BEST AFFORDABLE CONDO OF THE YEAR 2018
VALUE FOR MONEY
WINNER: SORRENTO OASIS
by Filinvest Land, Inc.
Filinvest Land, Inc., under its Aspire brand that features a portfolio of high-rise condos and horizontal communities, is inspired by some of the world’s iconic holiday destinations in championing resort style-living with its Oasis communities. These are mid-rise enclaves that soothe the urban warrior’s spirit with refreshing water features, lush greenery, and open spaces – all of which are considered luxuries in metropolitan areas.
At Sorrento Oasis, studio units start at 20 square meters, one-bedroom units at 30 square meters, and two bedroom units at 38 square meters. While the price range is accessible, Sorrento Oasis does not compromise the lifestyle it aims to provide its residents. Phase 1 amenities include a multi-purpose clubhouse with lounging areas, adult and kiddie pools, lap pool, play park, jogging and walking paths, cascading water features, bath house, and meditation pad. Phase 2 will have wading and kiddie pools, a fitness gym, play park, music and game rooms, function hall, bath house, green corridor, basketball court, and tennis court.
WINNER: RIDGEWOOD TOWERS PREMIER
BY C5 Mansions Development Corporation
One of the main draws of C5 Mansion Development Corporation’s Ridgewood Towers Premier along C5 Road is that it is walking distance to Bonifacio Global City (BGC) and McKinley Hill, making it the perfect base for those who want to live, work and play in the area. After all, BGC is known for its exciting dining, shopping, and nightlife options such as Serendra, Fort Strip, SM Aura, and Uptown Bonifacio. Entrepreneurs and creatives also gravitate towards the area with the emergence of co-working spaces, which are perfect for freelancers and startups.
Alternatively, its prime location and accessibility via major thoroughfares makes it a good investment option for those in the market for property ready to be leased out. Ridgewood Towers Premier has one residential tower, with 21 units in each of its 28 storeys. One-bedroom units start at 24 square meters while two bedroom units start at 55 square meters. Commercial spaces are available on the ground and second levels while the amenities area on the third level has a lap pool, function room, gym, video room, and play area.
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AREZZO PLACE PASIG
by Phinma Property Holdings Corporation
The Italian-inspired Arezzo Place in Alfonso Sandoval, Pasig City, developed by Phinma Property Holdings Corporation, has 24 low-rise condominium buildings spread out in a sprawling 5-hectare community. There are 2,160 residential units with floor areas starting at 30 square meters – great for young urban professionals and couples planning to start a life together. Arezzo Place was designed with flexibility in mind as units can be combined to meet growing space requirements.
Arezzo Place is right at the heart of Pasig City and is just minutes away from business hubs such as Eastwood City, Ortigas Center, and Bonifacio Global City. However, one does not feel the hustle and bustle of the metro when coming home.
The gated community has 24-hour security, which helps maintain safety and privacy. Residents can unwind and enjoy amenities such as gazebos, swimming pools, jogging paths, a clubhouse, a playground, and a basketball court. Since each building is a low-density, five-storey walkup, Arezzo Place gives off an unhurried, laid-back ambiance.
Whether you’re looking for an affordable and accessible place to live or invest in, Arezzo Place ticks the right boxes.
by Suntrust Properties, Inc.
Powered by its mother company Megaworld Corporation, mid-range Suntrust Properties has made its way North with Shanata, a 12-cluster Modern Asian community along Quirino Highway in Novaliches. Shanata has 1,544 units, including 27-square-meter studios, 36-square-meter two-bedroom units, and 54-square-meter three-bedroom units.
Shanata residents need not go far to experience the comforts of the city; schools like University of the Philippines Diliman, Ateneo de Manila, Miriam College, and Kostka School are a few minutes away, as well retail destinations like SM North EDSA, Trinoma, and UP Town Center. On the other hand, one can just as easily commune with nature and spend weekends at La Mesa Eco Park and Quezon Memorial Circle. Shanata’s amenities, which include a 25-meter lap pool, kiddie pool, paved sun deck, kid’s play area, gazebo, and clubhouse, bring rest and recreation right at one’s doorstep.
THE SILK RESIDENCES
by Dataland, Inc.
