In response to the rising demand for BPO office space, Starmalls
Inc. (formerly Polar Property) expands with Polar One
EDSA, a mixed-use development that offers retail and commercial
units. Developed by Manuela, the project will be comparable to the
developer's other project, the Worldwide Corporate Center in Mandaluyong City,
which has been accredited by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) as an
IT building and currently houses some of the major BPO players in
the country, including Sykes and Stream Global.
Ideal BPO location
Located in Shaw Blvd., cor. EDSA, Polar One EDSA will have a
1,200-1,300 sq. m. floor plate, as well as retail and commercial
units to support 24/7 operations. Its lower ground level will
serves as centers for recruitment. A Class B property, the building
will most likely require lower rental rates compared to traditional
CBD rental rates, making it attractive to several startups and
multinationals looking to cut operational costs.
Aside from this, its proximity to EDSA makes it an ideal office
space for BPO locators who wish to target and attract a massive
labor pool. It is close to several residential options as well as
within walking distance to MRT, bus stations, as well as major
entertainment centers in Metro Manila. It is also a few minutes
ride away from top central business districts Ortigas and Bonifacio Global City.
Starmalls Inc., owned by the family of Sen. Manny Villar, is
hoping to strengthen its position in the retail and office industry
with their latest expansion. The company is the new Polar Property,
who recently changed its name to consolidate the Villar's family
retail and office building assets in one basket.