Chicago–The Institute of Real Estate Management and the CCIM Institute have jointly honored U.S. Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL) with their 2011 “Legislator of the Year” award.
Sworn in as the United States Representative for the First Congressional District of Florida in October 2001, and sent back to Washington for a sixth term in 2010, Miller was lauded for his strong support of the property management and commercial real estate industries. More specifically, Miller was cited for advocating the need for greater liquidity in the commercial real estate marketplace and for co-sponsoring the credit union lending bill. He was also praised for not supporting proposed legislation to increase the tax treatment of carried interest for real estate partnerships, which, in IREM and CCIM’s view, would further hinder the flow of capital into real estate markets and impede economic recovery.
Miller received his award during “Capitol Hill Visit Day,” an annual event where IREM and CCIM members meet with senators, congressmen and their staffs to promote understanding and support for commercial real estate’s legislative advocacies. More than 240 separate meetings were held during this year’s event.