Despite the global financial crisis, the country’s real estate sector has remained resilient and stable, and there’s no better time to invest in Philippine real estate than now. This is the thrust of the 2009 Philippine Real Estate Festival happening this weekend, July 23 to July 25, 2009 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Over 200 real estate developers, contractors, lending institutions, and professionals will be present to provide investors and first-time buyers with opportunities to choose from a variety of properties. With the help of experts and real estate professionals, potential buyers and investors can see why the Philippines is a smart choice for global and local investors.
Participating in the Philippine Real Estate Festival are the country’s leading developers like Ayala Land, Robinsons Land Corp, SM Development Corp, Sta. Lucia, Highlands Prime, Filinvest, Fil-Estate, DMCI, Syntech Properties, Megaworld, Nuvo Land, Shang Properties, and Vista Land. Besides seeing what these developers have to offer, there are also two panel discussions on the theme “Property tourism: Why should smart global investors take a look at the Philippines.” Moderating the panel discussions are former National economic and Development Authority director Cielito Habito and Biznews Asia editor-in-cheif Antonio Lopez. Besides learning from the experts, the panel discussions are also a great way to network with big names from the business and finance, like Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Edgardo Lacson, Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Alfonso Uy, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce Philippines President Ram Sitaldas, and United States Ambassador Kristie Kenney.
The Philippine Real Estate Festival 2009 kicks off at 10:30 am on June 23 with opening remarks from the chairman Ms Rosemarie Basa, and a speech from guest of honor President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. For more information, check out the website of the Philippine Real Estate Festival at http://www.prefestival.com.