including developer Roy Carroll and lawyer Henry Isaacson.
“The realtors and the builders have been my base for my candidacy for 17-18 years,” Perkins said.
“In fact, before I even got into politics,
Trip Brown and I worked to get an organization together
that was the precursor of TREBIC way back when.
And we started that because we wanted better communication with the city and the county
because we knew that we were creating jobs doing what we were doing for a living
and we needed to communicate with the city and the county
as to what they were doing with their regulations.”
"Communicate," as in reduce "regulations"?
Chester “Trip” Brown Jr. is the chairman of the board of Brown Investment Properties.
The organization they helped establish,
the Triad Real Estate and Building Industries Coalition, or TREBIC,
is a prominent player in city-county politics
and has been involved with virtually every aspect of city policy concerning land use and housing.
Didn't TREBIC argue against having one tree per new lower income home?
Where does Robbie stand on the one tree rule?
Despite the close relationship,
Perkins has become a vocal supporter of the city’s proactive rental housing inspection program,
which TREBIC has attempted to dismantle.
Doesn't the RUCO advisory board meet at TREBIC headquarters?
Perkins is the president of NAI Piedmont Triad, a commercial real estate company.
“If you’ve got a conflict, you disclose the conflict and you abstain,”
the candidate told a reporter after the press conference,
adding that he believes the benefits of being involved in the real estate industry outweigh the negatives."
How about the conflict of taking a Guilford County Tax Break
for a shopping center?