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Filipino Homes opens new office in Mandaue City

Real estate portal Filipino Homes tied up with Skyscraper Realty to put up its eighth in Cebu and 22nd office nationwide at JCentre Mall in Mandaue City. Anthony Leuterio, president…

Real estate portal Filipino Homes tied up with Skyscraper Realty to put up its eighth in Cebu and 22nd office nationwide at JCentre Mall in Mandaue City.

Anthony Leuterio, president and CEO of multi-awarded Leuterio Realty and Brokerage, said Filipino Homes is a one-stop-shop for real estate buyers and sellers.

Although it already provides an extensive online network, Filipino Homes complements this with actual offices where prospective clients can visit and get advice from real estate agents, look at listings, or report problems.

Filipino Homes Mandaue

MANDAUE OFFICE. Skyscraper president and CEO Gaylord Tingzon (left) and Leuterio Realty and Brokerage president and CEO Anthony Leuterio during the opening the Filipino Homes office at JCentre Mall in Mandaue City.

Property portal

“Our goal is to create the biggest property portal, through our website and also in specific places where they can meet with agents and get good advice,” he added.

Skyscraper Realty decided to open a Filipino Homes in Mandaue because it is next to Cebu City in terms of economic development.

“There’s really a lot of activities happening in Mandaue City,” said Skyscraper president and CEO Gaylord Tingzon, citing the 20-hectare joint venture Mandani Bay project by Hongkong Land and Taft Properties and the Gatewalk Central partnership between AboitizLand and Ayala Land.

Leuterio-Skyscraper partnership

The partnership with Filipino Homes allows Skyscraper Realty access to a full listing of properties nationwide.

“The good thing about Filipino Homes is that we can sell properties nationwide because of our more than 20 branches throughout the country. We have more than 50,000 agents helping each other close a sale and assist clients. Even if you’re in Cebu and you have clients in Davao, someone from Filipino Homes Davao will assist them,” he added.

Real estate brokers accredited by Leuterio with 30 to 50 sales agents under them can use the Filipino Homes trademark when they open an office.

Leuterio said he calls them franchise partners and they can use the Filipino Homes logo and network.

Filipino Homes Mandaue

PHYSICAL OFFICE. Although it already provides an extensive online network, Filipino Homes complements this with actual offices where prospective clients can visit and get advice from real estate agents, look at listings, or report problems.

Filipino Homes Mandaue

Filipino Homes Mandaue is also looking for more real estate sales agents.

Tingzon said they already have more than 50 sellers, 20 of which are active, but the plan is to increase the number to 100 sales agents.

He added that they want to build a big team because there are a lot of projects in Mandaue, citing JCentre Mall’s 40-storey tower project, mix-use project of Cebu Landmasters near Oakridge Business Park, walk-up condo in AS Fortuna St. by Primary Homes, and the bestselling Midpoint Residences towers.

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Primary Homes introduces Royal Palms Tres in Panglao, Bohol

Noting the high demand for quality homes in Bohol, premier property developer Primary Homes, Inc. (PHI) rolled out its newest housing development Royal Palms Tres in Dauis, Panglao last April…

Noting the high demand for quality homes in Bohol, premier property developer Primary Homes, Inc. (PHI) rolled out its newest housing development Royal Palms Tres in Dauis, Panglao last April 27.

Ramero Espina, PHI vice president for sales and marketing, said the response to Royal Palms Uno and Royal Palms Dos was very good, adding that housing units in both developments were already sold out.

Royal Palms Tres Bohol

UNVEILING IN BOHOL. Primary Homes officials led by President Stephen Charles Liu unveil the model units of Royal Palms Tres in Pangalo, Bohol. Primary Homes officials led by President Stephen Charles Liu unveil the model units of Royal Palms Tres in Pangalo, Bohol.

Located in Barangay San Isidro, PPI’s newest residential project is just 15 minutes away from the city center of Tagbilaran. Since it is right on the island of Panglao, it has easy access to world-class beaches, malls, churches, hospitals, and the new airport that is set to open soon.

Espina is confident Royal Palms Tres will do well in sales. For this project, PPI targets growing families, business start-up owners, and even investors.

Primary Homes Royal Palms Tres Bohol

ROYAL PALMS TRES. Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto (2nd from left) talks to Primary Homes President Stephen Charles Liu after checking out one of the model units in Royal Palms Tres in Panglao Island.

Mediterranean architecture

During the launch, PPI executives unveiled the available house models in the development.

These are Mediterranean-inspired homes with Spanish-style tiled canopies. Floor areas range from the 45-square meter Hidalgo Royale to the six-bedroom Hermoso Grande that spans 194 square meters. Potential buyers may already check out the model units at the Royal Palms Tres site.

Royal Palms Tres Bohol

PALACIOS GRANDE. A model unit in Royal Palms Tres in Panglao, Bohol.

The Royal Palms Tres received the Highly Commended Best Housing Development in the Philippines award from the Philippine Property Awards (PPA) in 2016.

At 5.3 hectares, the Royal Palms Tres combines the land area of Uno and Dos. It will be made up of around 200 units.

Resort-inspired amenities

The residential project will have resort-inspired amenities, including a clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness gym, and a mini-playground.

Primary Homes said in a statement that Royal Palms Tres is the epitome of world-class resort living at an affordable price. With the development’s perimeter fences and elegant entrance that is secured 24 hours daily, the security of homeowners is assured.

Primary Homes Bohol

BOHOL SALES OFFICE. (From left) Primary Group of Builders Chairman William Christopher Liu, Jr., Primary Homes Inc. (PHI) VP Sales and Marketing Ramero Espina, PHI President Stephen Charles Liu, Board Director and HRD President Paulette Liu, and Board Director Lillian Liu lead the opening of the PHI sales office on the 2nd floor of Island City Mall in Tagbilaran City.

It added that the development is, no doubt, one of the country’s ideal living destinations and best investment opportunities for real estate.

Espina said they also plan to launch Richwood Homes, still in Panglao, within this year. It is intended for Bohol workers and will be sold at affordable prices. The 4-hectare development will feature 300 to 400 homes.

 

Royal Palms Tres launching

 

Primary Homes contact details

Interested in a site visit? Call PHI at (032) 254-7188 or 266-0843. You may also visit its website at www.primaryhomes.com or follow PHI on Facebook at Primary Homes Inc.

PHI has also opened its new sales office at the second floor of Island City Mall in Tagbilaran City.

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AboitizLand unveils Foressa Mountain Town project in Balamban

The so-called “urban jungle” life that Cebuanos are experiencing today gave birth to the concept of Foressa, the first mountain town project of AboitizLand in Cansomoroy, Balamban, Cebu. “The mother’s…

The so-called “urban jungle” life that Cebuanos are experiencing today gave birth to the concept of Foressa, the first mountain town project of AboitizLand in Cansomoroy, Balamban, Cebu.

“The mother’s womb is our first home. We grow up and discovered the outdoors. Then everything suddenly became tighter and most of us are trapped in cubicles, stuck in traffic. We all yearn to escape. And so why settle for a five-star living when you can have five million stars living? This project is beyond words,” said John Amon, VP for Innovations Group of AboitizLand, when he shared the Foressa story during its launch in Marco Polo Plaza Cebu on April 27.

Foressa Launch

FORESSA LAUNCH. AboitizLand VP for Innovations Group John Amon presents the Foressa story during its launch at Marco Polo Plaza last April 27, 2017.

