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Driverless Vehicles – How AV’s Will Reshape Real Estate

Driverless Vehicles – How AV’s Will Reshape Real Estate

Driverless Vehicles - How AV's Will Reshape Real Estate Over the next two decades, the stressful and chaotic Manila commute may be a thing of th... Read More »
Broker Insight: Dan Lynch Interview

Broker Insight: Dan Lynch Interview

How did you get into the real estate industry? It was actually at the invitation of fellow Irishman Joe Curran who at the time was still with an... Read More »
KMC Savills' 7th Anniversary '007' Celebration

KMC Savills' 7th Anniversary '007' Celebration

  KMC Savills celebrated its 7th Anniversary with partners, clients, family and friends. The celebration took place at the New World Hotel ... Read More »
Thought Leader: Michael McCullough on the Business of Real Estate in the Philippines

Thought Leader: Michael McCullough on the Business of Real Estate in the Philippines

Thought Leader: Michael McCullough on the Business of Real Estate in the Philippines The real estate "boom" in the Philippines has opened a lo... Read More »
KMC Savills Office Briefing 3Q 2016

KMC Savills Office Briefing 3Q 2016

KMC Savills is pleased to present to you our latest  Office Briefing for 3Q 2016. This report provides current data on rental rates, ... Read More »
CoreNet Global Seminar "Core Fundamentals: An Introduction To Corporate Real Estate

CoreNet Global Seminar "Core Fundamentals: An Introduction To Corporate Real Estate

  On Thursday the 10th of November, KMC Savills hosted CoreNet Global's seminar "Core Fundamentals: An Introduction To Corporate Real Estat... Read More »
Jackman Plaza Opening Event - October 27th

Jackman Plaza Opening Event - October 27th

KMC Savills marked the opening of the newly-renovated office floors of the Jackman Plaza I.T. Center last Thursday October 27th, 2016. As Jackma... Read More »
KMC Savills Welcomes Ava Daza

KMC Savills Welcomes Ava Daza

KMC Savills is pleased to welcome its newest Leasing Associate in the Sales team, Ava Daza. Ava joined the team in August 2016, and will be cont... Read More »
Asia CEO Awards 2016

Asia CEO Awards 2016

The Asia CEO Awards, presented by PLDT Alpha Enterprise, represents a showcase of local and international business people to promote the Philippi... Read More »
KMC Savills Welcomes Ivar Smulders

KMC Savills Welcomes Ivar Smulders

KMC Savills is pleased to welcome Ivar Smulders, its newest Manager for Asset Management & Advisory services to the Landlord Representation t... Read More »
Garena - Getting the balance right

Garena - Getting the balance right

Garena is an internet platform company and will soon be setting up an office in Accralaw Tower, Bonifacio Global City. The company is known for i... Read More »
KMC Savills Welcomes Fred Rara

KMC Savills Welcomes Fred Rara

KMC Savills is pleased to welcome its newest Research Manager in the Research and Consultancy team, Fred Rara. Fred joined the team in August 20... Read More »
Quantum - Your Next Business Address in Mandaluyong City

Quantum - Your Next Business Address in Mandaluyong City

Quantum is a 28-storey class A office building with a typical floor plate of 2,408 square meters and gross leasable floor area of 65,764.54 squar... Read More »
THE ASIAN WORKSPACE: A Call for Balance Differentiation and a Local Approach

THE ASIAN WORKSPACE: A Call for Balance Differentiation and a Local Approach

  One size does not fit all. As technology and industries move into the future, the way companies and employees work across the globe is al... Read More »
Building Feature: The Finance Center

Building Feature: The Finance Center

Another landmark will rise at Bonifacio Global City. The 44-storey premium office tower will soon be part of the Fort Bonifacio skyline. The... Read More »
Manila Grade A Office Yields Still High Despite Sharper Decline

Manila Grade A Office Yields Still High Despite Sharper Decline

As yields started to harden across most major Asian office markets, Manila's Grade A office market yield declined by 0.68%, currently at 7.40%, a... Read More »
The New Rockwell Business Center: Sheridan Tower 1

