Chamber of Real Estate & Builders' Associations, Inc.

A Home for Every Filipino

Welcome to CREBA!

The Philippines’ umbrella organization of firms and professionals involved in the various aspects of housing and the real property business.

Bringing together Industry and Government towards common goals – socio-economic advancement, ecological harmony, and a home for every Filipino.

Business with a social conscience

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LRA's Titling Reforms & Other Programs
The LRA discusses the latest updates of the online components its computerized land registration system, and issues encountered in program implementation
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DAR's Land Conversion Process - The New Normal
DAR USEC for Legal Affairs explains the latest Conversion Policy changes intended to accelerate economic recovery in the wake of the COVID pandemic
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BSP Loan Guidelines & AMLC Regulations
BSP reports on economic performance during the pandemic, and the "green shoots" for the property sector. AMLC discusses regulations & compliance requirements relevant to the sector.
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Updates on Taxation of Real Estate Transactions
The BIR explains the updated procedures, rules and requirements under the TRAIN and CREATE laws.
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Financing Programs for Housing & Real Estate
The BAP & DBP present perspectives and post-pandemic outlook and prospects relative to real estate financing programs
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NHMFC & NHA Program Updates for the New Normal
NHMFC discusses its mortgage takeout program updates, while NHA presents its responses to challenges posed by the pandemic.
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Ease of Doing Business - ARTA Updates for the Property Sector
ARTA discuss regulations, compliance requirements and initiatives to promote ease in doing business by the property sector.
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Greening Real Estate Development
Those who practice GREEN DEVELOPMENT gain not only public acclaim but also competitive advantage
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ADVOCACIES

Enhance your understanding of the legal environment within which the real estate and housing industry operates.

Presenting a collection of CREBA's position papers, legislative proposals, studies and analyses of pending legislation, policies and rules.

Balanced Housing – New Compliance Mode

Two House Bills seeking to amend the Balanced Housing provision of the Urban Development and Housing Act (UDHA) of 1992, as amended by RA 10884, are currently under deliberation by the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development. HB No.

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Real Property Valuation Reform

The Real Property Valuation Reform Act (RPVARA) has been passed by the Lower House, while the Senate counterpart Bill is now on its final working draft. According to the Department of Finance (DOF), the proposed legislation aims to “improve the

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Happy 5th Anniversary, DHSUD!

Happy 121st Anniversary, LRA!

Congratulations to the Best of the Best Developers of the Decade!

Ayala Land and Vista Land were honored as exemplary developers, while thirteen other firms from 5 regional groupings across the country were named Developers of the Decade, during the Pillar

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FROM THE PRESIDENT

NOEL "TOTI" M. CARIÑO
President, CREBA

Housing the poor – market-driven vs. government-led

During the term of President Marcos Sr., the government assumed the dominant role in direct housing production for the under-served sectors. We recall some of his administration’s efforts in this regard: Creation of the National Housing Authority (NHA) under Presidential

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Mass-scale public housing as a centerpiece program

So much has been said about the need to reduce, if not eliminate, the country’s massive housing backlog in the shortest time possible. Yet, despite the unparalleled socio-economic benefits of housing as a centerpiece program, since the downfall of the

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FROM THE CHAIRMAN

CHARLIE A.V. GORAYEB
Chairman, CREBA

The proposed NLUA – good or bad legislation?

It has been said that the avowed purpose of the proposed National Land Use Act (NLUA) is to institute a “framework for allocating scarce land resources to meet the requirements of a growing population not just for food, but also

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Sellers & Buyers – A Balancing of Interests

Unlike courts which render judgment based on their interpretation of law, those who make the laws, policies or rules are often confronted with a familiar conundrum – how to balance divergent interests to achieve the greater good, without alienating anyone.

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EVOLVING SCENES

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THE ENVIRONMENTALIST

Dr. NATHANIEL von EINSEIDEL
PhD, FUAP, FPIEP
Urban Development Planner
CREBA Past President & Member - Council of Leaders

The CREBA Developer of the Decade Awards

In celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding, the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Associations Inc (CREBA) is granting special recognition to real estate developers who have demonstrated meritorious service and achieved distinction in the industry in the last

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How well is your city performing?

How can we tell if the city where we live is performing well? The management guru, Peter Drucker, laid the foundation of modern management – insisting that you cannot improve what you cannot measure. It is something similar to our

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LAND & TITLES

Anatomy of Fake Titles: edu series 2024-01

In real property transactions, avoiding being duped requires more than just the commonly known ways of “detecting fake titles”. Cunning land fraud syndicates have long moved beyond to render these ineffective. This multi-part educational series aims to provide easy-to-understand techniques

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FEATURES

Green & resilient buildings – BRI User Guide

“A resilient building is a building that can survive the natural and climate hazards its location is exposed to, and ideally continue its operations without disruption following an intense hazard event. Sustainable development of the built environment needs to address future potential risks by adopting a whole-systems approach that ensures buildings are designed and engineered to be both resilient and

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THE CREBA CHAPTERS

CREBA - Angeles Chapter
CREBA – Angeles
CREBA Baguio Chapter
CREBA – Baguio
CREBA Bataan Chapter
CREBA – Bataan
CREBA Batangas Chapter
CREBA – Batangas
CREBA Bulacan Chapter
CREBA – Bulacan
CREBA Cagayan de Oro Chapter
CREBA – Cagayan de Oro
CREBA Capiz Chapter
CREBA – Capiz
CREBA CARAGA Chapter
CREBA – CARAGA
CREBA Cebu Chapter
CREBA – Cebu
CREBA Davao Chapter
CREBA – Davao
CREBA DavNor Chapter
CREBA – DavNor
CREBA Davao Oriental Chapter
CREBA – Davao Oriental
CREBA Davao del Sur Chapter
CREBA – Davao del Sur
CREBA Iloilo Chapter
CREBA – Iloilo
CREBA Laguna Chapter
CREBA – Laguna
CREBA La Union Chapter
CREBA – La Union
CREBA Misamis Oriental
CREBA – Misamis Oriental
CREBA Negros Occidental Chapter
CREBA – Negros Occidental
CREBA Nueva Ecija Chapter
CREBA – Nueva Ecija
CREBA Palawan Chapter
CREBA – Palawan
CREBA Pampanga Chapter
CREBA – Pampanga
CREBA Pangasinan Chapter
CREBA – Pangasinan
CREBA SOCCSKSARGEN Chapter
CREBA – SOCCSKSARGEN
CREEBA Surigao del Norte Chapter
CREBA – Surigao del Norte
CREBA Surigao del Sur Chapter
CREBA – Surigao del Sur
CREBA Tarlac Chapter
CREBA – Tarlac
CREBA ZAMBASULTA Chapter
CREBA – ZAMBASULTA

CREBA Annual Membership Meeting & Election

29 February 2024, 11:00 AM
Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati

Guest of Honor & Speaker

HON. BENJAMIN C. ABALOS, JR.
Secretary - Department of Interior & Local Governments

UPCOMING EVENTS