NAIOP Washington State 2023 Legislative Report - Feb 3

NAIOP Washington State 2023 Legislative Report - Week 4

Greg Hanon, Communico

The week of February 6 is week five.  The focus will be on policy committee activity on hundreds of bills.  We have two weeks to go prior to the February 17 cut off. You can find next week’s hearings in the upcoming events section by logging in to your NAIOPWA member profile below.   Also, the bill status section of the bill tracking overview will illustrate where the bill is at in the process as of Friday, February 3.

I will provide a more detailed update of which priority bills have moved out of committee after February 17. 

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NAIOP Washington State 2023 Legislative Report - Jan 27

NAIOP Washington State 2023 Legislative Report - Week 3

Greg Hanon, Communico

Week three was focused on committee hearings with hundreds of bills being considered by the various policy committees.  Next week will be the same.  You can review the new bill introductions as well as next week’s hearings using your member profile. For more information about becoming a member, contact Danielle Duvall, [email protected]

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NAIOP Washington State 2023 Legislative Report - Jan 20

Greg Hanon, Communico

Week two of the Washington State Legislature has concluded.  The committee schedule for week three represents a substantial ramp of activity as legislative committees consider the many bills that have been introduced in recent days.  Committee chairs are under pressure to consider and act upon bills introduced by their colleagues prior to the February 17 deadline for bills to pass out of policy committees.

Full legislative reports are available exclusively to current members. For more information about joining our chapter, contact Danielle Duvall, [email protected]

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NAIOPWA 2023 State Legislature Update - Jan 13

NAIOP Washington State 2023 Legislative Report - Week 1

Greg Hanon, Communico

The 2023 session of the Washington State Legislature convened on January 9 for a 105-day legislative session. This is the first since 2020 to completely return to Olympia for both committee hearings as well as floor action.  One addition to the legislative process is the complete integration of hybrid legislative hearings allowing for both in person testimony as well as remote testimony allowing individuals who cannot make the trip to Olympia to participate in hearings from around the state.

Per tradition, the first few days were dedicated to the organization of the legislature, the swearing in of public officials, as well as a state of the state address from Governor Inslee in which he presented his priorities for the legislative session.  Governor Inslee outlined several policies including significant increases in spending on housing, homelessness, behavioral health, and education.  He also advanced policies on gun control and abortion rights.

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Congratulations 2022 NAIOPWA Night of the Stars Winners!

Congratulations 2022 NAIOPWA Night of the Stars Winners!

John Pietromonaco inducted into NAIOPWA Hall of Fame  

Presented on Friday night at the NAIOPWA 2022 Night of the Stars Gala, the awards honored an impressive slate of commercial real estate projects that serve the community with innovations in retail, office, industrial and multi-family development.

The projects, and the developers who engaged them, demonstrate the flexibility and ingenuity of the CRE community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, NAIOPWA’s 2022 Night of the Stars finalists highlight the growth in transit-oriented development (TOD), multi-family housing from high-rise urban to supportive housing, and various programs that encourage development in underutilized regions such as Opportunity Zone funding.


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2022 NAIOPWA Night of the Stars Finalists & First Winners Announced!

2022 NAIOPWA Night of the Stars Finalists & First Winners Announced

John Pietromonaco to be inducted to NAIOPWA Hall of Fame | Annual People’s Choice Award with Daily Voting Runs Sept 21 – Oct 5

SEATTLE – Announced at NAIOP Washington State’s September Breakfast, the slate of competitors for the association’s annual Night of the Stars Awards once again showcases the best commercial real estate development projects across the state completed in the past year. With the announcement, People's Choice voting begins online and runs through Weds., Oct. 5. Also announced was NAIOPWA's 2022 Hall of Fame inductee, John Pietromonaco, who joins the ranks of leaders honored for their essential contributions to the built environment of the Puget Sound region and to the CRE community through their involvement in NAIOPWA and beyond. 

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The projects, and the developers who engaged them, demonstrate the flexibility and ingenuity of the CRE community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, NAIOPWA’s 2022 Night of the Stars finalists highlight the growth in transit-oriented development (TOD), multi-family housing from high-rise urban to supportive housing, and various programs that encourage development in underutilized regions such as Opportunity Zone funding.

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NAIOPWA State Legislature 2022 Recap - Report to Members

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Washington State Legislature 2022 End of Session Summary/Update for NAIOPWA Members

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A Rainy Season Discussion on Stormwater

Sustainable Blog

Stormwater Goals: Slow, Clean, and Cold

Development projects in the Puget Sound region are generating more conversations about stormwater management than ever before. In many ways the Pacific Northwest is on the leading edge in terms of both regulatory updates and elective sustainable design measures implemented by local developers. Every year projects look more progressive than the prior year, and stormwater has become a much more integral part of site design for urban infill projects.