The New Rockwell Business Center: Sheridan Tower 1

The Rockwell Business Center Sheridan Tower 1 is a 16-storey class A office building with a typical floor plate of 2,439.85 square meters and gro... Read More »
The Next Big Thing: Opportunities in Green Buildings

The Next Big Thing: Opportunities in Green Buildings

  The growing concern over climate change and other environmental issues has paved the way for business and companies to embrace and value ... Read More »
The Menarco Tower: First Building in the Philippines to register for WELL Certification

The Menarco Tower: First Building in the Philippines to register for WELL Certification

The Menarco Tower is a 32-storey class A office building with a typical floor plate of 1,131.32 square meters and gross leasable area of 48,580 s... Read More »
Real estate industry seen to grow with new economic agenda

Real estate industry seen to grow with new economic agenda

  With its swift-growing market, solid economic fundamentals, and political stability, the Philippines provides immense advantages to poten... Read More »
Building Feature: One Bonifacio High Street

Building Feature: One Bonifacio High Street

The One Bonifacio High Street is a 32-storey, class A commercial building, set to rise as "the most remarkable footprint" of Ayala Land Premier w... Read More »
Media Roundtable August 2016: Event Highlights

Media Roundtable August 2016: Event Highlights

Top reporters from the most reputable media outlets in the country gathered in KMC Savills' recently concluded media roundtable event held last... Read More »
Building Feature: The 30th Corporate Center

Building Feature: The 30th Corporate Center

The 30th Corporate Center is a 19-storey, class A commercial building developed by Ayala Land, Inc., set to rise in the heart of Ortigas Business... Read More »
KMC-Savills Welcomes Hershey Valerie Origenes

KMC-Savills Welcomes Hershey Valerie Origenes

KMC Savills is pleased to welcome its newest Assistant Manager in Landlord Representation and Project Marketing, Valerie Origenes. Valerie joine... Read More »
Building Feature: The Circuit Makati Corporate Center One

Building Feature: The Circuit Makati Corporate Center One

The Circuit Makati Corporate Center One is a 26-storey, Class A commercial building developed by Ayala Land Inc., situated within Circuit Makati,... Read More »
The Millennial Impact

The Millennial Impact

With their growing influence on evolving trends across all industries, millennials have been the focus of several discussions on the future of ... Read More »
Guest Contribution: Five Technologies That Could Shape Philippine Real Estate

Guest Contribution: Five Technologies That Could Shape Philippine Real Estate

Advancements in technology are paving the way for great and exciting tools that could shape the Philippine real estate industry. Technology's un... Read More »
Investing in PH? Look for Vibrant Cities.

Investing in PH? Look for Vibrant Cities.

In 1961, a book published by urban sociologist Jane Jacobs titled The Death and Life of Great American Cities stated that cities need to be diver... Read More »
Building Feature: Cyber Sigma

Building Feature: Cyber Sigma

Cyber Sigma is a class A 20-storey office building in Lawton Avenue, Bonifacio South, Taguig City offering 42,660 sq. m. of Gross Leasable Area. ... Read More »
KMC Savills Congratulates Its LEED Green Associate Exam Passers

KMC Savills Congratulates Its LEED Green Associate Exam Passers

KMC Savills is truly proud to announce that three members of the Landlord Representation team--Anna Marco, Associate Director; Dianne Estacio, As... Read More »
Center For Life And Wellness: The Biopolis

Center For Life And Wellness: The Biopolis

The Biopolis is an 11-storey building planned to be located within Entertainment City, a gaming and entertainment complex envisioned by the Phili... Read More »
Should the Philippines Worry About Brexit?

Should the Philippines Worry About Brexit?