Foressa Mountain Town is a 300-hectare community. Its development will come in four phases, with the first phase set to start in the last quarter of this year. There will be an initial 114 lots available for buyers with lot cuts ranging from 300 square meters to a maximum of 690 square meters and turnover target is 2020.

Second home

AboitizLand CEO Andoni Aboitiz said Foressa was designed as a second home or vacation residence where families can create lasting memories together.

He added they do not want to compete with the beach concept and instead felt that the Cebuanos are ready for the mountain concept.

Asked for some indicators that Cebuanos are ready to get a second home, Aboitiz cited the demand for condominiums that has been going strong for many years.

“A lot of people, we believe, have already fulfilled their primary residence. Cebu’s economy is also very strong especially with the new airport. There are a lot of beachfront and we felt the people need something else,” he said.

Foressa aims to bring the great outdoors closer to family homes. The community will offer activities like hiking, biking, spelunking, camping, and trail riding, among others.

AboitizLand Foressa Mountain Town.

TRANSFORMED. The Grand Balcony of Marco Polo Plaza was turned into great outdoors during the launch of AboitizLand’s Foressa Mountain Town.

Biggest project

Cebu’s homegrown real estate developer AboitizLand is geared towards national expansion with its first resort residential community in Luzon, the Seafront Residences located in San Juan, Batangas that ws launched also this year.

Aboitiz, however, said they will never forget Cebu. Foressa is the biggest project of AboitizLand to date.

“This (Foressa) is a multi-year project,” he said. Aside from building houses, Foressa will have commercial spaces, too.

Low-impact development

Foressa is a low-impact development. “We will follow natural contours. All will be natural, organic and nothing artificial. Even the house designs are colonial hilltop houses,” said Amon.

This was echoed by Aboitiz as he described Foressa as the first of its kind in Cebu for it ensures the property’s natural assets are preserved and left for future generations to enjoy.

Foressa Mountain Town Launch

LAUNCHING. (From left) AboitizLand’s VP for Innovations Group John Amon, CEO Andoni Aboitiz, and President and COO Patrick Reyes. The photo was taken during the launch of Foressa Mountain Town in Marco Polo Plaza last April 27, 2017.

Nature itself is the amenity in Foressa. “Imagine enjoying the grass, sky, a lot of open spaces for camping,” Amon said.

He ended his Foressa story during the launch with these beautiful words. “In Foressa, we say…Lose your worries to the stars, find yourself in Foressa. Lose your boredom to the trails, find yourself in Foressa. Lose your fears to the woods, find yourself in Foressa. Get lost in your own backyard, find yourself in Foressa.”

At Thursday’s launch, some Cebuanos made reservations and heeded the invitation to find themselves in Foressa.

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24-storey Latitude Corporate Center to rise at Cebu Business Park

Cebu Landmasters will add to Cebu’s office space with the construction of the Latitude Corporate Center that’s scheduled for completion in 2019 at the Cebu Business Park. Launched recently in…

Cebu Landmasters will add to Cebu’s office space with the construction of the Latitude Corporate Center that’s scheduled for completion in 2019 at the Cebu Business Park.

Launched recently in partnership with the Borromeo Bros. Estates, the 24-storey tower will provide total gross area of 35,000 square meters for three types of offices: executive, enterprise, and business process outsourcing (BPO).

Latitude, which will rise across Ayala Center Cebu on the Mindanao Avenue side, is poised to become the highest office building within Cebu Business Park. It was launched on November 21, 2016 in an exclusive event attended by businessmen, top brokers, and prospective investors.

Latitude Corporate Center launch

LAUNCHING. (From left) Cebu Landmasters COO Franco Soberano and CEO Jose Soberano III and Borromeo Bros. Estate, Inc. officials Bernadette Gallego and Jonel Borromeo talk about the Latitude Corporate Center during a press conference to announce the project. (Photo by USJ-R Intern Cybelle Kyrie Dela Rosa)

Green building

Franco Soberano, Cebu Landmasters Inc. chief operations officer, said the building will have a “green heart” and incorporate such eco-friendly features as stub-outs for fresh air provision, rainwater collection system, LED lighting, materials recovery facility, 60 percent glass ratio for natural lighting, and 20 percent of green space.

A short briefer on the project said it will have a big tree sanctuary in the grand entrance plaza located at the ground floor level, a sky lounge at the 14th floor, and a garden deck at 17th floor.

It’s green design is registered with the Building for Eco-friendly Responsive Design Excellence or BERDE system, which is a Philippine revision of LEED or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design.

LATITUDE CORPORATE CENTER. Cebu Landmasters and Borromeo Bros. Estate, Inc. officials during the launch of the Latitude Corporate Center. (Photo by USJ-R Intern Cybelle Kyrie Dela Rosa)

LATITUDE CORPORATE CENTER. Cebu Landmasters and Borromeo Bros. Estate, Inc. officials during the launch of the Latitude Corporate Center. (Photo by USJ-R Intern Cybelle Kyrie Dela Rosa)

Office types

The Latitude Corporate Center will offer office spaces for BPO (large), Enterprise (medium), and Executive, with unit areas ranging from 51 to 2,000 square meters.

It draws inspiration from another Cebu Landmasters project, Park Centrale at Cebu IT Park, which is pioneering winner of the Best Commercial Development (Cebu) in the Philippine Property Awards 2014 that later garnered the Highly Commended Best Commercial Development Philippines at the Southeast Asia Property Awards held in Singapore.

Latitude Corporate Center

HIGHEST. Latitude, which will rise across Ayala Center Cebu on the Mindanao Avenue side, is poised to become the highest office building within Cebu Business Park. (Photo by USJ-R Intern Cybelle Kyrie Dela Rosa)

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AppleOne launches Sheraton-branded residential project The Residences in Mactan

Luxury hotel chain Sheraton brings to Cebu its first branded residential development in Southeast Asia called The Residences in partnership with the Cebuano company AppleOne Mactan, Inc. The two companies…

Luxury hotel chain Sheraton brings to Cebu its first branded residential development in Southeast Asia called The Residences in partnership with the Cebuano company AppleOne Mactan, Inc.

The two companies launched The Residences, a 22-storey tower that will rise within the site of the Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort by 2020, last Friday, October 7, 2016.

Alexandra Yao, Starwood Hotels and Resorts head for branded residential development in Asia Pacific, said The Residences will have 190 residential units, 154 of which will be one- to three- bedroom apartments while 36 will be courtyard pool residences.

The Residences in Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort

COURTYARD. The Residences in Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort will have this scenic courtyard. The project is a first branded residential development in Southeast Asia by luxury hotel chain Sheraton.

She added that The Residences is scheduled for completion and turnover to unit owners by 2020 or around a year after the Sheraton Cebu resort is set to be finished.

Sheraton, Starwood’s biggest brand, has 13 branded residences, seven of which are in Asia Pacific. The Residences in Punta Engaño in Lapu-Lapu City in the island of Mactan will be the first in Southeast Asia, according to Yao.

Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort The Residences

PREVIEW. Cyndy Tan Jarabata, president of Tajara Leisure and Hospitality Group – AppleOne Mactan’s exclusive marketing partner, discusses amenities and features of The Residences during a media preview.

The Residences facilities

Ray Go Manigsaca, AppleOne Properties, Inc. president, said in a statement that there is no better time for this project than now, with people looking for homes that offer a luxurious resort lifestyle where they can enjoy “staycations” all year round.

Yao said The Residences residents will have access to a host of exclusive hotel facilities and enjoy such basic services as security, concierge, doorman but can also pick from a host of paid services, including valet, housekeeping, and laundry.

Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort The Residences

STAYCATIONS. This photo shows the bedroom of the 2-bedroom unit of The Residences. Ray Go Manigsaca, AppleOne Properties, Inc. president, said people are looking for homes that offer a luxurious resort lifestyle where they can enjoy “staycations” all year round.

At the same time, they will also be able to take advantage of Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort facilities, including spa, gym, swimming pool, dining establishments, and lobby lounge.

A short briefer on the project stated that the 22-storey main tower of The Residences will feature a spacious, open-air lobby and only have a maximum of six units per wing. All units will either have unobstructed vistas of the ocean or the courtyard lagoon pools through large panoramic windows. Courtyard residences will come with a private swimming pool.

The Residences Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort

ONE-BEDROOM UNIT. This photo shows the 1-bedroom unit of The Residences that will rise inside the Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort.

Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort living

The differentiating factor for The Residences units will be the show kitchen, said Cyndy Tan Jarabata, president of Tajara Leisure and Hospitality Group – AppleOne Mactan’s exclusive marketing partner, during a tour of some model units.

She said residential condo units are furnished and come with a sleek and modern kitchen with paneled refrigerator and freezer, range and oven, and other basic appliances.

The Residences Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort

LAUNCH. Johnny Litton emcees the launch of The Residences in Cebu.

She showed a sample of the walk-in closet in the one-bedroom apartment and frosted glass bathroom in the master’s bedroom of the two-bedroom unit.

The one bedroom unit, which measures 68 square meters, costs around P10-12 million while the two-bedroom, with floor areas starting from 148 square meters, is priced upward of P20 million.

Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort The Residences

STARWOOD. Alexandra Yao, Starwood Hotels and Resorts head for branded residential development in Asia Pacific, discusses the development during the media preview.

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Megaworld makes RFO units available at Mactan Newtown

To cater to a growing segment of buyers, property giant Megaworld rolled out its ready-for-occupancy (RFO) inventory at 8 Newtown Boulevard in The Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City. Megaworld saw…

To cater to a growing segment of buyers, property giant Megaworld rolled out its ready-for-occupancy (RFO) inventory at 8 Newtown Boulevard in The Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City.

Megaworld saw the RFO business as one direction in the property development industry and, in response, created a group to cater to a percentage of clients that prefer ready units, said Megaworld head of public relations and communications Harold Geronimo.

Prime RFO is the first ever group created by a property developer to cater to a buying segment that comes with comprehensive after-sales services, he added. Buyers under this category get free interior design and leasing and resale services, said Donna V. Racho, Prime RFO vice president for sales and marketing.

RFO business rollout

Geronimo and Racho were in Cebu last week to announce the rollout of RFO units at the four 18-storey residential towers of 8 Newtown Boulevard in Megaworld’s township project Mactan Newtown.

According to Racho, there will be a total of 35 to 40 selected studio and one-bedroom ready units made available under the RFO scheme in the Cebu development.

Megaworld RFO units

AFTER-SALES SERVICE. Prime RFO vice president for sales and marketing Donna V. Racho and head of public relations and communications Harold Geronimo discuss the ready-for-occupancy options in 8 Newtown Boulevard in The Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City and its other properties. Prime RFO is the first ever group created by a property developer to cater to a buying segment that comes with comprehensive after-sales services, Geronimo said.

She added that buyers need only to pay 10 percent of the property cost and comply with some documentary requirements so they can take possession of the unit.

A unit already comes with the basic necessities like a bed, sofa, dining table, and some appliances so it is already livable. Guests, though, can make use of the free interior design services to achieve a certain look or feel for their condo units.

Leasing, resale services

Geronimo said that since the island of Mactan is a resort area, there is a high potential for units to be leased out especially during peak travel months or the holding of big events.

Buyers who acquire a unit for this purpose can avail of the leasing and resale services offered by Megaworld’s Prime RFO. Racho added that they can find clients for those who wish to lease out and buyers who want to sell their property down the line.

Megaworld’s after-sales team “reinforces Megaworld’s vision to provide unparalleled services to its clients.”

“Megaworld’s Prime RFO wants to create a long-lasting after-sales services to our most valued clients in Cebu. We want them to remember Megaworld. And the next time they want to invest in a property, Megaworld will be at the top of their minds,” explained Racho.

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Tambuli Seaside Living completes two condo towers, starts third one

With two towers of the residential resort community Tambuli Seaside Living almost completed, property developer Tytans Properties Development, Inc. is on its way to building the third condominium building in…

With two towers of the residential resort community Tambuli Seaside Living almost completed, property developer Tytans Properties Development, Inc. is on its way to building the third condominium building in the 11-hectare property.

Tytans Properties president Gerard Tan and chairman Montano Ty led the recent topping off of Towers A and B and groundbreaking for Tower C of the multi-billion project.

Tan said they plan to turn over units in Towers A and B to homeowners by batch, starting in the next few months and fully handing over the total 256 units by the second quarter of 2017.

The company will be constructing 11 towers in two phases, amenities that will include a huge 7,000-square meter clubhouse and a winding lagoon pool spanning 2,000 square meters, as well as a commercial strip by the seaside that will host restaurants and some shops, added Ty.

Tower C Tambuli Seaside Living

Tytans Properties president Gerard Tan leads the groundbreaking of Tower C of Tambuli Seaside Living.

Condotel program

According to Tan, Tytans Properties decided to introduce the condotel concept for Tambuli Seaside Living after a survey of homeowners showed that 80 percent were interested in leasing out their units.

Majority or about 75 to 80 percent of unit buyers are locals but they are mostly Filipinos working in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and other countries.

Many of those interested in the condotel program are those who are not in the country and bought units mainly for investment purposes, added Tan. The concept makes sense in Mactan where the occupancy rate is very high all year round.

He said Phase 1 of Tambuli Seaside Living involves six towers and a total of 1,200 units and the target is to have 70 percent or more allocated for long-term leasing. All units in Towers A and B are sold out while 93 percent in Tower C, 88 percent in Tower D, and 70 percent in Tower F have been sold off.

BREAKING GROUND. (From left) Engr. Panfilo Martin, Jr., senior project director; Hazel Tan, director, Tytans Properties & Dev., Inc; Gerard Tan, president, Tytans Properties & Dev., Inc; Montano Ty, chairman, Tytans Properties & Dev., Inc; Grace Ty, director, Tytans Properties & Dev., Inc.; Engr. Ramonsito Uy, GM, Vineyard Construction; and Arch. Oliver Po, Tytans Senior Procurement Director.

BREAKING GROUND. (From left) Engr. Panfilo Martin, Jr., senior project director; Hazel Tan, director, Tytans Properties & Dev., Inc; Gerard Tan, president, Tytans Properties & Dev., Inc; Montano Ty, chairman, Tytans Properties & Dev., Inc; Grace Ty, director, Tytans Properties & Dev., Inc.; Engr. Ramonsito Uy, GM, Vineyard Construction; and Arch. Oliver Po, Tytans Senior Procurement Director.

Tambuli Seaside Living resort theme

Ty said the main requirement for the resort-themed project, which was launched in 2014, was for the 1,000 plus trees within the area to be left alone.

To make this possible, the development had to be designed in such a way that the structures will make way for the 30 to 40 species variety inside the property, according to project architect Alex Medalla.

This is why the clubhouse will have some trees inside and the lagoon pool go around a cluster or two.

Tytans Properties will be promoting the sixth tower in Phase 1 from August 13-14, 2016. The second phase of Tambuli Seaside Living will involve five towers.