The Silk Residences, along Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard in Sta. Mesa, Manila, is a two-tower 40-storey master-planned condominium development. With units ranging from 23 square meters to 72 square meters, The Silk Residences complements the quintessential urbanite’s lifestyle with health and wellness amenities like kiddie and adult pools, a jogging path, a children’s playground, a meditation garden, function room, indoor game room, gym, study hall, and sky lounge. The property also gets plus points for accessibility as it is just a few minutes away from LRT – V. Mapa Station, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Unciano General Hospital and SM Sta. Mesa.
Each unit boasts of well thought out details and quality finishes, giving potential buyers their hard-earned money’s worth.
BEST PREMIUM CONDO OF THE YEAR 2018
WINNER: KAI GARDEN RESIDENCES
by DMCI Homes
Springing up right in the middle of Metro Manila is Kai Garden Residences by DMCI Homes. It is set on a sprawling 17,082-squaremeter area on M. Vicente Street in Mandaluyong City. Set for completion in 2025, the development’s proposed open green spaces will surely be a welcome addition to the largely grey landscape of the metropolis.
Its central positioning and lush greenery is a prized combination in Metro Manila. Imagine being able to access its adjoining cities quicker than most locations while being able to come home to a natural looking environment.
Its potential residents will be spoiled with its amenities. Condominiums are expected to have a nice lobby, fitness gym and swimming pool. This offering by DMCI Homes, however, has these and more. It has a leisure, lap and kiddie pool. The reception lobby is complemented by a closed lounge area as well as an open lounge. Health buffs will have more choices beyond the complete fitness gym of Kai Garden Residences. It will have a basketball court and a jogging path cutting through the charming Japanese inspired gardens of the development.
TRUST & REPUTATION OF DEVELOPER
WINNER: AVIDA TOWERS ASTEN
by Avida Land Corporation
Avida Towers Asten is Avida Land’s third project in the Makati CBD. Located along Malugay Street, it is a few blocks away from the major thoroughfares of Ayala Avenue and Buendia Avenue. Osmeña Highway is even closer, which is about 200 meters from the development.
The development is built on an estimated 10,000 square meters. There are various unit types to select from, depending on the requirements of the buyer. Choices start from studio units going up to three bedroom bi-level units. The entire project will be comprised of three towers that will surround a resplendent pool area. Its pocket gardens and open seating areas will give its residents an opportunity to relax and socialize.
Convenience is certainly the main selling point of Avida Towers Asten. It will have commercial spaces on the ground floor facing Yakal and Malugay Streets to provide some basic goods and services to its captured market. There are sure to be some good restaurants that would stave off different cravings. This is a complete condo development that provides a lot of value for its price point.
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BOTANIKA NATURE RESIDENCES
by Filinvest Alabang, Inc.
Filinvest Alabang, Inc.’s Botanika Nature Residences is located on a 15,518-square-meter expanse along Laguna Heights Drive in Filinvest City, Alabang. It was designed through a collaboration of renowned architects Leandro V. Locsin Partners, AECOM and Architecture International.
The amenities are beautiful. Residents can relax amid flow gardens, a sunbathing deck and a veranda. There are tiered swimming pools composed of kiddie and lap pools. The play areas will be something that children will surely enjoy. They will find tree houses outdoors along with well-built playground sets. There is also an indoor children’s play area with a game room. Those looking to put in a little bit of work without having to ride the car to the office have the Business Center to rely on.
Adding to this initiative is its village charm. The project mimics the feel of living in a lush, open environment. It has the character of a high-end village lifestyle but with the advantages of a condominium setting. This is what differentiates it from most developments on its level. Botanika Nature Residences is luxurious without being overly ornate.
by Anchor Land Holdings, Inc.
Rising above Binondo is Anchor Grandsuites by Anchor Land Holdings, Inc. It will be the tallest building not only in the oldest Chinatown in the world but in all of them combined. Conceptualized by Asya Design, this architectural marvel will rise a majestic 63 storeys high. Anchor Grandsuites is a welcome development within a highly dense district where space is highly prized. Unit sizes are a spacious 73 square meters to a grand 353 square meters.
