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    OBG’s real estate market analysis includes detailed information about supply and demand in the residential, commercial and retail segments. We cover major development projects by local and international investors and examine changes in the regulatory framework and bank lending practices.
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The Philippines’ construction industry is entering a period of strong growth, supported by government spending led by President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature Build, Build, Build (BBB) infrastructure programme. Primarily a transport initiative, BBB is also leading to ancillary construction and development around airports and seaports, especially...

 

In April 2019 the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) reported that the construction sector’s share of total employment rose to 9.5% in October 2018, up from 8.5% a year earlier. This figure accounted for 328,000 additional jobs with the total employed in the sector reaching 3.9m. The Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines...

 

The Philippines’ real estate sector has enjoyed robust growth in recent years, fuelled by remittances, rapid economic expansion and a comprehensive public infrastructure programme that has opened up new opportunities beyond Metro Manila and the affluent business districts of the capital. Actions set to further strengthen activity in the sector...

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Philippines 2019

The Philippines’ construction industry is entering a period of strong growth, supported by government spending led by President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature Build, Build, Build (BBB) infrastructure programme. BBB is leading to ancillary construction and development around airports and seaports, especially residential and retail projects, providing the momentum stakeholders need to confidently...

The Philippines’ cooling inflation, improved ease of doing business and increased openness to foreign participation are set to encourage more foreign direct investment. A wealth of infrastructure investment under President Rodrigo Duterte’s flagship Build Build Build programme should ease congestion, reduce regional inequality and further boost the flourishing tourism industry.

 

Urbanisation is a mega-trend redefining contemporary life in both developed and emerging markets across the world. According to the UN, in 1950, 751m people lived in urban areas; however, by 2018 this number had risen to 4.2bn, equivalent to roughly 55% of the world’s population. By 2050 the UN estimates that this figure will rise to 68%. This...