The 11th Property Guru Philippine Property Awards celebrated outstanding developments that are shaping the Philippines’ future. Led by skilled teams, these projects highlight innovation, sustainability, and design, steadily cementing the Philippines’ reputation as a significant player in regional property development.
Innovations in Office Spaces
Robinsons Land Corporation is at the forefront of redefining workspace environments with standout projects in both the nation’s capital and Iloilo City. As one of the Philippines’ leading property developers, Robinsons Land Corporation is introducing cutting-edge office spaces that cater to modern demands. Businesses seeking state-of-the-art facilities should consider the company’s latest offerings.
The GBF Centers 1 & 2, awarded Best Office Development, set a benchmark for contemporary workspaces along the C5 corridor. Meanwhile, Cybergate Iloilo Towers 1 & 2 in Iloilo, which received the Best BPO Office Development title, showcases the evolution of BPO and IT environments in the Philippines, blending sustainability with modern design.
Hospitality and Retail Excellence
The pandemic significantly tested the hospitality and retail sectors, but resilience and a commitment to excellence marked the achievements of notable players in the Philippines.
Robinsons Hotels & Resorts (RHR) showcased their adaptability by continuing operations and expansion during these trying times. Their dedication earned them the Best Operational Hospitality Portfolio award. Moreover, their Fili Hotel Cebu property was named the Best Hotel Development. This establishment by Robinsons Hotels and Resorts stands as a premier Filipino 5-star brand, set to become a leading hotel name in the country.
As one of the Philippines’ leading property developers, Robinsons Land Corporation is introducing cutting-edge office spaces that cater to modern demands.
“Robinsons Hotels and Resorts is a recognized name in hospitality in the Philippines. The developer’s impressive Cebu-based NUSTAR Resort & Casino incorporates three individual upscale hotels. Meanwhile, high-profile brands with managed hotels featured in the portfolio include InterContinental Group and Dusit Thani,” commented the judges.
In retail, Sunshine Fort North Bonifacio Realty Development Corporation’s Mitsukoshi BGC earned the Best Retail Development title. This establishment uniquely blends Filipino and Japanese design, providing an exceptional shopping experience through a diverse mix of brands, Japanese-inspired interiors, and Omotenashi — Japanese hospitality. Notably, its facade, crafted by Japanese designer Asao Tokolo — who designed the 2020 Tokyo Olympic emblem — pays homage to Mitsukoshi’s kimono merchant roots.
Transforming Industrial and Mixed-Use Landscapes
Federal Land is reshaping the real estate industry with its master-planned communities, earning them accolades as the Best Mixed Use Developer and Best Developer (Luzon). Thomas Mirasol, the President and Chief Operating Officer of Federal Land, emphasizes their commitment to adapting to evolving realities in the property sector. Federal Land Communities, master-planned, multi-use developments for the new era, are anchored on versatility and purposeful design. These communities are envisioned to provide a productive and holistic living experience by offering access to livelihood, tourism, outdoor recreation, local culinary delights, and crafts. They represent a paradigm shift in mixed-use development.
Another winner, Aboitiz InfraCapital Economic Estates, stands out as the Best Industrial Developer. Their strategic approach focuses on fostering economic growth across various regions, attracting foreign capital, nurturing local investments, and creating numerous job opportunities for Filipinos. Spanning over 1,400 hectares, these estates are home to over 200 world-renowned companies, employing more than 100,000 individuals.
They ensure that industrial, commercial, retail, and residential spaces coexist harmoniously, creating communities that evolve alongside businesses. They secured awards for Best Mixed Use Development for LIMA Central Business District, Best Green Development for LIMA Estate and Best Industrial Development for West Cebu Estate.
Jules Kay, GM of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events, said, “Kudos to the industry leaders who continue to shape the future of real estate in the dynamic metropolitan and provincial regions of the Philippines. The PropertyGuru awards provide a powerful international platform to showcase their achievements, which include some of the region’s most exceptional industrial developments, mixed-use communities, smart urban projects, and hospitality portfolios. Congratulations to all the awardees at the 11th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards 2023.”
As the Philippines progresses in the realm of real estate and development, these milestones stand as powerful symbols of the nation’s potential. The future promises even greater achievements for Filipino developers, architects, and visionaries who persistently strive for excellence.