The modern design of Anchor Grandsuites coupled with its elegant styling will be a welcome addition to the bustling Binondo area. The expansive Grand Lobby will greet its residents and guests with a hotel atmosphere. This will lead up to a seven-level podium that will evoke a contemporary statement in the district. Its luxurious clubhouse will be located on the penthouse level, where most of its amenities will be located. There will be an impressive 50-meter multiform infinity pool cutting across the building’s rooftop, as well as a garden deck.
MAVEN AT CAPITOL COMMONS
by Ortigas & Company
The Capitol Commons is poised to welcome a hip, fun and creative project into its midst. To rise to an impressive 62 storeys in 2021 is the Maven at Capitol by Ortigas & Company. Maven at Capitol’s trendy exterior was inspired by a lantern. It represents a bright future and highlights a progression towards the stylish set. The lantern motif is comprised of special three bedroom units on the projects’ top levels. It is completed by a vertical indentation running down the entire length of the building.
Various amenities will be found in this luxurious residential condominium. Residents will always find something to do among the multiple concept “Play Rooms” which will come with the development, each with a remarkable eight to twelve stories in height. Examples are the Craft Room, which provides an area to visualize and execute projects, and the Work Room, a space to perform office tasks, complete reports and send emails. Others include the Chat Room, Media Room, and Party Room.
Its emphasis on fun and inspiration will surely make this project a pleasure to live in. Ortigas & Company’s target young market will certainly have a lot to explore in this upcoming development near Ortigas Center.
by Empire East Land Holdings, Inc.
The Rochester by Empire East Land Holdings, Inc., a multiclustered community expanding along the banks of the Pasig River, will undoubtedly be a luxurious waterfront landmark once completed. The esteemed firm of Pimentel, Rodriguez, Simbulan & Partners is responsible for its architectural design. The Rochester’s strategic location is one of its key selling points. It is situated just off Elisco Road in Barangay San Joaquin, Pasig City. From here, residents may easily gain access to the main CBDs of Makati, BGC and Ortigas Center.
Its design is rooted in Asian-Modern architecture. The development takes into consideration the country’s warm, tropical climate with its large windows and muted color schemes. Residents will be able to enjoy resort style amenities. It will have jogging trails, a 25-meter lap pool, children’s playgrounds, a fitness center and a clubhouse. There will also be tennis and basketball courts. Its beautiful pocket gardens achieve a good balance by maximizing the use of available space. The Rochester’s thoughtful design immediately makes it obvious that it has masterfully harmonized form with function.
BEST LUXE CONDO OF THE YEAR 2018
WINNER:GRAND HYATT MANILA RESIDENCES
by Federal Land, Inc.
Luxury at its finest, in a New York kind of way with a touch of Tokyo to boot. That seems to be what Federal Land, Inc. has been promising its soon to be tenants and guests when its iconic Grand Hyatt Manila Residences opens its doors by the end of 2018. Inspired by those clusters of opulent residential and hotel complexes in the Big Apple, the Grand Hyatt Manila Residences and its equally stunning 66-storey Grand Hyatt Manila Hotel will be the focal point of Federal Land, Inc.’s master-planned development project called Grand Central Park located at the northern terminus of Bonifacio Global City. Taking its cue from New York City’s famous block, Grand Central Park, according to the George Ty-owned property conglomerate, will comprise a cluster of 11 residential projects, premier dining options, and upscale retail spaces and boutiques at the Big Apple Mall.
Federal Land, Inc. has partnered with renowned Japanese real estate developer and mall operator, Nomura Real Estate and Isetan Mitsukoshi of Japan, to create a luxury township and mixed-use community project dotted with premium residential towers like the Grand Hyatt Manila Residences and a string of shopping complexes.
The Grand Hyatt Manila Residences is a masterpiece of renowned architectural giants Wong + Ouyang and Ove Arup & Partners, which have also worked on the Grand Hyatt Shanghai and Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, among other luxury projects.
WINNER: COPETON BAYSUITES
by Anchor Land Holdings, Inc.
Named after Copeton Mine in Australia, a world renowned quarry that produces the most prized diamonds in the world, Copeton Baysuites is a one-of-a-kind, ultra-luxurious residential property that comprises three 16-storey towers on Macapagal Boulevard and right beside the City of Dreams Manila.
