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Santa Lucia Land bullish in 2023

Publicly listed Sta. Lucia Land Inc. is bullish on its prospects going into 2023 as its earnings in the first nine months of 2022 exceed its full 2021 net income amid a stronger demand for its residential projects.

See you at SM City Sorsogon

Sorsogon City is the capital of the province of Sorsogon that lies in the Bicol peninsula. It faces the island of Samar to the southeast across the San Bernardino Strait and Ticao island to the southwest. It serves as Luzon’s gateway to the Visayas and Mindanao through its Roll-on/Roll-off ferry terminal facilities located in the municipalities of Matnog, Pilar and Bulan.

Enabling Communities: Torre Lorenzo donates ambulance to Mabini, Davao de Oro

Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation (TLDC) recently turned over an ambulance unit to the Municipality of Mabini in Davao de Oro in support of the local government’s efforts to provide better access to healthcare services to the community. The Mabini town is home to Torre Lorenzo’s flagship leisure development, Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort.

Amiya Raya expands its highland community

Recognizing the need for well-built and thoughtfully designed quality living spaces, and due to the success of Amiya Raya, Community Creators Inc. is expanding its original 36-hectare development. Offering lot sizes ranging from 200 to 350  square meters, the additional 10-hectare expansion project will give more families an opportunity to experience the beauty of highland living, while staying within 15 minutes from Quezon City and Marikina City.

Damosa Land champions economic resiliency, real-estate innovations

A trailblazer for sustainable real estate, Damosa Land Inc. (DLI) celebrates 18 years of transforming communities as a homegrown developer of Mindanao. Through the years, the company has remained committed to boosting the socio-economic growth of the region through a growing portfolio of sustainable developments—driving economic recovery across residential, commercial, and industrial sectors.

May your ‘BER’ Months Be Merry and Bright with Greenfield District’s Christmas Activities

Twelve days of Christmas are no doubt too short for Filipinos. In the Philippines, Christmas festivities begin in September. The “BER” months (September, October, November, and December) make up a long, jolly season of reunions, Christmas parties, gift shopping, Christmas traditions, and family bonding. It’s the most wonderful time of the year when families and friends gather to enjoy various recreational activities while cherishing each other’s company.

Future-proofing and greening of build

Being a disaster-prone country, the Philippines badly needs sustainable and pro-environmental building practices to ensure that millions of Filipinos at least minimize the impact of severe typhoons and other natural disasters caused by climate change and, to a certain extent, mismanagement of the Philippines’s environment.

SM’s 80th mall opens in Tanza

As part of a province with a rich historical tradition, Tanza in Cavite is the place where Emilio Aguinaldo was sworn in as President of the revolutionary government of the Philippines. It is also the birthplace of Felipe G. Calderon, who composed the Malolos Constitution.

KMC Solutions bullish on flexible office space, plans aggressive expansion

KMC Solutions, a longtime innovator of flexible office design, is unveiling a spectrum of hybrid co-working spaces that meet the demands of current work and real estate circumstances. Even with many renewed construction projects underway, workplace shifts caused by the pandemic have resulted in fully completed buildings with many unclaimed or underutilized office spaces. Vacancies rose from 11.2% to 16.2% over a one-year period as many businesses continue to prioritize a remote workforce and refrain from the expenses of a large-scale office setup. 

PA Properties opens new sales office in Bulacan in its bid to provide quality and affordable housing to more families

In an effort to expand their endeavors outside of the Southern Luzon region, Laguna-based property developer PA Alvarez Properties and Development Corporation (PA Properties) opened a brand-new sales office in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, last October 13, 2022. The opening was celebrated through an office blessing, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Reasons why Chimes Greenhills should be your home in the city

Home to many popular establishments, Greenhills is one of the most recognizable and sought-after areas in Metro Manila. Its strategic location is perfect for professionals and families who seek a home in the city ready for their needs. RLC Residences offers Chimes Greenhills, a ready-for-occupancy (RFO) property in Annapolis Street, for those looking for a new home with everything within their reach.

Pueblo de Oro sets standard of flood-free living in Pampanga

DESPITE the onset of monsoon or rainy season that causes flooding, homeowners at Pueblo de Oro’s (PDO) 30-hectare residential subdivisions—Horizon Residences, La Aldea Fernandina and Park Place Pampanga—continue to benefit from its careful planning and design of flood control measures in place.

Federal Land tops off second tower of The Seasons Residences in BGC

Federal Land, Inc., along with its Japanese partners Nomura Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd., celebrates another milestone with the topping off ceremony of The Seasons Residences Natsu Tower.  The event marks the structural completion of the second tower of the development—a testament to Federal Land’s commitment to developing well-built structures and bringing in a piece of Japan in BGC.  

