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The Executive Diploma Progam in Real Estate Management (EDPREM) is a continuing education program offered by a consortium composed of the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE) and the Chamber of Real Estate & Builders’ Associations, Inc. (CREBA).

The program is designed to enhance the competencies and update the knowledge of bankers, appraisers, consultants, and practitioners.

Vital areas like marketing, law and taxation, planning and development, property management, financing and investments will be covered for the duration of this program.

Participants will have an extensive overview of the real estate industry and be knowledgeable in real estate laws and regulations.

They will also be acquainted with real estate planning, development, investment, and financing (PRC Accredited).


The program offers considerable benefits not only to real estate businessmen and professional practitioners, but also to anyone dealing in real property.

To qualify for the program, a prospective participant needs only to be at least 18 years old, and must have completed a secondary education (High School) or its equivalent. If the participant is still in high school, the certificate/diploma for course completion will be put on-hold until he can provide his high school diploma.


Skills set, tools and insights to enhance your competitive advantage

Insider knowledge – from lecturers highly regarded in the various fields of real estate

Connections – broaden your network reach through the EDPREM community

Business/career enhancement – added awareness of current and future opportunities

Familiarity with the regulatory climate and latest developments affecting the real estate sector

Enhanced credibility with Diploma and PRC accreditation as a Real Estate Professional


This Course is open to all professionals.  Only a copy of your latest Transcipt of Record is required.

P13,500 for CREBA Members; P14,500 for CREBA Non-Members. 

Special discounts are offered for the ongoing Online Learning Mode.

In-house programs may also be packaged for Institutions and Organizations.

Each Module is for four (4) Saturdays, plus 1 day for Group Examination.

We are offering the Course yearly. If the schedule permits, we can have two cycles in a year.

One module will earn you 15 credit hours under Self-Directed Learning by the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC).

For now, PRC requires a BS-REM degree to qualify for the Brokers exam.  The EDPREM Course is for Renewal of Licenses only.

A Certificate of Completion is awarded to a participant after completing each module.

Completion of all 6 Modules qualifies a participant to an Executive Diploma given by De La Salle-College of St. Benilde.

All Diplomates will be conferred the CREBA-Certified Real Estate Professional (CCREP) designation.

All payments (cash or check) must be made payable to De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, Inc.



This course covers current and existing laws governing the various sub-sectors and government agencies involved in the real estate industry. It discusses present laws and rules governing various land deals, properties/project developments, titling, land uses and public projection in real estate transactions. The objectives are as follows:

  • To acquaint participants on the laws and rules governing land deals and property developments.
  • To provide them with updated legal parameters in their involvement in the real estate transactions and developments.
  • To introduce them to the legal intricacies of land and property ownership, concept of titling of properties, classification, reclassification and conversion of land and other legal limitations on ownership, the fundamentals of contracts, special contracts and various real estate forms.
  • To provide a venue for clarifying legal problems and issues that confronts real estate practitioners.

The course culminates in an exam consisting of Group Presentations to the Panel.


Property Ownership

  • Legal Aspects of Land Titling, Acquisition, Transfer & Registration of Land Ownership
  • Land Classification, Reclassification & Conversion with DARAB Rules of Procedure
  • Laws on Estate & Succession

Legal Aspects of Sale & Lease

  • Contractual Transactions on Property Sale, Loan and Lease

Taxation Aspects of Real Estate Transactions

Documentation & Registration, Obligations & Contracts

  • Land Developers’ & Buyers’ Obligations, Rights & Remedies
  • DHSUD Real Estate Development Regulation, Registration of Homeowners Association, Adjudication of Cases

Loans, Mortgages, Foreclosures & Remedies

  • Legal Aspect of Mortgage Foreclosures & Remedies
  • Issues & Jurisprudence on Subdivisions & Condominiums


This course is designed to update, enhance the skills and provide the necessary tools for real estate service practitioners, specifically in the field of appraisal, to effectively handle specific real estate transactions and pursue the various aspects of real estate service practice as a profession. At the end of this course, participants will understand the indispensable role that appraisal/valuation plays in real estate transactions.

Participants who are registered real estate brokers or real estate appraisers/assessors get the added benefit of earning credit units for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for the purpose of renewing their professional licenses from the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC).

At the end of the course, the participants are expected to:

  • Have enhanced knowledge of appraisal/valuation techniques for specific types of real estate transactions
  • Understand and apply their acquired knowledge in their real estate service practice.
  • Be able to make necessary recommendations to clients on certain transactions and guide the implementation thereof.

The course culminates in the submission and presentation of Appraisal Reports to the Panel.