Each tower is highlighted by opulent features that include curtained walls and double glazed glass window panels to match the extravagant lifestyle of Aseana’s gaming strip. It is strategically located near Asia’s next Las Vegas, an entertainment hub where world-renowned casinos are already in full swing.
According to Anchor Land Holdings, Inc., the developer of Copeton Baysuites, the luxurious residential enclave promises to live up to its extravagant name. The West Tower will have a 20-meter lap pool at the penthouse, offering a magnificent view of the Manila Bay. The North Tower and the South Tower, on the other hand, will have a 25-meter lap pool and a children’s pool on the third-level podium. Each tower will have a deck seating area, an outdoor residential lounge, and a viewing deck.
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THE SANDSTONE AT PORTICO
by Alveo Land Corporation
Under Ayala Land, Inc.’s Alveo Land Corporation, The Sandstone at Portico is located on the quiet side of the central business district of Ortigas in Pasig City. Residents can expect their residential enclave to have a certain intimacy with its neighborhood as the novel courtyard community in Ortigas introduces residents to a living experience that is easy, seamless, and interconnected. According to Alveo Land Corporation, Portico’s 3.6-hectare township and multi-use complex is ideal for young families and urban achievers who want the distinct city living experience engulfed in open spaces and urban courtyard design. In other words, breathing space is guaranteed as 65% of Portico is dedicated to green and open spaces.
Nestled in a quaint and charming environment with verdant courtyards, The Sandstone at Portico is an urban courtyard experience like no other, exclaimed Alveo Land Corporation as it promises to deliver an exclusive yet distinctive living experience where retail community areas and green spaces are carefully integrated to create a vibrant street life feel. Its lush greenways, cobblestone pavements, and charming open spaces integrate well into each other. With Portico, Alveo Land Corporation redefines the concept of what a charming yet modern urban development ought to be.
THE IMPERIUM AT CAPITOL COMMONS
by Ortigas & Company
Centrally located in a prime spot in Metro Manila, The Imperium at Capitol Commons is an upscale and luxury residential enclave spearheaded by Ortigas & Company. Designed to be one of the metro’s premier residential havens, The Imperium at Capital Commons only has four units to a floor, with high-end quality finishes and fixtures. This means residents can expect an unprecedented level of privacy and exclusivity in spacious living areas. The tower also has four elevators that will serve all the residential floors.
Its architectural design is simple yet elegant. The 62-storey property is made up of clean lines that emphasize its circular form from afar. Every detail has been carefully thought of, including the low-angled canted windows which provide breathtaking sceneries, according to Ortigas & Company.
The Imperium is located at Capital Commons, an upscale mixed-use community where 50% of the area is dedicated to open space. Its luxurious shopping landmark called Estancia features top international brands as well as delectable dining choices. The Imperium’s amenities include an infinity edge pool, a landscaped garden, a fitness facility, a recreation room, a daycare center, and a mini theater.
by Megaworld Corporation
Located along Chateau Road in McKinley West at the McKinley Hill area, The Albany Luxury Residences is a residential enclave that features a unique top-of-the-line home brand collaborations with unmatched views of Makati City’s Forbes Park village and the Bonifacio Global City skyline.
The ultra-high-end condominium, which offers exclusive direct elevator access from the lobby to your unit, is at the focal point of McKinley Hill, a prestigious cluster of business, residential, and retail establishments strategically located in one of Metro Manila’s prime spots.
Comprising of two separate blocks called The Kingsley and The York, every aspect of The Albany offers unparalleled value to its residents. Although different in name, character, and style, both were carefully designed to ensure harmony permeates into each other’s enclave. The Kingsley and The York each have 64 residential units that range from a 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom unit with double height spaces to a luxurious three-level state-of-the-art penthouses. According to Megaworld Corporation, the property’s developer, The Albany’s overall design approach is to create a residential haven that captures the essence of sophisticated city living and garden retreat.
BEST AFFORDABLE HOUSE OF THE YEAR 2018
BY Filinvest Land, Inc.
Claremont is an exclusive subdivision from Filinvest Land, Inc. in the heart of Mabalacat, Pampanga, with a modern Asian theme that blends with a contemporary lifestyle that embraces nature. Situated only several minutes from the Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone at a mere 8 kilometers away, Claremont’s Futura is an affordable housing project that gives its residents the peace and tranquility they deserve while still being accessible to everything they may need.