Avida Land opens showroom, launches two new projects

Avida Land, the mid-market segment subsidiary of property titan Ayala Land Inc. is on a roll as it continues to develop houses, corporate offices and mixed-use developments. Boasting a growth portfolio of 100 projects in 25 prime locations, Avida Land will be celebrating its 32nd anniversary this October in a grand fashion by launching two newest and most exciting projects—Centralis Towers on Taft Avenue in Pasay City and Patio Madrigal on Roxas Boulevard, Manila.

Developers’ confab to tackle trends, housing solutions

REAL-estate developers, policymakers, suppliers, and other stakeholders of the housing sector will gather to discuss macro trends, current issues and solutions in the industry at the National Developers Convention 2022, themed “Change-proofing the Industry: Building Homes for Filipinos, Today and Tomorrow,” on October 5 and 6 to be held at the Grand Hyatt Manila, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

SMDC opens Now Residences Showroom and Office in Pampanga

SM Development Corporation (SMDC) solidifies its presence in Pampanga with the opening of the Now Residences Showroom and Office last Thursday, August 18, in SM City Clark Pampanga. Now Residences is a mid-rise residential garden community in the first-class, highly progressive city of Angeles, seen to provide residents with a luxurious, sustainable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Living within an eco-friendly community

WITH over two years since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, where individuals were confined to the comforts of their own homes, the market’s perspective has shifted to an increasing demand for wide open spaces. Damosa Land, one of the leading property developers in Mindanao, stays on top of this renewed market interest through their eco-friendly developments anchored towards enriching the agriculture industry and economic development of the Davao region.

Quality beyond the basics in real estate

According to the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), there is an unmet need for housing in the Philippines of almost 6 million units, based on its estimates for the period ending as far back as 2016. By today, it may be safe to assume that the backlog has even increased, especially given the physical and financial difficulties brought about by the unforeseen COVID-19 pandemic in recent years.

Providing sustainable green offices in ARCA South

Major green developer Arthaland is offering businesses the Savya Financial Center, its next generation premium sustainable office building.  In partnership with Japan’s Mitsubishi Estate Company Ltd.,  Arthaland’s Commercial Project Channel Director Ana Marco said in a recent press briefing that Savya Financial Center is now welcoming locators to the  first premium green office development in highly connected ARCA South in Taguig City. Right now, Marco said 60 percent of the units in Savya are sold out.

Corporate occupiers seeking gateway to south flocking to Alabang’s new buildings

IT-Business Process Management (IT-BPM) firms are not the only ones taking up spaces in key Metro Manila business districts today. Traditional corporate occupiers engaged in manufacturing, construction, finance, retail and the like also take credit for 55% of the live requirements or transactions in various stages of the leasing process as of Q2 2022, according to a recent study by Leechiu Property Consultants (LPC).

Greening of the property sector in full swing

The property industry is currently embarking on a greening program by establishing green buildings.  Property management and consulting firm Santos Knight Frank  (SKF) expects that the proportion of leadership in engineering and environmental design (LEED)-certified buildings in Metro Manila will increase from 22.3 percent in Q2 2022 to 32 percent by the end of 2025.

What’s in store for the property industry amidst multiple headwinds

The Philippine office segment, the residential sector and tourism are well positioned to enjoy strong growth arising from the opportunities brought about by “a multitude of global headwinds” including global inflation and rising interest rates, according to David Leechiu, CEO of leading real-estate services firm Leechiu Property Consultants (LPC).

Local engineering firm develops homegrown digital BIM platform

ESCA  Engineering, a 100 percent Filipino engineering consultancy specializing in technology-driven project and construction management, structural engineering and civil engineering solutions for private and public developers, owners, and project-proponents in the local and international markets, recently introduced a Filipino-homegrown digital building information modeling (BIM) platform that fits right in the Philippines and other emerging markets.

Get access to better work-life opportunities at The Trion Towers

Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig has become one of the largest business districts in the Philippines, being home to prime retail and residential facilities as well as five-star and business hotels, international schools, and top-notch hospitals. As such, having a BGC address equates to an upbeat live, work, and play lifestyle that complements the passion and pace of a driven city-zen.

RTO brings positive outlook for real estate, Aseana’s MidPark Towers ready to meet demand

The outlook for Philippine real estate is becoming brighter as more people return to onsite work and are looking for well-developed and accessible residential areas to live closer to their work, as Fiscal Incentives Review Board (FIRB) recently ordered a return-to-office or on-site work arrangement for registered business enterprises and outsourcing firms boosting consumer confidence in the residential property market.

