The Roundtable advocates for tax policies that promote capital formation, reward risk-taking, and create jobs while . The U.S. must maintain a competitive tax code grounded in enduring, pro-growth principles to move our economy forward.
Reducing our carbon footprint is good for the environment and the economy. Policies that promote cost-effective investments to optimize building energy efficiency, increase the nation’s supply of renewables, and decarbonize the electric grid will help the real estate sector combat climate change, create “green jobs,” and enhance the resilience of our communities.
As a voice for commercial real estate, The Roundtable continues to advocate for national guidelines, incentives, and data to accelerate the economy’s and our industry’s transition toward decarbonization.
The Roundtable supports policy measures that promote the availability of credit and the formation of capital in the commercial and multifamily real estate industry.
Sustaining reliable credit capacity and robust capital formation requires policies that minimize regulatory burden, support reliable market valuations, encourage appropriate transparency, and maintain suitable systemic safeguards.
The Roundtable's Homeland Security Task Force (HSTF) and Real Estate Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RE-ISAC) remain focused on measures that businesses can take—such as creating resilient infrastructure that is resistant to physical damage and cyber breaches—through increased cross-agency information sharing and cooperation with key law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
Cities and the commercial real estate industry are at the forefront of a post-pandemic transition centered on return-to-office, commercial property conversions, and the role of infrastructure investment. Public policies that support these issues are crucial to the health of cities and CRE.
Cities house CRE, yet rely on tax revenues generated from property assets to finance first responders, police, schools, healthcare, roads, bridges, mass transit, and other critical services. Commercial property assets also enhance the value of cities by attracting businesses, which provide additional tax funds for municipal services and infrastructure projects. The well-being of America’s communities, businesses, families, and workforce depends on these networks.
The Roundtable supports policies that promote the healthy return of employees to their pre-pandemic workplace practices including return-to-office directives for federal government employees. We also encourage federal and local incentives for converting commercial properties to other uses, including affordable housing. And we support physical infrastructure investments that benefit those who work, live, and recreate in cities.
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) was signed into law by President Biden on August 16, 2022. The $790 billion legislation — the largest federal clean energy investment in U.S. history — includes nearly $370 billion in climate spending that affects “clean energy” incentives important to commercial real estate.