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NAIOP Inland Empire Participates in California Commercial RE Summit

NAIOP Inland Empire Participates in California Commercial RE Summit

Members of the Inland Empire Board and Legislative Affairs Committee recently attended the California Business Properties (CBPA) sponsored California Commercial Real Estate Summit in Sacramento.

July 17, 2017

The summit was attended by over 80 real estate leaders who converged on California’s Capitol to advocate on behalf of the commercial, retail, and industrial real estate industry.  “Teams” of advocates, made up of leaders from all over the state, met with almost half of the State Legislature.

The focus of this year’s CCRES was support for a number of bills that reform our state’s parcel tax notification laws, support for solar energy and building level battery storage, as well as expressing opposition for the split roll property tax proposal announced by Senator Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Skinner (D-Berkeley) in April.

At the Summit CBPA  presented its 2017 Legislators of the Year awards to Senate Minority Leader Senator Pat Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) who is a prominent member of the Legislative Moderate Caucus.

This years participants also met with Diane Harkey, Chair of the Board of Equalization as well as Alexis Podesta, Secretary Business, Consumer Services & Housing Agency.  

The goal of the California Commercial Real Estate Summit is to increase public policy and political awareness of state issues impacting commercial, industrial, and retail real estate, and to foster collaborative efforts among business leaders from all sectors of California and their representatives in the State Legislature.