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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
HOMEGROWN real-estate company Keyland Corp. recently broke the ground for its latest P1.2-billion vertical project called 110 Benavidez Makati, targeting potential investors who have the perchance to buy residential properties to lease out. “Keyland Corp. has been a low key, but progressive, developer of office buildings and high-rise condominium projects primarily in Makati...
CHRIS Butt is a serial real-estate and construction entrepreneur with a gift for building millennial-friendly environments. His company, Figari, recently received acclaim for a “Zombie inspired” design project appropriately themed “Don’t be a zombie”—an obvious scathing social commentary on the perceived state of the business-process outsourcing (BPO) industry. The Zombie office...
TAFT Avenue has long been one of Manila’s most critical arteries.  Originally christened “Calle Rizal” when it was first completed in 1899, the thoroughfare’s more current name is a tribute to former Philippine Governor General and American President William Howard Taft. Today, beyond connecting three major cities:  Manila, Pasay and...
PAMPANGA is a province rich in history and endowed with natural and man-made sites. It is one of the eight provinces that led the revolt against Spanish colonialism. Moreover, it has also produced several illustrious patriots, such as Gen. Mariano Hizon, Chief Justice Jose Abad Santos, Pedro Abad Santos, Cesar...
THE Philippines is at an advantage. We, as a society, are luc y enough to have so many strong and empowering women in our history to look up to. From the late Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s headstrong persona that defined her long, distinguished political career to Iris Josef-Mediano who helped...
AS soon as they are able to, hardworking Filipinos here and abroad want to provide their families quality homes they can call their own. Amaia Land now helps fulfill their aspirations by making quality homes affordable for most. With this vision in mind, Amaia Land is once again welcoming potential...
THE Santos Knight Frank company, which was formerly known as CBRE Philippines, was established by Rick Santos, the chairman, CEO and owner in Manila 23 years ago as the country’s first fully integrated real-estate service provider. Headquartered in London, Knight Frank was founded in 1896 and it is the largest...
CEBU—Buoyed by the massive infrastructure developments not only in Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon, but also in both the Visayas and Mindanao (VisMin), the just-concluded Construction Show Cebu, or CebuCon, marked its 25th anniversary in a more responsive way to strong demand from the built environment by...
AFTER successfully establishing a solid presence in Nuvali, Ayala Land Premier, the premium luxury brand of Ayala Land Inc., is embarking on a big push by introducing another quality project—Cerilo, its eighth residential development in the master-planned community. Mike Z. Jugo, Ayala Land Premiers managing director, said the 85-hectare residential...
Every now and then we come across people who are truly passionate about their work and who have contributed immensely to their field but have yet to receive the recognition they truly deserve. One such person is Romarico T. Alvarez, better known as Bing to his colleagues in the business....
CONTINUING its legacy of creating integrated, master- planned, mixed-use and sustainable communities, Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) now draws focus on its newest estate catering specifically to the dynamic lifestyle of Quezon City. Five years after its groundbreaking announcement, Ayala Land, in partnership with the Quezon City government and the National...
PHIRST Park Homes, the first-home division and brand name of listed real-estate developer Century Properties Group, started their foray into the affordable housing market on a high note. It reported that 50 percent of the 1,000 units of the first phase of the PHirst Park Homes in Tanza, Cavite, has...
TO elevate the Philippines and make it into a desirable hub for international businesses and foreign investors, a champion who is immersed, dedicated and proudly nationalistic is crucial—it just so happens that the man forging the path is a Dane. Lars Wittig, country manager of Regus Philippines, is a tall,...

Of colors and places

THE LRI Design, Makati City’s pioneer one-stop-art and -design hub, has been 13 years in the business and continuous effort providing aficionados, professionals and enthusiasts. LRI is a common ground that bridges individuals for innovation and creativity. Aside from offering artisan furniture, architecture and interior-design solution and home accent pieces,...

CebuCon turns 25

CONSTRUCTION Show Cebu, or CebuCon, is all set to mark its silver anniversary as it takes the center stage at the Sky Hall and Mountain Wing Atrium in SM Seaside City Cebu from June 2 to 5. Themed “25 years of building business networks in the construction industry in the...
LEADING Filipino developer New San Jose Builders, Inc. (NSJBI) is pleased to announce the topping-off ceremony on May 25 of its newest and first of its kind project–the Victoria Sports Tower—the condominium sports complex in the heart of Quezon City. Victoria Sports Tower is a high-rise residential condominium situated right...
BORACAY, which is the most popular beach island in the country known for its pure white powdery sand, beautiful sunsets, finest hotels, watersports activities, great food and lively nightlife, is also called the “island that never sleeps”. It has been named by Travel & Leisure magazine as the “World’s Best...
REAL-estate development is a business of public trust and patience. It’s an industry where players build and reinforce a reputation through innovative thinking, foresight and the determination to create ripples of positive impact to the world we live in. I’ve learned all of these more than a decade ago while...
THE town of Kawit, Cavite, will undergo a historic experience in its development, as Alveo Land Corp. recently launched Evo City, which is highlighted by P3.5 billion worth of sales for the first 395 lots of the subdivision. Jennylle S. Tupaz, vice president for development business of Ayala Land Inc....
JOHN LENNON had the right idea when he asked us to “imagine all the people living life in peace”. In reality, this kind of positive vision can be achieved by city builders and forward-thinkers who see plans through the long term. Today’s urbanization is seeing streets that lack space and sustainability....
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