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Advocacy

The Central Texas Association of REALTORS (CTCAR), along with the Texas Association of REALTORS (TAR) and National Association of REALTORS (NAR), is working to keep you up-to-date on governmental affair issues affecting the commercial real estate industry.


Our Governmental Affairs committee meets regularly with the following goals in mind:

  • Assist with developing our legislative agenda and addressing issues affecting property rights & commercial real estate
  • Educate and inform REALTOR members on key legislative issues with calls to action and newsletter articles, etc
  • Monitor local, state & national legislative issues to share information with members
  • Promote the Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee, otherwise known as TREPAC

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STATE

NATIONAL

CTCAR is involved in City policies to keep you up-to-date on issues affecting the commercial real estate industry.  Here are some of the local issues we are monitoring:

Annexation & ETJ

Flood Risk & Atlas 14

Code NEXT

Parkland Ordinance

Tree Ordinance

Rough Proportionality

Mobility Bond

Transportation Network Companies


TAR fights for commercial real estate!  During the 85th Texas Legislature and the special session that followed, many bills were considered that would have protected commercial real estate ... and several bills were filed that would have harmed the industry, such as:

  • Prohibit fees on new construction
  • Commercial Property Valuation Standards
  • No appraisal caps on commercial
  • Tax reform

Read details on how TAR fought for commercial real estate on each of these subjects.

Stay tuned for 2019 Legislation news coming soon!

NAR advocates on behalf of its members to foster a sound and dynamic U.S. real estate market that creates vibrant communities in which to live and work.  Specifically the following issues  currently being addressed that could impact commercial real estate:

  • Commercial Real Estate Lending
  • Crowdfunding
  • Drones
  • Lease Accounting
  • Qualified Commercial Real Estate (QCRE) Loan Regulations
  • Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits (REMIC)
  • SBA Loans
  • Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchange
  • Tenants in Common
  • And much more!

Learn more about these & other NAR initiatives that are of importance as identified by markets.

 

How to get involved?

  1. Sign up to receive the TAR Legislative Liaison during session
    • Update "Email Preferences" at the TAR website to receive newsletter).
  2. Donate to TREPAC which is one of the strongest Political Action Committee in the State of Texas.
  3. Join our Governmental Affairs Committee to be involved in CTCAR activities related to the above issues.
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