Vijay YadlapatiDirector, Government Advocacy National Association of REALTORS®
As Director of Government Advocacy at NAR, Vijay lobbies the White House and Congress to ensure that the interests of the real estate industry are addressed. Specifically, Vijay’s advocacy efforts focus on the U.S. Senate Democratic offices.
Vijay worked in the Illinois state legislature, where he began his specialization in banking and insurance issues. That eventually steered him to lobby for a variety of organizations over the last several years. While working at Government Affairs Specialists Inc, a contract lobbying firm, Vijay lobbied for multiple clients, including the United Way. He later fought for pension and health care benefits for retirees at State Universities Annuitants Association, a not-for-profit organization. Soon thereafter, Vijay worked as a policy analyst for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
Just prior to his arrival at NAR, Vijay worked as Senior Legislative Liaison for the Institute of Real Estate Management. He also led CCIM Institute’s federal and state advocacy efforts as Government Affairs Manager.