iREM MEMbERs PREPARE FOR ThE
2009 CAPiTOL hiLL visiT dAY
CAPiTOL hiLL visiT dAY wiLL TAkE PLACE
ON APRiL 22, 2009, iN CONJUNCTiON wiTh
ThE iREM LEAdERshiP ANd LEGisLATivE
sUMMi T. IREM and CCIM Institute Members will have
the opportunity to meet with their congressional leaders to increase awareness of and generate support for
several issues pertinent to the real estate industry. Your
elected officials count on you to let them know what
issues are important to you and how to best serve you in
During the 2008 Capitol Hill Visit, over 275 IREM and
CCIM Institute Members participated in over 225 meetings with their representatives and senators. Their efforts
resulted in two major victories for the commercial real
estate industry—the extension of the commercial buildings energy-efficient tax credit and an extension of the
15-year cost recovery period for leasehold improvements.
To prepare attendees for meetings with legislators this
April, an orientation will be held on April 21 at the J.W.
Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. Staff from IREM,
the CCIM Institute and the National Association of
Realtors (NAR®) will brief participants on public policy
issues relating to the commercial real estate industry, as
well as what to expect when meeting with members of
Congress and their staff. Additionally, participants will
receive useful resources, including an orientation manual,
voting records and the 2009 NAR Congressional Directory
to better prepare attendees for meeting their legislators.
Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with
the other members of their state delegations following the
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