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2013 Capitol Hill Visit Day Newscenter
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Posted December 19th 2012

2013 Capitol Hill Visit: April 10

Join CCIM Institute and IREM for the eleventh annual Capitol Hill Visit on April 10, 2013 in Washington, D.C. This event gives CCIMs an opportunity to meet with U.S. Representatives and Senators to lobby on important industry issues. The Capitol Hill Visit is a joint venture with IREM, a sister organization, that shares our interests in commercial real estate. This partnership naturally becomes one of the largest national lobbying efforts to represent your interests.


  • April 2, 2013 — Webinar Federal Issues Briefing 2:00-3:00pm CST (rescheduled from March 27)
  • April 9, 2013 — Member Orientation and regional caucus 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. EDT
  • April 10, 2013 — Capitol Hill Visit Day (contact your Capitol Hill Coordinator)

Register Here

You will be directed to the Insitute of Real Estate Management's website to register.

Briefing Papers Here

Prepare and review the 2013 Capitol Hill Visit issues using the briefing papers to understand and guide your research on carried interest, internet sales tax fairness and lead paint in commercial buildings.


  1. $500 Chapter Reimbursment Procedure
  2. Information Packet for Capitol Hill Coordinators and CCIM Chapters

For Capitol Hill Chapter Coordinators:
The Top 10 Things You Need to Know (First-Time Attendees see video below)

The Top 10 Things You Need to Know

NOTE: Legislative Liaison Adriann Murawski (not Murowski) may be contacted at

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Capitol Hill visits

Each spring CCIM Institute members travel to Washington, D.C., to meet with their federal congressional representatives and make sure their voices are heard on issues that impact commercial real estate. Read more.

Briefing papers

Briefing papers explain how national and state laws and regulations could affect your business. Written and researched by CCIM’s legislative staff, briefing papers provide background information on key issues and are updated as new developments arise. Find our briefing papers here.

Public policy statements

The CCIM Institute publishes annual updates of the Legislative and Public Policy positions for chapter presidents, legislative chairpersons, and interested members. Chapters are encouraged to use this information as a guide for monitoring legislative issues and to promote member participation in state, local, and federal legislative matters. View our Public policy statements here.

Call to action

When a time-sensitive policy issue arises, CCIM sends a Call to Action to all members. A Call to Action urges members to help shape the outcome of pending legislation by sending comments and feedback directly to federal and/or state legislators and regulatory agencies. NAR's Realtor® Action Center also tracks important commercial real estate-related legislation. Read about the latest legislative developments. Read Calls to Action here.

State legislative database

Get informed about commercial real estate legislation in your state with the state legislative database. Narrow your search to one of 18 topics, or browse all the issues. An archive is available by contacting the CCIM's legislative liaison at or 312-321-4535.

Chapter legislative affairs

CCIM monitors legislative activity across the U.S. to provide chapters with the information they need to take a proactive stance on critical policy issues. The Government Affairs Manual and Handbook explains how members and chapters can use that information to organize a local legislative presence. Read the online handbook here.

REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC)

CCIM Institute members are eligible to contribute to RPAC - the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. Since 1969, RPAC has promoted pro-REALTOR® candidates across the U.S. During the last federal election cycle alone, RPAC contributed more than $12 million to pro-REALTOR® congressional candidates, ranking as the nation’s No. 1 trade association political action committee. RPAC is not only powerful, but also bipartisan. Political party is not a criteria – RPAC supports candidates who support REALTORS®. In addition to direct contributions, RPAC distributes political information to REALTOR® members across the country, including CCIM Institute members, encouraging them to vote for REALTOR®-supported candidates. RPAC is your best investment in preserving the right to own real estate and protecting our industry. 

U.S. Homeland Security updates

CCIM Institute members may opt-in to receive U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) updates, which are delivered by Real Estate ISAC. Our affiliation with Real Estate ISAC also gives members online access to terrorism-related bulletins, providing real estate managers with the most current guidelines and updates pertaining to building security. Read More about the US Homeland Security updates