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The Year That Was: A Look Back at KMC MAG Group 2014

The Year That Was: A Look Back at KMC MAG Group 2014

2014 has been KMC's biggest year yet. Aside from reaching new milestones, KMC has been able to expand the reach of its services, particularly ... Read More »
2015 Economic and Industry Outlook: Philippines

2015 Economic and Industry Outlook: Philippines

The most recent forecasts for 2015 are in, and it seems that the 6.5 percent to 7.5 percent target of the government for 2014 and the 7 percen... Read More »
MDi Corporate Center: A State-of-the-art Building in BGC

MDi Corporate Center: A State-of-the-art Building in BGC

MDi Corporate Center is a 17-story commercial/office building with a floor plate size of 700 sq. m, one of the projects of Lor Calma & Par... Read More »
Five E-com Center: An Architectural Landmark in MOA

Five E-com Center: An Architectural Landmark in MOA

Five E-com Center is a 15-level office building with a gross floor area of 125, 716 sq. m. and approximately 85,000 sq. m. of leasable area. T... Read More »
5 Real Estate Facts that Should Be Common Knowledge But Are not

5 Real Estate Facts that Should Be Common Knowledge But Are not

Real estate in the Philippines is often said to lack transparency and to be very complicated. This might seem to apply in most cases, but in r... Read More »
Real Estate Tax Tips for Property Investors: KMC Expert Talks

Real Estate Tax Tips for Property Investors: KMC Expert Talks

Atty. Nancy Martinez-Arce, KMC MAG Group's in-house corporate lawyer, shares some tips on how you can save money on real estate taxes in the P... Read More »
Property Appraisal vs. Valuation: Is there a Difference?

Property Appraisal vs. Valuation: Is there a Difference?

Assessing the real worth of the property is more complicated than you can imagine. Although real estate agents can give you a rough estimate, ... Read More »
KMC Q3 Media Round Table: Event Highlights

KMC Q3 Media Round Table: Event Highlights

KMC MAG Group held its 3rd quarterly media round table discussion last Nov. 26, 2014 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Manila. The event was att... Read More »
W City Center: An Iconic Landmark in the BGC Skyline

W City Center: An Iconic Landmark in the BGC Skyline

W City Center is a 29-story building with 55, 000 sq. m. of premium space office and four floors of retail to be completed in 2016. A project ... Read More »
Are These Cities Ready to Take Over Makati and Cebu? Infographic

Are These Cities Ready to Take Over Makati and Cebu? Infographic

It's high time we create new central business districts. Not only can it alleviate the traffic snarl in Metro Manila, but it can also provide ... Read More »
KMC Managing Director Named Young Leader of 2014 in Asia CEO Awards

KMC Managing Director Named Young Leader of 2014 in Asia CEO Awards

  Manila, Philippines -- Michael McCullough, Managing Director of local real estate firm KMC MAG Group and offshoring/outsourcing comp... Read More »
Real Estate Investment: How to Flip Condos and Houses

Real Estate Investment: How to Flip Condos and Houses

Aspiring real estate moguls may turn to flipping condos and houses to earn a sizable income and get a quick profit. But even if flipping real ... Read More »
Shaw Center: Mandaluyongs Newest Shopping Center

Shaw Center: Mandaluyongs Newest Shopping Center

Mandaluyong City is dubbed as the "Tiger City" of the Philippines because of its business and economic activities. It houses numerous shopping... Read More »
Top 10 Residential Listings - Nov. 2014

Top 10 Residential Listings - Nov. 2014

In search of a condo in Makati, BGC, Ortigas, or Alabang? We've rounded up some of the newest listings of upscale luxury condos that you'd sur... Read More »
Top 5 Philippine Holiday Getaways

Top 5 Philippine Holiday Getaways

The holidays are coming up! Instead of playing and building massive snowmen in the typical white Christmas snow, in the Philippines, we celebr... Read More »
3 Upcoming BGC Office Buildings to Watch For

