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How is NAIOP Maryland reshaping our Commercial Real Estate Industry?

  • NAIOP-MD is a leading voice in Annapolis providing its members the most comprehensive set of lobbying and political advocacy services available to commercial real estate professionals in Maryland.
  • NAIOP-MD’s Penny a Foot Fund serves as an industry endowment funding full-time lobbying in Annapolis, litigation and academic research in support of commercial real estate.  
  • Since 2009, the NAIOP-MD State Legislative Committee has monitored or lobbied nearly 900 bills affecting the full spectrum of commercial real estate issues from land development and construction to transactional issues and asset management.
  • Over that time, NAIOP Maryland has submitted testimony on behalf of the industry at more than 500 bill hearings and work sessions and won General Assembly approval of NAIOP Maryland sponsored stand-alone bills and legislative amendments.
  • NAIOP Maryland also continually works industry related regulatory issues through direct representation on the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, the Maryland Commission on Climate Change, the Maryland Advisory Committee on Water Quality Trading and numerous other, state, federal and local policy making committees.
  • To compliment these efforts, the NAIOP-MD Political Action Committee actively fundraises and scrutinizes contributions to members of the Maryland General Assembly who have influence over commercial real estate issues.
  • NAIOP Maryland received NAIOP’s national ward for Best Government Relations Program in 2014.  In 2015 NAIOP Maryland received NAIOP’s Best Communications Program for use of GIS mapping in legislative advocacy.

NAIOP Maryland’s Legislative Committee, Annapolis lobbying team, local organization and Capitol Hill staff provide professional legislative representation at every level of government. Every week legislative and regulatory proposals that affect land development, construction and management of commercial real estate are being debated and decided at the local, state and federal levels of government.  NAIOP takes the lead as the industry advocate on critical issues providing experienced, professional representation before national, state and local governments.

Interested in supporting our industry-related legislative work?
Contact us to learn about the NAIOP-MD Penny Per Square Foot (PPSF) Fund.

NAIOP-MD’s PPSF Fund serves as an industry endowment funding full-time lobbying in Annapolis, litigation and academic research in support of commercial real estate.