2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo
San Francisco
Conference Nov 8-11
Expo Nov 8-10

State & Local Issues Policy Committee


The committee will focus on three topics: Opportunity Zones, License Laws and Rent Regulations. Steven Kennedy from PricewaterhouseCoopers will discuss Opportunity Zones. A discussion of license laws will be spearheaded by Georgia Meacham with Real Estate Commission Education Council; Seth Palmer as the North Carolina Government Affairs Director; and Finley Maxson NAR's Senior Counsel. The committee will also hear from a panel of campaign gurus that have defeated rent control ballot measures.

Speakers include Gina Zari with the San Mateo County AOR; John Winston from NAR's Campaign Management team, and Brian Bernardoni from the Chicago Association of REALTORS®. Brian Blaesser from Robinson & Cole will speak about short term rental regulations and discuss a new NAR resource focused on advocacy tips. Georgia Meacham, also Chair of Smart Growth Advisory Board, will provide an overview of grant program usage.

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