Your Powerful Political Voice

Government actions can have a drastic effect on the business of our members. The Government Affairs Committee was established to educate and advocate for our members on legislation and other important governmental initiatives and decisions. This is no easy task as each year there are over 3,000 bills introduced or carried over at the state legislature for consideration, hundreds of which, if passed, could dramatically alter business operations, opportunities and successes.

As a recognized leader in Hawaii’s commercial real estate industry, NAIOP Hawaii works with elected and appointed officials to track legislation and rule-making at state and county levels, communicate industry concerns and help shape public policy affecting our industry and Hawaii’s economy.

We also communicate regularly with NAIOP’s national government affairs expert staff, who represent our membership at the federal level on Capitol Hill and before federal regulatory agencies, on national and global issues of import. Most importantly, we count on our membership to be informed and actively involved in making our collective voices heard to promote and preserve our industry for future generations.

2018 Legislative Priorities

The Government Affairs Committee has identified the following priority issues for 2018:

  1. Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Tax Investment Property
  2. Affordable Housing
  3. Other Tax Bills

Additional Policy Issues

  • Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Capital and Credit Availability
  • Environment and Energy Efficiency

Take Action

  • Join the Government Affairs Committee
  • Monitor Legislation
  • Submit Testimony
  • Contact your Legislator
  • Register to Vote

Important Legislative Updates