The Year That Was: A Look Back at KMC's 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 in project marketing/landlord representation and property management as well as provide more up-to-date market commentaries, property outlook reports, and pro…

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2015 Economic and Real Estate 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 percent to 8 percent goal for 2015 would be a too challenging feat, especially with global economic forces weighing down on the local economy along with other home-…

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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 & Partner situated in Bonifacio Global City. This developer is also known for spearheading other developments such as Landco Pacific Building, The Mind Museum, Cul…

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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. This building is one of SM Prime Commercial Properties Group's latest projects, whose previous developments include Two E-com Center, SM Makati Cyber One, SM M…

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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 reality, most of the information are readily available, it's just that they are not posted in easily accessible places, i.e. online. Here are some of the real…

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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 Philippines. Check the video below for more tips.   VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Hi there! Thank you for joining us in today's episode of KMC Expert Talks. I am Atty.…

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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, a property appraisal doesn't always match the valuation report. The price quote can be thousands of dollars higher than the definitive value of the property. …

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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 attended by some of the major media outlets in the country, including Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business Mirror, Business World, GMA News TV, etc. KMC discusse…

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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 of W Group, Inc., this Class A building is located in Bonifacio Global City. W Group, Inc. is also known for its other developments such as W 5th Ave and One…

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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 opportunities for Filipinos living outside the CBDs and pave the way towards a more inclusive economic growth.  In the past there were only two major CBDs in…

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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 company KMC Solutions received the SPI Global Young Leader of the Year award last Wednesday at the annual Asia CEO Awards held at the Solaire Resort, Manila. McCullough wa…

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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 estate properties seems promising, it's not as easy as it seems. It takes more than just getting the property clean, freshly painted, and redecorated to earn …

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Shaw Center: Mandaluyong’s 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 centers, entertainment hubs, commercial establishments, high-rise offices, residential condominiums, and hotels. This city offers different facilities that c…

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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 surely want to add to your options list. 3-Bedroom, Upper Penthouse Baron Residences Baron 3 Gardens is conveniently located near Cardinal Santos Medical Cente…

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Top 5 Philippine Holiday Getaways You Shouldn't Miss

The holidays are coming up! Instead of playing and building massive snowmen in the typical white Christmas snow, in the Philippines, we celebrate by building sandcastles, hopping from island to island, and chilling along the beach. So if this is your first time to visit the country, then we are tell…

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3 Upcoming BGC Office Buildings to Watch For (Infographic)

Dubbed as the next Makati, Bonifacio Global City is set to be the future financial district in the Philippines. The establishment of a new Philippine Stock Exchange, which will be part of a mixed-use block to be developed by Ayala, is one of the factors that signal a possibility of this trend. Se…

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Uptown Bonifacio: Urban living to a new whole level

Spanning 15 hectares of land, Uptown Bonifaciohas 18 towers of buildings for residential, office and retail purposes. Its developer is Megaworld Corporation, a listed real estate company with a large numbers of projects in Bonifacio Global Cityand even more in the neighborhood of McKinley Hill. Its …

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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. The Grade A office building stands tall at 30 stories in a 3,580 sqm. land area. This integrated hub is composed of residential, office, retail and recreational…

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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 University of the Philippines, as well as many establishments that cater to both professional and recreational activities. One such establishment is the AAP T…

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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 offices, such as Aeon Centre. This 19-story building is located along North Bridgeway Ave. in Filinvest Corporate City, providing convenient access to major thoro…

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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 to be a limited supply for an overwhelming demand. With this huge gap, prices go up and options become limited, especially for young working individuals an…

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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 at least, work in an office that offers easy access to transportation. This is why locating in Anonas LRT City Center is a smart move. The office building is …

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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 home and the office for the holiday. This can definitely light up the mood and can be a great way to show your creative side. For sprucing up the home and the…

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Can a Foreigner/Expat Own a Property in the Philippines?

Kim Camarse, KMC MAG Group's Associate Broker, discusses the rules of ownership for foreigners in the Philippines. Here are some of the common questions she answered:   VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:1. If I am an expat or a foreign investor, can I own a condo in the Philippines?Yes, expats can own a condo in t…

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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 recent Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia Pacific 2014 report  by Urban Land Institute and PWC expresses a rather positive view recognizing the strong fundament…

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How Much House Can You Afford? Find out here.

