NAR’s Jerry Giovaniello a 2011 Top Lobbyist

Jerry Giovaniello

NAR Chief Lobbyist Jerry Giovaniello was included on the list of top association lobbyists for 2011 by The Hill, a Capitol Hill trade publication popular in Washington among lawmakers, policy makers, executives of trade and professional groups, and lobbyists.

Giovaniello has been NAR’s top lobbyist since November 2001 and has worked with the NAR leadership in that time on issues crucial to real estate, including ensuring Congress and policy makers protect the central place of home ownership in the American Dream.

For his recognition among the 2011 Top Lobbyists, The Hill cited NAR’s role in the  2010 national elections supporting members of Congress who have been strong advocates of real estate and home ownership. Of the thousands of association lobbyists in Washington, 65 were selected.

Francine McMahon, publisher and executive vice president of The Hill, says the publication selects top lobbyists based on conversations with members of Congress, key aides, and other lobbyists. The list, she says, “includes the select group of names that never fail to arise when talk turns to a given issue.”

Giovaniello was also recognized in 2010 by Inman News as among the 100 most influential real estate leaders.

The Hill Top Lobbyist list came out in October 2011. Letters to the lobbyists notifying them of their selection were sent out this week.

Robert Freedman

Robert Freedman is director of multimedia communications for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. He can be reached at

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  1. Thank you Jerry, always a job well done!