Most recently vice president for legal affairs NAHB--his tenureat the association ran from 1997–2009--Desiderio managed NAHB'slitigation program, where his work resulted in over 50 reportedopinions. He'll be drawing on that experience as the Roundtablegears up for Congress' next big focus--the environment.

Right now, both the Roundtable and Congress has been focusing onfinancial services--and health care in the case of Congress alone.Once these matters are put to rest in one manner or another forthis legislative session, Congress will begin focusing on theenvironmental and energy legislation that has been introduced.

These will have a big impact on the commercial real estateindustry, Desiderio tells in some surprisingways.

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Erika Morphy

Erika Morphy has been writing about commercial real estate at for more than ten years, covering the capital markets, the Mid-Atlantic region and national topics. She's a nerd so favorite examples of the former include accounting standards, Basel III and what Congress is brewing.