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, some married couples jump ahead and secure a home loan without first breaking down and itemizing their expenses to see if they can afford to add the mortgage…

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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 building and one of the newest landmarks of the Araneta Center, a 35-hectare commercial area in Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines. The new building is designed t…

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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 in the Philippines, with big push from a flourishing economy that's marked by higher investment grade ratings and consistent positive outlook. The steady flow…

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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, along with the massive pool of skilled workers, lower overhead cost, business-friendly policies, and other essential resources, have fueled the investment inter…

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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 of workers, and business-friendly environment. Apparently, its longer list of advantages also includes its young labor force and population, as confirmed in …

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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 development that offers retail and commercial units. Developed by Manuela, the project will be comparable to the developer's other project, the Worldwide Corporate…

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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 prime lots in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, equivalent to Php 800-million. The offer price for its other BGC lot is not far off, reaching Php 458,000 per square …

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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 move to the Philippines with their family or live a more comfortable life here after their retirement. The recent economic boom also led to the growing expat c…

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Frequently Asked Questions: Ortigas Commercial/Office Space

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 for a decent space that doesn't require a high rental rate.   VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Hello! Welcome to KMC Expert Talks. I am Paul Ablan, KMC MAG Group's Senio…

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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 the end of 2014. It is located specifically in the IT Office Campus within Frontera Verde, a KPO campus development, and has a 2,400 sqm foot print. The Silv…

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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 Manager of KMC MAG Group's Commercial Leasing team, answers some of the most common questions about leasing office space in the Philippines. Looking for m…

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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 seems to be the best choice for investment and their business plans. Other businesses that aren't in a stable position yet to predict the future of their compan…

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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 holistic approach to brokerage practice and gaining momentum in selling and getting more clients and referrals. 1. Focus on one location, master it wholehe…

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Top 10 Residential Listings - 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 surely want to add to your options list. 1 Bedroom Condo For Rent In The Aspen Tower In search of a condo near your workplace? This 1-bedroom unit in Aspen Tow…

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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 finds its home at Meralco Avenue in Ortigas Center, joining the growing Ortigas skyline. The mixed-use property is developed by Xin Tian Ti Developmnet Corporatio…

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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 attended by some of the major media outlets in the country, including the Philippine Daily Inquirer, BusinessMirror, BusinessWorld, etc. KMC MAG Group's Midyear…

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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 a space than going after the white picket fence. As of late, the rental boom has been a game changer in the real estate market, with folks under 35 shifting f…

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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 Eleven economy is the poor state of the country's infrastructure. The Philippine economy has made a strong comeback in recent years, reawakened from years of eco…

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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 its block, increasing its stock to meet the demand for office space. The Frabelle Business Center will stand among other corporate towers and commercial buil…

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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 Center. The 47-story BDO Corporate Center in Ortigas is part of the development plan for a 2-hectare commercial property by SM Keppel Land, Inc. and BDO. The …

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Where to Live in Manila (Infographic)

Location, location, location! They say that this should be first on your list when looking for the best living space option for your lifestyle and other needs. For the best places to live in Metro Manila, we've come up with a list recommendations based on convenience, accessibility, and other featur…

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E-Square IT Park: Another Premium Development in World-Class 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 leading the ranks. The project has lot sizes of 1,585-11,132 square meters and 8-12 floor area ratio. Among the project's main features is the Crescent West Par…

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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) 2014. For this index, cities and municipalities were ranked based on economic dynamism, infrastructure, and government efficiency. And with 28 indicators used…

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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 planned for weeks or months, some unforeseen circumstances and last-minute changes can push the project off the track. With a well-experienced project management te…

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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 management company of Bonifacio Global City, has invested in another class-A commercial office building in its mixed-use urban complex. The BGC Stopover Pavil…

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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 and budding businessmen who wish to establish a business in the Philippines. Join her as she offers insights on trends in retail space takeup, future of retai…

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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 transitioned over the past decade into a 'tiger cub economy.' Although it has been battered by Typhoon Haiyan and other calamities, it has proven its economic resiliency…

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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 expanded its portfolio and has invested Php3.5 billion into a premium-grade office building development at the fastest-growing business center in Metro Manila. W…

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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 building in Makati will rise along McKinley Road corner EDSA. The 5-storey McKinley Exchange Corporate Center will have a 2,800-square meter floor plate and will provide up t…

