation with breakouts, allowing for deeper discussion and understanding. Registration includes breakfast.

    Register today and TAP into the power of ULI!

    8:30am - Registration opens; breakfast available

    9am - Program begins

    11:00 am - Program ends (though you may stay for networking until 11:30am)


    Xiong Thao


    I am a graduate of from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities with a degree in Housing Studies. I have been working in the housing field for the past 18 years in various capacities. I currently work for the City of Brooklyn Center managing several housing programs for the city. I am also a license MN Realtor and a licensed MN General Contractor.

    Meg McMahan

    Planning Director, City of Minneapolis – Community Planning and Economic Development

    Meg McMahan, AICP, is the Director of Planning for the City of Minneapolis, where she works to leverage development and regulatory systems to drive equitable outcomes. Prior to Minneapolis, Meg worked for the City of Brooklyn Center, MN as the Community Development Director where she led the department through a transitional time, which resulted in new ordinances, policies and approaches that were community-centered and met the needs of a diverse and dynamic citizenry. She received her Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and her B.A. in Sociology from Hamline. When she isn’t at work she is most likely camping with her children and two Chihuahua mixes in their travel trailer.

    Taylor Smrikarova

    Real Estate Director, Seward Redesign

    Taylor joined the Redesign team in 2020. Her work is focused on the intersection of real estate development, architecture, urban- focused design and community orientation. She believes that the development process itself adds beauty in creating occupiable art. Prior to joining the Redesign team, Taylor has worked in mixed-use development at The Excelsior Group, in both commercial real estate and architecture at THOR Companies and office renovations at RSP Architects. She also worked in residential architecture at Nelson Architects (in Washington D.C.), commercial mortgages at Capital One (in Maryland), and assisted homeowners during the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) after the 2008 crisis while at Dorner Law & Title Services (in Boston, MA). Her passion is real estate development that not only satieties investors, but truly uplifts end users from all walks of life. She values the full urban experience and gets excited about large and difficult mixed-use developments that feature mixed income housing. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Northeastern University and a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Maryland.