About us

The Puerto Rico Builders Association is a non-profit organization established in 1951. The PRBA is the local chapter for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). We proudly represent the leaders in housing, commercial and industrial and tourism sectors. We also represent investors and professionals related to the Puerto Rico’s real estate development and the construction industries. Our main objective is to promote and lead planned development, that is safe and sustainable, as to serve as an a principal productive economic driver motor for our island, in collaboration with the private and public sectors in Puerto Rico.

Chairman’s Message

Today, more than ever, the Puerto Rico Builders Association has become more relevant, due to the efforts made to promote and boost our economy with the collaboration of all sectors.

Please join our holistic conversation, and contribute to rebuild a new Puerto Rico true to what our 21st century world requires.

Let’s Build the Future Together!

Emilio Colón Zavala, PE
Puerto Rico Builders Association


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The Puerto Rico Builders Association strives to have an active and well-informed community. We impact our industry through seminars, forums, networking events and meetings with important market leaders who have a strong sense of vision for Puerto Rico’s social and economic development. Our advocacy efforts are focused in improving our island’s ease of doing business as well as our competitiveness indexes, taking it to a top ten jurisdiction in the World Bank and World Economic Forum reports.

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Latest News

La industria de la construcción y el impacto económico de la transferencia de fondos federales

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Nov. 14, 2018 – El sector de construcción en Puerto Rico siempre ha sido de gran interés debido a su producción, ...

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Asociación de Constructores expresa su preocupación en torno al proyecto de reforma contributiva aprobada recientemente por la Cámara de Representantes

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31 de octubre de 2018 – La Asociación de Constructores de Puerto Rico (ACPR) expresó hoy su preocupación en torno al ...

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Alza en seguros afectan a condómines

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12 de octubre de 2018 – Las primas de seguro, especialmente en las pólizas de condominios, han incrementado su valor  entre un ...

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Feature Articles


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