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Industry confab ratifies housing priorities

In the largest gathering of industry players and practitioners seen in the last decade, the real estate and housing sector under the umbrella of the Chamber of Real Estate & Builders’ Associations (CREBA) unanimously endorsed the Chamber’s updated 5-Point Agenda and advocacy priorities. The priorities Convention Resolution No. 02 – ratified during the CREBA’s Golden […]

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 for housing, employment, and the need to protect the environment.”  It has been termed as […]

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 children’s school report card. We can track our children’s performance across subjects and over time, […]

New Land Conversion Rules to Boost Economic Recovery

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently announced major changes in its land conversion policies and rules in order to facilitate economic recovery in the wake of the COVID pandemic. DAR Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Luis M. Pangulayan outlined the changes during a webinar sponsored by CREBA on 25 November 2021. The changes are embodied […]

From the Property Sector: A Wish List

Jones Lang La Salle saw the Philippine property market as vigorous as ever this year, while Colliers expressed confidence the sector remains strong enough to withstand external headwinds threatening the global economy. Yet, against this growth potential remains an ominous backdrop of a housing backlog of at least 6.57 million – a number that keeps […]

Land use bill to put national development in order

The country’s largest organization of key real estate industry players supports the passage of the proposed national land use act (NLUA) now pending in Congress to put the country’s economic and physical development in order. The bill is the 3rd in CREBA’s 5-point agenda for housing, serving as the centerpiece of its 27th national convention […]