10 Pieces of Legislation That Could Impact Commercial Real EstateMay 8, 2014
The 113th Congress has many pieces of legislation before it which, if passed, could impact the commercial real estate industry, mostly in very significant and positive ways. In addition, the impact from some legislative changes that were enacted within the past five years, like Dodd-Frank, is only now being felt. Whether or not any of the bills now before Congress will move past being stalled by partisanship and actually be voted upon remains to be seen. At press time, for instance, the Johnson-Crapo overhaul of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the Shaheen-Portman energy-efficiency bill were both scheduled for votes but caught in a partisan storm. Here are 10 recent and possibly upcoming bills likely to change the U.S. commercial real estate sector.