Political Update

Virtual, November 9, 2021


Tuesday 9 November 2021 | Streaming

As the Biden administration continues to advance its infrastructure package, and as the US continues its slow emergence from the pandemic, the economic and financial challenges in the US are becoming increasingly clear. But clarity for solutions in these areas—and how current proposals will affect policy for international investment, land use, housing, and other real estate issues—remains elusive.

In this quarterly political update from AFIRE, Ryan McCormick, Senior Vice President and Counsel at The Real Estate Roundtable, joins AFIRE to discuss the current state of US politics, including a special focus on cross-border investment, as well as the momentum (and challenges) behind President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, the largest long-term investment in US infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a century.

This session will be available for streaming for AFIRE members on Tuesday, November 9. No registration necessary. Subscribe for updates.


Ryan McCormick is Senior Vice President and Counsel at The Real Estate Roundtable, where he is responsible for managing the organization’s tax policy activities. The Real Estate Roundtable brings together leaders of the nation’s top publicly held and privately owned real estate ownership, development, lending and management firms and leaders of major national real estate trade associations to jointly address key national policy issues relating to real estate and the overall economy. The Roundtable (www.rer.org) is located in Washington, DC.

Ryan joined the Roundtable in May 2013 after serving nearly 11 years in the U.S. Senate as a tax and economic policy advisor for Senators Bob Graham, Pat Moynihan, John Kerry, Joe Lieberman, and Bill Nelson. In the Senate, he developed policy initiatives, drafted tax legislation, and devised legislative strategies to advance his Members’ economic priorities. In the 112th Congress, Ryan was Staff Director of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth. As staff director, Ryan guided and oversaw all aspects of the subcommittee’s activities, including bipartisan hearings on tax reform and tax policy matters.

In addition to his service in the Senate, from 2006 until 2008, Ryan practiced tax law as an associate at Miller & Chevalier (“shev-a-leer”) in Washington, D.C., the oldest tax law firm in the country. He is a graduate of Georgetown University; Sciences-Po (“see-ons pō”) in Paris, France; and the University of Texas School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Texas International Law Journal and received the Vinson & Elkins Presidential Scholarship in International Law. From 2000 to 2001, Ryan researched tax reform in West Africa as a Fulbright Scholar.




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