News by Topic : Policy issues

  • 2/15/2020

    House Ways & Means Committee Discusses Corporate Income Tax

    On Feb. 11, the House Ways & Means Committee held a hearing titled, “The Disappearing Corporate Income Tax.”

  • 2/3/2020

    Nareit Comments on Two SEC Proposals to Reform Proxy Rules

    Nareit’s commented on the SEC's proposed shareholder proposal amendments and its proposal to require greater transparency of proxy advisor firms.

  • 1/31/2020

    REITs Highlighted at House Infrastructure Hearing

    Kevin Brady (R-TX), the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, mentioned the exploration of REIT investment in infrastructure at a hearing last week.
  • 1/27/2020

    4 Quick Questions with Nareit's John Jones

    After spending more than 15 years on Capitol Hill, John Jones joined Nareit as vice president for government relations in 2018.

  • 1/23/2020

    Nareit Submits Comments to FHFA on UMBS Pooling Practices

    Nareit also contributed to a joint trade association comment letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency on uniform mortgage backed securities.
  • 1/23/2020

    Nareit Again Opposes New REIT-related Tax Bills in Hawaii

    Several REIT-related tax bills were introduced in the Hawaii state legislature late last week.

  • 1/10/2020

    Nareit Foundation’s REITWay Hawaii Community Giving Initiative Awards Kauai Habitat for Humanity $120,000 Grant

    The grant will be used by Kauai Habitat for Humanity to build a self-help four-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Eleele, Kauai, for a low-income family.

  • 12/23/2019

    President Trump Signs Legislation to Reauthorize TRIA Through 2027

    Late on Dec. 20 President Trump signed a major appropriations measure, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, or H.R. 1865, to fund the Federal Government through Fiscal Year 2020.

  • 12/6/2019

    Nareit Thanks Sponsors for Introducing the Multifamily Depreciation Parity Act

    Nareit joins other national real estate organizations in letter recognizing the MDPA’s lead sponsors.

  • 12/6/2019

    Nareit Submits Comments to OECD Regarding Global Minimum Tax Proposal

    Nareit’s comments request that OECD’s “Global Base Erosion (GLoBE)-Pillar Two” proposal incorporate specific rules for REITs.