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NAIOPWA Responds to COVID-19: Keeping CRE Working

NAIOPWA is more than a trade association: We're a community all facing the same crisis today, and all dedicated to creating a bright future for our industry and community. We're here to support you during these extraordinary times.

Minimize COVID-19 Risk with King County Printable Signs 

King County has published downloadable, printable signage for areas of high traffic, like apartment buildings, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Other graphics include signage for grocery stores, food service establishments, and childcare centers. The signs highlight the need for social distancing, sanitizing surfaces, and limiting non-essential contact with tenants and employees. 

Download the Sign Here

NAIOP Seeks Expanded Guidance on Inslee EO; Memorandum from Governor on Mortgages Released

In response to Governor Jay Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" Order, NAIOP Washington has called for expansions to construction guidance to include private-sector residential and commercial construction.

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Call for Expertise and Resources

How is the coronavirus impacting your business? NAIOPWA is interested in knowing what you and your company are doing to keep operations running, and what resources you're looking for. Additionally, we are seeking expertise regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and response on the CRE industry. Or, suggest a topic you feel is relevant to the current COVID-19 situation and the impact on the CRE industry.

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Sign Up for the NAIOPWA Developers Forum

The Developers Forum is an email listserv for NAIOPWA principal members to engage in discussion, and to seek and receive feedback and resources from professional peers. Access to the listserv is limited to CRE developers and owners. NAIOPWA encourages members to share challenges, provide constructive feedback, bring questions, and provide perspective in all matters related to commercial real estate development.

NAIOPWA Developers Forum

Please note, the Developers Forum is a private group restricted to principal member developers and owners. All NAIOPWA members have access to contact information via the chapter app.  

Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order: Construction Guidance Clarification Release

NAIOP, along with AGC, requested clarification on the Governors recent “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order as it relates to construction activities. The newly released Construction Guidance Memo is online.  The exception to the order allows for construction in the following limited circumstances:

  • Construction related to essential activities as described in the order;
  • To further a public purpose related to a public entity or governmental function or facility, including but not limited to publicly financed low-income housing; or
  • To prevent spoliation and avoid damage or unsafe conditions, and address emergency repairs at both non-essential businesses and residential structures.

You can review the critical workers list here.  We will have an opportunity to revisit the scope of the Order in 7-8 days based upon the metrics the state is using to determine if progress in addressing the outbreak is being made.  The metric includes a review of infection rates, hospitalization rates, and traffic indicators. 

Seattle Construction Code Delayed

The Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections (SDCI) delayed implementation of the construction code updates to the 2018 versions of the building, residential, existing buildings, mechanical, energy, fuel gas, and plumbing codes to November 1, 2020, or later. Thanks to our ongoing work with the department and with city leadership, SDCI provided this information to NAIOPWA early.

Read more on our blog and please share the information widely.

Washington State Construction Code Extension Requested

NAIOPWA has requested, by letter to Governor Jay Inslee, a 6-month extension on implementation of the 2018 State Building Code regulations, to January 1, 2021. The request does not suggest any changes to the state's current, rigorous standards or put the public at risk. Instead, pushing back implementation would simply provide much-needed relief and certainty to the commercial real estate industry, supporting the ability for shovel-ready projects to proceed as planned in a post-COVID-19 recovery. Read more about the reasoning behind this request on our blog.

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NAIOP Webinars on COVID-19 Impacts on CRE

Tune in online for webinars focused on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting commercial real estate. Additional webinars and recordings of past events are added daily; check back and make sure emails from [email protected] reach your inbox by adding them to your contacts and/or email whitelist.

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