3 Upcoming BGC Office Buildings to Watch For

Dubbed as the next Makati, Bonifacio Global City is set to be the future financial district in the Philippines. The establishment of a new Phi... Read More »
Uptown Bonifacio: Urban living to a new whole level

Uptown Bonifacio: Urban living to a new whole level

Spanning 15 hectares of land, Uptown Bonifacio has 18 towers of buildings for residential, office and retail purposes. Its developer is Megawo... Read More »
Park Triangle: The Rise of a New Integrated Hub in BGC

Park Triangle: The Rise of a New Integrated Hub in BGC

Park Triangle is one of the newest Ayala projects in Bonifacio Global City. It is located along the 32nd Street and 11th Avenue crossroads. Th... Read More »
AAP Tower: Office Building Located Next to the LRT

AAP Tower: Office Building Located Next to the LRT

Quezon City is a highly urbanized city located at the heart of Metro Manila. It is the site of two premier universities, Ateneo de Manila and ... Read More »
Aeon Centre: Newest BPO Facility in Alabang

Aeon Centre: Newest BPO Facility in Alabang

Currently dubbed as the BPO hub of the world, Metro Manila offers several facilities that cater to the needs of locators in search of new offi... Read More »
3 Underrated Metro Residential Locations for Singles and Families

3 Underrated Metro Residential Locations for Singles and Families

While almost everybody wants to relocate to the metro's top CBDs (Makati, BGC, and Ortigas) and other prime locations in the city, there seems... Read More »
Anonas LRT City Center: QC's Newest BPO Office Location

Anonas LRT City Center: QC's Newest BPO Office Location

One of the first things that employees look for when considering a job offer is the location. People want to live close to their workplace or ... Read More »
Holiday Design Ideas for Work and Home

Holiday Design Ideas for Work and Home

The holiday season brings in the cheer and the laughter. And one great way to keep this merriment and festive spirit alive is to decorate the ... Read More »
Foreign Ownership in the Philippines - KMC Expert Talks

Foreign Ownership in the Philippines - KMC Expert Talks

Kim Camarse, KMC MAG Group's Associate Broker, discusses the rules of ownership for foreigners in the Philippines. Here are some of the common... Read More »
4 Investment Destinations in Asia You Should Consider

4 Investment Destinations in Asia You Should Consider

The investment climate in Asia remains warm and seems optimistic in spite of outside forces threatening to cause some economic shifts. The rec... Read More »
Buying a house: Find out how much you can afford

Buying a house: Find out how much you can afford

Why do so many Filipinos drown in debt? It's mostly because they fail to plan ahead and purchase investments within their means. For example... Read More »
Gateway Tower: Business Center and Office Space in Quezon City

Gateway Tower: Business Center and Office Space in Quezon City

The Araneta Center continues its redevelopment plan with their newest project, The Gateway Tower. The Gateway Tower is a 32-level commercial b... Read More »
The Rise of the Malls: Top Trends in Pinoy Retail

The Rise of the Malls: Top Trends in Pinoy Retail

"With active consumer spending, the retail market boost is anticipated to last through 2018." Things are looking up for the retailing market... Read More »
Doing Business in the Philippines: Government regulations every business should know

Doing Business in the Philippines: Government regulations every business should know

With a flourishing economy, the Philippines offers great opportunities for investments and business development. The positive growth rates, al... Read More »
The PH Advantage? Its Young Labor Force and Population!

The PH Advantage? Its Young Labor Force and Population!

The Philippines has more to offer other than its relatively low labor cost, high English proficiency, affinity to Western culture, large pool ... Read More »
Upcoming Ortigas BPO Office Space: Polar One EDSA

Upcoming Ortigas BPO Office Space: Polar One EDSA

In response to the rising demand for BPO office space, Starmalls Inc. (formerly Polar Property) expands with Polar One EDSA, a mixed-use devel... Read More »
Is it Too Much? An analysis on the record bid price for GSIS Bonifacio lot - Market Commentary

Is it Too Much? An analysis on the record bid price for GSIS Bonifacio lot - Market Commentary

