The Multifamily Committee is the center point of activity at NAIOP Arizona for government relations, community outreach, and member education related to multifamily housing (apartments and senior living). The committee is composed of NAIOP members who are actively involved in developing, investing in, designing, building, managing, or operating multifamily projects, or mixed-use projects that include a multifamily component, anywhere in Arizona.
The committee strives to positively influence state and local policy decisions, expedite processes for zoning and project approvals at the city level, create a more positive and informed public perception of housing density and the value of apartments in the housing stock, and provide information and education to NAIOP members on housing issues.
Be a trusted resource for city governments that want to effectively address housing shortages in their communities. Do this by providing expert information on what private developers need from cities to build more multifamily housing, what obstacles exist, how projects are financed, and what is realistic and feasible.
Provide private developer perspective to cities that are updating their general plan as required by state law (Growing Smarter Act of 2000) every ten years. Municipalities are on different cycles, so this will be ongoing. NAIOP Multifamily Committee will review and comment on drafts, attend workshops, and meet one-on-one with city staff and elected leaders.
Attend and participate in conferences, workshops, and other events hosted by entities (nonprofits, academic, governmental, associations, etc.) focused on housing in Arizona. Provide private developer perspective, recommendations, and ideas to further the goal of increasing the housing supply at all price levels.
Coordinate with NAIOP Arizona’s Public Policy Committee on lobbying efforts related to state legislation that pertains to or affects multifamily housing development.
Collaborate with the Arizona Department of Housing on projects, programs, and grant opportunities that further the goal of increasing the supply of affordable and attainable housing.
Provide valuable programming for NAIOP members related to multifamily housing that draws on internal and external expertise.