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What’s Inside the 2024 Government of Canada Budget

The Canadian government tabled its 2024 federal budget on April 16. The federal budget outlines a broad list of spending and tax measures to be implemented in the coming year. In broad macroeconomic terms, this budget lays out a path of significant spending increases, deficit projections well into the future, and tax increases to offset some of the spending.

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President Joe Biden’s Opening Shot in 2025 Tax Fight

On March 11, President Joe Biden submitted his FY 2025 Proposed Budget to Congress. Unlike prior year budget proposals, this one is a setup for an unavoidable tax debate in 2025, when many of the tax provisions enacted during the Trump administration in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will expire.

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Permitting process

Western States Take Up Permit Reform

Local permitting processes vary and too often become unnecessarily delayed. Because of this, NAIOP chapters across the U.S. are using Georgia’s legislation as a template in advocating for reforms that bring predictability,  consistency and transparency to the local permitting processes within their respective states.

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Sustainability regulations

Evolving Sustainability Regulations in Industrial CRE

Understanding the ever-evolving regulations and reporting requirements around ESG can be challenging. A panel of industry experts spoke to I.CON West attendees on why these regulations are about more than compliance. They can lead to market differentiation, improved communication with tenants, and interest from global investors.

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An Action-packed Week in Washington

The quest to approve federal funding continued during another busy week in Washington, where lawmakers took up a $435 billion funding package that includes the FDA and a number of other departments. Also this week, 16 states and American Samoa held presidential primary elections, with 854 Republican and 1,420 Democratic delegates at stake.

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NAIOP Chapters Are Champions for CRE

Last week, hundreds of NAIOP members from the U.S. and Canada attended NAIOP’s Chapter Leadership and Legislative Retreat (CL&LR) in Washington, D.C., with the conference culminating in countless meetings with their elected representatives to advocate on behalf of the commercial real estate industry.

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Chris Cillizza

Who Will the Bear Eat? The Perils of Hiking in the Presidential Woods

The 2024 presidential election is reminiscent of a classic joke about two guys who are hiking in the woods and come across a grizzly bear, said political commentator and journalist Chris Cillizza during NAIOP’s Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat last week. One hiker takes off his hiking shoes, opens his backpack and puts on his running shoes. The other says, “What are you doing? You can’t outrun a bear!” The second hiker replies, “I don’t need to outrun the bear. I only need to outrun you.”

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