Policy Issues

Policy Toolkits and Fact Sheets

The Real Estate Roundtable works with national policymakers everywhere to build a fairer, healthier, and more equitable America.

Our Policy Toolkits provide relevant information on key policy issues, including Fact Sheets and topline messaging to employ when engaging with policymakers. The majority of the toolkit consists of brief 1-2 page background papers on national policy issues currently facing the industry, recommended talking points, and helpful links for where to find additional information and details regarding The Roundtable’s advocacy efforts. The toolkit also includes multiple Roundtable-produced fact sheets distilling key legislation or regulations.

 

  • September 2022 Policy Toolkit

  • Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Fact Sheets

    Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 -  “Clean Energy” Tax Incentives Relevant to U.S. Real Estate - Fact Sheet (Sept. 20, 2022)

    Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 - Revenue Provisions - Fact Sheet

    After passing the Senate and House on August 7 and August 12, respectively, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) was signed into law by President Biden on August 16, 2022. The $790 billion legislation includes nearly $370 billion in climate spending that affects “clean energy” measures important to commercial real estate, the largest federal clean energy investment in U.S. history.

    The Roundtable has encouraged Congress for a number of years to make clean energy tax incentives more usable for building owners, managers, and financiers—and more impactful to help meet national GHG reduction goals.

  • June 2022 Policy Toolkit

  • April 2022 Policy Toolkit

    April 2022 Policy Toolkit

    Executive Summary

  • The SEC’s Proposed Rule on Climate- Related Disclosures for Investors

    On March 21, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its anticipated proposed rule, “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors.” [Read the SEC’s fact sheet.]

    The proposed rule has no immediate effect. It kicks off a public comment period with stakeholder input due to the SEC by May 20, 2022 (as of this writing). The SEC’s proposed rule continues to raise a number of themes that were also discussed in The Real Estate Roundtable’s pre-rulemaking comments submitted to the SEC in June 2021.

    If finalized, the proposal would become the first-ever rule requiring all companies registered with the SEC to report, measure, and quantify material risks related to climate change in their registration statements and periodic filings (such as Form 10-K). It is not only pertinent to the real estate companies that register and file with the SEC.

    Below is a summary of some of the key takeaways that might be useful as Roundtable members — and their legal, accounting, and environmental experts and consultants — review the SEC’s complex, 510—page proposal on climate risk reporting.

Fall 2022 Policy Toolkit

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Staff Contact
DD-Oct2019 - contact Duane J. Desiderio 
 Senior Vice President & Counsel
CER - Oct2019 - contact Clifton (Chip) E. Rodgers, Jr. 
 Senior Vice President
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 Senior Vice President & Counsel