HB-17-1279 signing

Construction Defects Litigation Reform in Colorado 

By: Kathie Barstnar, executive director, NAIOP Colorado Fall 2017 Issue

Five years, a coalition of more than 55 organizations and 41 mayors, nearly $900,000 spent on social media and communications, and countless hours at the negotiating table finally resulted in victory around the issue of “construction defects litigation reform” in Colorado.

Advocacy Articles From Previous Issues

A Regulatory Framework for a New Administration

By: Alex Ford, director of federal affairs, NAIOP Summer 2017 Issue
Uncertainty about how the Trump administration will fulfill its promises to vastly decrease the number of federal regulations is creating uncertainty for the CRE industry.

Building a Transit Army: How MARTA Army Is Working To Improve Atlanta's Bus Stops

By: Andrew Carpenter, tech reporter, Mobility Lab Summer 2017 Issue
Transit advocacy doesn’t have to move slowly through layers of bureaucracy: in Atlanta, advocates have been mobilizing to improve bus stops in their own neighborhoods.

National Groups Shift Focus to Cities

By: Toby Burke, senior director of state and local affairs, NAIOP Spring 2017 Issue
NAIOP and its members must be on the lookout for local initiatives driven by national organizations that could impact commercial real estate.

How the Endangered Species Act May Impact Commercial Development

By: William T. Acton, vice president, and Ryan A. Slack, senior project manager, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. Winter 2016/2017 Issue
Developers must understand how federal and state regulatory policies may delay the real estate development process.

NAIOP Arizona Blocks Energy Benchmarking Ordinance

By: Tim Lawless, president, NAIOP Arizona Fall 2016
NAIOP’s Arizona chapter, asserting that “shaming” building owners is not productive, formed a coalition that helped pass legislation to preempt cities from requiring owners to report building energy consumption.

Landmark Legislative Victory Makes Tax Extenders Permanent

By: Thomas J. Bisacquino, president and CEO, NAIOP Summer 2016
NAIOP’s efforts helped lead to the passage of the PATH Act of 2015, which makes permanent several critical CRE-related tax provisions, providing increased predictability for investment decisions.

Congress Finally Acts on Transportation Investments

By: John Bryant, senior director of federal affairs, NAIOP Spring 2016
NAIOP support helped lead to the passage of a long-term transportation bill, the FAST Act, that will fund U.S. highways and transit systems for the next five years.

Research Foundation Report

The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to evaluate the risks and opportunities associated with office building conversions. The author conducted a review of recent publications and market data on office conversions and interviewed developers, architects and other commercial real estate professionals to provide an overview of the key considerations that go into converting an office building to a life science, medical office or multifamily use. Available Now!

New Uses for Office Buildings