CBIA and LBA Partnership
PCBC is proud to be the official annual event of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA) and Leading Builders of America (LBA).
Five years ago, the Leading Builders of America (LBA) created its partnership with the California Building Industry (CBIA) and PCBC—joining forces to protect member needs and create a strong legislative environment to support the homebuilding industry.
Our common values and objectives align perfectly and both groups work together and respond to critical issues: CBIA at the state level and LBA at the federal level.
Because of our powerful partnership, LBA buyers and senior level executives actively participate in several key PCBC initiatives:
- Leader-to-Leader. LBA members both attend and are speakers at this invitation-only, executive-level summit for our industry’s senior leadership—a peer-driven exchange of ideas at the highest levels.
- National Buyers Circle. At this invitation-only, one-day networking event, buying teams from LBA meet to identify new opportunities and solidify relationships with manufacturing partners.
- Key Buyers Club. This VIP program for purchasing teams from high volume builders facilitate private, productive meetings between builders and manufacturer.
- Leading Builders Club. This exclusive onsite lounge, created for LBA and CBIA members, is the headquarters for informally meeting and connecting with other VIPs at PCBC.
The Leading Builders of America represents 21 of the largest homebuilders in America and they endorse PCBC as their official event. No other housing event has the endorsement of LBA. PCBC is proud to bring together the leaders of residential building, create greater business connections and strengthen business fundamentals of the homebuilding industry.
The California Building Industry Association is a statewide trade association based in Sacramento representing thousands of member companies including homebuilders, trade contractors, architects, engineers, designers, suppliers and industry professionals in the homebuilding, multi-family and mixed-use development markets.
The building industry has historically played a significant role in California’s economic strength, and its success is critical to the state’s current recovery. With new housing construction contributing $38.6 billion and supporting more than 209,000 jobs to California’s economy in 2013, it is critical to continue the industry’s increasing momentum and growth. That is why CBIA is focused on supporting intelligent, constructive policies that bolster the construction industry and will fight back against efforts that seek to stifle the economic benefits of the new construction and homebuilding sector.
In recent years, our successes have included beating back efforts to impose costly, overly burdensome inclusionary housing mandates, lobbied the California Energy Commission to decrease new energy efficiency standards costs by 70 percent while maintaining a high standard for California housing, and launched a coordinated strategic effort to put a $9 billion school construction bond on the 2016 ballot.
In the future, we continue to focus on a great opportunity to aggressively advocate for logical, balanced CEQA reform and strategic regulatory relief that will continue to spur California’s economic growth.
Leading Builders of America was formed in 2009. Our members include many of the largest homebuilding companies in North America. Our members include publicly traded companies whose shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange as well as privately held companies.
Our purpose is to preserve home affordability for American families. We do this by carefully evaluating the public policy dialog at the federal and state level and becoming actively engaged in issues that have the potential to impact home affordability.
LBA member companies build across the residential spectrum from first-time and move-up to luxury and active-adult housing. In each of these segments, our members are leaders in construction quality, energy efficiency, design and the efficient use of land. Many of our members are also active in urban multi-family markets and also develop traditional and neo-traditional suburban communities. LBA member companies also operate a range of subsidiaries that complement their core homebuilding business including mortgage lending and title insurance.