2017 Legislative Priorities

Tax Reform

Tax Reform

The last comprehensive revision of the U.S. tax code was in 1986, when President Ronald Reagan signed the bipartisan Tax Reform Act of 1986. Since then, income tax rates have increased and the code has become more complex, leading many political leaders to call for a rewrite and updating of the current tax code. Goals for tax reform are varied, but include simplification, increasing the global competitiveness of American businesses, promoting job growth, and increasing the fairness of the tax system.

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Capital and Credit Availability

Advocacy

Congress must ensure that capital markets and financial institutions are able to address the current and future credit needs of the commercial real estate industry. Strong oversight is needed to ensure that the actions of various financial regulators do not have an unintended cumulative impact on lending to the industry.

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Infrastructure and Transportation

Advocacy

Federal funding and support for infrastructure is of critical importance to the commercial real estate industry. NAIOP supports federal government incentives to promote the increased use of public-private partnerships for much-needed infrastructure investment, as well as long-term transportation funding for the maintenance and repair of the nation’s existing highways, bridges and roads.

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