  • Introduction to Real Property Appraisal: RESA – Code of Ethics; Philippine Valuation Standards; Concepts Fundamental to Valuation Principles; Economic Factors Affecting Values; Influences on Real Estate Values; Market Value Principles

  • Real Estate Market Analysis: Market Value and Non Market Value; Appraisal Process; Appraisal Report Writing

  • Real Estate Investment Analysis: Highest and Best Use

  • Real Estate Values –  Assessor’s SMV and BIR Zonal Values; Real Estate Finance and Economics; Valuation for Expropriation Proceedings

  • Approaches to Value: Concepts and Principles with Case Studies (Market Approach, Cost Approach, Income Approach); Other Land Valuation Techniques

  • Valuation of Lease Interest with Examples; Valuation of Development Property with Case Studies

  • Valuation Using Drones and Other Appraisal Tools and Applications; Valuation of Air Rights in High-rise Development; Valuation for REIT Purposes


The realization of any real estate endeavor starts and ends with actual development of land and its increments. These real estate activities address not only the housing requirement of the people, but also the various aspects of commerce, industry, government service, economy, urban planning and all other activities that depend and require the use of a foremost capital which remains the best hedge against recession and devaluation: Land.

With this in mind, CREBA and DLS-CSB offers a course that will get together experts in the industry to help participants be aware of basic regulations and techniques as regards real estate development and construction, identify niches, and respond to market needs that have gone full circle with the demands of time.

At the end of the course, participants are expected to be equipped with enough know-how to undertake full development of well-made plans.

A major highlight of the course is a set of actual project inspection/s of select projects worthy of serving good examples.


  • Types of Property Development: Pre-Development Criteria for Real Estate Projects, Urban Planning and CLUP Site Selection, Criteria and Location Contributors to Property Value, Kinds of Subdivision Development

  • Farm & Leisure Estates: Site Criteria, Design Standards, Procedures & Development Permit Restrictions, Prohibitions, Allowable Uses and Area Requirements

  • DENR: ECC, EIS, EIA, EGGAR in Real Estate Development: Basic EIA Concepts, Environmental Requirements of the Philippine Government

  • Administration, Control and Technical Aspects of the Construction Process: Construction Project Cycle, Pre-construction Requirements, Players in Construction Projects, Construction Stages

  • Water Supply, Sanitation & Solid Waste Management

  • Climate Change Adaptation & Disaster Risk Reduction for Real Estate Projects

  • Industrial Estates & Ecozones

  • Residential Subdivisions: HRB, MRB, Townhouses & Subdivisions

  • Balanced Housing Compliance & Socialized Housing Development Standards


This course offers vital importance in starting and competently running a company engaged in housing and real property development. It offers an introduction to the main subjects of the study of real estate. It has the following objectives:

  • To develop new professionals and businessmen in the field of real estate marketing.
  • To provide up-to-date and timely information vital in harnessing fresh opportunities in real estate
  • To review and prepare current and would-be practitioners for the entire process of real estate business
  • To provide a venue for the exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge necessary to future undertakings.


  • The Economics of Philippine Real Estate
  • Standards of Practice in Real Estate
  • Real Estate Marketing and Closing Techniques
  • Elements of Real Estate Brokerage
  • Documentation and Registration of Real Estate Transactions
  • How to Succeed in Real Estate
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Real Estate Market Research
  • Marketing Plan
  • Digital Marketing for Real Estate

The course culminates in an exam consisting of Group Presentations to the Panel.


This course provides participants the know-how in evaluating the financial viability of projects at the planning level for sure-fire success.

It covers vital areas of investments, finance, economics, and taxation to guide developers and investors.

It also covers available financing options for developers of real estate project as well as homebuyers which are vital in ensuring the realization of the property value-chain.

The objectives of this course are:

  • To develop in the participant the capability to assess and analyze financially viable real estate endeavors
  • To help participant develop business models that are responsive to the trends and demands of the times
  • To provide participants available financing options to tap for their projects.


  • Real Estate Economics
  • Quantity Survey & Cost Control
  • Financial Planning & Forecasting
  • Preparation & Analysis of Financial Statements
  • Investment Planning & Analysis, Financial Feasibility, Financial Modeling
  • Development & Buyer Financing – Pag-IBIG and other GFIs, Banks & Other Private Institutions; Securitization
  • BOI Incentives
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)
  • Real Estate Taxation


This module is the culmination of the 6-module diploma program. It integrates all related concepts leading to the implementation of an actual real estate development project of any type.


  • Introduction to Project Feasibility Study
  • Review: Legal Feasibility
  • Review: HABU & Valuation
  • Review: Market Feasibility
  • Review: Technical Feasibility
  • Writing the PFS
  • Finance Math
  • Investment Analysis
  • Financial Study
  • Project Presentations


Streisand C. Tuason

Senior Vice-President
Century Properties Management Inc.

“I highly recommend the EDPREM program to all property owners and real estate industry professionals. This program helped me gain a holistic appreciation and application of project feasibility studies.

Truly, even after my 25 years in the industry, there is a lot to learn from highly experienced experts in the real estate business.

Thank you CREBA and Benilde for the EDPREM program!”


Dr. Maria Lourdes Garcia-Monteverde

Honorary Consul of Mexico to the Philippines (Davao-Mindanao)
President, National Ambassadors Club Philippines
COO & EVP, Verdemonte Realty Corp.
Fellow, Phil. OB Gyn Society

“In this era of new norms, if one needs to excel and lead in his or her chosen field, continuous LEARNING AND INNOVATIONS, is a MUST. I am proud to be with CREBA and thankful for its partnership with the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde for the EDPREM.

