Catherine Talavera

Catherine Talavera has been working with The Philippine STAR since 2017 as a reporter covering tourism and business. Prior to joining the company, she worked as a business reporter covering real estate for another national broadsheet.

Continued push for infrastructure to boost Phl Real Estate recovery

Connectivity and accessibility can boost the value of a property. These two elements can be achieved with more infrastructure developments. With the new government committing to continue...

Proper industrial space marketing to help attract more data center operators

While the Philippines has been on the radar of data center operators, more can still be done to properly market industrial spaces in the country as potential locations for data...

Metro Manila hotel occupancy levels grows to 47 percent

The Metro Manila hotel market continued to see improvement in its occupancy level in the first quarter of the year mainly due to the continued rise in foreign arrivals, staycations,...

As interest rates rise, house prices will (eventually) fall

Interest rates are on the rise once again. What does this mean for the housing sector? This could initially push property prices up, which in turn could...

Sustainability to influence data center operators

Greenhouse gas emissions are issues the Philippines needs to address to be able to attract more data center operators as the growth of the sector in Asia Pacific is likely...

Riding along the potential growth of the Visayas property market

The Visayas property market is brimming with potential for future growth. With business hubs already built in key provinces, a growing residential market and its potential to tap the tourism...

Hybrid work arrangement is here to stay

The work setup of companies has drastically changed in the past two years due to the pandemic. During the lockdowns, companies were forced to implement work- from-home setups for most...

Property investments act as inflation hedge

Inflation has been one of the recent buzzwords not just in the country, but in the entire world. A recent survey by global market research firm Ipsos...

Metro Cebu retail to benefit from economic growth

Bright prospects are seen for the Metro Cebu retail market this year driven by the growth of the Philippine economy, Colliers Philippines said.In a statement, Colliers said the 8.3 percent...

Industrial parks urged to capture demand for data centers

Industrial park developers are urged to capitalize on the demand for data centers by highlighting the perks of locating in their properties, Colliers Philippines said.In its Keeping up with demand:...

Experience living life to the fullest at Palm Beach West

Residing in an urban area often leads us to live fast-paced lives. As the daily view of the bustling streets of Metro Manila can sometimes get boring, a lot of...

Philippines improves real estate transparency

The Philippines improved its ranking in Jones Lang Lasalle’s Global Real Estate Transparency Index, placing 42nd from its previous rank of 44th in 2020. JLL cited the...

Catherine Talavera

Catherine Talavera has been working with The Philippine STAR since 2017 as a reporter covering tourism and business. Prior to joining the company, she worked as a business reporter covering real estate for another national broadsheet.

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Continued push for infrastructure to boost Phl Real Estate recovery

Connectivity and accessibility can boost the value of a property. These two elements can be achieved with more infrastructure developments.

Vista Residences continues to redefine student living with University Series condominiums

Collegiate accommodations used to be a spare room in a property owner’s two-storey household; then came the walk-up dormitories, and then the...

All about sustainability: Arthaland’s UNA Apartments in Laguna

It was a fulfilling morning for Arthaland, one of the country's green developers, as it unveiled UNA Apartments, its newest residential condominium,...

Fast travels and convenient living await residents of SMDC’s Spring Residences

Imagine living in a place where convenience is always within reach. Your workplace is only a few minutes away, shopping and leisure...

In scorching Nevada desert, Pinoy artists slayed like the wind

BLACK ROCK CITY, NEVADA - The thermometer must have read 40 degrees Celsius or higher; the alkali desert was unforgiving with sandstorms...