Charlotte NAIOP Members Advocate for Commercial Real Estate Issues on Capitol Hill

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Members of NAIOP North Carolina meet last month with Senator Thom Tillis on Capitol Hill.

Members of the Charlotte Chapter of NAIOP recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress about issues critical to North Carolina’s commercial real estate industry. The Capitol Hill visits were part of NAIOP’s annual Chapter Leadership and Legislative Retreat, and gave Charlotte developers a chance to advocate on a range of topics, including:

  • Preventing the taxation of Carried Interest compensation at ordinary income rates;
  • Advocating for increased federal investment in our national infrastructure, including roads, ports and bridges; and,
  • Voicing opposition to the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule, which would increase development costs and reduce the value of private property; and,
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Members of Charlotte’s NAIOP Chapter meet last moth with Congressman Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) in his Capitol Hill office.

During the course of the day, NAIOP members met with Senators Thom Tillis  and Richard Burr, and congressmen Robert Pittenger and Mick Mulvaney. We also met with the Chief of Staff for Congressman Richard Hudson, who was regrettably under the weather on the day of our Hill visit.

Thanks to Charlotte NAIOP members Jim Gamble (Bohler Engineering), Jason Moore (Rodgers Builders), Chris Thomas (Childress-Klein), Barry Leasure (Greer Walker, LLP), Sherrie Chaffin (Trinity Development), Scott Harris (Choate Construction) and Brendan Pierce (Keith Corporation) for taking time out of their busy schedules to make the trip to Washington!

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