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


NAIOP members meet with U.S. 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;
  • Protecting tax-deferred 1031 Like-Kind exchanges in any effort to reform the federal Tax Code;
  • Advocating for increased federal investment in our national infrastructure, including roads, ports and bridges; and,
  • Ensuring that capital markets and financial institutions are able to address the current and future credit needs of the commercial real estate industry.

Charlotte commercial developers meeting with Congressman Patrick McHenry, The House Chief Deputy Whip, in his office in the United State Capitol.

During the course of the day, NAIOP members met with Senators Thom Tillis, and congressmen Robert Pittenger, Richard Hudson and Patrick McHenry.

Thanks to Charlotte NAIOP members Brendan Pierce (Keith Corporation), Jim Gamble (Bohler Engineering), Jason Moore (Rodgers Builders), Cheryl Steele (Horack, Talley) Chris Thomas (Childress-Klein), and  Scott Harris (Choate Construction) for taking time out of their busy schedules to make the trip to Washington!

NAIOP Members Talk Economic Development Issues at General Assembly


Members of NAIOP Charlotte meet with House Speaker Tim Moore in Raleigh

Members of the Charlotte chapter of NAIOP traveled to Raleigh this week for the commercial development association’s annual Day at the Capitol, and participated in a highly successful day of advocacy that included meetings with key members of the General Assembly.


Meeting with Representative Bill Brawley

In meetings with Senate President Pro-Tem Phil Berger, House Speaker Tim Moore, and numerous legislators from Mecklenburg County and across the state, NAIOP members talked about the importance of regulatory reform and economic development initiatives that would help ensure North Carolina continues to attract new jobs.

NAIOP’s 2016 Day at the Capitol was a tremendous success, and gave members the unique opportunity to participate in direct conversations with North Carolina leaders on efforts to improve our state’s business climate.