Affordable housing at Php 1.5 million to Php 2 million for a 120-square-meter property is not just attractive but practical. Claremont’s Futura is ideal and scenic, with an amazing view of Mt. Arayat and the various mountain ranges surrounding it. The property has many desirable amenities including a multi-purpose clubhouse, training room, and gazebos. The park and playground are great places to spend afternoons alone or with loved ones, while the basketball court and pools are perfect for the athletic types. Additionally, Futura’s feature of a relaxing bath house gives it a unique edge.
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by PHirst Park Homes
Tanza Properties, an affordable housing project by Century Properties Group Inc. subsidiary PHirst Park Homes, is one of the first ventures by Century in providing affordable yet comfortable home options.
The property is highly accessible, even for people working or studying in Metro Manila, as the estate can be reached through three main highways: Aguinaldo Highway, South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), and Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX). Additionally, the village provides shuttle rides for its residents – free rides within the village, and an affordable shuttle fare for those going to various transport hubs – making traveling to and from Tanza Properties a breeze.
Striving for both excellence and convenience, PHirst Park Homes’s Tanza Properties offers state-of-the-art amenities within the property. Residents can flex their sporting skills at the basketball court, and have leisurely walks at the Linear Park. Its Outdoor Cinema brings together nostalgia and modernism, and kids can enjoy their youth and interact with playmates at the Playpen. Not to be left behind in comparison to Century’s more high-end estates, Tanza Properties also has several pools, including a kiddie pool, for the enjoyment of the Philippines’ amazing tropical climate.
AMAIA SCAPES BULACAN
by Amaia Land Corporation
Amaia Scapes Bulacan is a 3.3-hectare property in Sta. Maria, Bulacan. Owned by Amaia Land Corporation, an Ayala Land, Inc. subsidiary, the estate adds to the charm of this highly urbanized, first-class municipality in the Metro Luzon Urban Beltway Super Region.
Sticking with Amaia Land Corporation’s quest in providing affordable housing, Amaia Scapes Bulacan is reasonably priced – homes can be bought for as low as Php800,000, house and lot already included. With 200 units in the property, future residents can select from a variety of houses ranging between 27 to 75 square meters, perfect for single, married, and family buyers.
At Amaia Scapes Bulacan, a basketball court and a swimming pool cater to people with active and athletic lifestyles, while the Village Pavilion boasts a versatile open space. Additionally, the Patio Greens (Amaia’s signature garden style) is a quaint little area that showcases a wonderful lot filled with pristinely manicured greeneries, suitable for leisurely walks and photo ops.
With so many features at an affordable price, this property is certainly one of the top choices for today’s home buyers.
by Imperial Homes Corporation
Found in the heart of Silang, Cavite, Cinta Dessa by Imperial Homes Corporation is an exclusive and solar-powered community – the first of its kind in the province. Built with savings and affordability in mind, each home within the village benefits from a 24-hour solar power solution that helps with the ongoing problem of high electricity bills many people in the Philippines face.
Launched only in September of 2016, Cinta Dessa is one of the most affordable and sought after places in the south. A mere 10 minutes away from Sta. Rosa and only 20 minutes away from Tagaytay, this development is ideally located and makes it the perfect resting spot that brings the best of both city and provincial life together.
The village boasts of high-quality housing at affordable prices, all within a low-density community that is just a few minutes’ drive from Nuvali and several industrial parks, with easy access to public transportation going to both Metro Manila and Tagaytay. Truly, Cinta Dessa is the ideal spot for comfortable yet affordable living spaces that is just a stone’s throw away from anything and everything one may need.
by Suntrust Properties, Inc.
Suntrust Verona by Suntrust Properties, Inc. is one of the most luxurious but affordable housing options available today. Located in Silang, Cavite, the house and lot development is ideally situated in the Silang and Sta. Rosa boundary.
The 62-hectare property boasts of scenic views of Mt. Makiling to the east and Tagaytay to the south, truly a breathtaking place to unwind after a hard day’s work.