JCVA partners with Digiscript

CONSTRUCTION project management company JCV & Associates (JCVA) has tied up with leading 3D visualization provider Digiscript Philippines Inc. to introduce one of the most advanced technologies for reality capture called OpenSpace.

On top of the world at SM City Clark’s Sky Line

Like a city that keeps on growing, SM City Clark in Pampanga never fails to fascinate us with its new and amazing attractions. Starting out as a 101,840-square-meter mall when it opened in 2006, it now sprawls at 308,909 square meters. It has likewise evolved into a complex, which now includes BPO Towers, a Tech Hub, a Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, National University, and SMX Convention Center.

CCLEX a game-changer in Metro Cebu’s real estate development

Metro Cebu is acknowledged as one of the highly developed districts in the country. It hosts several well-known business districts, huge shopping malls, reputable hotel chains and meetings, international conventions and exhibits (MICE) facilities, plus the formidable information technology-business processing management (IT-BPM) industry that provided close to 3 million residents ample employment opportunities and economic growth.

Charming tourists back to Subic

AS the country’s economy reopens due to the constant decline in Covid-19 cases not only in Metro Manila but in other parts of the country, tourism industry follows with travel-related businesses now back in operation as people begin to go out again and explore various destinations—a perfect respite from the stress and anxiety brought about by the pandemic over the last two years.

Tech-enabled, secure properties get attention post-pandemic

At the height of the pandemic, location was emphasized as the top essential when buying properties in response to lockdown measures and mobility restrictions. Now, as the health crisis wanes, technology and security emerge as one of the most important priorities of property seekers aiming to create a better normal.

Ultimate comfort at home with LG Multi Split

Looking to build the perfect dream home or renovate a newly acquired house? Remember to keep multi-split HVAC solutions in mind as well. Multi-split home systems might seem like an extravagance for most, but it offers incredible features that add even more quality of life improvements for your ideal home. Aside from adding energy efficiency, it also offers less noise, space savings, and fuss-free maintenance.

Young, solo renters outside NCR contribute to CBD rental demand

Lamudi data for the first quarter of 2022 found that the top sources of leads for rentals in Makati, Pasig and Taguig were roughly split between property seekers within and outside Metro Manila. Four out of the top 10 sources of leads for each aforementioned city with a central business district (CBD) were cities located outside the National Capital Region (NCR).  

Yakult El Salvador breaks ground for its plant in Misamis Oriental

Alberto R. Dy Sun President of Yakult Philippines Inc., together with Mayor Edgar Lignes of El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, headed the groundbreaking ceremony of Yakult El Salvador (Y.E.S) plant recently, at Barangay Quibonbon, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, Mindanao. The event was also attended by the executives of Yakult Philippines Inc. and CCT Constructors Corporation.

Makati, Pasig and Taguig top preferences for rentals in Q2 2022

Makati, Pasig and Taguig recently emerged as top sources of leads for rentals for the first quarter or 2022, according to leading online real-estate platform Lamudi. Moreover, roughly split  data between property seekers within and outside Metro Manila. According to Lamudi, 4 out of the top 10 sources of leads for each aforementioned city with a central business district (CBD) were cities located outside the National Capital Region (NCR).  

Cebu tower completion timed to catch rising economic activity

Despite setbacks in Q1 2022 due to the Omicron Covid variant, the IT-BPM sector is expected to continue expanding in 2022 to 1.8 million Full-Time Employees (FTEs) from 1.69 million FTEs in 2021—with both Metro Manila and provincial locations benefiting from the sustained growth, according to a recent study of Leechiu Property Consultants (LPC).

All roads lead to SM City Roxas

All roads recently led to Roxas City when SM City Roxas opened its doors, bringing great shopping, leisure, and entertainment to this beautiful and bustling city in the island of Panay. SM City Roxas is SM Prime Holdings Inc.’s 79th supermall and the third in the Western Visayas region after SM City Iloilo and SM City Bacolod.

HBA Manila-designed Somerset Central Salcedo opens Makati’s smartest serviced residences

Somerset Central Salcedo formally opened its doors recently amid the very welcomed lifting of pandemic restrictions in our country. The much-awaited serviced residences are a welcome smart option for local and visiting residents to take that step closer to the hustle of regular everyday living, a part of life that many just realized they have missed.

P30-M Alabel Bypass Road project breaks ground

REAL-estate company Alsons Development and Investment Corp. (Alsons Dev) and the municipal government of Alabel led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the P30-million 877.5-meter bypass road that will link Libertad Road in Barangay Maribulan, Alabel to the Sarangani-Davao del Sur Coastal Road.