It has been a month since the UK announced its exit from the European Union, and still the future of the global economy hangs in the balance. Bre... Read More »
Building Feature: One West Campus

Building Feature: One West Campus

One West Campus is a five-storey, Grade A building located at the McKinley West township of Fort Bonifacio. With a typical floor plate size of 2,... Read More »
The Rise of Co-Working and Shared Office Spaces in the Philippines

The Rise of Co-Working and Shared Office Spaces in the Philippines

KMC Solutions. Regus. ServCorp. Compass Offices. V Offices. These are just some of the companies at the forefront of co-working and flexible offi... Read More »
Building Feature: Capella Building

Building Feature: Capella Building

The Capella Building is a new 17-storey, Class A building, located at Corner Asean Drive, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. It has been e... Read More »
Makati Office Market Update 1Q 2016

Makati Office Market Update 1Q 2016

Local and international SMEs and multinational firms planning to move operations in the Philippines often look to Makati when searching for prime... Read More »
Now Leasing: High-Grade Office Spaces As of July 2016

Now Leasing: High-Grade Office Spaces As of July 2016

In search for prime office space in central business districts BGC, Makati, and Ortigas? Here is a list of our current availabilities for your pe... Read More »
Ortigas Office Market Update

Ortigas Office Market Update

Ortigas is one of the oldest central business districts in the Philippines, located in the middle of the borders of Quezon City, Mandaluyong City... Read More »
Building Feature: Filinvest Cyberzone Pasay Tower 2

Building Feature: Filinvest Cyberzone Pasay Tower 2

Filinvest Cyberzone Pasay Tower 2 is a 9-storey office building with a typical floor plate of 2,719 sq m located at Bay City Macapagal Boulevard,... Read More »
Bonifacio Global City Office Market Update

Bonifacio Global City Office Market Update

Makati has always been the top-of-mind central business district; however, in the past few years, demand for space in the area has been truly mas... Read More »
Building Update: Jackman Plaza I.T. Center

Building Update: Jackman Plaza I.T. Center

Located along one of the major and iconic thoroughfares in the country, the Jackman Plaza on 1038 EDSA, Quezon City provides an opportunity for b... Read More »
Manila Bay Area Office Market Update

Manila Bay Area Office Market Update

The Bay Area Office Market located in Pasay, Metro Manila is an emerging district on track to become one of the largest CBDs in the Philippines. ... Read More »
Building Feature: BGC Corporate Center 2

Building Feature: BGC Corporate Center 2

The BGC Corporate Center 2 is a 26-storey, Class A commercial building developed by Ayala Land Inc., located in the middle of the bustling metrop... Read More »
Sluggish PH investment market in Q1 will pick up in the coming months. - KMC Savills

Sluggish PH investment market in Q1 will pick up in the coming months. - KMC Savills

The Philippines' local real estate investment activity has been slow from January to March 2016 with only a few direct investment deals and new p... Read More »
Building Feature: Vector Three

Building Feature: Vector Three

Vector Three is a class A 20-storey office building located in Northgate Cyberzone, Filinvest Corporate City, Muntinlupa City. It has a typical f... Read More »
Dion Pagdonsolan Joins KMC Savills' Landlord Representation Team

Dion Pagdonsolan Joins KMC Savills' Landlord Representation Team

KMC Savills welcomes Dion Pagdonsolan, the company's latest addition to its landlord representation team. Dion joined KMC Savills in April 2016,... Read More »
Building Feature: L.V. Locsin Building

Building Feature: L.V. Locsin Building

L.V. Locsin Building is a class B 19-storey office building along Ayala Avenue, Makati City with a Gross Leasable Area of 888.24 sq m. L.V. Locs... Read More »
The First and Only University Town Center in the Philippines: U.P. Town Center Corporate Center

The First and Only University Town Center in the Philippines: U.P. Town Center Corporate Center

U.P. Town Center Corporate Center is a 3-storey office facility in Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City offering 5,800 sq m of Gross Leasable Area. It i... Read More »
Can you Improve Sustainability on Existing Buildings in PH?

Can you Improve Sustainability on Existing Buildings in PH?

