• BCDA to pitch PH to World Real Estate Forum


    THERE are great opportunities and potentials in the Philippines, which Arnel Paciano Casanova, president and chief executive officer of state-run Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), will spell out during a real estate forum in Massachusetts.

    Casanova is a panelist at the World Real Estate Forum on May 19 to 20 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Real Estate (MIT-CRE) is which is facilitating and hosting the event.

    The forum will gather about 300 global industry leaders from 20 countries to discuss and tackle green and sustainable buildings and establishments, which includes Clark Green City BCDA’s flagship project and the country’s first smart, green, and disaster-resilient metropolis.

    Casanova is focusing on the growth potentials of Philippine real estate, particularly idle military lands that have been transformed into premiere economic centers.

    “It is an honor to be part of this prestigious conference and we look forward to sharing our experiences and learning from others in building Bonifacio Global City and Clark Green City. This just shows how the Philippine government has come a long way in developing cities and is now being seriously noticed by the global real estate community,” Casanova said.

    Also present at the forum are Diane Hoskins, co-CEO of Gensler; Anna Leung, executive director of North America Fosun Property Holdings; and Luis Pereda, executive chairman of Grupo Lar. The moderator is Bassim Halaby, founder, chairman, and CEO of Benchmark.


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