In the heart of every Filipino lies a dream – a space to call their own. Real estate, in this archipelago nation, has always been more than just providing shelter. It reflects evolving tastes and societal values. A person’s home symbolizes their aspirations and achievements, a truth evident across all levels and embodied by these winning properties.
Real estate, in this archipelago nation, has always been more than just providing shelter.
The High Life
Luxury real estate, the apex of aspirations, has continually transformed across various markets, setting certain properties distinctly apart from the rest. Global high-end real estate, often seen as properties priced in the top 5%-10% of the local market, have become emblematic of progress and achievement.
In the Philippines, the Aurelia Residences by Shang Robinsons Properties, Inc. showcases this transformation by fusing traditional Filipino aesthetics with Italian sprezzatura. This urban pinnacle in the heart of Bonifacio Global City offers stunning cosmopolitan skyline views and the lush greens of Manila Golf Club, Manila Polo Club, and Forbes Park. It won Best Condo Development (Philippines) and Best Ultra Luxury Condo Development (Metro Manila) in the 11th annual PropertyGuru Philippine Property Awards.
Shang Residences at Wack Wack by Shang Properties, winner of the Best High End Condo Development (Metro Manila) is another jewel in Manila’s real estate landscape. This exclusive resort-inspired residential property is nestled in the verdant neighborhood of Wack Wack, Mandaluyong, and is set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens adjacent to the iconic heritage golf club, The Wack Wack Golf & Country Club. Shang Residences at Wack Wack offers homes with some of the city’s most coveted views, whether it’s the sweeping vistas over two 18-hole championship golf courses or the dramatic Makati skyline. With amenities designed to cater to both busy families and professionals, this development addresses the growing demand for luxurious and well-designed residential spaces in the Philippines.
Similarly, RLC Residences’ The Residences at The Westin Manila, winner of Best Luxury Condo Development (Metro Manila), ensures that luxury is standard and prioritizes well-being. These 344 residential suites feature generous living spaces equipped with top-of-the-line finishes. This includes branded kitchen appliances and modular cabinets from Gagennau and Leicht, as well as toilet and bath fixtures from Duravit and Hansgrohe.
In the realm of high-end offerings in the Queen City of the South, we have Cerule at Solinea by Alveo Land, which proudly holds the title of Best High End Condo Development (Metro Cebu). Its resort-style amenities offer a unique haven for those desiring a balance between leisure and urban living, providing an experience that captures the best of both worlds in the city.
Purchasing property, whether for a home or investment, is a pivotal goal for the middle class. This is significant because, by 2030, the middle-class population in Asia-Pacific is projected to surge from 1.38 billion in 2015 to 3.49 billion. They will undoubtedly remain a driving force for the region’s property sector.
With urban sprawls extending their reach, the aspirations of the middle class find representation in Philippine real estate. SM Development Corporation is actualizing these dreams with properties like the Light 2 Residences, the winner of Best Mid End Condo Development (Metro Manila), and the highly commended Leaf Residences.
The essence of modern Filipino aspirations lies in striking a balance between affordability and contemporary living. Meeting this aspiration head-on, Cebu Landmasters, Inc. has presented winning properties that are both budget-friendly and modern.
Casa Mira Homes Danao was awarded the Best Housing Development (Metro Cebu). Carefully planned, the community dedicates 40% of its space to open areas, harmonizing with neighboring developments like the retail commercial building. Casa Mira’s commitment is evident as it has enabled numerous Filipinos to own quality homes through stretched payment options, ensuring affordability.
Casa Mira Iloilo, the Best Housing Development (Visayas) winner, features townhouses and single detached units echoing the iconic Bahay na Bato architectural style intrinsic to the region. Marrying tradition with modernity, the design showcases materials like intricate stone works and capiz shell partitions, recreating the Bahay na Bato’s allure, and providing residents with a culturally rich living environment.
The Best Condo Development (Visayas) award was bagged by Casa Mira Towers Bacolod, a 4-tower residential condominium positioned at the bustling core of Bacolod. It promises an elevated lifestyle for various residents, from young professionals to families. The condo boasts amenities like pools, a fitness gym, and a basketball court, combining exclusivity and resort-like features in a central location. Above all, it offers value for money with flexible payment plans, granting average Filipino workers an equitable opportunity to invest in their dream home.
In Mindanao, Primeworld: The Township by Primeworld Land Holdings earned the title of Best Housing Development (Mindanao). Their best-selling affordable development is designed for the average Filipino family in search of a secure and vibrant community to call home. Central to this development is a commitment to fostering a strong sense of family and community.
As the population expands, the need for affordable housing becomes more pronounced. Cities, rich in opportunities, continually grapple with rising real estate prices, emphasizing the importance of housing accessibility. In Metro Manila, I-Land Residences Sucat by ISOC Land, Inc. emerges as a beacon of sustainable living. Earning the Best Affordable Condo Development award, its eco-conscious design boasts 60% green open space and a balanced lifestyle through amenities like diverse pools and jogging lanes.
Meanwhile, in Mactan, Paseo Grove by Priland Development Corporation mirrors these values. Winning the same title for Metro Cebu, it promises both convenience with its strategic location and a blend of residential and small-office-home-office spaces. These developments underline the evolving aspirations of the modern Filipino, prioritizing both affordability and quality of life.
Robinsons Land focuses on environmental issues such as energy consumption and renewables
Whether in the realm of high-end luxury or affordable housing solutions, Robinsons Land Corporation rightfully claims the title of Best Developer. Spanning the archipelago from office buildings to lifestyle malls, and from city centers to emerging areas like Ilocos Norte and South Cotabato, Robinsons Land’s influence is undeniable. The company goes beyond constructing structures; it artfully crafts communities, always attuned to the evolving needs of Filipinos.
“Robinsons Land focuses on environmental issues such as energy consumption and renewables. With 91% of revenue flowing back into society, compliance is regarded as beneficial to the planet as well as from an economic and corporate reputation point of view,” commented the judges.
These exemplary developments stand as a testament to the dreams, aspirations, and unwavering spirit of the Filipino people.