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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 also have exceptional management and people skills. If you think about the responsibilities associated with facilities management, you'd say that the job is for …

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Why Hire a Project Marketing / Landlord Representation 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, selling a property can get really tricky. Even with the finest structure, the best-designed space, and the most strategic location, offers won't just come rolli…

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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 another high-standard office tower in Bonifacio Global City (BGC). World Plaza is a joint project of Daiichi Properties with Gensler, which has previously work…

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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 among investors but also among travellers. Travel and tourism in the country is showing good momentum in the early parts of 2014. From January through May, a thr…

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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 be both an exciting and challenging phase in a startup or SME. In the search of a new office space, you might find a lot of great designs and convenient loca…

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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 of the Yin and Yang. This best defines the kind of service and comfort the hotel can offer to its guests and travelers. This hotel in Makati, which lies at t…

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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 but the convenience of being in a prime location in the city, giving you the best of metro living and the urban experiences. Vertical living options in the city…

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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 leasing options. It offers terms and solutions that are customized to the needs of any business, matched to its budget specifications, workflow, preferential off…

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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 lush green landscape at its background and a mix of high-end lifestyle choices that surround commercial and office buildings in the area. The well-designed b…

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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 thought into this type of investment, so you'll make enough money to cover the taxes, property cost, and maintenance fees, all while getting a fair return. To m…

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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 the looming Mindanao peace accord and ASEAN integration. The country's tax perks and English-speaking labor pool are also among the reasons why the country is ge…

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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 commercial location in the metropolis. The most recent project by Net Group is ripe for turnover by mid-2015. Net Park is the seventh office building developed b…

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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 ultimate cosmopolitan lifestyle. This place is one big urban playground, an idyllic place to live, work, and play. Here are the perks of living in the upscale di…

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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 close friends in the industry. The event was held at the Makati Shangri-La Plaza on June 5, 2014. Some of the companies who joined us in the event include ou…

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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, and key businesses in the country. It can also be a preferential business address for startups, SMEs, and other firms. Various businesses can take advantage …

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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 quarter, making it one of the best performers in Asian economy. It's all set to become a big investment hub in Asia. With highly trainable and skilled workers, the…

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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 we got this right, then we've already put ourselves in a great place with our investments. For companies looking for a new home to their business or a great …

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Gervacia Center: Class C Office Space at Makati’s 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 environment, strategic location, and cosmopolitan lifestyle options, it's a sought-after corporate address not just by multinational corporations and top com…

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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 some conditions change for the worse, you can stay afloat during a particularly trying period as an investor. Though all investments come with risks, investing i…

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Real Estate Investment 101: What You Need to Know

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 to risk will likely determine how much you can earn from this venture. But unlike the roll of the dice or betting on a strong hand, you can take calculated r…

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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 ongoing hotel projects and mixed-use developments in the area, which will make BGC the main lifestyle and business hub in the city. With the Unified Philippi…

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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 have your financial escape-when you're no longer tied to the mortgage. No more monthly dues, taxes, maintenance cost, or insurance fees to think about! But getti…

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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 key real estate projects and urban space developments in the city. As the stock continues to grow, more options are made available to startups, companies, and…

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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 comfortable place to live in, and not always thinking about the profit they can make from this. But if you consider the opportunities residential real estate can of…

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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 this year. Twenty Four Seven McKinley in Bonifacio Global City will stand along the corners of 24th Street, McKinley Parkway, and Seventh Avenue. Twenty Four Se…

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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 would have you weighing in the downsides and advantages of these two living space options. Well, let us help you pick the right one. Before settling into a new home…

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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 recognitions at the recently concluded International Property Awards (IPA) 2014-2015, held In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 9, 2014. The full-service real estate firm was…

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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-after corporate address in the metropolis, a lot of developments in the area are focused on creating a dynamic business environment, with great retail and leisu…

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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 and recreation and can enjoy great amenities for a dynamic city lifestyle. With residential towers located at prime locations in the city, everything that matte…

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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 Square, and the Statue of Liberty, what it lacks in iconic landmarks, it can very well make up with the cosmopolitan lifestyle it offers to urban dwellers. Her…

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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 1986, ANTEL is behind some of the metro's most promising and innovative real estate projects. Aside from high-rise corporate buildings in the major business cent…

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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 and gather as much info as they can about the location, neighborhood, and average property cost in the area. But while online listings can pretty much give you …