Tambuli Seaside Living

RESORT VIEW. The Project Management Team of Tytans Properties & Dev., Inc. at the roof top of tower B. Check out the view that every unit owner can enjoy from their own balcony.

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Vibo Place on Escario St. presents new lifestyle hub, Axis Entertainment Avenue

With its cluster of six buildings designed like the ocean wave, wide open spaces, integrated gardens and spacious walkways, the Axis Entertainment Avenue at Vibo Place on Escario St. in…

With its cluster of six buildings designed like the ocean wave, wide open spaces, integrated gardens and spacious walkways, the Axis Entertainment Avenue at Vibo Place on Escario St. in Cebu City wants to provide a different lifestyle destination to locals and tourists.

“Axis is the entertainment and dining hub, and newest development of Vibo Place. We decided that Cebu needs something very different so we came up with this concept of a strip mall,” said Vibo marketing and leasing head Allen Andre B. Suarez.

Vibo Place Cebu Grand Hotel

VIBO PLACE on Escario St. is a recent rebranding of what used to be called the Cebu Capitol Commercial Complex Corp., which hosts the Borromeo family-owned Cebu Grand Hotel, The Apartelle, and CAIAA Center.

Drive-through Starbucks

He added that they currently have seven restaurants, including the first drive-through and biggest Starbucks outside of Luzon, Pigafetta, Suzukaze, Señor Kimchi, Ila Puti, Birdseed and Burger King.

According to Suarez, three more brands, all restaurants, will put branches at Axis Entertainment Avenue, after which the place can accommodate four more establishments.

Axis is located at the two-hectare development established by the Borromeos, a Cebuano family, along Escario St. in the 1970’s. Vibo Place is a recent rebranding of what used to be called the Cebu Capitol Commercial Complex Corp., which also hosts the family-owned Cebu Grand Hotel, The Apartelle, and CAIAA Center.

Vibo Place launching

LAUNCHING. (From left) Vibo marketing and leasing head Allen Andre B. Suarez, Carlo Anton Suarez, president Gerardo V. Borromeo, hotel president Camille B. Suarez, and Ian Martin Borromeo.

Vibo Place masterplan

A masterplan, to be implemented in phases, is being followed for Vibo Place, said its president Gerardo V. Borromeo. He explained that it took them a long time to introduce any new development because his father was a conservative businessman who believed in being sure of a venture before starting it.

He added that the rebranding to Vibo Place and addition of Axis happened after Borromeo took over the business and upon the clamor of the younger third generation. According to him, Vibo is an amalgam of the first letters of the last names of his parents, Villacarlos and Borromeo, that also means “fun” or “lively” in Cebuano.

“What sets us apart is we’re an integrated community. We have a church just across, a hotel, serviced apartments, and restaurants,” Borromeo said.

A bigger expansion is set for next year when Vibo Place will start building the first of three high-rise buildings in the property. The three-building cluster will be a mix of residential, office, and commercial. To complete the community, the buildings will be connected by a podium that will host retail brands and a supermarket following the wishes of his father.

Vibo Place Masterplan

MASTERPLAN. Vibo Place has a masterplan that will be implemented in phases, said president Gerardo V. Borromeo.

Axis Entertainment courtyard

The Cebu Grand Hotel, which recently celebrated its 23rd anniversary, is one of the oldest in Cebu, said hotel president Camille B. Suarez, Borromeo’s younger sister. It has a hundred rooms and seven function rooms that can host up to 300 guests.

Ms. Suarez said Cebu Grand has several ongoing promos, including a business lunch package and Sugba-Sugba Nights every Wednesday from 6-10 p.m.

Aside from a hotel, Vibo Place also has serviced apartments called The Apartelle.

The main entertainment hub, Axis, also has a 400-square meter courtyard that is open for events, added Mr. Suarez. The space has live bands play every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday for alfresco diners of Axis restaurant tenants.

Vibo Place Axis

AXIS. The strip mall is an entertainment and dining hub that currently has 7 restaurants, including the first drive-through and biggest Starbucks outside of Luzon.

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Filinvest offers ready-for-occupancy condos under easy, express move-in scheme

With several of its new projects starting or about to start soon, Filinvest is selling its few remaining condo units in the company’s resort-themed communities in Cebu and Cagayan de…

With several of its new projects starting or about to start soon, Filinvest is selling its few remaining condo units in the company’s resort-themed communities in Cebu and Cagayan de Oro under an express move-in promotions.

Prospective buyers will only have to pay five percent of the contract price of any unit at Amalfi and Sanremo Oasis at the South Road Properties or One Oasis Cebu and One Oasis Cagayan de Oro and they can immediately move in, said Filinvest Land Inc. area general manager for the Visayas Allan G. Alfon.

Allan Alfon Filinvest

Filinvest Land Inc. area general manager for the Visayas Allan G. Alfon talks about the company’s express move-in promotions during a press conference. (Photo: MyCebu.ph)

Filinvest properties

The promo is open to buyers purchasing the ready-for-occupancy (RFO) units of Filinvest under a bank financing scheme. It will run until July 31.

Also being offered under the promo are the pricier units at Grand Cenia along Archbishop Reyes Avenue just across the Cebu Business Park.

Amalfi Courtyard. (Photo: Filinvest)

Amalfi Courtyard. (Photo: Filinvest)

Amenities already in place

One major advantage of RFO units, such as those that Filinvest is offering under the express move-in promo, is that the condominium amenities are already in place, Alfon added.

To make the promo even more attractive, Filinvest also waives the move-in fees and takes care of the bank financing charges which can go as high as two percent of total unit price, said senior manager for City de Mare project development Julie Castaños.

“This is our gift to buyers. We make it very easy for them to acquire a unit. The promo is timely, especially since classes are about to open,” she added.

One Oasis Cebu. (Photo: Filinvest)

One Oasis Cebu. (Photo: Filinvest)

 

Right time to buy

Since the launch of the promo last May 17 for in-house agents and May 20 for brokers, they were already able to close transactions for around 20 units at the SRP developments alone.

With Filinvest about to start on the expansion of Sanremo, One Oasis, and Amalfi, Castaños said now is the best time for investors to acquire a unit. Available RFO units range from studio to a three-bedroom place.

A unit in One Oasis Cebu. (Photo: Filinvest)

A unit in One Oasis Cebu. (Photo: Filinvest)

 

View from a patio in Amalfi. (Photo: Filinvest)

View from a patio in Amalfi. (Photo: Filinvest)

 

Pool deck in Amalfi. (Photo: Filinvest)

Pool deck in Amalfi. (Photo: Filinvest)

 

A unit in Grand Cenia Residences. (Photo: Filinvest)

A unit in Grand Cenia Residences. (Photo: Filinvest)

 

San Remo Oasis at the South Road Properties. (Photo: Filinvest)

Sanremo Oasis at the South Road Properties. (Photo: Filinvest)

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Taft, Hongkong Land to transform Cebu with world-class Mandani Bay in Mandaue

Taft Properties has partnered with top Asia property developer Hongkong Land to transform a 20-hectare waterfront property along the Mactan Channel in Mandaue City into the world-class lifestyle destination Mandani…

Taft Properties has partnered with top Asia property developer Hongkong Land to transform a 20-hectare waterfront property along the Mactan Channel in Mandaue City into the world-class lifestyle destination Mandani Bay.

Taft Properties president and chief operations officer Christopher Narciso said the mixed-use township will involve 20 towers, a grand harbor and boardwalk, as well as a large strip of greenery that cuts through the center of the property.

