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Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat 2018

Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018 - Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Where: Washington, DC

Event URL: http://www.naiop.org/cllr18

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Event Details

Agenda

Sunday, February 4

Chapter Executives Dinner and Super Bowl Party

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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Chapter Executives only

Monday, February 5

Event Registration/Information Desk Open

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Chapter Executives Meeting

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Special Session for Chapter Executives: Great Events on a Shoestring Budget
(9:30-10:30 a.m.)

For rookies and experienced planners, comparing A/V bids for chapter events can make your eyes hurt. It’s time for a little straight talk and AV 101 to help cut through the jargon, helping you understand what bells and whistles you really need – potentially saving you thousands of dollars. This attendee-driven “town hall” style session will help you know what you’re getting into – before you sign on the dotted line.

Speaker: Brandt Krueger, Event Technology Consulting

 

Bonus Session: Introduction to NAIOP Corporate Strategic Plan

Time: 3 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

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All groups together to discuss NAIOP Corporate Strategic Plan.

 

Bonus Session: Chapter Leaders - Leadership Exchange

Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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  • Chapter Presidents/Presidents-elect
    Speakers:
    Jim Neyer, 2018 NAIOP Chairman
    Craig Miller, President, NAIOP Northern Ohio
  • Developing Leader Chairs
    Speaker:
    Lindy Deller, NAIOP Northern Nevada
  • Treasurers
    Speaker:
    Susan Hill, NAIOP Houston
  • Membership Chairs
    Speaker:
    Phil Burkett, NAIOP Philadelphia
  • Program Chairs
    Speaker:
    Matt Harris, Northern Nevada
  • Government Affairs Chairs:
    Speakers:
    Gerard Mildner, Director, NAIOP Oregon
    Bob Richardson, President, NAIOP Upstate New York

Bonus Session: AV Consulting (20 minute sessions)

Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Pre-registration required.

Speaker:
Brandt Krueger, Event Technology Consulting

 

State and Local Government Affairs Subcommittee

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Chapter Presidents Reception

Time: 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Chapter presidents and executives invited.

Welcome Reception

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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Kick off the Retreat by meeting and greeting your fellow chapter leaders. Open to all attendees.

Tuesday, February 6

Event Registration/Information Desk Open

Time: 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Chapter Merit Awards Celebration Breakfast

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

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Celebrate the best of the best chapter efforts in all award categories. Begin the conference by recognizing theses award winners, then use the sessions and networking time to learn more about their award winning programs and initiatives. Breakfast served until 8 a.m.

Speakers:
Thomas Bisacquino, President and CEO, NAIOP
Jim Neyer, 2018 NAIOP Chairman and Executive Vice President, Real Estate Development, Al. Neyer

Concurrent Session | How to Become a Social Media Rock Star

Time: 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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This session will help chapters understand how to deliver value with every post, maximize ROI, and prioritize marketing and social media initiatives, whether they can set aside just one hour – or more – per week. Attendees will receive strategies and tactics to take back to your chapter.

Speaker:
Nick Borelli, Borelli Strategies

Executive Committee

Time: 9:45 a.m. - noon

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Executive Committee members only.

Concurrent Session | Playing the Money Game

Time: 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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One of the most important aspects of your volunteer position is overseeing the chapter’s budget and finances. Learn how to craft a budget that your chapter can follow, and set up financial controls that will ensure good fiscal health in the years to come.
Speaker:
Paul Preziotti, Principal, Johnson Lambert

Concurrent Session | Retention: Keeping Them All

Time: 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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Build your membership in 2018! Join us to gain new strategies for strengthening your chapter’s member retention. A successful retention program requires having a plan, setting goals and identifying resources.  It also requires some creativity. Take away valuable tips and fresh ideas that are guaranteed to deliver results.
Speakers:
Jody Cienfuegos, Lawyers Title; NAIOP Oregon
Randi Reed, Chapter Executive, NAIOP Northern Nevada
Paul Williams, President, NAIOP North Carolina Piedmont Triad

Concurrent Session | Federal Infrastructure Proposals and Initiatives

Time: 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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Take a look at what’s to come for infrastructure initiatives in 2018. From permitting reform to public-private partnerships, this session will cover Congress and the administration’s plans for revamping our national infrastructure system.

Speaker:
Stephen Martinko, Government Affairs Counselor, K&L Gates

Concurrent Session | Selling Value

Time: 11 a.m. - noon

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Whether you’re selling sponsorships or offering new programs or attracting new members to your chapter, the perceived ROI is important. Chris Ware, NAIOP Corporate’s VP for Business Development, will give proven tips and strategies to help you best engage the audiences you want to reach.
Speaker:
Christopher Ware, NAIOP Corporate

Social Media/Marketing Consulting (20-minute sessions)

Time: 11 a.m. - noon

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Take advantage of these one-on-one consulting sessions to address your chapter’s most pressing marketing or social media questions, including websites, marketing pieces or overall strategy. Pre-registration required.