Last Tuesday, the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) received a record-breaking Php 500,000 per square meter offer for one of its prim... Read More »
Why Expats Decide to Stay in the Philippines

Why Expats Decide to Stay in the Philippines

With its warm and sunny weather, laidback lifestyle, beautiful island destinations, and fascinating culture, some foreigners have decided to m... Read More »
Frequently Asked Questions: Ortigas

Frequently Asked Questions: Ortigas

If you are a start up business or office working with a tight budget, I suggest that you locate in Ortigas, most especially if you are looking... Read More »
Silver City to Rise in the 3rd   Quarter of 2014

Silver City to Rise in the 3rd Quarter of 2014

Silver City, located within Frontera Verde, is a 3-hectare mixed-use property composed of three office buildings set to be completed towards ... Read More »
Top 5 FAQs on Leasing Office Spaces

Top 5 FAQs on Leasing Office Spaces

Where is the best location in Metro Manila to set up an office? Which is better, Makati or BGC? In this week's episode, Karen Golez, Assistant ... Read More »
Serviced Office vs. Traditional Office: Where to Rent

Serviced Office vs. Traditional Office: Where to Rent

There's no single workspace solution that can suit all business types and needs. For some companies, settling in a traditional office space se... Read More »
7 Tips for the New Generation Brokers

7 Tips for the New Generation Brokers

Whether you're in a brokerage firm, a freelance broker or one that only does brokerage as a sideline, these tips are helpful in having a more ... Read More »
Top 10 Residential Listings of Sept. 2014

Top 10 Residential Listings of Sept. 2014

In search of a condo in Makati, BGC, Ortigas, or Alabang? We've rounded up some of the newest listings of upscale luxury condos that you'd sur... Read More »
Marco Polo Ortigas: Another Class A Property in the Ortigas Skyline

Marco Polo Ortigas: Another Class A Property in the Ortigas Skyline

One of the most active business districts in the metro welcomes another class A development in its block. The 40-storey Marco Polo Manila find... Read More »
2014 Midyear Media Roundtable Discussion: Highlights

2014 Midyear Media Roundtable Discussion: Highlights

KMC MAG Group held its annual midyear media roundtable discussion last Aug. 28, 2014 at the Makati Shangri-La hotel, Manila. The event was att... Read More »
Why Gen Y Kids Prefer to Rent than Buy Houses

Why Gen Y Kids Prefer to Rent than Buy Houses

With the recent surveys and current trends (here and in other countries), it seems like that today's Generation Y are leaning towards renting ... Read More »
Poor Infrastructure Impedes PH from Attaining Maximum Growth

Poor Infrastructure Impedes PH from Attaining Maximum Growth

But even with a generally positive outlook for economic growth and development, one thing that stands in the way of the Philippines' Next Elev... Read More »
Frabelle Business Center: Class B Office to Open This 2014

Frabelle Business Center: Class B Office to Open This 2014

Makati, the most active and largest central business district in the metropolis, will welcome another soon-to- be completed office building in... Read More »
BDO Corporate Center: 47-Storey Class-A Office in Ortigas

BDO Corporate Center: 47-Storey Class-A Office in Ortigas

By the first quarter of 2015, a 2-billion peso corporate tower will be completed at the corner of ADB Avenue and Dona Julia Vargas in Ortigas ... Read More »
Infographic: Where to Live in Manila

Infographic: Where to Live in Manila

Location, location, location! They say that this should be first on your list when looking for the best living space option for your lifestyle... Read More »
Building Feature: E-Square IT Park BGC

Building Feature: E-Square IT Park BGC

Bonifacio Global City is home to premium office, residential, and mixed-use developments in the metro, and the E- Square IT Park is already le... Read More »
The Most Competitive Cities in the Philippines

The Most Competitive Cities in the Philippines

Makati, the Philippines' financial capital, was named the most competitive city by the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) ... Read More »
How to Save PHP 1-Million with Project Management

