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Who’s Who? The Philippine’s Richest In Real Estate

How many of today’s Filipino richest Real Estate businessmen can you identify and match with their business projects?

Get to know the people or families and the projects they make in this short guide. If anything, this guide will be good for anyone new to the Profession so they can be familiar.

Richest Filipinos In Real Estate



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New Featured Property page

Featured Property: Eastwood City added

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Featured Property Update

Sub Pages added to Featured Property. 

Check out properties in Riverfront Residences, and Valle Verde in Pasig City, Metro Manila.


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Realty Weekly (04.14.12)

Vista Land and Rustan’s Supermarket are both optimistic about their recent partnership. Their project together can be found here.

Vista Land also expects 30 Billion Pesos worth of reservation revenues for 2012. Some of their current projects are listed here.

ArthaLand, known for residential developments like Arya Residences, looks to build more commercial projects. Get to know their company here.

Why did ACM Landholdings, Inc. postpone their IPO bid? Find out here.

The Commission on Audit started evaluating the 3.5 B property deal between the Negros Occidental government and Ayala Land, Inc. SM Prime Holdings Inc. still questions how they lost bidding. Full story here.

The House of Representatives approves House Bill 5692 otherwise known as “Ifugao Rice Terraces Rehabilitation and Preservation Act.” Let’s hope it’s not too late. Full story here.

Robinson’s Land Corp. shall open 3 new malls and expand 2 more. Meanwhile they are also expanding their office spaces in Ortigas and GoHotel chains in the provinces. Full story here.

Habitat Youth Build is happening on May 12, 2012. Some 1,000 youths will help rebuild typhoon ravaged homes in Navotas City and Cagayan de Oro City. The Habitat Youth Council hopes to raise 40 Million and build a total of 459 homes by 2012. Full story here.

Urban poor groups under the Alyansa Kontra Demolisyon is campaigning for the repeal of the Urban Development Housing Act or Republic Act 7279. Find out what their campaigns are here.


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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 (03.30.12)

Results of the March 2012 Real Estate Broker’s exams here.

Do you have any idea what a MissoniHome stands for? They say MissoniHomes are original and reflects a celebration of life. Century Properties say that Acqua Livingstone will be the first residential building in the world to bear the colorful mark of the MissoniHome.

New San Jose Builders Inc. or NSJBI stood the test of time. Here’s a list of their accomplishments and new developments. Haven’t been to any of their project though. Are they good?

I’ve heard of urban planning, but cultural planning?! Is it possible to cultivate cultural resources for economic and community development? Amado de Jesus & Associates of Green Architecture says, yes.

Aren’t you tired with Boracay? How does 6 exotic destinations in one island sound for a summer vacay? Find this at AlphaLand’s Balesin Island Club in Quezon province.

Do you have more suggestions on how one should furnish their rental condo unit? Please add to this list

Are you going to Boracay any time soon? Here’s two reasonably priced accommodations you might want to try. If you’ve been here, please share your experience below.

If you’re a Pilipino artist you might have heard the Artists’ Village in Metro Manila? It is also known as Sambalikhaan. It has been rediscovered and currently being revived. This is truly a special haven…

Are you a disgruntled condo buyer? Did your developer broke their promises? You may want to file your complaint at HLURB.

The Philippine Banks lent 485.6 Billion Pesos for Real Estate Loans. A 19.6 percent increase from last year. Shall we expect an increase next year as well?

Suntrust Property Inc., a unit of Megaworld Corp. says their just about to go full blast on residential condominium developments. Their expecting a 40% growth in sales! For me this is a surprise because I always thought they were already in full blast. What do you think?

This dispute has been going on for more than a century?! What should be done with these friar lands? Do you agree that these should be reverted to the government?

What do you think is a win-win settlement between BCDA and CJHDevCo? Do you think it’s better if they just let the courts decide?

What’s an effective law for housing according to Jejomar Binay? Find out here.

A match made in heaven? Gawad Kalinga and SM Prime Holdings Inc. teamed up to build 300 homes.

What will be in Clark Freeport come 2016? A 200 Million Peso golf course is one. The old American Air Force Base will be an awesome tourist destination after four years. Do you want to know more?

Haven’t been to Pantranco – Quezon Ave lately. How’s the traffic there? Fisher Mall is being built there. It’ll be completed next year.

Vista Land enters Puerto Princesa property market.

The Philippine peso climbed the most in a week on speculation funds sent home by citizens based abroad will rise to meet payments for school fees. Bonds fell.

Ayala Land Inc and Makati Commercial Estates Association (Macea) intend to spend PHP60 billion (US$1.39 billion) over the next five years launching their “Make it Happen, Make it Makati” campaign.

ALI allots P4.7B for CDO project

China group to build 28 hotels here

Better year for ALI

Debt watcher retains top rating for ALI bonds

Anchor Land profit up 49%

Tetangco says population will bolster growth

Auction for QC tax delinquent properties

BIR steps up campaign against tax evaders


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Realty Weekly (03.23.12)

A short guide to furnishing your rental condo unit

British Embassy lays ‘green’ path for sustainable growth

Pro•Friends continuously improving, transforming lives

Refreshing summer at Summit Ridge

Lucio Tan’s Forbes inclusion boosts Eton

Filinvest Land profit flat; core income up 21%

Villar questions before SC new reclamation project

HLURB OK’s Cotabato City land use plan

House OKs nationwide cadastral survey

Email Exchange : Member’s ID Number, Reservation Fee, Etc

SM Prime opening 4 new malls

Federal Land targets to double sales this year

Budget hotels invade travel

New Ayala mall in CdO 66% leased out

SM unit preps for next phase of Hamilo

UnionBank’s 183rd foreclosed properties auction (Metro Manila & Luzon) slated on March 24, 2012

Bitong family refutes BIR charges

World Bank Says Philippines Must Boost Revenue, Competitiveness

PRC I.D. Printing Schedule to Normalize Soon

Bloomberry pushes ahead with Manila project

HGC to release titles to homebuyers

Mall of Asia hopes to attract BPOs, shipping companies

New golf clubhouse to emerge in Clark

Philippine real estate supplies market demand

DMCI Homes sees 20% growth

ALI to spend P60B in the next five years for Makati redevelopment

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts to manage magical Huma Island

A new high at St. Bernice Estates

CIPS course gathers realty leaders ‘under one roof’

Keyland Corp. commences Casa de Sequoia project in Las Piñas

New mall rejuvenates Chino Roces area

Woodsville Residences: A testament to Southern comfort

Celebrating South Forbes

Raffles Residences Makati caters to affluent travelers

Preparedness and opportunity converge in SOC Land’s Anuva

Boracay’s newest iconic landmark

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