Today, Real Estate Roundtable President and CEO, Jeffrey D. DeBoer issued the following statement regarding the President’s signing of the economic stimulus bill
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — “We applaud President Bush’s leadership and the swift bipartisan Congressional action to enact this important economic stimulus package. This legislation will spur consumer spending, provide additional refinancing options to homeowners, boost confidence and encourage businesses to accelerate investments. Clearly, national policymakers are working hard to ensure that a recession can be avoided and this robust pro-growth legislation is the right tonic for today’s economic slowdown. We congratulate Congress and the Administration for acting quickly and we stand ready to help identify additional appropriate measures should they be needed.”
The Real Estate Roundtable’s 2008 National Policy Agenda can be downloaded here or by clicking on its cover to the right.
The Real Estate Roundtable brings together leaders of the nation’s top publicly-held and privately- owned real estate ownership, development, lending and management firms with the leaders of 16 national real estate trade associations to jointly address key national policy issues relating to real estate and the overall economy. Collectively, Roundtable members’ portfolios contain over 5 billion square feet of office, retail and industrial properties valued at more than $700 billion; over 1.5 million apartment units; and in excess of 300,000 hotel rooms. Participating trade associations represent more than 1 million people involved in virtually every aspect of the real estate business.