How to Save PHP 1-Million with Project Management

A lot can go wrong when the project isn't handled expertly. It can go way over budget or even miss the deadline. Even when meticulously planne... Read More »
BGC Stopover Pavilion: Class-A BPO Office Space

BGC Stopover Pavilion: Class-A BPO Office Space

With a strong office market demand driven by steady BPO growth and further expansion, Fort Bonifacio Development Corp., owner, developer, and m... Read More »
A Guide to Retail Spaces in the Philippines

A Guide to Retail Spaces in the Philippines

In this episode, Colleen Bustarga, KMC MAG Group's Sales and Leasing Associate for Retail discusses frequently asked questions by investors an... Read More »
Live-Work Index: Rental Cost of Living Space Options in Manila

Live-Work Index: Rental Cost of Living Space Options in Manila

In recent years, the Philippines has come out of the shadows to complete with the most vibrant Southeast Asian economies. It has transitione... Read More »
ArthaLand Tower to Rise across the Shangri-La Hotel and the PSE

ArthaLand Tower to Rise across the Shangri-La Hotel and the PSE

ArthaLand Corporation, a boutique property developer behind upscale residential projects like the twin-tower Arya Residences, has recently expa... Read More »
Featured Building: McKinley Exchange Corporate Center

Featured Building: McKinley Exchange Corporate Center

  By the fourth quarter of 2014, another real estate project by Ayala Land, Inc. will be completed. A grade-A commercial office buildi... Read More »
Should You Hire a Facilities Manager?

Should You Hire a Facilities Manager?

The role of a facilities manager is not an easy one to fill. That manager needs to be more than just familiar with the property but should als... Read More »
Why Hire a Project Marketing Firm for Your Property Investments

Why Hire a Project Marketing Firm for Your Property Investments

Property developers and real estate investors may find themselves competing with other projects within the same block. In a crowded market, se... Read More »
World Plaza: Another High-Class Office Building to Rise at BGC

World Plaza: Another High-Class Office Building to Rise at BGC

Daiichi Properties, a key real estate developer behind some of the well-acclaimed grade-A high-rise office buildings in the metro, will open ... Read More »
Market Update: Hotels and Leisure

Market Update: Hotels and Leisure

As the economy continues to blossom and stay on target, the investment climate in the Philippines grows warmer, spurring interest not only amo... Read More »
Stay in the Current Work Space or Move to a New Office?

Stay in the Current Work Space or Move to a New Office?

Should you stay in the current workplace or move to a new office? This business decision isn't an easy one to make. Moving to a new office can... Read More »
Y2 Residences—A Makati Hotel with Zen-like Features and Ambience

Y2 Residences—A Makati Hotel with Zen-like Features and Ambience

The Y2 Residence Hotel's black and white façade isn't just a theme. This style goes all the way inside as a reflection of the hotel's concept ... Read More »
Top 5 Condos in the Philippines

Top 5 Condos in the Philippines

There's something about living in a condo--it's comfortable, modern, convenient, and almost intimate. Here, you have the comforts of a home bu... Read More »
The KMC Serviced Office Tour

The KMC Serviced Office Tour

Business efficiency and flexibility are the core advantages KMC can provide to companies looking for scalable workplace solutions and seat leas... Read More »
High Street South Corporate Plaza I: A Class-A Commercial Tower

High Street South Corporate Plaza I: A Class-A Commercial Tower

The office market at Bonifacio Global City doesn't just offer premium work spaces. The package also includes a dynamic work environment with lu... Read More »
Planning Your Residential Investments

Planning Your Residential Investments

The concept of residential property investment is simple enough, but making the whole thing work is another story. You have to put a lot of th... Read More »
KMC MAG Group Opens a Japan Desk for Japanese Investors in PH

KMC MAG Group Opens a Japan Desk for Japanese Investors in PH

The Philippines is currently on the investment radar of the Japanese business community. The biggest pull to Japanese investments includes t... Read More »
Net Park in BGC: Ready for Turnover by 2015

Net Park in BGC: Ready for Turnover by 2015

A Class-A high-rise building will soon join other skyscrapers and corporate towers at Bonifacio Global City, a sought after business and comme... Read More »
The Perks of Living in Greenhills

