In a democratic society, public policy comprises the collective will of the people related to how they choose to live; and, how the expression of that will is to ensure their choices. It is expressed through the body of laws that are enacted by their legislature, rules that are the interpretation of those laws by government agencies, and the history of rulings by their judiciary. materialsDIRECT appreciates the central role of public policy in the development of real estate. The larger developments are the more political they are, and so public policy can be friendly or unfriendly to development. That’s why we analyze the expression of policy principles and advocate for policy solutions that support a society’s goals while promoting real estate development that provides the built environment necessary for economic development, and equitable opportunity.