The Roundtable Recognized as Leading Industry “Influencer” by Real Estate Forum Magazine

The Real Estate Roundtable is featured as one of the industry’s “Influencers in Marketing and Communications” in the November / December issue of Real Estate Forum magazine published this week.  

  • Managing Editor Erika Morphy offers her perspective on the 24 individuals, 10 marketing organizations, 7 company teams and 1 trade group (The Roundtable) profiled in the issue.  “We like to think these lists are special to the industry.  Why influencers at all? That is simple: because even though commercial real estate is all about physical buildings and the trends that govern their supply and demand, it also is very much a relationship-oriented space. Who you know, who you’ve heard about and who you would like to know is the name of the game.” Morphy writes. (Digital issue and GlobeSt. article, Dec. 3)
  • The Real Estate Forum article notes that “The Roundtable’s leaders seek to ensure a cohesive industry voice is heard by government officials and the public, concerning real estate’s important role in the global economy.”  The Forum report also mentions The Roundtable’s successes related to the Tax Cuts and Job Acts of 2017 and the 20% deduction for qualified pass-through businesses – in addition to its continued work on Opportunity Zones with the Treasury Department and IRS.
  • The report adds, “Under the leadership of Roundtable chair, Debra Cafaro, the organization is also committed to building an industry network that reflects the diversity of the membership.”
  • Roundtable President and CEO Jeffrey DeBoer commented on the recognition.  “We are proud to be named as a leading industry Influencer by Real Estate Forum.  The Roundtable continually strives to clearly communicate our views on policy issues affecting CRE to our membership, policymakers and throughout the industry.  Our communications approach reflects how we present the industry’s positions to lawmakers in person – in a balanced, nonpartisan way, supported by detailed analysis on legislative and regulatory proposals.” 

The Roundtable will debut its 2020 National Policy Agenda publication during its State of the Industry Meeting on Jan. 28-29 in Washington, DC. 

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