The Perks of Living in Greenhills

Greenhills may be found in the smallest city in the metropolis, but it has bigger things to offer in terms of upscale metro living and the ult... Read More »
KMC MAG Group Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary

KMC MAG Group Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary

KMC MAG Group celebrated its 5th year with a small, intimate dinner with some of our distinguished clients, media and business partners, and c... Read More »
Gold Loop Towers: Preferential Business Address at Ortigas

Gold Loop Towers: Preferential Business Address at Ortigas

The second largest central business district in Manila offers suitable office spaces not only for multinational corporations, large companies, ... Read More »
Top 5 Areas for Industrial Investments in PH

Top 5 Areas for Industrial Investments in PH

In spite of the aftermaths of disasters and some roadblocks to progress, the Philippines achieved an above-average growth rate this past quart... Read More »
Office Space Solutions: Should You Buy Rent or Renovate?

Office Space Solutions: Should You Buy Rent or Renovate?

They often tell us that when it comes to property investments, location, location, and location is the most crucial aspect of our decision. If ... Read More »
Gervacia Center: Class C Office Space at Makati Business Village

Gervacia Center: Class C Office Space at Makati Business Village

Setting up an office in Makati will put any company at the heart of bustling business activities in the metro. Because of its dynamic business... Read More »
Investing in a Commercial Office Space

Investing in a Commercial Office Space

The best way to protect your wealth when it comes to investments is to diversify your portfolio. So even if market prices suddenly drop or som... Read More »
Real Estate Investment 101

Real Estate Investment 101

They say that gambling and investing are basically the same thing. You can either lose some funds or make more money. How much you're willing ... Read More »
Bonifacio High Street East: Great Place for Grade A Office Space

Bonifacio High Street East: Great Place for Grade A Office Space

Larger, greater things are bound to happen in the metropolis' second largest business district-the Bonifacio Global City. Currently, there are... Read More »
Buying a Second House: The Why When and How

Buying a Second House: The Why When and How

Buying a second house can be a tough call. After paying the mortgage of your first home, you probably can't wait for that day when you can hav... Read More »
Hanjin Building: Class A Office Address in BGC

Hanjin Building: Class A Office Address in BGC

There's been a growing demand for office and commercial real estate in the metropolis, and Bonifacio Global City has been at the forefront of ... Read More »
Residential Investments and How They Can Pay Off

Residential Investments and How They Can Pay Off

When people consider buying a residential property, investment isn't always on their mind. They're set on finding that dream house or a comfor... Read More »
Twenty Four Seven McKinley: New Building On the Rise at BGC

Twenty Four Seven McKinley: New Building On the Rise at BGC

The fastest-growing business district in the metropolis is set to welcome another top-grade commercial tower on its block by third quarter thi... Read More »
House vs. Condo: Which is a better investment? (Infographic)

House vs. Condo: Which is a better investment? (Infographic)

If you are to choose one, what would it be: a house and lot or a condo? We know that this is a pretty tough decision to make, one that woul... Read More »
KMC MAG Group Wins All Three Categories at the International Property Awards 2014-2015

KMC MAG Group Wins All Three Categories at the International Property Awards 2014-2015

(MANILA, May 2014) - KMC MAG GROUP, INC., the International Associate of Savills in the Philippines, took home three prestigious recognit... Read More »
Work and Retail Environment at Bonifacio High Street Central (C2)

Work and Retail Environment at Bonifacio High Street Central (C2)

A lot of companies and businesses are now moving their headquarters and offices in the satellite city of Taguig. With BGC becoming a sought-aft... Read More »
One-Bedroom Condos Below 30,000PHP a Month

One-Bedroom Condos Below 30,000PHP a Month

Living in a condo definitely has its perks. You get to live in a well-maintained, secure environment with full-range facilities for leisure an... Read More »
Living in a Makati Condo