Mandani Bay Cebu

TRANSFORMING CEBU. (From left) Finn Carew, chief representative of Hongkong Land in the Philippines; Gilbert Ang, Mandani Bay project director; and Christopher Narciso, Taft Properties COO and president with a model of the development inside the showroom.

Mandani Bay recently opened its 1,500-square meter Show Gallery, the first structure to rise in the property. A press statement said the gallery is an architectural masterpiece borne out of a collaboration among international architects, engineers, and designers

The development is Hongkong Land’s third joint venture and biggest project in the Philippines, according to company representative Finn Carew. He said the two-tower cluster Mandani Bay Suites, which features studio to three-bedroom units, will be the first residential enclave built on the property.

Mandani Bay

ICONIC PROJECT. An official likened Mandani Bay to such international developments as the Thames River in London, Manhattan in New York, the Sydney Harbour, Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, and the Marina Bay in Singapore.

World-class community

For Taft, Mandani Bay is the fulfillment its dream to have a world-class community here in Cebu, Narciso said. At the same time, the residential, retail, and office components of the development seeks to address the frustrations of Cebuanos related to traffic and parking.

Carew said Mandani Bay is Hongkong Land’s first major commitment in the Philippines.

“What’s special about Mandani Bay is that a lot of attention is being paid to it, from the design and architecture to the construction components. It is such an iconic project and the first of its kind in the Philippines,” he added.

Carew likened the project to such international developments as the Thames River in London, Manhattan in New York, the Sydney Harbour, Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, and the Marina Bay in Singapore.

Mandani Bay Cebu

VISITORS check out the model of the Mandani Bay development. The development is Hongkong Land’s third joint venture and biggest project in the Philippines.

Mandani Bay targets

Long-term projects like Mandani Bay will have most of the developments launched after 10 years and see complete build-up in 20 years, said Narciso, adding he sees a bright future for the property sector in Cebu.

Philippine economic trends also show that the property market can only go up in the medium term, added Carew. He said a change in government administration shouldn’t affect the sector too much.

Gilbert C. Ang, Mandani Bay project director, said that they considered what Cebuanos like when they designed the township. He added that they can expect their top four passions of culture, creativity, adventure, and water to be incorporated in the development.

According to Ang, the residential component of the project caters to a wide range of clients, from starting to established families. This is in line with their target to attract local Cebu residents and foreigners to make their home in Mandani Bay, which will be made up of 80 percent residential, 15 percent commercial, and five percent office spaces.

Mandani Bay Cebu

MIXED-USE TOWNSHIP. Taft Properties president and chief operations officer Christopher Narciso said Mandani Bay will have 20 towers, a grand harbor and boardwalk, as well as a large strip of greenery that cuts through the center of the property.

 

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Megaworld’s 8 Newtown Boulevard picked ‘best condo’ in Cebu

Megaworld’s residential development 8 Newtown Boulevard located within the 30-hectare Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City won big at the 2016 Philippine Property Awards held recently in Makati City. 8 Newtown…

Megaworld’s residential development 8 Newtown Boulevard located within the 30-hectare Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City won big at the 2016 Philippine Property Awards held recently in Makati City.

8 Newtown Boulevard took the Best Condo Development in Cebu as well as the Best Residential Interior Design and Best Landscape Architectural Design awards, making it the most awarded residential development in Cebu during the event.

The four-tower residential cluster is Megaworld’s first residential development in Mactan Newtown.

8 Newtown Boulevard

AWARDS. 8 Newtown Boulevard took the Best Condo Development in Cebu as well as the Best Residential Interior Design and Best Landscape Architectural Design awards in the 2016 Philippine Property Awards held recently in Makati City.

Megaworld awards

The condominium development’s awards are among the 17 that Megaworld earned this year, which also included the most coveted Best Developer.

“We are very happy for this major award given to 8 Newtown Boulevard. This just shows a glimpse of the kind of exciting, world-class projects that Megaworld is bringing to The Mactan Newtown, our first and only township by the beach,” said Megaworld Cebu Properties, Inc. president Noli D. Hernandez.

8 Newtown Boulevard boasts of a lavish interior, from a spacious condominium lobby to quaint East Asian-inspired design elements that give a relaxing yet polished vibe.

The property also features top-of-the-line amenities that complement Mactan Newtown’s beach setting, including an amenity deck with a 61-meter infinity pool, a fitness center, and unparalleled views of Cebu’s Hilutungan Channel and Magellan Bay.

The residential cluster also has Japanese-inspired gardens, courtyards, and bathing rooms.

8 Newtown Boulevard Mactan

8 NEWTOWN BOULEVARD boasts of a lavish interior, from a spacious condominium lobby to quaint East Asian-inspired design elements that give a relaxing yet polished vibe.

Live-work-play concept

8 Newtown Boulevard is the first residential development at Mactan Newtown, where other luxury residences, business hubs, leisure hotels, a lifestyle mall, and school will soon rise to bring Megaworld’s perfected live-work-play-learn lifestyle concept to Cebu.

The Philippines Property Awards is one of the highly-recognized award giving bodies in the country organized by Property Report, Asia’s leading luxury real estate, architecture, and design magazine.

Top winners from the Philippines this year will compete with their counterparts from eight Asean countries at the grand finals of the 2016 South East Asia Property Awards this November 10 in Singapore. (Press Release)

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8 Newtown Boulevard offers majestic view, top-of-the-line amenities

An infinity pool with a panorama of the Hilutungan Channel and Magellan Bay, a spa and gym with top-of-the-line equipment, and Japanese design features like a rock garden, Onsen room,…

An infinity pool with a panorama of the Hilutungan Channel and Magellan Bay, a spa and gym with top-of-the-line equipment, and Japanese design features like a rock garden, Onsen room, and a Niwa are just among the amenities that await unit owners of 8 Newtown Boulevard at the Megaworld township of Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City.

Megaworld Cebu Properties, Inc. president Noli D. Hernandez, who led a tour of the facilities for the residential towers, said these are scheduled for completion by the first quarter of 2016.

Many amenities for 8 Newtown Boulevard are located at the expanded open space on the fifth level which will connect all four 18 stories-high towers. The pool, called the Horizon Edge, borders the front central portion of this level for 61 meters.

8 Newtown Boulevard Horizon Edge

MAJESTIC VISTA. The Horizon Edge Pool, which is still undergoing finishing touches, offers a breathtaking view of the Hilutungan Channel.

 

8 Newtown Boulevard Room

ROOM WITH A VIEW. The vista from a unit that has been turned over to its owner.

 

8 Newtown Boulevard

FROM THE TOP. The view of the Horizon Edge Pool from the top of the scale model of 8 Newtown Boulevard.

 

Japanese theme

Jojo Hipolito, Megaworld assistant vice president for Cebu sales, said the infinity pool is nine meters wide and measures five feet at its deepest. A few steps down the pool deck is the Japanese rock garden and still at the fifth level but located indoors is the gym and spa.

Hernandez said Mactan Newtown’s first residential project 8 Newtown Boulevard has Japanese-inspired components, including an Onsen (hot spring bath) room and a Niwa or a traditional landscaped garden.

The Niwa will dominate the other side of the fifth level’s expanded open space and feature a man-made lake with a foot bridge.

There will be rooms where residents can experience Japanese hobbies like Ikebana (flower arrangement) and Origami (paper folding).

8 Newtown Boulevard

LOBBY. The lobby of one of the 8 Newtown Boulevard towers.

 

8 Newtown Boulevard Lobby

Another view of the lobby.

 

8 Newtown Boulevard Lobby

LOBBY CENTERPIECE. This interesting light fixture dominates the lobby and was manufactured here in Cebu.

