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There, but Not Quite Yet. The Latest PH Foreign Investment Report.

There, but Not Quite Yet. The Latest PH Foreign Investment Report.

The PHL Real Estate Sector was given a higher grade and is ‘expected to gain’ investments from upgrade. Plus, see where there are new developments and role players after the jump.


Prepared by Jericho Montemayor VOM


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CBRE’s Market View of Metro Manila for the 4th Quarter of 2011

Quick Stats

GDP Growth (4Q2011) 3.7%
GNI Growth (4Q2011) 3.5%
Forex (Feb‘12) wtd avg. PhP42.66: US$1
91-Tbill (Mar’12) 2.148%
5-year Tbond Rate (Jan ‘11) 4.674%
7-year Tbond Rate (Feb’12) 5.00%
Inflation (Feb’12) 2.70%
Phisix (29 Feb’12) close 4,897.65

Hot Topics:

• Low office vacancy rates sustained on the back of strong expansionary demand
• Demand for luxury condominiums supported by growth in expatriate population
• High consumer spending spurs further expansion of retail brands
• Lease rates stable on the back of weaker export demand

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Realty Weekly (02.03.12)

SEC Approves Anchor Land Capital Hike

HGC Scheme Realigns Banks, Builders and Buyers

Homebuilder A Carmaker

Green: Protection Against Calamity

Doortech System Continuously Improving Quality of Gates It Sells

Avida Land Building Communities Not Just Structures

Tips for Creating Coherent Spaces

Building Dreams at the Highlands After Martial Law

8 Rants About Owning a PH Condo

PAG-IBIG Real Estate For Sale – February 2012

Sobrepena Camp Denies Squatting Accusations

Century Properties Unveils Designer Condo Projects

ADVISORY: Real Estate Broker’s Licensure Examination

Metro Pacific Investments Corp. Prepares Hospital Buyout

CBRE Global Office Rent and Capital Value Indices Stabilized in Q4 2011

John Hay Developer Cries Harassment Over BCDA Charges 

Filinvest Land Bags Deal to Develop Cebu Lot

Camp John Hay Status Quo Pressed

Philip Recto Joins the Rank of Real Estate Consultants

The Edge of Escalade East Tower

Artha Land Partners with IP-Converge to Build Smart Homes

Landco Breaks Ground for The Courtyard Clubhouse at Lakewood City

Accessibility is Key to Robinsons Land Corporation’s New Developments

Zinnia Towers: DMCI Homes’ Newest Landmark in Quezon City

Business and Living in Just One Place Thru My HOBS

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Realty Weekly (17.02.12)

A Successful Lawyer Finds Fulfillment in Realty Development

Awesome Pro-Friends Developments in Iloilo

Safe, Secure Condo for Children

1 Condo Unit Sold for Every 8 Minutes

Squatters Invade Lingayen Beaches

No Lessee Shall Violate Environmental Laws in Camp John Hay Complex

SMDC Thinking of Getting in to BPO Developments

Landco Sales Up by 20%

Four Developers Interested in Ortigas Property

PRC’s Approved Resolution for Real Estate Service Practitioner’s Registration Without Exams For February 2012 is Out

Rockwell Land Redies Listing For Local Bourse

San Miguel Corp. is Owner of Malinta Estate

Property Boom in The Philippines Predicted!

Eton Properties to Turn Over 2,000 Residential Units This Year

SMDC Claims Top Spot In Condo Sales

Philippine Lender Buying Developer Stocks

Ortigas & Company Allots 3B for Residential Project in San Juan

Ayala Land Increases their Capital Expenditures

Is Megaworld Still Top Developer?

Megaworld Reported a Drop in Sales for 2011

Real Estate Firm Ordered to Pay QC Government 7M

PAG-IBIG Financing: How to Transfer Land Titles Under Your Name

Megaworld, PNB Make Condo Payments Easier

New Wilcon Depot Endorsers

RP Residential Market will Perform Well on 2012 – CBRE

Nature’s Elements in Eco Friendly Environments

Story on Viridian’s Groundbreaking

Birch Tower’s Last Beam Finally in Place

Marquee Residences Makes A Mark Up North

Here’s Another Article Regarding South Forbes Golf City

Camella Redefines Suburban Living in Dos Rios

DMCI Homes’ Maricielo Villas: Living the Vacation Lifestyle

Century Properties Eyes Infusion from Dutch Firm

Featured: Foreclosed Townhouse for Sale in Sancho Villas, Varsity Hills Subdivision, Quezon City

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Benefits of Commercial Real Estate

Before we begin, here’s our working definition of Commercial Real Estate.


If you are a new Real Estate Broker you’re probably thinking of what niche to focus on. Let’s face it, you can never handle everything the real estate industry offers. It is just too vast and spreading yourself too thin is a disadvantage. In your profession, just like in any activity you want to excel at, you need focus. In Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki‘s book, Why We Want You To Be Rich said it best: FOCUS; Follow-One-Course-Until-Successful.


Here are a few benefits of going in to commercial real estate. First, you don’t need to work on weekends or at  nights. You see, most of your clients looking for commercial property will be business people who want to rest on weekends or after work. Unlike residential real estate where most of your client’s are working during weekdays and can only view properties on weekends or after work. So, with commercial realty, you get to keep your weekends with the family.


A second benefit is: There are no barriers to one’s progress. Unlike other work, you need to go up the corporate ladder in order to become on top. And sometimes you never reach the top because you get fired. With commercial real estate, you become your own boss and everything you invest in your profession is for your gain. You can only get better as time pass by. Nobody can really take that away from you so you progress. Your progress will depend on your connections, talent and the effort or passion you put in.


The last benefit I can think of is it’s earning potential. There’s no doubt that commercial real estate is bigger business than residential real estate. Maybe that’s why serious brokerages like CBRE and KMC Mag Group focused on it and stuck with it.


So there, here are the three benefits I can think of why you may want to focus on commercial real estate. Can you think of other benefits? Please post them below…

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