Businesses that would want to enter Metro Manila’s economic scene might find it difficult to find a space where they can set up their own warehouses.
While it is fairly easy to snap up a retail space in one of the business districts in the Metro, firms needing a large depository might be in for a challenge. One problem is that there is the lack of actual space, given Metro Manila’s already congested state. Meanwhile, available spaces in central business districts that can be turned into warehouses have skyrocketing rents. Faced with this dilemma, firms end up establishing warehouses in alternative cities instead.
Many firms make the mistake of excluding Valenzuela City in their lists when looking for a warehouse for rent. Located in the northern part of Metro Manila, Valenzuela City is one of the most ideal and most viable places within the Metro where you can find the most affordable rents for warehouses and other commercial spaces.
One advantage of setting up a warehouse in Valenzuela is its location. It is a gateway connecting the Central Luzon provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga to Metro Manila.
Even before it was recognized as a city in 1991, Valenzuela already had a booming economy. Now, it is one of the cities at the forefront when doing business in the Philippines. In fact, Valenzuela served as a model city for a legislation allowing for faster business permit issuance. The city also inspired the Department of the Interior and Local Government for the latter’s public–private partnership efforts. In 2012, the city was hailed as the most business-friendly local government unit by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It got the recognition for its efforts in instituting good governance reforms to promote trade and investment.
All these are but some of the reasons why you should consider setting up your warehouse in Valenzuela.
The most affordable warehouse you can lease in Valenzuela is the one in Barangay Karuhatan. The warehouse spans 1,000 square meters. It has a high ceiling, making it accessible to a 40-foot high truck. It is also near the major artery of the city, the MacArthur Highway. It can be rented for PHP 100,000 a month.
Slightly bigger warehouses can be found in Lawang Bato. For PHP 158,000 monthly, you can have the back operations of your business in a warehouse with up to 1,500 square meters of space. Each of the warehouses in this area have insulated high ceilings, perfect for taller trucks.
If you want an even bigger space, try the 4,000 square meter warehouse near Gerry Angeles Road. It is within a well-guarded compound and has alarm systems, CCTVs, smoke detectors, and even broadband Internet service. This one rents out for PHP 600,000 per month.
There is another warehouse in Parada, which includes rooms for offices, sleeping quarters, and a pantry. The 5,000 square meter warehouse also has broadband Internet connection as well as intercoms and a guard house. This property can be leased for PHP 1 million monthly.
In the end, the main consideration you have to take when looking for a warehouse for rent in Valenzuela is the value for money. If you want really big spaces, prepare to pay as high as PHP 1 million. However, if you think you do not need that much space, smaller warehouses can already go a long way.