Get Involved, Make A Difference!
Working closely with the Chapter's Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tamara Small, the Chapter's CEO David Begelfer, and 2016 Government Affairs Chairs Terry McNeil of Pembroke Real Estate and Gregory Sampson of Brown Rudnick, members of NAIOP's government affairs committees actively work to shape the laws and policies affecting the commercial real estate industry in Massachusetts. To learn about some of the issues NAIOP is currently pursuing, view the 2016 Agenda or review recent accomplishments.
View the Government Affairs committee calendar.
Committee members draft legislation, provide input on economic, environmental and land use regulations, and meet with key decision makers at all levels of state government to advance the industry's agenda. Policy committees meet throughout the year and opportunities exist for members on all of the following committees:
Co-Chaired by Paula M. Devereaux, Rubin and Rudman LLP and Seth Jaffe, Foley Hoag LLP, members of this committee frequently provide comments on environmental regulations or legislation affecting commercial real estate including water issues, endangered species, and wetlands. They are often invited to represent NAIOP on issue specific working groups convened by DEP. Meetings are held on a monthly basis.
Hazardous Waste (21E) Committee
Co-chaired by Ned Abelson, Goulston & Storrs and Lisa Campe of Woodard & Curran, this committee works on issues affecting the redevelopment of brownfield sites in Massachusetts. Committee members have shaped asbestos in soil regulations and revisions to the MCP. They frequently participate on task forces created by DEP. Meetings are held on a monthly basis.
Opportunities also exist on new, issue-specific subcommittees (which meet on an as-needed basis):
Tamara Small at (781) 453-6900 x5.