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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

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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