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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.

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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.

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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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By Marlen Limpag

Marlen is the editor of MyCebu.ph and co-founder of Cebu-based journalism startup InnoPub Media.