History of REHDA Institute

The Housing Developers’ Association (HDA) Foundation was the brainchild of four distinguished founding members in 1992. These instrumental individuals are:

  • The Late YAM Tunku Tan Sri Dato’ Osman Ahmad (Past President of REHDA : 1978 – 1982)
  • The Late Y Bhg Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Teo Soo Cheng (Past President of REHDA : 1972 – 1974)
  • Y Bhg Dato’ Tan Chin Nam (Past President of REHDA : 1974 – 1978)
  • Mr. Onn Chong Eong

Subsequently renamed as REHDA Institute, the foundation was relaunched by the then Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Abdullah Badawi on 12 July 2004.

The historic occasion was also witnessed by former Primer Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamed, Former Minister of Housing and Local Government Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Ting, Former Minister of Finance II Tan Sri Dato’ Nor Mohamed Yakcop, Former Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Tan Sri Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui, Minister for International Trade and Industry Dato Sri Mustapa Mohamed (current) and many other VIP guests.

Background of Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (REHDA Malaysia)

Headquartered in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, with branches all over Peninsular Malaysia, the association was established in May 1970 as the Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (HDA).

In October 2000, HDA was renamed the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (REHDA). From 13 pioneer members, REHDA has grown from strength to strength to be recognized as a key partner in the building blocks of Malaysia’s socio-economic development. Today, REHDA boasts a membership of over 1,600 corporate members comprising of developers across Peninsular Malaysia. REHDA Members contribute to more than 80% of the total real estate development in Peninsular Malaysia.

Our members’ property development ranges from traditional landed residential projects to condominiums, township, commercial buildings, retail malls, state-of-the-art golf courses, hospitals, theme parks and industrial estates.

REHDA is highly regarded by both the public and private sectors as the leading representative body of private property developers for its commitment to nation building and betterment of lives through sustainable property development.

Being the voice of the property industry, REHDA plays a pivotal role in ensuring that developers’ views are heard by the relevant authorities and government agencies.