 

Sea vistas

Harold Geronimo, Megaworld head of public relations and communications, said the 8 Newtown Boulevard towers have been positioned to maximize the sea vistas of Mactan.

“Megaworld has been known for developing a lot of world-class communities in Manila and elsewhere, but in Cebu, specifically in Mactan Newtown, we offer not only the township we are known for but the surrounding scenery as well,” Hernandez meanwhile said.

During the tour, he pointed out the huge and plush lobby for the first and second tower clusters and showed a combined unit at the 17th floor.

The second to the fourth floors will have business offices while residential units will make up the fifth to 18th levels of the 8 Newtown Boulevard towers.

8 Newtown Boulevard

VIDEOCOM. Jojo Hipolito (right), Megaworld assistant vice president for Cebu sales, shows to journalists and bloggers the video intercom feature in units at the 8 Newtown Boulevard.

 

 

8 Newtown Boulevard

WORLD-CLASS COMMUNITIES. Megaworld Cebu Properties, Inc. president Noli D. Hernandez (left) says Megaworld is known for developing world-class communities. At right is Harold Geronimo, Megaworld head of public relations and communications.


 

 

Sneak peek into 8 Newtown Boulevard

 
 

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Taft Properties turns over initial set of Horizons 101 units

Taft Properties has turned over an initial batch of units in what is currently Cebu’s tallest residential building – Horizons 101 – in special handover ceremonies. Chris Narciso, president and chief operating officer of Taft Properties, said they will be turning over the rest of the units to homeowners within five months.

Taft Properties has turned over an initial batch of units in what is currently Cebu’s tallest residential building – Horizons 101 – in special handover ceremonies.

Chris Narciso, president and chief operating officer of Taft Properties, said they will be turning over the rest of the units to homeowners within five months.

“We’re very deliberate in our schedule for the handover. We want all our homeowners to experience the Taft style of handover,” he said. Taft opened up around 800 units in Tower 1 of Horizons 101 and these are all sold out.

Horizons 101 turnover

HORIZONS 101 TURNOVER. Taft Properties chairman Jack Gaisano (4th from left), president and chief operating officer Chris Narciso (3rd from left), and board member Margaret Gaisano-Ang (2nd from left) lead the toast to mark the turnover of initial units of Horizons 101.

A team from the property developer surprised homeowners, among them the Fernandez and Gucor families, with wine for a toast during the turnover of their units. Tower 1, with its 55 floors, is Cebu’s tallest building to date and Taft;s first vertical development.

Jack Gaisano, chairman of Taft Properties, told homeowners they were getting the tallest residential tower in Cebu that was built with the expertise of the best architects, engineers, and designers at the cheapest price.

Horizons 101 ‘comfort by design’

Narciso said not only is the Horizons 101 tower the tallest in Cebu or even the whole of Visayas and Mindanao, they’re working very hard to make it the finest.

“Taft Properties is taking residential living in Cebu to the top with Horizons 101. This project has been meticulously planned and will highlight one of Taft’s core principles which is Comfort by Design,” he said.

This refers to insightful home elements that have become necessities, such as lever-type doors, fireproof premium doors, safety switches, windows with limiters, soft-closing cabinet doors, grease traps, no-spill kitchen counter, rainshower head, porcelain tiles, and well-ventilated corridors and elevator lobby.

Horizons 101 Taft City Magazine

NEW MAGAZINE. (From left) Taft properties chairman Jack Gaisano, board member Margaret Gaisano-Ang and chief operating officer Chris Narciso unveil the new Taft City magazine that will feature the company’s properties.

‘Nature in an urban experience’

Other top-of-the-line features include four high-speed elevators with keycard access to ensure security, 100 percent backup power so life goes on uninterrupted, and close-circuit cameras. It also integrates the “innumerable benefits of nature into an urban experience” through the sky gardens that can be found on several levels.

The Horizons 101 community will include another residential tower, a commercial component intended to maximize its value, and offices for business process outsourcing companies.

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SunKai Land breaks ground on SunVida Tower

SunKai Land, Inc. has broken ground on its first project, the residential condominium SunVida Tower on Juan Luna Avenue, one of the main thoroughfares of Cebu City.

SunKai Land, Inc. has broken ground on its first project, the residential condominium SunVida Tower on Juan Luna Avenue, one of the main thoroughfares of Cebu City.

The groundbreaking ceremony last November 20 was led by Hope Melencion, Sunkailand head of operations; Michael Estomata , Project Development Head), engineer Ramonsito Uy, president and owner of Vineyard Construction; and representatives of SunVida Tower Unit Owners. The project site was blessed by The Rev. Fr. Eduardo M. Cabug, team member of the Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Lahug, Cebu City.

SunVida Tower completion

Construction of the 30-storey building will begin immediately. SunVida is expected to be completed by December of 2018 and delivered in the first quarter of 2019.

“SunKailand is proud to have launched this project and looks forward to many happy lives lived in its premises,” Melencion said.

With 72 percent of its 543 units already sold just four months after its launch, SunVida Tower is a Cebuano success story waiting to be told.

Sunvida Tower

Architect’s perspective of SunVida Tower.

 

The success of SunVida Tower is attributed to three factors – strategic location, flexible designs and value for money – adequately fulfilling SunKailand’s mission of contributing to the growth of the metropolis as a prime economic mover, the company said in a press statement.

Central location

The project enjoys the distinction of being the most reasonably priced in its category. Units are currently offered on exciting financing schemes. One can own a SunVida unit on a P9,000 monthly installment scheme.

The tower, located within the central business district, is designed in the modern Asian contemporary scheme dominated by vibrant hues. Each residential unit will have either a harbor, city or mountain view. Some of the condominium’s units can be merged to create bigger spaces for bigger families.

The project has the city right at its doorstep. It is close to three major shopping destinations, with SM City Cebu just a few steps away. It is also within the area of churches and schools and a short drive to the Cebu City harbor and the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

Sunkai Land Sunvida Tower

SUNVIDA TOWER GROUNDBREAKING. ((From left) Architect Bim Bering, SunKai Land design & planning manager; Michael Estomata, SunKai Land project development manager; Fr. Eduardo Cabug; architect Karen Ong of Ideal Builders; Hope Melencion, SunKai Land sr. vice president for operations; Eric Ong of Ideal Builders, Ramonsito Uy, president of Vineyard Construction; and representatives of SunVida Tower unit owners Christian Mendoza, Takao Iwasawa, and Marie Cris Ruales break groun on the SunVida Tower.

 

SunKai Land plans

Security and privacy are highly valued within the property. The building has 24-hour security service with closed-circuit television cameras, a private and security drop-off, three high-speed passenger elevators and 100 percent power back-up.

Amenities, which will be installed on the building’s sixth level, include an adult infinity pool, a kiddie pool and a fitness gym. The community will also have meeting rooms.

A grand lobby and retail and commercial hub complete the enviable city living experience.

With the brisk uptake of SunVida Tower, SunKai Land is looking to develop more properties to serve a growing investor and end-user market. (Press Release)

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Filinvest completes amenities of SRP project Sanremo Oasis

Unit owners of Filinvest’s mid-rise residential community Sanremo Oasis will have access to major amenities like swimming pools, kids’ play area and playroom, basketball court, lawn and jogging trail, and clubhouse beginning December 1.

Unit owners of Filinvest’s mid-rise residential community Sanremo Oasis will have access to major amenities like swimming pools, kids’ play area and playroom, basketball court, lawn and jogging trail, and clubhouse beginning December 1.

