The country’s top property firms are set to showcase their own innovations in healthy and energy-efficient urban living at the upcoming World Real Estate Congress in Manila this May 2020.
Topping the list of exhibitors and presenters are Megaworld Corporation, Federal Land Inc., Robinsons Land Corporation, and Prime Homes Real Estate Development Inc..
All exhibits will be viewed by the participants from the Paris-based International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI), whose membership covers 100 national associations, 95 academic institutions, 2,300 companies, 40 professionals, and over a million individual members in five continents spanning 72 countries, including the Philippines.
“Together, they constitute a global real estate industry that can and is poised to bring about an urban revolution across the world,” said FIABCI Philippines President Architect Nestor S. Mangio in the context of today’s evolving environment such as massive city migration, increased urban density, transport and mobility constraints from ever-growing vehicular volume, water and air pollution, sanitation threats, floods and rising sea levels, earthquakes and structural engineering challenges, climate change and global warming, typhoons and volcanic eruptions, polar shift and changing weather patterns, and spiralling energy and fuel prices, and their impact on food production and the rest of the economy.
Aptly, the congress theme is “Urban Revolution”, which is about planning how the global cities of the future must take shape in the light of today’s threats and challenges.
The latest trends include the use of new construction materials like aerated concrete that can float on water and provide significant thermal insulation. Others, meanwhile, feature reinforced joints of beams and columns to create an earthquake-resistant structure by addressing the weakest links.
“Nonetheless, all these property firms (Megaworld, Federal Land, Robinsons Land, and Prime Homes) are into ecologic, economic and ergonomic urban development where everything is within reach. Their projects virtually serve as precursors to the rise of hikable and bikable cities that we have seen emerging in the continents of Europe and the Americas,” Mangio further explained.
Supporting the congress are the UN-Habitat, Grant Thornton, Reed Midem, and World Urban Campaign as sponsors, with FIABCI-Philippines (email@example.com) as the organizer.