About Government Affairs

NICAR’s goals are to keep members informed of legislative issues and resources affecting commercial real estate and to work with State Legislators and the Illinois Association of Realtors to closely monitor legislation, which affects commercial real estate. This ensures our elected state representatives and senators promote legislation that benefits the practice of commercial real estate and Illinois property owners.  When a bill is proposed in the Illinois General Assembly that could positively or negatively affect the Illinois real estate industry or the right of private property owners, you can be certain IAR is working to promote the interests of NICAR members. NICAR working with IAR and is making a difference for REALTORS and property owners with the IAR Advocacy Program and Call to Actions.

NICAR is working to enhance communication to members via this website, monthly briefings at member meetings, e-blasts and Call to Action requests. Our efforts include increasing lobbying by NICAR members and leadership and increasing NICAR’s influence with elected officials both in local municipalities and statewide in the Illinois legislature.

NICAR leadership and members are encouraged to participate in three annual IAR meetings during the year: Winter, Public Policy meeting, Spring, Capitol Conference meeting in Springfield; and the Fall Business Meeting, Convention & Expo.

NICAR members are strongly encouraged to participate in the IAR’s RPAC (REALTOR’S Political Action Committee) initiative by supporting with annual financial contributions to the RPAC fund and participating in the Calls to Action and other lobbying efforts through the IAR Advocacy Program.