Inspired by Juliet’s Wall, a famous giant wall with letters and padlocks in Verona Courtyard in Italy, Suntrust Verona is a project that is inspiring as it is relaxing. With a 2-hectare replica of the wall located by the project’s main entrance, residents are reminded every day of the love and romance that inspired Verona.
The picturesque, resort-like property exudes many other Italian inspired designs in its amenities. A swimming pool, basketball court, and a jogging and hiking trail are there for people to maximize active lifestyles, while an Italian-themed nature park with a quaint bridgeway is romantic and gorgeous. Features like its many lush gardens and a grandiose clock tower make the property Instagram-worthy.
BEST PREMIUM HOUSE OF THE YEAR 2018
WINNER: PORTOFINO ALABANG
BY Brittany Corporation
Brittany Corporation’s Portofino Alabang takes pride in being an Italian-inspired real estate masterpiece. With pocket gardens, cupolas, gabled roofs, and cobblestone pathways, the ambiance is nothing less than that of cosmopolitan Italy. It also displays gardens and walkways that are beautifully structured and landscaped. The amenities, meanwhile, lack nothing in offering convenience to their homeowners by having a Roman-inspired lap pool, basketball and tennis courts, a fully-equipped gym, a grand ballroom, and an interactive swimming pool for kids.
Portofino Alabang is situated in a prime location, with a 30-hectare commercial center within its vicinity, developed with a very distinctive theme in terms of its architectural and conceptual design. When choosing a home that calls for grand living spaces, Portofino Alabang can give exactly that, while at the same time allowing residents to enjoy the comforts of privately designed courtyard areas.
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by Crown Asia Properties, Inc.
Crown Asia Properties, Inc.’s Citta Italia is an Italian-inspired project in Bacoor, Cavite with features that include stunning landscapes, a refreshing and laid-back atmosphere, and serene surroundings.
Most of its home offerings come in color palettes resembling that of sun-drenched designs. The interior designs are also modern and urbanized, allowing homeowners to live both in comfort and in style. Though much of its captivating features are the Italian-themed exteriors, Citta Italia will not fall short in offering amenities for the homeowners’ convenience and ease of living. These are the scenic jogging trails, a basketball court, a tennis court, a swimming pool, and a clubhouse all offering the relaxation needed from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The entire property of Citta Italia covers a land area of about 80 hectares. Ease of access is one of its key features, being located near lifestyle centers such as Vista Mall Daang Hari, Evia Lifestyle Center, SM City Molino, SM City Bacoor, and Puregold Bacoor. One can get to Citta Italia via routes passing Aguinaldo Highway, Alabang-Zapote Road, Molino Boulevard, Moonwalk, and Daang Hari.
by Brittany Corporation
Brittany Corporation’s Georgia Club, located in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, portrays dwellings that depict the luxurious old American lifestyle. One of its key features is seeing nature as up close as one can possibly could, with qualities similar to that of a nature reserve. Looking closely at the home selections in Georgia Club will take you back reminiscing the Southern American style from white picket fences, doors in bright colors, French windows, and wrap-around porches. The homeowner experience can indeed be classified as experiencing the sophisticated elegance of plantation homes and other stately mansions during America’s 1800s.
Georgia Club occupies a total land area of 150,000 sq. m. When it comes to amenities, Georgia Club is at par with the best of the best. It has the Peach Tree Clubhouse that has an al fresco area for dining and for barbecue parties. Also, the Daisy Park may be considered as the perfect outdoor playground for the kids. To date, Georgia Club is one of the most sought-after home offerings in the South.
BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR 2018 - LUZON
Amenities and Location
WINNER: MCKINLEY HILL
BY Megaworld Corporation
The award-winning Megaworld Corporation has surpassed its own standards by creating McKinley Hill, the company’s largest township development project in Metro Manila.
The gorgeous estate resembles the majesty of the city of Venice. Megaworld perfectly mirrors the Venetian quintessential charm with McKinley Hill. The Venice Grand Canal Mall and the Venice Piazza highlight the Italian flavors this estate has to offer.
Unique and breathtaking, the Venice Grand Canal Mall is the newest commercial center in town. It is the country’s first lifestyle mall which intimately resembles Italy’s most excellent architectural designs. A man-made canal found within the mall where romantic gondola rides can be taken completes the entire Italian experience.
