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Abundant resources, charming destinations, strategic development programs, and world-class workforce are just a few factors that make the Philippines an enviable major economic hub in the Asia-Pacific. With more businesses coming in to establish their presence here in the country, economic progress has definitely transcended beyond borders and are now spilling over to various parts of the archipelago.
Looking at the Philippine Statistics Authority’s data on the 2018 Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP), strong economic performance may be attributed to the increased activity in different growth centers all over the country, including CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) and Western Visayas regions.
These two regional growth areas further highlight the country’s potential in areas of real estate, tourism, and business process outsourcing (BPO). With this in mind, the Philippines’ leading real estate developer and property giant Megaworld now puts the spotlight onto some of the fastest-rising growth centers in the country—Cavite and Iloilo—as it encourages businesses to invest more beyond Metro Manila.
Embrace sustainability at One Corporate Place
For Cavite—a province that has always been eyed by investors particularly for its proximity to the National Capital Region—has been one of the best performing provinces in terms of economic growth and its tremendous upside.
It is in this area that Megaworld is bringing its vaunted live-work-play lifestyle concept through its 140-hectare Maple Grove township in General Trias City, Cavite. Here, sustainability, greenery, and modernity all come together to create Cavite’s most modern central business district.
Rising 17-storeys high and offering 93 premium office units for sale, One Corporate Place at Maple Groveoffers a perfect platform for corporations and business process outsourcing companies, including small-to-medium enterprises, to corner a piece of Cavite’s growing economic market.
With office units ranging from 63-square meters to 281-square meters, this office tower will feature a 24-hour Security and Fire Command Center, Seismic Detection and Monitoring System, stand-by generators for 100% back-up power, fire security system, water reservoir with separate fire reserve water tanks, and a 24-hour CCTV monitoring system. The entire building will also be fiber optic-ready and will also be highlighted with sustainability features that include a roof deck garden, use of energy-saving LED lights in common areas, use of dual-flush type water closets for common toilets, and its own Material Recovery Facility (MRF) that allows waste segregation and recycling.
“Maple Grove’s rising business district in this side of Cavite allows companies to thrive and grow their businesses within a green, sustainable, and future-ready community where everything is integrated and within reach. The entire development itself, as in any other townships that we’ve already built, will be walkable from one office tower to another, or even to the mall, residential towers, and parks that we will build around the community,” says Rachelle Peñaflorida, vice president for sales and marketing, Megaworld.
Rise in Iloilo via the International Corporate Plaza
In Iloilo, businesses have more opportunities to take part in the province’s continuing rise from any of the 301 prime office units for sale at the 19-storey International Corporate Plaza inside Megaworld’s Iloilo Business Park township in Iloilo City.
“So far, this will be the most modern and state-of-the-art office tower in Western Visayas where companies including entrepreneurs can own their office spaces and enjoy its generous facilities never been seen before in any office building in the region,” says Jennifer Palmares-Fong, vice president for sales and marketing, Iloilo Business Park.
With office spaces ranging from 26 to 65-square meters, ICP is set to rise in the 9-hectare Commercial and Boutique Hotel District inside the 72-hectare township, which has become a source of pride and economic resurgence in Western Visayas.
Making it a convenient location for both employees and clients, Iloilo Business Park now houses a variety of residential developments, the Festive Walk Mall, world-class hotels, the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA), Iloilo Convention Center, and modern transport hubs that host Western Visayas’ first premium point-to-point (P2P) bus services.
More often than not, building and expanding your business usually hinges on one factor: location. After all, a future investment can only blossom when nurtured with convenience, sustainability, and finding the right market to empower an already thriving workforce.
Written by: Zandra Estallo | Business World