On assignment from the CCIM Utah Chapter and our affiliation with the National Association of Realtors, I enjoyed visiting our nations capital last week to meet with our state legislative representatives in the House and the Senate. We met with Representatives Matheson and Bishop in person and met with staff from Representative Stewart and Senators Hatch and Lee's offices. The purpose of our visit was to discuss tax reform, affordable housing, and terrorism insurance and the impacts legislation in each category will have on the commercial real estate industry. 

In addition to these important meetings, I was able to take my 8 year old son with me on this trip (see photo below). While we were there we enjoyed a Nats game, a couple museum's, and biked several historic sites with a tour guide by moonlight. It was a great trip and reminded me just how fortunate we are to live in a free country with the right to own real estate and a chance to make an impact on legislative decisions. 

PS - The Cherry Blossom's were amazing!