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– Mike McNerney
Lowe Enterprises


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National Issues

NAIOP | National

Founded in 1967, NAIOP comprises 16,000+ members in 55 North American chapters. It provides networking opportunities, educational programs, research on trends and innovations and strong legislative representation.

NAIOP's sister organization, the NAIOP Research Foundation, is one of the industry's leading think tanks dedicated to conducting research assessing the trends, economic viability and needs of the built environment.

National Issues

Leasehold Improvements: Leasehold improvements, also known as tenant improvements (TI), are the customized alterations a building owner makes to rental space as part of a lease agreement, in order to configure the space for the needs of that particular tenant. These include changes to walls, floors, ceilings, and lighting, among others. In actual practice, these customized tenant improvements usually have a useful economic life of 5 to 10 years, which spans the average commercial lease term. Read more here.

Energy Efficiency: Energy Efficiency is one of the most controllable operating costs for commercial buildings. It makes both economic and social sense to employ strategies to reduce a building’s total energy usage. However, arbitrary mandates oftentimes are based on assumptions that have little to do with realistic capabilities and business realities. In this section, NAIOP outlines our energy policy and provides a understanding of the built environment’s role in increasing energy efficiency. Read more here.

Legislative Priorities

2015 Legislative Priorities (PDF)

  • 179D
  • Basel III Capital Accords
  • Brownfields & Brownfields Remediation Tax
  • Carried Interest Taxation
  • FASB Lease Accounting Proposals
  • Internet Sales Tax
  • Leasehold Improvements
  • Like-Kind Exchanges
  • New Markets Tax Credit Program
  • Tax Reform
  • Terrorism Insurance


  • Endangered Species Act Modernization
  • Storm Water Management
  • Wetlands

Energy Policy and Green Buildings

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Green Resource Center: Legislative Issues Affecting Sustainable/Green Development


  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Eminent Domain
  • Florida Hometown Democracy Anti-Growth Ballot Initiative
  • Impact Fees
  • Indoor Air Quality/Mold Issues
  • Property Rights/Regulatory Reform
  • Smart Growth
  • Telecommunications - Forced Access

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