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NAIOPWA State Legislature 2022 Update - Mar 7

The Washington State Legislature is expected to adjourn sine die on Thu, Mar 10. Friday night was the deadline for non-budget bills to pass; now we look at the concurrence process in which differences between House and Senate versions of bills passed are ironed out and the budget is confirmed.

Click here for this week's update (members-only content; login required) on key CRE issues including SEPA reform, GMA vesting, and building codes

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NAIOPWA State Legislature 2022 Update - Feb 28

The Washington State Legislature is down to the last two weeks in the 2022 legislative session, and several bills of interest for CRE continue to be amended and are moving forward, including SEPA reform, GMA vesting, and building codes.

Click here for this week's update (members-only content; login required) on key issues for NAIOPWA members this session. 

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NAIOPWA State Legislature 2022 Update - Feb 21

With just 17 days left in the session, the legislature faces another deadline: Thursday, Feb. 24, is the deadline for bills to be advanced out of opposite-house policy committees. We expect to see supplemental budgets announced this week as well.

Click here for this week's update (members-only content; login required) including information on bills related to CRE with updates on key issues for NAIOPWA members this session. 

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NAIOPWA State Legislature 2022 Update - Feb 14

It's an all-hands-on-deck race to the deadline in this short session! Legislators (and NAIOPWA's Government Affairs team) are working around the clock, every day of the week, to make amendments, address suggested amendments, and pass the bills! NAIOPWA's team focuses on bills and issues that will support a positive business environment for commercial real estate in Washington state. 

Click here for this week's update (members-only content; login required) including information on bills related to CRE with updates on key issues for NAIOPWA members this session. 

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NAIOPWA State Legislature 2022 Update - Feb 7

The 2022 session of the Washington State Legislature is reaching its midpoint.  On February 3, bills needed to pass out of policy committees.  On February 7, all bills must pass out of fiscal committees.  And all bills, unless needed to implement the budget, must pass out of the house of origin by February 15.

The legislative session continues to operate remotely, with all committee hearings entirely remote and floor action mostly remote, with a few legislators in person.

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NAIOPWA State Legislature 2022 Update - Jan 31

Week three is behind us, with this Thursday being the cut-off for all bills to pass out of their committees of origin; after that, the slate will focus on "live" bills of concern to the CRE community.

Click here for this week's update (members-only content; login required) including information on bills related to CRE including possible green roof requirements, rent control, SEPA reform, middle housing and more. 

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NAIOPWA Real Estate Challenge Announces 2022 Site Sponsor: Unico Properties

REC 2022

The NAIOPWA Real Estate Challenge is proud to announce the 2022 Site Sponsor: Unico Properties 

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NAIOPWA State Legislature 2022 - Week 3 Preview

The Washington State Legislature has completed its second week of the 2022 session. The first of several self-imposed deadlines is February 3; any bill that hasn’t passed out of policy committee and advanced to the Rules or Fiscal Committee by then will be considered dead for the session.

Click here to read a week 3 preview (members-only content; login required) including updates on bills related to CRE including possible green roof requirements, rent control, SEPA reform, middle housing and more. 

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NAIOPWA State Legislature 2022 - Week 1 Report

The 2022 Washington State Legislature convened on January 11 for a 60-day legislative session. In the first week, over 800 new legislative proposals have been introduced, several of interest to NAIOPWA members. Governor Inslee, in his state address, outlined a variety of issues related to increasing housing options and addressing homelessness, as well as a broad suite of programs aimed at reducing the state’s carbon emissions. Some of the most notable bills for NAIOPWA are summarized below. As happens each year, all bills and issues noted will evolve through the course of the session via both public hearings and other negotiations. 

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2021 NAIOPWA Night of the Stars Winners

2021 NAIOPWA Night of the Stars Winners Announced
Winners highlight creative approaches to land use, community support and more

SEATTLE – Presented on Friday night at the NAIOPWA 2021 Night of the Stars Gala, the awards honored an impressive slate of commercial real estate projects that serve the community with innovations in retail, office, industrial and multi-family development.

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2021 Community Enhancement - Auburn Valley YMCA

 

NAIOP Washington State would like to thank all the financial and in-kind sponsors who made 2021 Community Enhancement at Auburn Valley YMCA possible, as well as the Community Enhancement Committee members who supported this project for over the last two years.

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2021 General Election Briefing: Key Races & Candidates

Ballots for the 2021 General Election will be mailed on Wednesday, Oct. 13, to registered voters in Washington state. Ballots must be completed and returned via U.S. Mail, a local dropbox or election center by 8pm on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

The NAIOPWA PAC contributes support to candidates and campaigns that work to create a business-friendly environment in the state. Key races in Seattle & Bellevue are highlighted below. 

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