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Coming Soon: World Plaza, A Premium BGC Office Space

Coming Soon: World Plaza, A Premium BGC Office Space

One of the most anticipated office developments in the country is almost here. Daiichi Properties celebrated another milestone as Gensler-design... Read More »
The City Center of Quezon City: Vertis North Corporate Center Tower 1

The City Center of Quezon City: Vertis North Corporate Center Tower 1

Vertis North Corporate Center Tower 1 is a 19-storey grade A office building with a Gross Leasable Area of 40,694 sq m and a typical floor plate ... Read More »
Where to Invest in the Philippines this 2016

Where to Invest in the Philippines this 2016

With the recently concluded national elections, the Philippines is now headed towards a new chapter. Led by a new administration and a leader kno... Read More »
Newest Development in Metro Park: iMet BPO

Newest Development in Metro Park: iMet BPO

Master planned community Metro Park is opening its newest development - the iMet BPO office building. Located at Metro Park, Bay Area, Pasay City... Read More »
Metro Manila Office Demand High but Slower Rental Growth in 2016

Metro Manila Office Demand High but Slower Rental Growth in 2016

Office stock remains as the most wanted asset by investors and BPOs according to the Savills associate KMC MAG Group's Metro Manila Office Briefi... Read More »
New administration holds key to sustaining PH economic growth - KMC-Savills

New administration holds key to sustaining PH economic growth - KMC-Savills

KMC-Savills highlighted the key role of the upcoming administration's policies in sustaining the Philippines' growth story in its latest Asian Ci... Read More »
Cutting Edge Green Architecture: Scape

Cutting Edge Green Architecture: Scape

Scape is an 11-storey commercial and office building with a typical floor plate of an average of 2,500 sq m. The class-A development is located a... Read More »
How to Push Up Lease Rates? Invest in Amenities

How to Push Up Lease Rates? Invest in Amenities

Investing in Metro Manila is no longer the big secret it once was, as shown by the fast-paced growth of its real estate market, specifically the... Read More »
Inoza Properties Tops Off Its Headquarter Office Building in BGC

Inoza Properties Tops Off Its Headquarter Office Building in BGC

Inoza Properties officially topped off its newest headquarter building, Inoza Tower, located along 40th street in the northern area of Bonifacio ... Read More »
Market Update: Cebu Office Market 1Q/2016

Market Update: Cebu Office Market 1Q/2016

With its low rental rates, consistently growing economy, and large pool of talent, Cebu City proves itself a force to be reckoned with, not only ... Read More »
World-Class BPO Office Space: Vista Hub

World-Class BPO Office Space: Vista Hub

Vista Hub, the 15-storey flagship BPO office building developed by Vista Land, offers 17,822.37 sq m of Gross Leasable Area along 21st Drive, Eas... Read More »
ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower Named PH's Best Green Office Development

ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower Named PH's Best Green Office Development

ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower, the newest project of powerhouse boutique developer ArthaLand, has been named Best Green Development of 2016 in ... Read More »
Building/Office Space Feature: Uptown Place Tower 3

Building/Office Space Feature: Uptown Place Tower 3

Megaworld Corporation's Uptown Bonifacio Development, the upcoming central business district in BGC, is opening its newest addition - the Uptown ... Read More »
Market Update: Top Trends in Philippine Retail

Market Update: Top Trends in Philippine Retail

The Philippines' sustained economic growth and strong private consumption continues to benefit the retail market, which is said to account for a ... Read More »
Building Feature: Bonifacio Stopover Corporate Center

Building Feature: Bonifacio Stopover Corporate Center

Bonifacio Stopover Corporate Center is a Grade A 22-storey business process outsourcing (BPO) office tower located on the corner of 31st Street a... Read More »
KMC-Savills Named Best Real Estate Marketing Agency in PH by IPA

KMC-Savills Named Best Real Estate Marketing Agency in PH by IPA

Manila, Philippines - Once again, KMC MAG Group-Savills took home a Five-Star Property Award, this time in the Real Estate Agency Marketing categ... Read More »
KMC-Savills Welcomes Daniel Lynch

