The California Building Industry Association is a statewide trade association representing thousands of businesses, homebuilders, remodelers, subcontractors, architects, engineers, designers and other industry professionals. A recent study determined that homebuilding generates approximately $60 billion a year to the California economy and creates an estimated 526,000 jobs statewide.
Looking for housing numbers? We've got you covered with monthly housing starts, new home sales and median sales prices of new homes, quarterly housing affordability numbers, and complete sets of statistics broken down by metro region. Our numbers come from reliable sources, including CIRB, Hanley Wood Market Intelligence and NAHB/Wells Fargo Market Intelligence.
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- CBIA Welcomes Senator David E. Cogdill as New CEO and President
The California Building Industry Association welcomes former Senator David E. Cogdill as its new CEO and President. The CBIA Executive Committee selected Cogdill after a 6-month search to replace current CEO and President Mike Winn. While serving as Chairman of the association in 2010, Winn assumed the day-to-day management of CBIA and will return to his Sacramento land development company in November.
- CBIA Applauds Governor Jerry Brown for Keeping Housing Affordable
- Yesterday Governor Jerry Brown vetoed AB 1229, a measure that authorized inclusionary housing statewide after months of intense lobbying by the CBIA Government Affairs team. The bill was one of CBIA’s highest priorities this legislative session and the veto prevented hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees from builders and future homebuyers.
- CHF|CIRB October 2013 Data Now Available
California's 4th quarter starts off right with 5,830 total single family and multi-family permits revealing an 18% increase from September's totals and 24% increase from October 2012. Total permits issued for the 2013 through October is 66,442, a 37% increase from total permits issued during the same time frame in 2012.
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