Because the disruption caused by COVID-19, our commercial real estate network has proven more valuable than ever. Efforts on the national, state and local levels have brought our industry together and reshuffled the deck in terms of legislative priorities.
In March, efforts were quickly underway to ensure that real estate and related services including construction were considered an essential business. Initially some questioned why this was fought for. We need look no further than to our neighbors in Michigan where real estate services and construction were halted through May 7th. While many in that State remain optimistic about pent up demand in the real estate market, the impact for any of us is yet to be realized. We will feature further insights with our counterpart in Michigan in next week’s newsletter.
While the legislative priorities will be there when we get through the COVID-19, our time now has been spent with leaders from both sides of the aisle trying to pull towards a solution to safely reopen our businesses while continuing to respect the science. Specifically we have engaged with business and elected leaders including. All of them met with us not only to share their thoughts and ideas, but ready to listen and also take our industry’s input on how to manage resources and view opportunities. They respect YOUR perspective and have taken action. We’ve had a strong group of CARW leaders step up to be a part of these calls offering their ideas and time. If you’re interested in learning more about the opportunities to be part of these discussions, please contact us at [email protected] On May 29th we’ll be sitting down with Milwaukee Common Council Chairman Cavalier Johnson. Again, please let us know if you’d like to participate.
For more information about reentry and readiness for Wisconsin real estate, click HERE.