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  • Great Advocacy Means Carrying the Message

    Apartment Industry Advocates, Mark your calendars and make your travel arrangements for the 2017 NAA Capitol Conference and Lobby Day which will take place March 7 and 8 in Washington, D.C. The Capitol Conference will start after lunch on March 7 with an issues orientation and advocacy training session. We will train you to be an effective advocate for the apartment industry through this high-...
  • Post-Election Outlook Remains Mixed for the Apartment Industry

    Apartment Industry Advocates,Add my name to the long list of individuals who did not take the candidacy of Donald Trump seriously and publically doubted whether could win a Presidential general election. My sin is even greater since I am inside the beltway and in “the business” of politics and policy. This is my job! How could I have not seen this coming? I could lay the blame for missing the...
  • Bringing Balance to the Real Estate Tax Discussion

    Recent reporting on Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s taxes has spilled over into broader coverage of specific incentives within our federal tax code that are perceived to benefit only the real estate industry. Many of these stories paint an incomplete picture of both the economics of real estate and what segments of our economy, in addition to real estate, use these tax incentives. They...
  • White House Spotlights Local Barriers to Affordable Housing Development

    Apartment Industry Advocates,Last month the Obama Administration weighed in on one of the seminal issues impacting local communities and one with which our industry finds itself struggling again – housing affordability. What might surprise you is that the message from the White House was not directed at property owners. The Housing Development Toolkit opens with this:Over the past three decades,...

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