State and Local Efforts to Mandate Building Electrification Webinar

This webinar will focus on state and local efforts to reduce carbon emissions by banning the use of natural gas as a heating and hot water source in commercial buildings. This debate is increasingly occurring as many elected officials attempt to replace natural gas with electric systems in order reduce the carbon footprint within their communities. The panelists will discuss these efforts and the commercial real estate industry’s response.  

Speakers:
Greg Hanon, Communico; NAIOP Washington State Lobbyist
Anastasia Nicolaou, Vice President of Policy and Public Affairs, NAIOP Massachusetts

Greg Hanon

Lobbyist

NAIOP Washington State

  • Greg Hanon is principal of COMMUNICO, a governmental affairs firm representing business clients in the State of Washington. Greg has represented the Washington State chapter of NAIOP since 1990. 
  • Greg received a BS from Washington State University and a Law Degree from the University of Puget Sound. Greg has represented clients before the Washington Legislature, Administrative Agencies, and the Governor’s Office as a contract lobbyist since 1983. 
  • Greg served 12 years on the Sumner School Board, and 10 years as a Fire District Commissioner in Sumner Washington. He resides in Seattle with his Julie and two cats, and they are both enjoying the first year of being “empty nesters.”

Anastasia Nicolaou

Vice President of Policy and Public Affairs

NAIOP Massachusetts

  • Anastasia Nicolaou is the Vice President of Policy and Public Affairs at NAIOP Massachusetts, The Commercial Real Estate Development Association, where she manages the chapter’s legislative, regulatory and judicial advocacy efforts on behalf of the commercial real estate industry. 
  • Prior to joining NAIOP, Anastasia most recently worked in strategic communications and government affairs at Liberty Square Group in Boston, where she advised clients across several sectors including 5G technology, private wealth management and nonprofit advocacy.
  • Before her work at Liberty Square Group, Anastasia held multiple positions at the Barbara Lee Political Offices and Barbara Lee Family Foundation in Cambridge, MA supporting work to increase women’s representation in American politics. She began her career in the Constituent Services Office of Governor Deval L. Patrick.

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State and Local Efforts to Mandate Building Electrification Webinar
11/17/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  45 minutes
11/17/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  45 minutes
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