It’s a comprehensive guide for real estate professionals, enabling them through various education platforms to have an excellent understanding of the business!”


Ronald Allan Uy

Vice President & General Manager
Visayas Operations,
Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation

“I enrolled in EDPREM primarily to gain more knowledge in Marketing, but because the course was so interesting, I ended up completing the program.

As a working professional and a devoted family-man, managing work-life balance and the opportunity to study from a reputable school via online delivery were key decision points for me.

The Saturday online class format allowed me to plan around my work and family schedules to complete group work outputs and feasibility studies. Group projects and open discussions with professors allowed for deeper understanding on key learning topics, which I found to be efficient and effective in learning important concepts.

Despite the coursework being largely online, I found my professors to be highly engaging and accessible when I needed additional support.

Participants can expect to gain a solid understanding of the entire real estate business, enhance their competencies, and or update their knowledge. As VP for Operations of a real estate development company, I find the program to be particularly effective at enhancing my knowledge on all the important facets in the real estate business.”


Arch. Catherine S. Saldaña

Managing Director, PDP Architects
Board Member, Urban Land Institute
Board Member, PropTech Consortium

“As an Architect busy working with developers across the country, I was really planning on taking just one module.However, the quality of the teaching format, the organized academic platform and having the best mentors in the real estate sector pushed me to take all the course modules and made me enjoy the EDPREM program.

The learning, the insights from classmates, the group work and assignments enabled me to even work on my own real estate projects.

I highly recommend this course to all professionals involved in the industry. It is so empowering.”


Francis Adrian H. Viernes

Chief Analytics Officer & Chief Data Scientist

“The EDPREM course offered by CREBA has provided me with enough theoretical, but more importantly, practical learning regarding Philippine Real Estate that certainly helped advance my career.

No other industry group in the country has managed to put together a host of leaders and subject-matter experts in the local real estate industry than CREBA.

From the laws, environmental, marketing, financial, and feasibility portion of the course, this course is what every new and even experienced leader needs to succeed as a real estate professional.

Thank you CREBA and Benilde for offering this!”


Teresita C. Millan

Landowner & Developer
Rosmil Realty & Development Corp.

“For a real estate developer, landowner and professional like me, keeping abreast of various developmental trends affecting the industry and the economy is very important.

This Program is a tremendous help in that regard. The lecturers are very knowledgeable.

Congratulations to the organizers, management team and lecturers!”



CREBA Members — PHP 13,500.00

Non-Member — PHP 14,500.00


Session Dates
2023 - 2024

All sessions are held in HYBRID learning format, Saturdays from 1:00 to 7:30 PM




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22 Responses

  1. This Executive Diploma Program in Real Estate Management (EDPREM) seems like an exceptional opportunity for professionals in the real estate sector to enrich their expertise and stay updated with the industry’s latest trends and regulations. The comprehensive coverage of vital areas like marketing, law, property management, and financing ensures a well-rounded understanding of this dynamic field. It’s commendable to see initiatives like this fostering continuous learning and development within the real estate community.

  2. Hi! Is this course also suitable for newbies in the RE field or is prior knowledge required to take the course?

  3. Hi. Is there a corresponding Certificate to be provided for each Module?
    When would be the release of schedules for Module 1 second cycle? Thanks!

  4. Do I need to take all the modules to be able to get a Certificate? Will one certificate be enough to apply for a Broker\’s or Agent\’s License? Is this an online course? If this is an online course, I would like to take this right away and not follow the schedule. Thank you

    1. Hi Ms. Irene. Yes, this is an Online Course and you can gain 15 credit hours under Self Directed Learning for each Module. We’ll be glad to assist you in your enrollment, kindly let us know. Thank you – Lhen, CREBA Secretariat

  5. Are we required to take the modules consecutively, or can we take say course 2 first? I missed the date for the first module. Thank you.

    1. Hi Ms. Rica, you may start with any Module except Module 6. We’ll be offering the modules you missed in the next cycle. Kindly let us know if you’re interested to enroll. Thank you – Lhen, CREBA Secretariat (09190093572)

    1. Hi Rein, the fee is for One (1) Module only. P12,500 for CREBA Members or Government Employees; P13,500 for Non Members.
      Thank you – Lhen Tablante, CREBA

    1. Hi, Sarah! Thanks for getting in touch. You may apply for Self-directed Learning units for renewal of PRC licenses using each or all of the EDPREM Courses. We’d love to have you on board. All the best!

      1. Hi Ms. Lilac! One module has 15 credit hours under Self Directed Learning. Thank you

  6. After completing the program, will the attendee be qualified to take the real estate brokers licensure exam?

    1. Hi AA! The EDPREM Course is for Renewal of Licenses for now. One must take BSREM in able to qualify for Broker’s Exam. Thank you.

    1. Hi, Sheryl! Class schedule was set to 4 Saturdays per Module for the convenience of working professionals. Please let us know how we can assist you with registration to the EDPREM Courses. Thanks!

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