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Public Policy

CCIM Institute provides relevant legislative news and supporting resources to protect members' businesses. Federal, state, and local laws impact the typical commercial real estate practitioner on a daily basis. CCIM's legislative staff work to ensure members have access to current information for reliable reference and quick understanding.

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. 

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.


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.

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 Government Affairs Liaison at  legislative-affairs@ccim.com or 312-321-4535.

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.