2018 Legislative Priorities

NAIOP has identified three priority legislative issues for 2018:

  • Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Capital and Credit Availability
  • Environment and Energy Efficiency

Download a presentation from the Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat on 2017 achievements and 2018 priorities: Tax Reform, Infrastructure, Capital & Credit, Environment & Energy Efficiency (21 slides) 

Infrastructure and Transportation

Advocacy

NAIOP supports increased funding and investment for our nation’s critical infrastructure and transportation systems. We support the expanded use of public-private partnerships for infrastructure development, continued federal funding for maintenance and repair, and a more effective regulatory environment for major infrastructure projects.

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Capital and Credit Availability

Advocacy

Congress must ensure capital and credit markets meet the current and future needs of the commercial real estate industry. Strong oversight is needed to ensure that the actions of various financial regulators do not unfairly discriminate against the commercial real estate industry, or have unintended negative consequences on the availability of credit for real estate development.

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Environment and Energy Efficiency

Advocacy

NAIOP supports reauthorization and funding of the EPA’s Brownfields Program and efforts to improve and modernize the program. Federal legislation advancing building code efficiency goals should be based on economic and technological feasibility. Incentive-based and voluntary approaches, such as EPA’s Energy Star and Portfolio Manager, should continue.

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