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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

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.

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.

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: 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.

Leading Massachusetts Business and Environmental Groups Join Together to Re-affirm Support for TCI, Applaud Governor Baker’s Leadership

By Anastasia Nicolaou | December 21, 2020

On December 21, 2020, NAIOP Massachusetts, The Commercial Real Estate Development Association, joined several business groups and environmental groups to re-affirm their support of the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) and applaud the Baker-Polito Administration’s leadership in developing the landmark regional project. The following is the accompanying joint press release.

COVID-19 Update: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Announces a City-Wide Rollback to Modified Phase II, Greater Boston Communities Expected to Follow Suit

By Anastasia Nicolaou | December 14, 2020

Today, Mayor Marty Walsh announced that the City of Boston will rollback to a modified Phase II based on the most recent public health metrics for a minimum of 3 weeks.

COVID-19 Update: Governor Announces Statewide Rollback to Step III, Phase 1 Reopening; Workplace, Office, Retail and Restaurant Guidance Revised; DPH Releases Updated Return to Work Guidance

By Anastasia Nicolaou | December 8, 2020

The Baker-Polito Administration announced several actions yesterday and today in an effort to contain the recent COVID-19 case rise in the Commonwealth.

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