Living in a Makati Condo

Makati is dubbed as the 'New York City' of the Philippines. Though the city doesn't have its own version of the Empire State Building, Times S... Read More »
Antel 2000 Corporate Center at Makati’s Business Village

Antel 2000 Corporate Center at Makati’s Business Village

Antel 2000 Corporate Center is another high-rise office tower project of ANTEL, a top real estate developer in the country. Established in 198... Read More »
5 Ways a Residential Broker Can Help You Find the Perfect Home

5 Ways a Residential Broker Can Help You Find the Perfect Home

When looking for a new house or condo, the first place homebuyers go to is the Internet. This is where they search for available properties an... Read More »
Why You Need Residential and Property Consultancy

Why You Need Residential and Property Consultancy

With a lot of money at stake, you wouldn't want to make the biggest mistake in property investment. You'd first want to know the ins and outs ... Read More »
Capital Commons: A New Work and Play Development in Ortigas

Capital Commons: A New Work and Play Development in Ortigas

The expansive 10-hectare urban development in Pasig is set to be the premier lifestyle destination in the metro. Located along Meralco Avenue ... Read More »
Tips in Buying Houses and Condos in Philippines: KMC Expert Talks

Tips in Buying Houses and Condos in Philippines: KMC Expert Talks

Join us in the second installment of our special on residential spaces, as Angela Manese, KMC MAG Group Residential Sales and Leasing Manager,... Read More »
Philippine Stock Exchange BGC: A Brand New Home for Stock Trading

Philippine Stock Exchange BGC: A Brand New Home for Stock Trading

The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) has found a new home in Bonifacio Global City. The PSE office tower will rise in a premium real estate blo... Read More »
Is Makati Still the Prime CBD for Your Business?

Is Makati Still the Prime CBD for Your Business?

A lot of key businesses and major companies have been moving their headquarters to BGC, and it seems like a large sum of real estate developmen... Read More »
Antel Global Corporate Center: Your Premium Address in Ortigas

Antel Global Corporate Center: Your Premium Address in Ortigas

The Antel Global Corporate Center stands among skyscrapers, key business centers, and other infrastructure along Julia Vargas Avenue in ... Read More »
More and More Businesses Moving Their Headquarters to BGC

More and More Businesses Moving Their Headquarters to BGC

Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig may very well be the next financial district of the country. Over the past few years, the former army an... Read More »
Ayala Tower One and Exchange Plaza: Home to the Top Companies in PH

Ayala Tower One and Exchange Plaza: Home to the Top Companies in PH

That skyscraper at the forefront of Makati's financial center is the Ayala Tower One and Exchange Plaza. This glass-and-steel building is a fa... Read More »
5 Must-Visit Boutique Hotels in the Philippines

5 Must-Visit Boutique Hotels in the Philippines

As more property developers expand the scale of hospitality, travelers are continuously searching for newer and fresher concepts when scouting... Read More »
6 Affordable Green Projects You Can Do at Home

6 Affordable Green Projects You Can Do at Home

Driving a more eco-friendly vehicle would have you paying a bigger sticker price than the standard car, while going organic on your diet could... Read More »
A BPO Office at the One-Stop Premiere Shopping Center in Makati

A BPO Office at the One-Stop Premiere Shopping Center in Makati

Located at the heart of Makati, Glorietta 1 Corporate Center is home to top-of-the-chain BPO companies in the country. The offices are located... Read More »
3 Common Mistakes Home Buyers Make

3 Common Mistakes Home Buyers Make

With property finders and real estate listings online, who needs an up-to-date real estate research? Well, all sorts of homebuyers do! You... Read More »
How to Leverage Real Estate Consulting & Research in Business Planning

How to Leverage Real Estate Consulting & Research in Business Planning

There will always be risks in any kind of business. But this doesn't mean that business owners and investors can just roll the dice blindly an... Read More »
KMC MAG Group chosen to manage newest Tagaytay development

KMC MAG Group chosen to manage newest Tagaytay development

Local real estate services firm KMC MAG Group, an international associate of Savills, has been chosen as property manager for Major Properties'... Read More »