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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 of the real market before you scout for a location, choose a property, and affix a signature on a sales or lease contract. For that, you need more than just a…

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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 corner Shaw Boulevard, Capitol Commons brings together modern living spaces, prime office facilities, exciting dining options, top retail brands, a one-stop g…

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Tips in Buying Houses and Condos in Philippines (Part 2 of 2)

Join us in the second installment of our special on residential spaces, as Angela Manese, KMC MAG Group Residential Sales and Leasing Manager, offers her suggestions on the best places to live in for expatriates, starting families, young profesisonals, investors, etc. This short video also summari…

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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 block known as the One Bonifacio High Street, a 3-hectare mixed-use development by the Ayala Group and its partners. Touted as a principal address in BGC, the P3…

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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 developments and projects are concentrated in this satellite city in Taguig. Ortigas, the second largest CBD in the metro, is also giving other business centers a run …

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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 Ortigas Center. Built in 1999, the Class A commercial building was developed by ANTEL, a real estate construction firm behind numerous development projects such as …

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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 and military camp has seen the rise of green buildings and upscale business towers. Business in the area is booming, and there seems to be no sign of slowing do…

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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 famous landmark along Ayala Avenue. Constructed and developed by Ayala Land, it stands 525 feet tall (160 meters) and has 35 floors (1,667 square meters per flo…

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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 for accommodations. Unlike before when only the biggest names and the most luxurious hotels and resorts have prominence, boutique hotels have successfully ea…

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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 have you spending a bit more on your grocery budget. Using solar panels and other alternative green energy sources could also mean added costs. And so, we ca…

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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 right above the world-class shopping mall in Ayala Center. Developed in 2012, the PEZA-accredited class-A corporate center provides well-designed work spaces…

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3 Common Mistakes Home Buyers Make (without good real estate research)

With property finders and real estate listings online, who needs an up-to-date real estate research? Well, all sorts of homebuyers do!You may have an idea how the whole home buying process goes, and by now, you've probably made a list of things that you want to have in a new house. Good for you! But…

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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 and gamble on their chances of making a good real estate investment, even if the market seems stable for now. They'd first want to know what you're getting into…

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KMC MAG Group chosen to manage Tagaytay condotel

Local real estate services firm KMC MAG Group, an international associate of Savills, has been chosen as property manager for Major Properties' 10-hectare flagship development Monteluce in Silang, Cavite. Strategically located along Aguinaldo Highway, Monteluce is composed of three residential deve…

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88 Corporate Center: Prime Office Location in Makati

88 Corporate Center is at the central business district of Makati, where many BPO companies, growing enterprises, startups, local businesses, and multinational firms have set up their operations and their headquarters. Established since 1996, the 20+ storey building provides not just a prime locatio…

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Hotel Industry Update (Metro Manila)

Although the Philippines was struck by calamities brought about by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) and other natural disasters last year, the tourism industry and hotel market remains unfazed by the challenges. Tourism still proves itself to be a solid growth driver in the country. The industry has, …

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The Best Hotels Outside of Manila

Manila seems to be where the real action is, with high-rise business towers and residential complexes in major thoroughfares and rapidly expanding commercial blocks and entertainment centers in every corner of the city. It then comes as no surprise why thousands of tourists and foreigners come pouri…

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One Corporate Centre - A Corporate Access to Work-Play Environment

An all-glazed structure, One Corporate Centre stands in the corner of Meralco Avenue and Julia Vargas Avenue in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. It is the perfect office choice for sophisticated companies with its unique design and features. Aside from its noticeable facade, this office building is also …

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KMC MAG Group sees a more robust Metro Manila property sector

With the Philippines' fast-paced economic growth, Metro Manila's office, residential, hotel, and retail markets will remain busy throughout the year according to the latest Metro Manila Property Outlook 2014 report by KMC MAG Group, an international associate of Savills.The shortage currently occu…

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Top 6 Best Places to Visit in the Philippines (Infographic)

Indeed it's more fun in the Philippines, a country endowed with 7,107 islands that offer pristine beaches, crystalline sands, and exotic flora and fauna, making it a true tropical paradise. Aside from being rich in natural resources, the Philippines also has low cost of living, a diverse culture, an…

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Robinsons Cyberscape Alpha: Ideal Office Location for BPOs

