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.

Reaping the fruits of a REIT investment

Investors who put their money in real estate investment trusts (REITs) are now seeing the value of the investments they made. At the height of the pandemic,...

Property development cost on the rise

The development cost for commercial and residential properties may rise due to the increase in the prices of building materials in the medium term, a property services firm said."With both...

Growing interest for technified homes

The pandemic has indeed brought changes in the preferences of homeowners. Faced with a global health crisis, more people decided to live in communities with greener and larger open spaces.

Understanding the real estate cycle: Things to consider when Investing in property today

Real estate has generally been deemed as a good investment over the years. As the country begins its recovery from the pandemic more than two years after it started, many...

Office market finally posts positive take-up after seven quarters

Metro Manila office market showed signs of improvement in the first quarter of 2022 as it registered its first positive net take-up after seven consecutive quarters of negative net absorption,...

Big Data, Big Market: Growth seen in Southeast Asia data centers market

The market for data centers in Southeast Asian countries is growing rapidly, a development that would bode well for the country’s property players, global commercial real estate services firm CBRE...

Hotels expect high occupancy this Holy Week

Philippine hotels and resorts are expecting to see higher occupancies from domestic tourists this week as the country observes Holy Week, the Philippine Hotel Owners Association (PHOA) said.

How much do Filipinos spend on utilities?

Expenses for electricity and gas eat up more than half of the monthly income of a Filipino household, according to a study by a UK-based energy consultancy.

Data center demand to triple in the next few years- JLL

Most businesses practically shifted parts of their operations online when the pandemic struck two years ago and internet activity increased globally as well. The Philippines is no...

Creating masterpieces in the property market

Starting a new business is never an easy task, but entering an industry filled with seasoned players such as the real estate market, is an even bigger challenge.

All eyes on Bulacan

Bulacan is now one of the fastest growing provinces in the country. The area is seen benefiting from the infrastructure projects likely to be completed in the...

Homebuyers, developers set sights outside Metro Manila

More and more people are  looking for properties in new growth areas outside Metro Manila, which are in close proximity to future megacities as well as new roads and infrastructure.

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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Addressing the housing problem: The task continues

Housing czar Eduardo Del Rosario, the first ever chief of the newly created Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) is...

Pasay Monorail means better connectivity, convenience and higher land values at the MOA complex

Imagine reaching the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay from Quezon City or elsewhere, in a breeze.  Visitors to...

A great contribution to urban housing:8990 Holdings Inc. wows with new expansive amenities

8990 Holdings, Inc. (8990) unveiled new expansive amenities for its residents at the Urban Deca Homes Ortigas, its largest condominium community project...

Feel the beauty in value with Hermosa, Vista Global South’s first residential condominium property

With the WFH set up, many city dwellers are packing their bags to work remotely in one of the country's premier resorts.