Real Estate Roundtable President and CEO Jeffrey DeBoer, above, is one of the “Top Lobbyists” in Washington, DC for 2022, according to the prominent policy news publication, The Hill. This is the fifth consecutive year that DeBoer has earned the recognition. (The Hill, Dec. 7)
- The publication noted their list of individual lobbyists is comprised of those who “played a key role in shaping an avalanche of legislation in 2022, including Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act and several bipartisan bills that brought sharply divided lawmakers together.”
- The Hill also notes the list recognizes “advocates won hard-fought battles to secure some of this year’s most significant bipartisan measures” and “demonstrated a track record of success in the halls of Congress and the administration during a critical year for policy.” (pdf of The Hill’s 2022 Top Lobbyists)
- The Roundtable’s DeBoer commented, “I am honored to be recognized for my advocacy successes on behalf of the commercial real estate industry. However, I’m smart enough to know that they are not individual successes but are actually successes resulting from the hard work of the entire Roundtable team … our membership and staff. It is particularly rewarding to be honored by The Hill knowing that, in leading the team, my approach is grounded by a positive, bipartisan foundation built around overall community betterment and advancement.”
DeBoer added, “We will continue to advocate long-term, sustainable public policy relating to taxation, access to housing and capital, job creation and energy efficient buildings that are safe and secure—and I hope that our efforts will continue to be positively recognized.”
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Real Estate Roundtable President and CEO Jeffrey DeBoer, above, was recognized this month as one of the Top Lobbyists in Washington, DC by the influential policy news publication The Hill.
- A variety of industry representatives were acknowledged in the annual list as “the people who wielded their clout and knowledge most effectively on behalf of their clients.”
- The publication also noted, “The ranks of policy experts and influencers run deep in Washington, but these are the players who stand out for delivering results for their clients in the halls of Congress and the administration.”
- The Roundtable’s DeBoer commented, “My inclusion on The Hill’s annual list reflects the effectiveness of our entire organization. I am proud to work with the industry’s best – its leaders represented on our board of directors, our national real estate organization partners and The Roundtable’s highly-effective advocacy staff,” DeBoer added.
The Roundtable’s next meeting on January 25-26 in Washington, DC will address its 2021 policy agenda during business and policy advisory committee meetings.
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The prominent policy news publication The Hill this week recognized Real Estate Roundtable President and CEO Jeffrey DeBoer as one of the Top Lobbyists in Washington, DC. This is the third consecutive year that DeBoer has been recognized in the annual list. (The Hill, Dec. 10)
- The Hill’s 2020 recognition acknowledges a variety of industry representatives for their advocacy efforts as “the people who wielded their clout and knowledge most effectively on behalf of their clients.”
- The publication also notes, “The ranks of policy experts and influencers run deep in Washington, but these are the players who stand out for delivering results for their clients in the halls of Congress and the administration.”
- The Roundtable’s DeBoer commented, “It is an honor to be recognized individually, but my inclusion on the list is more reflective of the overall Roundtable organization, its membership and our staff team effort. I am proud to work with highly effective leaders from the commercial real estate industry and with a staff of advocacy professionals who communicate our balanced policy agenda positions to lawmakers and regulators with a fact-based, non-partisan approach.”
- DeBoer added, “I appreciate the consistent recognition by The Hill but I share it side-by-side with our talented membership, staff and others who work on behalf of The Real Estate Roundtable.”
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The Washington, DC policy news publication The Hill on Dec. 12 released its annual Top Lobbyists list, whioh includes The Real Estate Roundtable’s President and CEO, Jeffrey DeBoer.
- The list recognizes several Washington industry representatives for their 2019 advocacy efforts and recognizes “the people who wielded their clout and knowledge most effectively on behalf of their clients,” according to the publication.
- The Hill list also notes, “The ranks of Washington’s policy experts and influencers run deep, but these are the players who stand out for delivering results for their clients in the halls of Congress and the administration.”
- The Roundtable’s DeBoer commented, “I am proud to work for an organization of industry leaders and with a staff of effective advocacy professionals who are all committed to a fact-based, non-partisan approach to economic growth policies – an approach that benefits the country, its communities and commercial real estate markets. This recognition by The Hill is appreciated and is a compliment to all those who work with The Real Estate Roundtable.”
- DeBoer was also quoted Dec. 12 in Bisnow on “5 Policy Issues That Could Affect Commercial Real Estate In 2020.”
- During a whirlwind policy month in DC that saw the passage of a $1.4 trillion spending deal with many positive policies affecting CRE – and the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement – DeBoer participated in a discussion that addressed the USMCA and other national issues.
- On the USMCA, DeBoer noted, “If you’re in the real estate business, you want the underlying economy to be as healthy as possible, and the lack of an agreement here had been a drag on overall economic activity in the country.” He added. “This agreement will both be a direct benefit in terms of the trading of materials that are used to construct assets, but also an indirect benefit because the underlying economy and businesses that trade goods will benefit from this.”
- DeBoer also addressed the issue of affordable housing and GSE reform in the upcoming year. He stated, “We want to see a positive debate where people talk about the real problems of housing availability in America, which has to do with the permitting process, the ability to develop dense properties, the ability to use the Section 8 and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit programs, and maybe those things should be expanded.” DeBoer also said, “”GSE reform is not going to solve the housing problems, but it’s going to be an aspect of housing reform in the country along with a variety of other things that need to be done.”
These policy issues and others that will comprise The Roundtable’s 2020 National Policy Agenda will be discussed during the organization’s State of the Industry Meeting on Jan. 28-29 in Washington, DC.
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