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Koontz Decision Moves the Needle in Favor of Property Owners 

State and local governments, through their individual permitting and regulatory processes, play a critical role in the size, scope, and cost of all types of commercial real estate projects, from new development to the restoration of existing commercial buildings and warehouses. With 50 states and more than 89,000 local units of government in the U.S., the permitting and regulatory structure can be complicated, unpredictable, inconsistent, and/or bureaucratic, depending on the local jurisdiction.

NAIOP Participates in Congressional Briefing 

The “2013 State of the Real Estate Industry” luncheon and briefing held on July 17 — organized by NAIOP and hosted by the National Real Estate Organizations (NREO) — brought together trade associations, industry consultants, and nearly 100 congressional staffers to focus on the impact of real estate as a driver in economic growth.

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Needed Infrastructure Spending on Ports Attracting Increased Bipartisan Attention 

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.

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Working Toward Greater Transparency in Local Government Budgeting 

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.