Biden's Infrastructure Policies Would Transform Post-Pandemic Economy 

By: Aquiles Suarez Summer 2021 Issue

The 10-year, $2.65 trillion plan goes far beyond “roads and bridges” and would impact many industries, including commercial real estate.

Advocacy Articles From Previous Issues

US Capitol

Commercial Buildings a Key Focus of President Biden's Green Agenda

By: Aquiles Suarez Spring 2021 Issue
NAIOP supports incentive-based approaches to achieving energy efficiency.
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The Canadian Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Rebecca Askew, Natalie Dash and Anand Pye Winter 2020/2021 Issue
The government acted rapidly to prop up the economy, including supports for rent and personal income.

Democrats Unveil Blueprint for a Green Economy

By: Alex Ford Fall 2020 Issue
The “Solving the Climate Crisis” report is ambitious, and its impacts could be far-reaching.
US capitol

Washington Responds to COVID-19

By: NAIOP Government Affairs Staff Summer 2020 Issue
Congress and the Federal Reserve took unprecedented action to shore up businesses, including commercial real estate.

Portman-Shaheen Proposal Is a Winner for Commercial Real Estate

By: Alex Ford Spring 2020 Issue
NAIOP supports legislation that emphasizes voluntary tools to help property owners reduce energy consumption.

Liquor License Policies Can Boost Real Estate Growth

By: Rich Tucker Winter 2019/2020 Issue
NAIOP chapters seek to loosen Prohibition-era restrictions.

Property Tax Battle Targets CRE

By: Rich Tucker Fall 2019 Issue
The split roll ballot initiative in California could lead to much higher assessments — and it could also happen in other parts of the U.S.
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The Northern Influence of Commercial Real Estate

By: Rich Tucker Summer 2019 Issue
The industry’s impact on Canada is the focus of a new NAIOP research report.

Facts Drive NAIOP Advocacy at the Local Level

By: Rich Tucker Spring 2019 Issue
Reports from two chapters demonstrate the value of targeted research when it comes to influencing policymakers.

Is Your Building Energy Star Certified? Better Check Again

By: Alex Ford Winter 2018/2019 Issue
Changes to Portfolio Manager lower scores for thousands of commercial properties.

Invest in Opportunity: Invest in Rural America

By: Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wisc.) Fall 2018 Issue
Qualified Opportunity Zones will capitalize on rural America’s “can-do” attitude.

California Groups Seek Property Tax Hikes

By: Kevin Ivey, NAIOP So Cal Chapter, KPRS Construction Summer 2018 Issue
A ballot initiative could remove Proposition 13’s protections for commercial property.

Congress Greenlights Brownfields Legislation

By: Alex Ford Spring 2018 Issue
NAIOP continues to advocate for the reauthorization and expansion of the federal Brownfields Program in 2018.

Air Resources Board Targets California's Industrial Properties

By: Toby Burke, senior director of state and local affairs, NAIOP Winter 2017/2018 Issue
California’s Air Resources Board is considering an indirect source rule that would hold building owners and/or tenants responsible for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from trucks and other mobile sources that service their facilities.

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.

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

Former industrial sites and other properties that may be contaminated – commonly called brownfields – can be viable targets for redevelopment, however the costs and risks associated with environmental remediation often make these projects challenging. The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this brief to offer insights into the key considerations that guide sustainable brownfield redevelopment. Available Now!

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