Robinsons Land Corporation's Robinsons Cyberscape Alpha caters to the demand of the booming BPO industry in the Philippines. Aside from its high-class facilities, this building also takes pride in its prime location that offers the ultimate convenience for its employees, most especially call center …

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Top 3 Reasons to Invest in Philippine Hotels

With a fast-growing economy and an aggressive tourism marketing campaign, the Philippines has seen growth in the influx of local and foreign tourists, enjoying an average growth rate of 10.3% the past three years. According to the Department of Tourism (DOT) projections, this rate is expected to rea…

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Visiting the Philippines? Here are Metro Manila Hotels You Shouldn't Miss

Metro Manila is the Philippines' center for commerce and finance, comprising over 35% of the country's GDP at Php 3.48-billion. The city is also the principal gateway for international and domestic tourism, welcoming over 2.7 million tourists in 2011. Metro Manila's hotels and leisure industry is cu…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Bonifacio Global City

Bonifacio Global City (formerly called Fort Bonifacio or The Fort) is the fastest growing prime piece of real estate in Metro Manila. Its excellent strategic location in the southern area of the metropolis has made it very attractive to many developers, who are now building various types of developm…

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A Guide to Residential Spaces in the Philippines (Part 1)

What are the different types of residential properties to invest or live in? What factors should you consider when choosing a home? These are just some of the questions answered by Angela Manese, our Residential Sales and Leasing Manager, in the first installment of our web series on buying and le…

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Science Hub McKinley: The Tech Jewel of Taguig Cyberpark

Megaworld Corporation, faithfully growing its office portfolio, has fully set its mark in McKinley Hill, Taguig. Right at the Venice-inspired cyberpark stands its 4-tower, tech-building development, Science Hub McKinley. Delighting tenants and employees with its professional corporate vibe and fast-…

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Davao Property Market Update

Local developers remain bullish on Davao City's property market as it continues attracting major entities and players to expand and begin projects in the city. This comes as no surprise as Davao continues to be one of the top investment destinations in the Philippines, given its strategic location, …

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Investment Destinations Series: Davao (Part 3 of 3)

In the last installment of our series on the top investment destinations in the Philippines, we are featuring Davao City, Davao's regional center and the trade, commerce, and industry hub in Mindanao. The largest city in the Philippines in terms of land area, Davao City is located in the southeaster…

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How to Set up a Business in Bacolod

A couple of days ago, we featured Bacolod City as one of the newest investment destinations in the Philippines, which was named "Center of Excellence" for IT-BPO management operations in 2013 by DOST and this year's 94th top emerging BPO location in the world by Tholons. The City of Smiles is also k…

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One Global Place: Sophistication at its Finest in BGC

One Global Place, the latest development of Daiichi Properties and Development Inc., truly possesses one of the most sophisticated building designs in BGC. No wonder it serves as the home of top corporations in the Philippines, with its fully-unitized curtain wall, frameless glass fronts, and granit…

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Investment Destinations Series: Bacolod (Part 2 of 3)

Bacolod City in Negros Occidental is one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. The "City of Smiles" is famous for its festivals (MassKara Festival held every 3rd week of October), historical monuments, ancestral houses, and churches, and food, particularly Chicken Inasal, Napoleones, P…

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Top 3 Office Space Options to Consider in Cebu

A few days ago, we featured Cebu as one of the top investment destinations in the Philippines. The city is generating high levels of investor interest specifically among firms looking to outsource and offshore jobs, mostly because of Tholons, who named Cebu as the top 8th emerging BPO destination in…

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NAC Tower: Standard of Superior Office Building Functionality in BGC

NAC Tower is one of the newest additions to the skyline of Bonifacio Global City, currently setting a standard for safety and stability in commercial office buildings. The skyscraper is a class A, 30-storey office building along the 32nd Street, developed by Manta Equities and DMCI and designed by A…

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Investment Destinations Series: Cebu (Part 1 of 3)

One of the oldest cities in the Philippines, Cebu has a rich culture and history. It continues to be one of the most important destinations in the country, as it houses some of the most iconic heritage spots such as Magellan's Cross, Basilica del Santo Niño, and Fort San Pedro. It is also known for …

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Net Plaza: Enjoying Endless Privileges in BGC

