How do you envision the ideal place for your business?
Perhaps, it’s one that is strategically located in a bustling, integrated community that is highly accessible, enjoys heavy foot traffic and is built with adequate infrastructure. It’s one where green parks are nearby as well as other institutions and establishments that would complement your business. And there are such places in the Philippines that could offer all these and even more for you and your venture. Although places like Bonifacio Global City, Makati central business district and Circuit Makati may easily come to mind, these aren’t the only ones changing the landscape of Philippine business today.
Known as the first and largest eco-community in the Philippines, Nuvali is nestled in the sunny, sprawling grounds of Santa Rosa, Laguna. It is a 2,290 hectare development which offers residential, commercial and business spaces in a lush environment filled with thousands of trees and birds. The estate also hosts outdoor activity venues such as a 35-kilometer mountain bike trail, hiking paths, camping grounds and a man-made lake, while being flanked by a lifestyle center, the Ayala Malls Solenad and a hotel.
Nuvali has 117,406 sqm of land area allotted for commercial use. This part of the estate is ready to receive new offices, training/conference centers, hotels, condominiums, apartments, tertiary schools, hospitals and retail centers. Given the estate’s restrictions on land use and building height, each lot is guaranteed to enjoy scenic views and easy access to the rest of the eco-community. The green environment and convenient offerings of Nuvali make it the ultimate business address in Laguna, ideal for those looking to strike a balance between work and play.
Occupying 725 ha of mixed-use estate, Vermosa is another idyllic location in the South. Located along Daang Hari Road in Imus, Cavite, Vermosa advocates “contemporary active living,” by offering outdoor spaces and health venues where one can pursue sports and the fit lifestyle. In particular, the estate is known for the Vermosa Sports Hub, an 8-ha sports complex that features a track oval and field, indoor training facilities and even a sports science laboratory.
Vermosa has dedicated 136 ha of land space for offices, institutions and commercial spaces. Known as the Vermosa Midtown, this portion of the estate features commercial lots connected by pedestrian-friendly pathways, bike lanes and smooth vehicular roads. The estate is perfect for those who want to grow careers and foster fitness—a combination quickly becoming popular among urban workers. The estate is set to change the way we live and work in the South, offering convenience, growth and activity in one lush environment.
For those looking to start a venture in Metro Manila, another business district is emerging just a stone’s throw away from BGC and Makati CBD. Arca South, a 74-ha estate, is dubbed as “The Gateway to the South,” easily accessible via SLEx, East Service Road and C-5 Highway. It is located in Taguig City, near the upcoming Integrated Terminal Exchange. The estate offers numerous retail, leisure and commercial spaces set alongside open spaces.
The great thing about Arca South is that it offers easy accessibility and comprehensive facilities. With a robust supply of retail shops, a nearby Seda hotel and multiple condominiums in the area, the estate is a fully integrated estate. Even for those who choose to live outside the estate, access remains easy due to the numerous transportation options available. At Arca South, one can easily set up a business amid a healthy, ecologically balanced environment.
The North of Luzon also offers exciting business options for its residents. In particular, Bulacan hosts the Altaraza Town Center, the first masterplanned mixed use estate in the area. This emerging business district is located along Quirino Highway, right on the outskirts of Metro Manila.
With the Sierra Madre mountain range as a backdrop, the Altaraza Town Center offers a countryside vibe with urban offerings. The estate features residential, institutional, educational and retail spaces in a verdant landscape not far from Metro Manila. It’s the ideal setting for businesses in the North, with all the essentials within easy reach. Both residential and commercial lots observed a high rate of value appreciation, with the latter group more than doubling its price per square meter since inception. If you’re looking to enjoy urban comfort amid a relaxing environment, the Altaraza might just work for you.
Last on our list is Alviera, a new estate rising in Porac, Pampanga. It is one of the latest offerings in the local real estate scene, with generously-sized lots allotted for commercial use. The commercial side occupies 7 ha in land area, made up of 20 commercial lots in total.
The business district of Alviera is surrounded by supporting facilities–industrial parks are nearby, as well as the 10-ha campus of the Holy Angel University. Residential offerings are also present, with the Alveo and Avida neighborhoods on the south eastern side of the district. Overall, Alviera offers various opportunities to Kapampangans, as it propels the area toward growth while preserving its natural beauty.
Setting You Up For Success
Dream places for your business are rare, but they are not impossible with the right partner in real estate. Ayala Land Inc. has a solid reputation of creating world-class business centers in naturally scenic environments. If you’re looking to grow your business in a safe, healthy and thriving setting that doesn’t compromise on your urban needs, this premier developer might just be the key to your success.
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 04:20 AM August 29, 2020