SM Aura Premier launches its Office Tower
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 09-03-2014
SM Aura Premier's Office Tower is now open for business,
completing SM Prime Holding's latest high end lifestyle
destination project, which began with the opening of its upscale
mall in May 2013.
With that, SM Aura Premier becomes a landmark in the Taguig CBD,
the fast flourishing "micro city" where prestigious ^multinational
and local corporations, as well as embassies, consulates, and
cultural offices maintain their Philippine headquarters.
Strategically connected to the SM Aura Premier mall, the 29 storey
Office Tower has a leasable area of 40,424 square Jneters, and sets
the standard as the "premier office institution in the fastest
growing business district. Factoring in the latest in architectural
innovation and the wealth of experience in property management, the
SM Aura Office Tower is envisioned to reshape the city's
What also sets SM Aura Premier apart is its commitment to
sustainable design and development, and grefen architecture to
reduce the structure's carbon footprint. The SM Engineering Design
and Development Team enhanced it with sustainable operation
features. International green standards are strictly followed to
ensure the efficient use of energy and other
resources: pollution and waste management systems are planned
for maximum efficiency; a water treatment facility to recycle water
for non potable use is in place; and a massive green roof is
designed to reduce the heat island effect in the structure.
Taguig City Mayor Lanie Cayetano was the guest of honor during the
launch together with the city's local officials Vice Mayor
Ricardo Cruz, Taguig Councilor Pammy Zamora, and City Administrator
Heads of companies who will be holding office in the tower also
graced the occasion: SSS CEO and President Emilio S. De Quiros,
Amigo's Amado Zamor, Cosun Marble's Mike Heirly and Edison Abella,
CBRE Richard Ellis' Kenneth Stern, Carlo Pineda, Sean Ortlauf, Mike
Coronado and Alex Oronson, and KMC Mag Group's Michael McColough,
Atty. Amanda Rufino and Jojo Zacarias. They were warmly Welcomed by
SM Officials led by SCMC president Annie Garcia, SVP for Operations
Steven Tan, Assistant Vice President Manager Perkin So and SM Aura
Premier Mall Manager Carlos Vilchez.
The Premium Grade building has meeting rooms, business lounges,
conference rooms, and a variety of office fitouts for 1 140 em
ployees. It also has high security features, 24/7 IT Support, and
Dell IT Infrastructure. For the convenience of it occupants, the
Office Tower has 2,000 parking slots in the basement parking and is
within reach of main transportation hub.
Among the companies who have already started their operations at
SM Aura Office Tower are Government offices like Social Security
System (SSS), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and
PhilPost; Pagibig, PhilHealth, Bureau of Immigration, and the Land
Regulation Authority. Taguig City has offices at 9th and 10th
floors, while KMC Solutions, AEGIS; Fitness First, Pharmicell and
SM Prime Holdings have offices on the higher floors.
Located at 26th Street corner McKinley Parkway in Taguig, SM
Aura Premier's Design team includes Miami based Arquitectonica,
architects; architect on record ; Willy Coscoluella; and Sydney
based EDGE Design for its mall interiors.