Net Group's series of buildings -- Net One, Net Cube, Net Square, Net Quad, and Net Lima -- is often a familiar sight for everyone who'd visited Bonifacio Global City, even for just a few times. The Net Group of buildings were part of the Rufino family's office space portfolio and was controlled by …

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The Future of BPO and KPO: Next Wave Cities in the Philippines

As the Philippines continues its growth as the world's largest exporter of BPO and KPO services, its range of next-wave cities has also expanded over the years. Next wave cities are viewed as emerging information and communications technology (ICT) hubs selected based on available labor force supply…

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Why You Shouldn't Forget About Real Estate in Ortigas

Real estate professionals often cite Makati as the top location choice for multinationals and start-ups moving to the Philippines and Bonifacio Global City as the most active CBD for both residential and commercial developments, leaving Ortigas behind.Though often overlooked, the bustling 100-hectar…

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Robinsons Equitable Tower: Ortigas’ Premier Building

With its high and mighty stance, crowned rooftop design and concrete, and aluminum, high-performance glass curtain walls, no doubt Robinsons Equitable Tower, a postmodern-style commercial office building, is set as a popular landmark in Ortigas Center. Hellmuth, Obata, & Kassabaum and W.V. Cosc…

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Searching for Office Space? How to Benefit From a Brokerage Firm

Finding and leasing office space does not have to be a challenge with a reliable real estate brokerage firm by your side. No matter how big or small your business is, investing in tenant representation when searching for an office, retail, or industrial space is a must because it helps companies low…

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How Much Does It Cost to Rent Office Space Per CBD?

In this second installment of KMC Expert Talks' series on commercial office spaces, Anna Marco discusses the current office rental rates for each CBD as well as her recommendations on where businesses should locate in the Philippines. This will help business owners and entrepreneurs decide where t…

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Union Bank Plaza - Home of the Renowned Corporations in PH

A collaborative work of top Filipino architectural firms Recio & Casa and RTKL Associates, the Union Bank Plaza is truly admirable and recognizable owing to its unique shape and distinctive design. The building features a 49-storey aluminum unitized curtain wall coated concrete with multiple cor…

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Makati, BGC, Ortigas, or QC: Which CBD is Right for You?

Any business owner knows that leasing a new office space and moving into a different location requires great planning, as well as considering a lot of factors such as your business or operational needs, capital expenditure, ongoing office rental rates, etc. This test is designed to help owners and m…

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Focus and Relaxation at Work in Robinsons Summit Center

Looming over the Makati CBD skyline is one of the tallest buildings in the country --  the Robinsons Summit Center. Owned by JG Summit Holdings, Inc. and developed by Robinsons Land Corporation, its real estate arm, the building's architectural design is a proud creation of Hellmuth, Obata, & Ka…

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Why You Need to Move Into a New Office

Having trouble finding space for your new employee? Or is there too much space in the office now that you've adapted telecommuting? Massive company expansion and adaptation of new business processes are just some of the reasons that drive owners to reconfigure their office space or search for a new …

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How Tenant Representation Adds Value to Your Business

In the Philippines, only a number of businesses hire a tenant representative when searching for an office, retail, or industrial space. Business owners, especially of SMEs, are often hesitant to delegate the task of finding a new space to a broker because they do not want to spend for brokerage fees…

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One World Place: Award-Winning Office Building in BGC

Having a solid reputation as one of the country's top real estate developers for 20 years, Daiichi Properties and Development, Inc. won the "Five-Star" Best Office Development award for One World Place corporate tower. Showcasing an inspiring and admirable design, One World Place is a premium, LEED-…

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Serviced Office vs. Traditional Office Spaces - KMC Expert Talks

Thinking of starting a business in the Philippines? In the first part of the KMC Expert Talks' series on commercial office spaces, Associate Director Anna Marco discusses the main differences between serviced office and traditional office spaces and provides some tips to make it easier to decide o…

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What You Need to Know About Your Home Insurance

Most Filipinos buy home insurance just because it is required, often by mortgage lenders. And sadly, a lot of these owners of condo units and houses do not know the full details about their policy: what their coverage options are, what events or situations are covered and not covered, what type of p…

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How to Bring Good Luck Into Your Home This 2014

Ever wondered why rounded fruits are in high demand in the Philippines during the Christmas season? Or why families rarely serve chicken as part of the New Year's Eve Party menu? From local superstitions to Feng Shui and astrology, many Filipinos believe in the powers of planets, stars, and ancien…

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