About the BIA
BIA’S MISSION IS SIMPLE: SUPPORT OUR MEMBERS, OUR INDUSTRY, AND OUR CITY.
BIA of Philadelphia was founded in 1937 to promote residential – mostly rowhouse – construction in the city. Since that time, we’ve grown to include multi-family, mixed-use, and large-scale neighborhood development. Our membership reflects that change and today represents the whole range of real estate industry professionals, including builders, developers, general and subcontractors, architects, landscape architects, interior designers, mortgage lenders, insurance and real estate brokers, product manufacturers and distributors, attorneys, and many others.
Our mission is to revitalize city neighborhoods and strengthen Philadelphia’s economy by supporting and advocating for the real estate development and construction industries, enabling it to create jobs, expand and diversify the workforce, and produce market-rate, affordable and workforce housing to the benefit of all city residents.
To achieve these goals, BIA collaborates with a wide range of stakeholders – the city administration, City Council and other elected officials, non-profit, civic and community organizations, and others – to shape legislation, regulations, and public policies that support the industry and promote responsible development citywide.
DO WELL BY DOING GOOD.
Add your voice to ours as we work together to build a better city and stronger industry. Get your own seat at the table and share your expertise and experience with our partners, members and stakeholders by joining a BIA committee.
Join one of our ongoing initiatives aimed at perennial issues including workforce development and affordable housing.
Stay up-to-date on trends and developments affecting our city and our industry – and enjoy unparalleled networking opportunities – at one of our year-round events.
Annual and event sponsorship opportunities are another great way to support our shared goals, while promoting your business to fellow members, industry colleagues, clients, customers, and prospects.