Filinvest inaugurated the newly-completed facilities of its condominium development within the 50-hectare master-planned community City de Mare at the South Road Properties (SRP) last Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Sanremo pool clubhouse

The pool as seen from the 2nd floor of the clubhouse.

 

Sanremo facilities

SANREMO FACILITIES. The development’s fitness gym and playrooms will be opened on December 1 to its homeowners.

 

85 percent sold

Even if only six of the eight-building clusters have been built and 85 percent of their total units sold off, Filinvest still sees it fit to complete and make the development’s amenities available to homeowners, said senior manager for City de Mare project development Julie Castaños.

Around 450 of the total 924 Sanremo Oasis units already bought have been turned over to homeowners, but only 214 are currently using their condos, she added.

Sanremo’s two-level clubhouse has a fitness center, playroom for kids, and private meeting rooms. The kiddie, pre-teens’ and lap pools are behind the clubhouse.

Sanremo clubhouse

SANREMO CLUBHOUSE. The 2nd floor of the Sanremo clubhouse.

 

Sanremo facilities launch

LAUNCHING. Filinvest inaugurated the newly-completed facilities of Sanremo within the 50-hectare master-planned community City de Mare at the South Road Properties last November 14.

 

Future development

When finished, the development will have eight mid-rise building clusters with a total of 1,200 units, which have floor areas of 22 square meters for studio and 30 square meters for the two-bedroom.

Castaños said Sanremo will be the last City de Mare development featuring five-storey buildings, as the next projects can go as high as 14 floors. She added that they’re set to inaugurate and open the amenities for another City de Mare residential development, Amalfi Oasis, and its commercial component Il Corso in a month or so.

Sanremo playroom

The Sanremo playroom

 

Sanremo fitness room

Sanremo fitness room

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Aboitizland opens newest residential project Amoa in Compostela

More open spaces and a hectare of amenities distinguish the newly launched residential development of Aboitizland, Inc. called Amoa in the northern Cebu town of Compostela.

Set in the rolling terrain of Barangay Tamiao, the development will leave close to half of its total area of 60 hectares as open spaces, said Aboitizland vice president for marketing John Amon.

More open spaces and a hectare of amenities distinguish the newly launched residential development of Aboitizland, Inc. called Amoa in the northern Cebu town of Compostela.

Set in the rolling terrain of Barangay Tamiao, the development will leave close to half of its total area of 60 hectares as open spaces, said Aboitizland vice president for marketing John Amon.

Amoa amenities

“Amoa will have a hectare worth of amenities. There will be a central park within which the clubhouse, three swimming pools, grand lawn, and children’s play area will be located,” he added during the Amoa launch at SM City Cebu last October 23.

The open spaces, which make up 46 percent of the residential community and also include wide vistas of hills and pocket parks, will be seamlessly interconnected to inspire activities like walking, hiking, jogging, and bicycling.

Amon said the name Amoa has an equivalent word in the Visayan dialect that translates to “Ours,” evoking a strong sense of community ownership and belonging.

Amoa Compostela Aboitizland

COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP. Aboitizland vice president for marketing John Amon says Amoa comes from the Visayan word for “ours,” evoking a strong sense of community ownership and belonging.

 

Amoa units

The mid-end residential village will be divided into seven smaller communities and developed by enclave, according to Aboitizland assistant vice president for marketing Joey Zamora. Enclave 1 will have around 400 house and lot units and is scheduled for completion by June 2018.

Amoa offers house and lots ranging from townhomes to two-story single detached units as well as a few raw lots.

Amon said they limited the lots to only 10 percent of available units because they want to grow a thriving community, adding that those who buy lots tend to put off constructing a house.

Buyers can choose from five house designs and sizes priced between P1.7 million to P3.1 million. Lots are offered at P5,000 per square meter.

Residential homes are designed to let the cool breeze flow in and allow natural lighting, and the architectural style is patterned after the “balay na bato” during the colonial period. They are fitted with “ventanillas” or window and wall grills for more natural ventilation, and homeowners can pick their favorite from six designs.

Amoa Compostela Aboitizland

AMOA DESIGN. Amoa homes are designed to let the cool breeze flow in and allow natural lighting, and the architectural style is patterned after the “balay na bato” during the colonial period. They are fitted with “ventanillas” or window and wall grills for more natural ventilation, and homeowners can pick their favorite from six designs.

 

High sales

Aboitizland’s newest residential project has been well-received, with already P250 million worth of sales just three weeks into last Friday’s launch, said Zamora. This translates to around 130 units.

Amoa is targeted towards middle income earners, which are currently real estate’s fastest growing market, Amon said, adding that many of those buying units are Cebuanos working outside the country.

In line with its vision to build communities, Amon said Aboitizland will come up with more horizontal housing projects in Cebu next year with a focus on the middle market.

The premier property developer is also looking into expanding to Luzon and will be launching several projects out of Cebu in the next five years, he added.

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Eagles’ Nest unit owner praises convenience of condo living

More time for the family, fuel and other savings, and escaping the stress brought on by driving on congested Metro Cebu streets are just among the many benefits you get from living in a premier condominium development like Eagles’ Nest.

More time for the family, fuel and other savings, and escaping the stress brought on by driving on congested Metro Cebu streets are just among the many benefits you get from living in a premier condominium development like Eagles’ Nest.

Businessman Ricardo Pendon said getting a unit at Eagles’ Nest of leading property developer Primary Homes, Inc. paid off for him and his family.

“My kids used to wake up at 4 a.m. Now, they can wake up late because we don’t need two hours to travel from home to school,” he said.

Pendon’s three children study in schools close to Eagles’ Nest, which is conveniently located along H. Abella St., Barangay Canduman, Mandaue City. Two kids, who are in the third and fourth year of high school, go to the Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu. The eldest studies at the University of San Carlos-Talamban Campus (USC-TC).

Pendon’s Ateneo students has more time for study and school activities. The fourth year student uses his extra time for group study at school while the other one, a soccer player, can stay for late night practices.

 

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Family savings

Since they don’t have to drive two hours to school, Pendon said they were able to save up to P12,000 monthly in gasoline costs.

He added that there was no more need for a full-time driver, which was another avenue of savings, and the family just gave their employee another job assignment.

For the Pendon family, Eagles’ Nest lives up to its name as a convenient home in the heart of the metropolis.

Aside from top schools like Ateneo and USC-TC, the condominium development is also located near the business centers in the cities of Mandaue, Cebu, and Lapu-Lapu as well as Cebu’s international airport in Mactan.

Citing that it worked very well for him and his family, Pendon highly recommends a condominium unit at Eagles’ Nest especially for parents with children in these two schools.

Comfort living

With the aim of Primary Homes to “PLEASE” (for Perfect Location, Enriching Amenities, and School Endorsement by Ateneo as alternative living arrangement) with its Eagles’ Nest development, it has certainly done that for Ricardo Pendon and his family.

“It’s about safety and security inside the Eagles’ Nest building, and the accomplishment of being able to provide comfort living for my children,” he pointed out.

Condo owners get the added advantage of 24-hour security through a closed circuit television (CCTV) and top-of-the-line fire alarm and sprinkler systems. At Eagles’ Nest, outages are non-existent with its 100 percent backup power.

The residential condominium features two units: modular studio (22 square meters) and two-level loft (32 square meters). The units have finished floors and walls and come with kitchen sink and countertop as well as tiled toilet and bath complete with bathroom fixtures.

To know more about Eagles’ Nest, you can contact the developer at +6332 254-7188 or through its Facebook page www.facebook.com/PRIMARYHOMESofficial.

