Stronger Together Through Advocacy
Our Region Must Preserve Its Unique Interests and Priorities
Upstate New York must stay unified to protect the interests that make our communities unique and sustainable. Our voices are stronger together. Stay connected with us as we advocate for smart legislation, challenge decisions from the past, and look for ways to work together with community members, government entities and elected officials.
Your participation in our local advocacy program makes a difference. For information on this program, please contact Dan Leonard, Advocacy Chair.
Current National Legislative Priorities
Comprehensive tax reform of has been a top goal for several presidential administrations and many in Congress ever since the last major reform in 1986. The goals of reform include simplification of the tax code, increasing the global competitiveness of American businesses, and promoting economic growth. Many in Congress also believe that tax reform should address increasing income inequality and raise revenue for additional government spending and investment.
Capital and Credit Liability
Congress must ensure that capital markets and financial institutions are able to address the current and future credit needs of the commercial real estate industry. Strong oversight is needed to ensure that the actions of various financial regulators do not have an unintended cumulative impact on lending to the industry.
Infrastructure and Transportation
Federal funding and support for infrastructure is of critical importance to the commercial real estate industry. NAIOP supports federal government incentives to promote the increased use of public-private partnerships for much-needed infrastructure investment, as well as long-term transportation funding for the maintenance and repair of the nation’s existing highways, bridges and roads.