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NAIOP represents the interests of the commercial real estate industry at the federal, state, and local levels. Through regulatory, legislative, and judicial advocacy, NAIOP works to advance economic development, strengthen communities, and ensure that issues facing the industry are understood by leading policymakers.

See NAIOP in action. Review the 2020 Government Affairs Accomplishments.

Interested in shaping NAIOP’s advocacy work? NAIOP members are encouraged to join the Government Affairs Committee. For more information, contact Anastasia Nicolaou, NAIOP’s VP of Policy & Public Affairs.

Advocacy News

The Rubber Meets the Road with Realities of Resilient Reentry

The Rubber Meets the Road with Realities of Resilient Reentry

By Tamara Small | March 30, 2021

Last year was a pivotal time for commercial real estate across Massachusetts, and while 2021 is showing promise, there is a long way to go before we get back to pre-pandemic market stability and growth. In addition to the vaccine rollout there are a few critical components to the successful and resilient reopening of the economy.

COVID-19 Update: Baker-Polito Administration Moves Forward with Transition to Phase 4, Step 1

COVID-19 Update: Baker-Polito Administration Moves Forward with Transition to Phase 4, Step 1; Replaces Travel Order with Advisory

By Anastasia Nicolaou | March 18, 2021

On March 18, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that beginning on Monday, March 22, the Commonwealth will advance to Phase 4, Step 1 of the Reopening Plan. This decision was made in light of positively trending public health metrics.

COVID-19 Update: Baker-Polito Administration Moves Forward with Transition to Phase 4, Step 1

COVID-19 Update: Governor Baker Releases Full Vaccine Eligibility Timeline

By Anastasia Nicolaou | March 17, 2021

On Wednesday, March 17, the Baker-Polito Administration released the full vaccine eligibility timeline for Massachusetts residents. Read on to learn more about eligibility and how to schedule and appointment.

Kennealy Cheers “Easier Path” to More Housing & Production

By Anastasia Nicolaou | March 3, 2021

On March 3, NAIOP hosted a briefing on Housing Choice with EOHED Secretary Kennealy and Chris Kluchman. You can find accompanying coverage and links to resources on this event here.

COVID-19 Update: Baker-Polito Administration Moves Forward with Transition to Phase 4, Step 1

Governor Baker Announces March 1 Date for Advancement to Phase 3 Step 2; Tentative Date for Phase 4 Reopening to be March 22

By Anastasia Nicolaou | February 25, 2021

On February 25, in light of recent positive public health trends, Governor Baker made several announcements related to reopening protocols in Massachusetts.

COVID-19 Update: Baker-Polito Administration Moves Forward with Transition to Phase 4, Step 1

Governor Baker Announces Updated Capacity Limits for Businesses; Boston Enters Step 1 of Phase 3 of Reopening

By Anastasia Nicolaou | February 4, 2021

On February 4, in light of recent improvements in COVID-19 data in Massachusetts, Governor Baker made several announcements affecting businesses.

Industry Groups Worry Massachusetts Climate Bill Could Derail Development

By Anastasia Nicolaou | January 7, 2021

NAIOP Massachusetts, which represents major commercial and residential developers, says the goals of the bill, which would slash emissions by 50% of 1990 levels by end of this decade, are laudable. The NextGen Roadmap bill even won praise from one of state’s largest business groups, Associated Industries of Massachusetts, as well as from environmental organizations.

COVID-19 Update: Baker-Polito Administration Moves Forward with Transition to Phase 4, Step 1

COVID-19 Update: Governor Baker Announces New Restrictions Designed to Curb the Spike of COVID-19: Business Capacity, Gathering Limits, and Hospital Requirements Updated

By Anastasia Nicolaou | December 22, 2020

Today, Governor Baker announced new statewide restrictions designed to curb the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts. These restrictions will go into effect starting Saturday, December 26 and be in place for at least 2 weeks. It is the goal of the Baker-Polito Administration to keep these measures temporary, but extensions may be required based on public health data.

Boston First to Embrace Obama-Era Zoning Rules

By Anastasia Nicolaou | December 22, 2020

Boston will become the first major city in the country to incorporate Obama-era, federal anti-discrimination rules into the process of reviewing major new apartment and condo projects. This article was originally published in ENR New England on December 21, 2020.

How CRE in Massachusetts Navigated a Year of Pandemic and Social Unrest

By Anastasia Nicolaou | December 22, 2020

NAIOP CEO Tamara Small reflects on what 2020 brought to CRE in Massachusetts. This op-ed was originally published in Banker & Tradesman on December 20, 2020.

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