Needed Infrastructure Spending on Ports Attracting Increased Bipartisan Attention 

By: Aquiles Suarez, vice president of government affairs, NAIOP Summer 2013

Often overlooked in partisan fights over government spending are matters where there exists bipartisan agreement. Congress’ failure to agree on the proper size of government hampers movement on issues where most agree government plays an instrumental role. An example of this is the need for increased spending relating to infrastructure in and around our nation’s ports and inland waterways.

Working Toward Greater Transparency in Local Government Budgeting 

By: Stephanie Wolf, assistant account executive, Harrington Company Summer 2013

In an ongoing effort to discover and make more transparent the real drivers behind rising real estate taxes on properties owned or developed by its members — and paid, more often than not, by the thousands of business tenants they house — the NAIOP Minnesota Chapter has not only gained support among state legislators, but even won over some of the local government officials most directly affected.