The CARES Act is a massive stimulus bill designed to keep the economy afloat by offering increased unemployment benefits to Americans, loans to companies to keep up payroll and more.
Since this program was passed, commercial real estate professionals have had one thought on their minds: How will this help CRE?
Real Estate Roundtable CEO Jeff DeBoer has been trying to answer that question by working with property owners, lenders and tenants to unpack what the program means for CRE. DeBoer is a 35-year industry veteran who has appeared on Fox News, Bloomberg Television, MSNBC and CNBC advocating for the real estate industry. Real Estate Roundtable has also developed its own COVID-19 Resource Center and has been working on a variety of policy responses designed to help employers maintain payrolls, support new credit facilities from the Fed to assist the CMBS market and more.
Join Bisnow as we speak with DeBoer about the top issues he is lobbying for right now, his feelings on the recent aid packages and what he would change, what he believes is needed to help the CRE industry stay afloat during this difficult time and what we can do to help. There will also be time for questions. This free Bisnow webinar will take place April 30 at noon ET. Register HERE.
Jeff DeBoer is the founding president and CEO of The Real Estate Roundtable, a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C., that represents the interests of the nation’s top 150 privately owned and publicly held real estate development, lending and management firms. Roundtable member portfolios contain over 12B SF of office, retail and industrial properties. For the past 35 years, DeBoer has been advocating for the real estate industry on television, in print and in Washington. Along with his role at The Real Estate Roundtable, DeBoer also chairs the National Real Estate Organization, is chairman of the Real Estate Industry Information Sharing and Analysis Center, and has been included in Washington Life Magazine’s list of Washington’s most influential unelected, non-governmental people and The Hill’s list of top lobbyists in D.C.