Speaker:
Nick Borelli, Borelli Strategies

Concurrent Session | Engaging the Seasoned Professional

Time: 11 a.m. - noon

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We spend lots of time working on retaining our Developing Leaders, but what about our seasoned, long-standing members? Those who may have completed their chapter leadership responsibilities but have valuable experience and knowledge to share? Learn how to tap into the skills and experiences of these members to keep them engaged and strengthen your chapter.

Speaker:
Lindsay Currie, Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)

Concurrent Session | Federal Tax Reform and Commercial Real Estate

Time: 11 a.m. - noon

This session will provide an overview of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law last year and represents the most significant rewrite of the nation’s tax code in more than 30 years. Learn about new pass-through taxation rules, carried interest, Section 1031 like-kind exchanges, the historic tax credit and other aspects of the law which impact commercial real estate businesses.

Speaker:
Mary Baker, Government Affairs Counselor, K&L Gates

Concurrent Session | Getting to Know your Hometown Legislators

Time: 11 a.m. - noon

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You know the issues, NAIOP’s positions and the importance of keeping your membership engaged in governmental affairs, but how do you bring it all together? Four of our most politically active chapters will share their unique programming ideas to bring together decision makers and your members.

Speakers:
Phil Cattanach, NAIOP Minnesota
Mike Shohet, Director, NAIOP Southern Nevada
Jim Villa, CEO, NAIOP Wisconsin
Ken Wire, NAIOP Northern Virginia

Political Keynote Luncheon

Time: 12:15 p.m. - 2 p.m.

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2018 Legislative Priorities by Aquiles Suarez, Vice President for Legislative Affairs

  • Full presentation: Tax Reform, Infrastructure, Capital & Credit, Environment & Energy Efficiency (21 slides) 
  • Tax Reform only (9 slides) 

The U.S. political structure is undergoing significant change. Join us for a keynote with Donna Brazile, veteran Democratic political strategist, former Chair of the Democratic National Committee, adjunct professor and author, who will provide a unique vantage point on the future of the political parties and thoughts on the 2018 and 2020 elections. A brief Q&A will take place after Brazile’s remarks.

Before lunch we will honor a chapter with the Capitol Dome Award, a NAIOP honor bestowed for exemplary government affairs accomplishments. Lunch served until 12:40 p.m.

Speaker:
Donna Brazile, Democratic political strategist, former Chair of the Democratic National Committee

 

Business Development Committee

Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

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Membership and Chapter Relations Committee

Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

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Social Media/Marketing Consulting

Time: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

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Take advantage of these one-on-one consulting sessions to address your chapter’s most pressing marketing or social media questions, including websites, marketing pieces or overall strategy. Pre-registration required.

Speaker:
Nick Borelli, Borelli Strategies

Concurrent Session | Prepare for your Capitol Hill Visits: NAIOP's 2018 Top Legislative Issues

Time: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

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Concurrent Session | Great Chapters

Time: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

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Whether your chapter is small or large, there are things you can do to help it grow and succeed. Hear from some of our most successful chapters on how they have maintained a strong presence in their market over the past year, and take away strategies that chapters of all sizes can apply. Make your NAIOP chapter the “go-to” organization for your local commercial real estate industry.
Speakers:
Kathie Barstner, Executive Director, NAIOP Colorado
Courtney Moore, Program Coordinator, NAIOP San Diego
Tim O’Ferrall, Executive Director, NAIOP Maryland

Concurrent Session | University Relations

Time: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

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Working with a university can open the door to many positive collaborative projects for your chapter. Chapter leaders will discuss how they each engaged universities, students and NAIOP membership to bring new energy to their chapter.

Speakers:
Jason Korb, NAIOP Wisconsin
Rick Lechtman, NAIOP New York City
Gerry Mildner, NAIOP Oregon

Concurrent Session | Mentoring

Time: 2:15 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

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This session will focus on three distinct viewpoints to mentoring DLs:  NAIOP Charlotte was one of the first chapters to utilize NAIOP Corporate’s online Mentoring Portal; NAIOP Philadelphia offers a unique small group mentoring program; NAIOP Northern Virginia pairs 5-6 DLs with one mentor and the group establishes its own goals and objectives for the year.