KMC-Savills Welcomes Daniel Lynch

KMC-Savills is thrilled to welcome its newest Associate Director, Dan Lynch. Dan joined the team in February 2016, after having worked for ... Read More »
Cyberpark Tower One: The first within the 8-hectare development of Araneta Center

Cyberpark Tower One: The first within the 8-hectare development of Araneta Center

Araneta Center Inc., the property arm of the Araneta Group, is ramping up the construction of its first office tower within the P15-billion Cyber... Read More »
Building Feature: Ore Central

Building Feature: Ore Central

Ore Central Building is a 30-storey office building located at 31st Street corner 9th Avenue at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. It has a total floor... Read More »
KMC-Savills Welcomes Sean Ortlauf

KMC-Savills Welcomes Sean Ortlauf

KMC-Savills is excited to welcome Sean Ortlauf, our newest Senior Associate. Sean is a Filipino-German who grew up in Köln and moved to the Ph... Read More »
KMC-Savills Holds Another Successful Media Roundtable Event

KMC-Savills Holds Another Successful Media Roundtable Event

  KMC-Savills concluded its first media roundtable event for 2016 last March 16 at the Makati Shangri-La. This quarter, KMC focused on... Read More »
Now Leasing: Insular Life Makati

Now Leasing: Insular Life Makati

Insular Life Building is a 14-storey office building located at the heart of Makati CBD. The building is currently under renovation and will b... Read More »
A Handy Philippine Real Estate Investment Guide

A Handy Philippine Real Estate Investment Guide

  Is it difficult to invest in Philippine properties? While investing in Philippine real estate can be very daunting, especially ... Read More »
Insular Life Signs With Colliers and KMC-Savills for Country's First Ever Co-landlord Representation Team

Insular Life Signs With Colliers and KMC-Savills for Country's First Ever Co-landlord Representation Team

(L-R): Mr. Bryan David, Colliers Associate Director, Mr.David Young, Colliers Managing Director, Mr. Hector Caunan, Insular Life Vice Presiden... Read More »
Now Leasing: ACCRALAW Tower in Bonifacio Global City

Now Leasing: ACCRALAW Tower in Bonifacio Global City

ACCRALAW Tower is a 26-storey modern building and is located within E-square in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. It offers attractive tax i... Read More »
Online Listing Platforms and Their Expansive Effects on the Real Estate Market

Online Listing Platforms and Their Expansive Effects on the Real Estate Market

Advancements in technology and communication continue to bring about a variety of conveniences and innovations, whether through online catalog... Read More »
Is It Really Worth It? How to Properly Assess Condo Value

Is It Really Worth It? How to Properly Assess Condo Value

Prime location is often the reason cited to justify the hefty price tag of a condo unit. After all, both investors and tenants are willing to ... Read More »
Top Developments to Watch for This 2016

Top Developments to Watch for This 2016

Metro Manila's skyline is bound to get more interesting this 2016. With over 20 developments expected to reach completion this year, businesse... Read More »
9 Real Estate Terms Tenants Need to Know

9 Real Estate Terms Tenants Need to Know

Renting an office space? Having a thorough understanding of your lease terms is extremely helpful, if not crucial. It ensures that you maxim... Read More »
Disaster and Earthquake Preparedness: Ready for the Big One?

Disaster and Earthquake Preparedness: Ready for the Big One?

It's already been over six months since the government launched a nationwide campaign to inform and get everyone to prepare for the impending ... Read More »
Transitions and Uncertainties: Philippine Economic and Real Estate Outlook 2016

Transitions and Uncertainties: Philippine Economic and Real Estate Outlook 2016

Part 1 is available here. The growth of the Philippine economy, for the most part, is expected to remain a bit impervious to the ongoing cha... Read More »
Transitions and Uncertainties: Philippine Economic and Real Estate Outlook 2016 (Part 1)

Transitions and Uncertainties: Philippine Economic and Real Estate Outlook 2016 (Part 1)

Despite only being into its first two weeks, 2016 is quickly proving to be a challenging year for the Philippines as its long-term growth cont... Read More »