McKinley Hill brings forth the perfect community experience with its luxurious residential and office facilities. It currently has over 13 office buildings, 23 residential towers, and an upscale village covering more than 400 residential lots.
WINNER: SM MALL OF ASIA COMPLEX
BY SM Prime Holdings, Inc.
A giant among the giants, SM Mall of Asia Complex continues to reign as the largest mall in the country. Owned by the country’s biggest mall owner and developer, SM Prime Holdings, Inc. is a 67-hectare landmark located on the west of Roxas Boulevard in the “Bay City” – more commonly known as Pasay City.
It has attracted many visitors, far and wide, with almost 800 food and retail outlets and stores, with an average daily foot traffic of around 200,000 people. With many people crowding along the various pathways of Mall of Asia, the business and economy, just within the complex itself, is growing and booming with potential.
However, new developments have arisen in the complex. The once lonesome infrastructure of the Mall of Asia is now surrounded by other buildings, such as the SM Concert Grounds, Esplanade, SM By The Bay Amusement Park, Mall of Asia Arena, Exploreum Science Center, SMX Convention Center, and The Food Village. It also currently has three standing residential buildings, known as Sea Residences, Shell Residences, and Shore Residences.
As a prime retail, residential, commercial, and entertainment complex, it is no wonder that the SM Mall of Asia Complex is one of the largest contributors to tourism development in Pasay City.
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by Ortigas & Company
Capitol Commons is a top-notch mixed-use development located along the corners of busy Meralco Avenue and Shaw Boulevard. Ten hectares of modern living spaces, office facilities, and commercial areas are allotted to showcase the premium and exclusive retail and entertainment selections that Capitol Commons has to offer.
Capitol Commons was built with a comprehensive master planning process produced by some of the best minds in the country. This project features stunning architecture, which blends strong and meaningful elements of Filipino culture. It is poised to set a new standard for modern urban development in the region and is the next address of choice in Pasig City. The development is currently composed of five completed components: Capitol Commons Park, Estancia Mall and Offices, Unimart, Capitol Commons Information Center, and Gastro - the dining strip inside the estate.
Capitol Commons provides a spectrum of experiences which beckons people from different backgrounds, who all share a passion for rich heritage and a varied urban lifestyle. The many aspects of Capitol Commons all make up a vibrant community and paved the way for the next generation of stories.
by Ayala Land, Inc.
With Ayala Land, Inc.’s rich history and prominent reputation in the real estate industry, it should not be seen as a surprise that they have, yet again, created another magnificent project called Evo City.
With over 200 hectares of land, this estate aims to become a central business district and a commercial hub within the landscapes of Cavite. The estate’s location puts it at an advantage with its close proximity to CAVITEX, which can provide easier access to the booming Metro Manila.
Evo City’s design allows its residents and inhabitants to enjoy a life with good work and play balance. It features an array of options for retail, hotels, restaurants, and leisure and entertainment. About 19 hectares of the estate have been allotted for beautiful parks and wide open spaces to provide pedestrianfriendly living by connecting its areas to these green open spaces. Infrastructures such as hospitals, schools, and churches will also be built on the land.
The estate has a balanced mix of high- to mid-rise institutional and commercial developments, and low-rise residential options. Evo City also presents commercial lots available for investors and businessmen alike.
by Filinvest Land, Inc.
Filinvest Land, Inc.’s thrust of building the Filipino dream is made apparent in Timberland Heights. The estate is envisioned to create a lasting legacy of being a diverse community, providing comfort, convenience, and serenity to its residents.
Found within the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountain Ridge, Timberland Heights is a suburban mountain townscape dubbed as the Metro’s last frontier. It is strategically located only 15 minutes away from Quezon City. Its placement of being 250 to 450 meters above sea level is what gives the estate picturesque and breathtaking views.
Timberland Heights not only aims to become a home to many, but to create an entire lifestyle within its borders. Over 380 hectares of development covers the areas for housing, recreation, leisure, entertainment - and even employment. Residents and tourists alike will enjoy the benefits of a highend standard of living and intermodal connectivity.
One of Timberland Heights’ key selling points is its wide indulgence of nature. The property boasts of having mountain trails and clear streams, which can make one feel entrenched in a place far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city.