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Governor Davide signs revised agreement for Ciudad Project

Cebu Province and Fifth Avenue Development Corp. signed an amended build, transfer and operate agreement to resuscitate the long-stalled Ciudad Project in Banilad, Cebu City.

Cebu Province and Fifth Avenue Development Corp. signed an amended build, transfer and operate agreement to resuscitate the long-stalled Ciudad Project in Banilad, Cebu City.

Cebu Governor Hilario P. Davide III, representing the Cebu Provincial Government, expressed his optimism on the project’s realization. “We endeavored to correct the mistakes before. Naniguro gyud ko nga ang agreement gi-signan karon naa na gyuy authority (from the Provincial Board),” he said.

Michael Dino, executive vice president of Fifth Ave., also expressed their desire to move forward with the project. “We are rushing as well. This has been stalled for quite some time already. We are itching to start the project,” he said.

He said the project cost may now reach P2 billion.

Fifth Avenue recently entered into a memorandum of understanding with Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI), which would finance the development of the Ciudad property, as well as act as its “exclusive marketing, operation and management arm.”

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Primary Homes unveils residential project Solare within Mactan tourism hub

Right within the tourism mecca of Maribago in Mactan with its beach resorts that serve as the hub for such water activities as snorkeling, diving, parasailing and jet skiing, top property developer Primary Homes, Inc. unveiled recently another master-planned residential community called Solare.

Right within the tourism mecca of Maribago in Mactan with its beach resorts that serve as the hub for such water activities as snorkeling, diving, parasailing and jet skiing, top property developer Primary Homes, Inc. unveiled recently another master-planned residential community called Solare.

The development, which caters to the middle market bracket, is made up of a total of 139 single detached houses in four different designs, said Primary Homes vice president for sales and marketing Ramero Espina.

Solare is open and expansive as it sits on a 3.5-hectare property along Buyong Road in Barangay Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City. Nearby landmarks include the Tambuli Beach Resort, Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort, and Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa. The residential community is a few minutes away from the Mactan Newtown and several other commercial areas.

Solare Mactan

Palacios Grande is an 87-square meter 4-bedroom house with a lot area of 120 square meters.

Built with family in mind

“Breathing life to our tagline ‘Live the Bright Life,’ we’ve built Solare with the family in mind. We have incorporated into the development many amenities that promote the celebration of life’s special moments,” Espina added.

The residential community has easy access to major facilities and establishments, from the airport to hospitals to malls, in Mactan, he pointed out.

Espina said owning a unit at Solare does not have to cost a fortune, as it offers a wide range of housing choices with prices ranging from P2.5 million to P4.5 million and flexible payment schemes.

At this stage in the development, around 10 percent of Solare units are covered by letters of intent (LOI) from prospective customers.

Housing demand to continue

With Cebu’s economic development growing more than the national average, buoyed by rapid growths in the tourism, business process outsourcing (BPO), and manufacturing sectors, Espina said the housing demand would continue to rise.

“In Cebu, there is a big influx of workers and the same is true for Mactan. Many of them are middle-income earners. They will need homes here,” Espina added.

A Primary Homes statement said Solare is the ideal home for professionals working in manufacturing and BPO companies at the Mactan Ecozones, overseas Filipino workers, retirees, investors, and foreigners with Filipino spouses. Units are scheduled for turnover to buyers by the fourth quarter of 2017.

Solare Mactan

Hermoso is an 81-square meter 3-bedroom house with lot area of 180 square meters.

 

Solare units

Available Solare units include Hidalgo Royale, a 45-square meter 2-bedroom house with lot area of 120 square meters; Hermoso, an 81-square meter 3-bedroom house with lot area of 180 square meters; Turriano, a 56-square meter 3-bedroom house with lot area of 120 square meters; and Palacios Grande, an 87-square meter 4-bedroom house with lot area of 120 square meters.

Solare homes are Mediterranean-inspired with Spanish-tiled canopies and arched window molding. Finished units already have tiled floors, bedroom closets, kitchen counter with sink, bathroom fixtures, built-in cabinets and come with landscaped front garden and carport.

Subdivision amenities include a multipurpose hall, basketball court, selected landscaped sites, and play area.

Solare Mactan

Primary Homes “built Solare with the family in mind,” said vice president for sales and marketing Ramero Espina.

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The Courtyards at Brookridge combines best of modern, rustic living

Landscaped gardens, walk-up flats, and modern comforts, The Courtyards at Brookridge redefines condominium living in Cebu. This condominium community in Happy Valley, a premium residential location in Cebu City, will have a total of 10 building clusters, each with 20 to 25 units.

Landscaped gardens, walk-up flats, and modern comforts, The Courtyards at Brookridge redefines condominium living in Cebu.

This condominium community in Happy Valley, a premium residential location in Cebu City, will have a total of 10 building clusters, each with 20 to 25 units.

It is the second low density condominium project of Primary Homes, Inc. after The Courtyards at Banawa, a P300-million development that introduced Cebu’s first “walk-up” units.

The units are targeted for people who feel confined in medium-rise to high-rise buildings, said Primary Homes vice president for sales and marketing Ramero Espina.

It is also for those who want to cash in on the booming property rental business by investing in a unit or units at The Courtyards in Brookridge, he added, citing that there are a lot of students not from Cebu but studying here who need a place to stay.

The Courtyards at Brookridge clusters

Clusters A, B, and C will have three floors while Clusters D to J of The Courtyards at Brookridge will have four floors.

Potential buyers can choose from studio to two-bedroom units that range in size from 14 to 59 square meters. Finished condo units already have painted walls, partitions and ceiling, tiled floors, tiled toilet and bath with bathroom fixtures, provision for a water heater in the shower, kitchen sink and countertop as well as cabinets.

Except for the studios, all other units have service areas for a washing machine and dryer. Some one-bedroom and two-bedroom units come with their own balconies, from where one can best enjoy the greenery.

 

The Courtyards at Brookridge. Potential buyers can choose from studio to two-bedroom units that range in size from 14 to 59 square meters.

The Courtyards at Brookridge. Potential buyers can choose from studio to two-bedroom units that range in size from 14 to 59 square meters.

 

Each building cluster gets its own open courtyard with manicured gardens, mini-playground, and strolling lane. It also comes with its own fire detection and alarm system and a back-up power generator so condo owners need not suffer from outages.

Additional amenities for the whole condominium community include a swimming pool and clubhouse, pedestrian bridge, shooting hoops, and wastewater treatment facility.

Modern comforts

Located at the heart of urban Cebu City, the community has close access to medical centers such as Chong Hua Hospital and Cebu Doctors’ Hospital, malls and convenience stores like Paseo Arcenas, One Pavilion, 7-eleven and Mini-Stop, churches, as well as big colleges and universities.

SALES PROMO. The Courtyards at Brookridge is offering a great BER deal promo with payments start at P7,000 per month.

SALES PROMO. The Courtyards at Brookridge is offering a great BER deal promo with payments start at P7,000 per month.

 

The Courtyards is not just a name, it is a way of life that’s open and free. It comes with all the modern comforts of a home right in the middle of the urban action but still with the breathing spaces of a rustic retreat.

Live in a home that’s less than 30 minutes from the business, shopping, and academic centers without missing on the goodness of fresh air and lush greens that only nature can provide.

You can have the best of both rustic and modern worlds from your home in The Courtyards at Brookridge.

PROMO ALERT:

The Courtyards at Brookridge is offering a great BER deal promo. Payments start at P7,000 per month. To know more about the low monthly payments call the company at +6332 254 7188

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