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 2017 Government Affairs Chairs Gregory Sampson of Brown Rudnick & Kathleen Brill of Foley Hoag, 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 2017 Agenda or review recent accomplishments.
Policy committees meet throughout the year and opportunities exist for members on all of the following committees:
Government Affairs Committee
Members of this committee shape NAIOP's government affairs advocacy efforts. They 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. They are often invited to represent NAIOP on regulatory working groups. Meetings are held on a monthly basis and agendas are based on member input.
Brownfields Redevelopment Committee
Co-chaired by Ned Abelson of 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 issue-specific subcommittees (which meet on an as-needed basis):
Tamara Small at (781) 453-6900 x5.