Denver Commercial Association of Realtors

DMCAR has an extremely effective Government Affairs program. Coordinating with the Colorado Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®, DMCAR monitors and takes action on local, State and National issues focusing on legislation that could change property rights or affect the value of real property. Active at the local level, DMCAR has enjoyed a highly successful program with the support of the renowned lobbying firm CRL Associates.

DMCAR advocates on behalf of the commercial real estate broker, taking positions and working with legislators toward favorable results for the industry. We also serve to inform and educate membership on upcoming issues and changes to business due to new legislation.

Recent DMCAR advocacy efforts include:

  • DMCAR leads the renegotiation of Colorado and Denver’s current commercial real estate energy laws and regulations.
  • DMCAR leads on Colorado’s 2024 discussions about real estate property taxes and school funding on both legislative and ballot decision making fronts.
  • DMCAR led on successful policies to implement a more transparent citizen-initiated ballot item process.
  • DMCAR was a lead funder and strong voice in the opposition to the removal of the Denver Camping Ban, Denver’s Initiative 300, which share’s our strong stance against homeless camps on sidewalks and open spaces.
  • DMCAR chaired the opposition campaign and successfully defeated a graduated income tax proposal, Amendment 74, in 2018.
  • DMCAR opposed mandatory rooftop gardens for commercial real estate properties and shaped subsequent Green Building Ordinance, in 2017.
  • DMCAR created and ushered in the Broker Lien Law in 2012.

Additionally, members are encouraged to subscribe to the CRL Associates clipping service to stay current on industry news. To sign up for the e-newsletter service, contact Sean Maley at