KMC Savills recently hosted the
Nordic Chamber of Commerce Philippines' "The Real Estate Update and
New Members Welcome Breakfast." As one of its premium members, the
firm delivered its latest office briefing and market outlook to the
NordCham members. The event was held in the KMC Solutions Office at
V Corporate Centre last Friday.
Research Manager Fredrick Rara
started his talk with the latest economic considerations currently
at play in the Philippines. Rara also discussed the Metro Manila
Office Briefing for the first quarter of 2018. He gave special
emphasis on the impressive growth recorded in the Bay Area given
the influx of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators in the country.
However, he assured the members that there is still sufficient
occupier demand from non-POGO sectors.
Rara also answered some questions from the
attendees about investor profile, TRAIN Law, and an increase in
Chinese investors in the country. He also shared insights on
helpful public policies and government initiatives that the Duterte
administration is yet to execute.
Aside from office spaces,the
workplace design also became a hot topic during the event. Trends
& Concepts Interior Designer Gail Bantiling discussed the
evolution of workplace design. Bantiling drew it all back to the
90s that were dominated by action offices and cubicle types.
She also shared how design can help
lower employee turnover in a company. Design should focus on work
suitability, company goals,and encourage collaboration. The
designer added that present trends are geared towards technology,
sociability, and wellness that makes spaces multifunctional,
social, inspiring and biophilic.
As an ending ceremony, NordCham
also gave a warm welcome to its newest members. This includes
KSearch, ManilaMed, MediaAxes Philippines Inc, PwC Isla Lipana
& Co, Storm Learning and Dusit Hospitality School, who also
recently joined the fold.