Speakers:
Justin Kaplan, NAIOP Greater Philadelphia; Associate, MPN Realty
Martha Marks, NAIOP Northern Virginia
Brenden Pierce, NAIOP Charlotte

Social Media/Marketing Consulting

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Take advantage of these one-on-one consulting sessions to address your chapter’s most pressing marketing or social media questions, including websites, marketing pieces or overall strategy. Pre-registration required.

Speaker:
Nick Borelli, Borelli Strategies

Concurrent Session | Best in Show!

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Looking for new ideas to help revitalize your chapter’s programming? Hear about some of the interesting and innovative programs offered by chapters to engage members and how these diverse programs attracted strong audiences through creative twists on traditional topics.

Speakers:
Darcy Ennis, Board Member, NAIOP Edmonton; Business Development, Scott Builders Inc.
Christina Hong, NAIOP SoCal
Erin Kelley, Developing Leader Chair, NAIOP Colorado; Director of Business Development, Wember
Kim Strange, Chapter Executive, NAIOP Houston

Concurrent Session | I’m a Chapter Leader, Now What?

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Congratulations on being elected to your position! Now what do you do? Join us for a discussion of duties and responsibilities for each chapter leadership position so that you can take an active and meaningful role on your board and hit the ground running.

Speaker:
Marc Selvitelli, CAE, Senior Vice President, NAIOP

Concurrent Session | Federal Tax Reform and the States

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Many state tax provisions are designed to work with or depend on federal tax provisions. As a result, the recently enacted comprehensive federal tax reform legislation will have broad repercussions for state and local tax policy. This session will discuss some of the potential effects of federal tax reform on state tax policy and the ensuing debate within state legislatures.

Speakers:
John Hicks, Executive Director, National Association of State Budget Officers
Nicole Kaeding, Economist, The Tax Foundation

Tax and Finance / Environmental and Infrastructure Government Affairs Subcommittee (Joint Meeting)

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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State Organizational Meetings

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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  • NAIOP of California
  • NAIOP of Florida
  • NAIOP of North Carolina
  • NAIOP of Ohio
  • NAIOP of Pennsylvania

Taste of DC Reception

Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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Join us for an epicurean tour of Washington, D.C. Sample beer from local breweries and fill up at neighborhood-themed food stations featuring resident foodie favorites like Maryland blue crab cakes, ancho chicken tacos and brisket chili bowls. Unwind and spend time connecting with fellow chapter leaders.

Wednesday, February 7

Event Registration/Information Desk Open

Time: 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Breakfast

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.

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Breakfast buffet prior to Capitol Hill meetings.

Canadian Chapters Public Policy Session

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.

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The session will focus on advocacy initiatives at the provincial and local levels impacting commercial real estate. The discussion will include NAIOP’s structure and response to these initiatives heading into 2018.

Corporate Board of Directors Meeting

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Buses depart at 7:30 a.m. for Capitol Hill, returning by 11:30 a.m. Actual meeting time is 8-11 a.m.

Depart from the Hilton K Street entrance. Leave luggage at Hilton bell stand in the main lobby (available 7 a.m.-5 p.m.).

Suitcases, backpacks, food and beverages are not allowed in the Capitol Visitors Center. Before entering the Capitol Visitors Center, visitors will go through security similar to the airport. Please review the full list of prohibited items at the Capitol before getting on the bus: https://www.visitthecapitol.gov/plan-visit/prohibited-items

 

Depart for Capitol Hill Visits

Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Capitol Hill Club

Time: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Please join us throughout the day in the Roosevelt and Taft rooms at the Capitol Hill Club. A light lunch and refreshments will be served.

Speakers

Speakers

Nick Borelli

Donna Brazile

Brandt Krueger

Paul Preziotti

Hotel/Travel

Hotel and Travel Information

Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-393-1000
Fax: 202-639-5784

Hotel Reservations

Book your reservation in NAIOP’s room block at the Capital Hilton here.

  • The Capital Hilton is offering a special rate of $249 single/double, exclusive of taxes. The discounted rate will be offered until Monday, January 15, 2018, or until the room block has been filled, whichever occurs first.
  • To book a room at the Capital Hilton, call the toll-free number 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) or call the hotel directly at 202-393-1000. Ask for the special NAIOP rate of $249 single/double, exclusive of taxes. You may also book online using NAIOP’s direct booking website.
  • A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold each individual’s reservation. Should a guest cancel a reservation, the deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least 72 hours prior to arrival. Name changes to room reservations may be made up to one day prior to arrival at no additional charge.

Nearby Hotels

If the Capital Hilton is full or you'd prefer to stay off-property, the following hotels are within walking distance.

