Bridging economic and housing developments in San Fernando City

PRIMED by various developments now taking place, San Fernando in Pampanga has, so far, become one of the progressive component cities in the country...

Jenra supermarket chain eyes Central Luzon expansion

IN a bid to broaden its reach in the Capampangan market, the Jenra Supermarket chain opened recently its newest branch in San Fernando, Pampanga. Jumbo...

Digital transformation in selling real estate

WHEN a leading local celebrity went through two important life milestones, one of them buying a home, Hoppler was the “brokerage company that guided...

Global property web site brings together the industry’s top thought leaders...

WHEN Lamudi Philippines started in January 2014, little did the company know that its online-search data will be an in-demand commodity in the real-estate...

Torre Lorenzo launches Dusit Thani Residence in Davao

DAVAO CITY—Dusit International and real-estate developer Torre Lorenzo Development Corp. (TLDC) have forged a partnership to bring into being the Dusit Thani Residence, a...

Building owners must pursue energy efficiency

AN official of a global lighting company recently pointed out that building owners have an important role in the drive for energy efficiency. Since energy...

A charming collection of themed homes

TAGAYTAY Highlands surely boasts of an extensive residential portfolio like no other. Spread around these 1,200-hectare mountain resort community are themed homes that carry their...

Creeping disruption: Philippine real estate’s looming digital shadow

Part Two Welcome to the new world Jay Arellano is the managing director of Ansible, the technology and creative division of IPG Mediabrands Philippines. “People are changing...

Local developers must embrace change

CHANGE is a fact of life. Furthermore, it is the only permanent and constant thing in this world, according to the philosopher Heraclitus. It...

Fifteen years of doing great business

IN 2002 KMC Group Chairman and Cofounder Gregory Kittelson arrived in the Philippines to do some Web projects for a few months. Fifteen years later,...

Creeping disruption: Philippine real estate’s looming digital shadow

Part One DISRUPTION!—the word that digital entrepreneurs wield like a chainsaw to scare conventional business. But sometimes industries like real estate experience disruption as a slow...

Amway opens $1.5-million hub

CONFIDENT of the continuous growth of the Philippine market and, at the same time, providing a physical infrastructure where its active distributors can conduct...

Hamilo Coast takes leadership in sustainable practices

SM’S premier beach-resort development in Nasugbu, Batangas, has once again received the Bronze Benchmark Status from EarthCheck, the world’s leading environmental management and professional...

Apo View Hotel undergoes revamp to boost tourism in Davao

THE iconic Apo View Hotel was officially relaunched last week under the new owner and management, with refurbishments now ongoing to bring back its...

AI and real estate: Fear or awe

THIS is part of my ongoing series on technology and real estate. The focus is on artificial intelligence (AI), which has been casting a...

Amaia offers retail spaces within their communities

AT the heart of every sustainable community, there must be small and medium enterprises that provide goods and services—and even employment opportunities—to residents and...

Housing sector faces herculean challenges

THE country’s housing sector is facing colossal problems that have caused headaches not only to the current but to past administrations, as well. Foremost...

Alviera: Future premier hub

AFTER establishing an impressive mark in township development, Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) enhances its marquee project Alviera—a gigantic mixed-use estate in Porac, Pampanga, that...

Technological transformation in real estate

TODAY, I start a series on technological transformation in real estate from construction and marketing operations. Technology either elicits fear or awe, and the success of...

From rugby to property

SIX years ago, Gareth Leslie “Gaz” Holgate was one of the members of the Philippine Volcanoes that took the sports world by storm with...