NAIOP Leadership Heads to Washington, DC

In early February, representatives from the NC NAIOP chapters attended the NAIOP Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat in Washington, DC.  We spent the first half of the retreat learning about strategies to strengthen our chapters and the second half of the retreat lobbying our elected officials on Capitol Hill.

NAIOP Charlotte on the floor of the House Chamber

Retreat
NAIOP Charlotte brought home a Chapter Merit Award for our Communication efforts, which includes our quarterly newsletter, email promotions and website.

NAIOP Leadership receiving Chapter Merit Award – Photo by Dennis Brock

Capitol Hill
We covered several topics with our legislators including tax reform, capital & credit availability, and infrastructure improvements.  As most of our legislators from the Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, and the Triad are republicans, there is a feeling of encouragement that legislation favorable to NAIOP will start to make its way to law.  Two issues that may be in jeopardy are Carried Interest and 1031 Exchanges.  The new tax code draft from the house does not specifically have language that saves these portions of the current tax code.  It was universally accepted that NAIOP will be a resource that legislators will look to as these policies develop further.

A special thanks to the following NAIOP Members that participated in this retreat: Brendan Pierce, Cheryl Steele, Jim Gamble, Jason Moore, Chris Thomas, Scott Harris, Joe Padilla, and Theresa Salmen.

 

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