Hyatt Place Washington DC/White House (less than a block from the Capital Hilton)
1522 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20005

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown (about 4 blocks from Capital Hilton)
815 14th St NW, Washington, DC, 20005

The Hamilton Crowne Plaza - Washington DC (about 4 blocks from Capital Hilton)
1001 14th St NW, Washington, DC, 20005

Loews Madison Hotel (about 3 blocks from Capital Hilton)
1177 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

The Jefferson (3 blocks from Capital Hilton)
1200 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

The Hay-Adams (2 blocks from Capital Hilton)
800 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Transportation

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
    Distance from hotel: 5 miles; drive time: 20 minutes.
  • Washington Dulles International Airport
    Distance from hotel: 25 miles; drive time: 45 minutes.
  • Baltimore/Washington International
    Distance from hotel: 30 miles; drive time: 1 hour.

To learn more about transportation options to and from the Capital Hilton, visit the hotel website

Parking

Valet parking is available for $60 per day. There is no self-parking at the hotel. There are nearby garages within walking distance.

Weather

Average February temperatures in Washington, D.C., range from an average high of 47 degrees to a low of 30 degrees. 

Reimbursement

Reimbursement

Download the reimbursement form 

Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat Travel and Expense Policy:

  • Attendees who have been pre-approved by their chapter board will be reimbursed for hotel and travel (per the noted travel regulation). Medium and large chapters can have up to five (5) approved attendees and small chapters can have up to four (4) approved attendees for reimbursement.
  • Session/event attendance at CL&LR will determine the attendee’s deductible. The following are eligible to be counted toward reimbursement: (1) All concurrent sessions; (2) Bonus Session for Chapter Leaders; (3) Canadian Chapter Session; (4) Capitol Hill visits (two visits count as one option).
    • $375 deductible – attend a minimum of four options.
    • $500 deductible – attend a minimum of three options.
  • Attendees who fail to meet the minimum attendance requirements for the two deductible options will not be reimbursed for hotel and travel expenses.
  • Corporate Board members who have been pre-approved by their chapter to represent their chapter at CL&LR will be eligible for a $375 deductible if they attend a minimum of three options.
  • All attendees must sign in to breakout sessions to receive credit for attendance. To receive credit for Capitol Hill visits, return Capitol Hill feedback forms to Jessica Negron. These forms are available at the Retreat and online.
  • Airline tickets must be coach fare, non-refundable with a 21-day advance purchase. Tickets purchased within a 21-day window will be reimbursed at the average 21-day fare for that route. Attendees should utilize alternative local airports (IAD, DCA or BWI) if by doing so the airfare savings is $300 or more. If a flight is greater than 1000 miles, an attendee should use connections if the savings from doing so is $300 or greater.
  • NAIOP will reimburse for one checked bag per attendee.

Capitol Hill Day

Download the Legislative Visit Feedback Form 

Capitol Hill Day

Wednesday, February 7

We encourage every chapter to take advantage of the opportunity to meet with your respective representatives and senators to voice NAIOP’s legislative concerns on critical issues. NAIOP will provide materials and education on the issues most pressing to our association and industry during CL&LR – but first you need to schedule your appointments.

Use the following checklist to schedule a meeting with your Congressional representatives:

First week of January:

  • Have a constituent from the representative’s home district request an appointment with your Representative or Senator by contacting their scheduler. Typically, you will be asked to email a letter requesting an appointment. List all constituents who will attend and the main issues you wish to cover. If your elected official is unable to participate in the meeting, ask if they would be available for a photo opportunity afterwards. An example letter is provided for your use.
  • Follow-up with a phone call to the official’s scheduler within one week. If the elected official is not available, ask to meet with the staff that is responsible for covering our priority issues.

Week of January 22:

  • Confirm any outstanding appointments.
  • Notify NAIOP of your scheduled meetings

 Post-Meeting:

If you need assistance in scheduling your appointments, contact the Government Affairs Department at 703-904-7100.

Capitol Hill Club: A room has been reserved again this year at the Capitol Hill Club for attendees to congregate before, during and after meeting their representatives. A light buffet lunch and refreshments will be served. Luggage may not be taken to Capitol Hill and should be stored in NAIOP’s luggage storage at the Capital Hilton.

Sponsorships

Sponsorships

Sponsoring the NAIOP Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat is a unique way to connect with industry and chapter leaders from across the country. CL&LR brings together 300 top real estate executives who serve as volunteer leaders in 51 NAIOP chapters across North America.

Sample benefits include:

  • Recognition in conference materials, mobile app and website.
  • Special signage throughout the conference and materials distribution table.

For sponsorship information, contact Christopher Ware at 800-666-6780, ext. 127.