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Strengthening the industry through advocacy.

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

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

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

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.

NAIOP Massachusetts Honors Members for Extraordinary Leadership

By Anastasia Nicolaou | December 5, 2020

Tad Heuer of Foley Hoag LLP, Amanda Strong of MIT Management Company and Taidgh McClory of T.H. McClory LLC to be Honored at Annual Meeting

Mass. Employers Urge Caution on Tax Front

By Anastasia Nicolaou | December 5, 2020

On November 2, NAIOP joined leading business groups and chambers of commerce in presenting a framework to legislative leaders on how to approach the state’s fiscal challenges in order to position the state for long-term growth. The following is accompanying media coverage published on November 5, 2020.

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

COVID-19 Update: Governor Baker Announces Targeted Interventions Designed to #StopTheSpread

By Anastasia Nicolaou | December 5, 2020

On November 2, in light of the recent rise in infection rates of COVID-19 throughout the Commonwealth, Governor Baker announced several new restrictions and targeted interventions meant to #StopTheSpread.

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

COVID-19 Update: Municipalities Receive New Guidance for Project Review; Governor Baker Files Revised Budget Proposal; Eviction Moratorium Ending Oct. 17; Mayor Announces Housing Stability Pledge for Landlords

By Anastasia Nicolaou | December 5, 2020

The week of October 12 saw several actions taken regarding the state’s COVID-19 response.

SJC Supports NAIOP Position in Sudbury v. MBTA

By Anastasia Nicolaou | December 5, 2020

On September 22, in a landmark win for the commercial real estate industry, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) of Massachusetts unanimously affirmed the Land Court’s dismissal in Sudbury v. MBTA , holding that the prior public use doctrine is inapplicable when land owned by a public entity is conveyed to a private entity for a different use.

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

COVID-19 Update: Governor Baker Extends Eviction Moratorium

By Anastasia Nicolaou | December 5, 2020

On July 21, as expected, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that it will be extending the current eviction moratorium by 60-days, using emergency powers granted by Chapter 65 of the Acts of 2020, An Act Providing for a Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures During the COVID-19 Emergency.

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

COVID-19 Update: Governor Baker Announces Phase 3 Start Date, Amends E.O. Tolling State Permits; SJC Releases Updated Operations Order; DPU Begins Energy Relief Plan for C&I Customers; MBTA Announces Flex Pass Pilot

By Anastasia Nicolaou | December 5, 2020

On July 2, Governor Baker announced that Phase 3 will begin on Monday, July 6. While Phase 3 is anticipated to be in place until there is an effective treatment or vaccine for COVID-19, Governor Baker indicated that Phase 3 will be implemented in two steps.

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