Testimonials

The industry leaders featured here are a sample of the companies and individuals who endorse NAIOP Colorado's public policy program through their support of or contributions to the Common Cents Fund.

"Equity Office Properties is contributing to the Common Cents Fund to give our customers a unified voice in the issues that impact their ability to do business and their quality of life. We have seen the success of this program through our company's participation in the Penny Per Square Foot program in Minnesota. That experience shows that a relatively small contribution from all of our members can have a significant impact."
  Kim Koehn
  2004 NAIOP Colorado President
  Senior Vice President, Equity Office Properties Trust

"As an owner of real estate in Colorado, PERA recognizes the need for the commercial real estate industry to be pro-active on legislative issues affecting our tenants. We wholeheartedly support the efforts of the CCF and NAIOP Colorado."
  Jim Lavan
  Director of Real Estate, Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)

"I want to commend NAIOP for its commitment to the state political process through the CCF. As a legislator and real estate attorney I can assure you that your input on issues is valued and a needed part of the process."
  Former Senator Ed Perlmutter
  Former President Pro Tem-Colorado State Senate

"NAIOP National applauds the Colorado Chapter's public policy initiative, the Common Cents Fund, and is pleased to support the program in every way we can. The establishment of the CCF as a voluntary funding mechanism is an innovative way to raise money to support the issues that affect the commercial real estate industry, rather than the large, mandatory local dues imposed by some NAIOP chapters."
  Anne Evans Estabrook
  NAIOP - National Chairman 2001
  Member - NAIOP New Jersey Chapter

"The Penny Per Square Foot Fund in Minnesota is our chapter's most important and successful program. As a property owner committed to the needs of our tenants, the PPSF provides a vehicle to represent our common interests. Our customers ultimately pay the taxes and bear the costs of development. I encourage and applaud the efforts of the Colorado Common Cents Fund for taking this meaningful step to encourage dialogue on the issues that affect us all."
  Dave Jellison
  NAIOP National Chairman 2002
  Member - NAIOP Minnesota Chapter
  Vice President, Liberty Property Trust

"Our Penny Per Square Foot program has enjoyed tremendous success. Our members are able to pass through the 'one cent per square foot' to their customers with no resistance. Tenants and property owners are very receptive to the program. I encourage every member of NAIOP Colorado to participate in this worthy program."
  Charlotte Johnson
  Director of Legislative Affairs, NAIOP Minnesota Chapter

"The Common Cents Fund is a critically important element in NAIOP's ability to represent the interests of the commercial real estate industry in Colorado. We contribute to the Fund because it provides a strong voice for property owners and their customers to encourage dialogue on the issues that affect all of us - growth, affordable housing, transportation, economic development and property taxes."
  Evan Kline 
  NAIOP Colorado Past President
  Senior Vice President, Frederick Ross Company