A smart way to make one’s savings grow is by making investments. Stocks, corporate bonds, or bank products—there are a number of options to choose from. But one type of investment prospect that is on the rise is real estate. Not only does it have a high asset value, but there is also a good chance that the value of the property will increase over time.
Although investing in real estate is a good idea, you need to be critical on the company you will invest in. There are numerous real estate developers in Metro Manila, but researching and knowing which company to trust with your money is crucial. The following is a list of the country’s top property developers, along with one of their best properties.
1. Megaworld Corporation
The Venice, one of the developer’s award-winning projects, is composed of seven buildings in all.
Image: Megaworld Fort Website
Established in 1994, Megaworld has one of the largest annual revenues in all of the developers in the country. Following its “live-work-play-learn” concept, Megaworld has produced numerous residential and commercial properties which offer a balanced life. It has also won the Best Developer award for the third consecutive year at the PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards.
One of Megaworld’s best property offerings is The Venice Luxury Residences in Taguig. Recognized as the “Condo Development with the Best Design and Architecture” in The Outlook, Lamudi’s 2017 year-end event, The Venice has become a tourist destination in the recent months because of its impressive Venetian architecture and landscapes.
2. Century Properties
Century Properties’ Trump Tower Manila has three unit designs: Downtown Soho, Fifth Avenue, and Park Avenue.
Images: Trump Tower Philippines Website
Century Properties, best known for its mid- and high-rise condominium projects, was first founded in 1986. Aside from residential projects, the company also develops medical, office, and retail properties through its subsidiaries.
Trump Tower in Makati is one of the developer’s most luxurious and best properties. It was awarded the “Best Luxury Condo Development” recognition in Metro Manila during the 2018 PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards. The property is best known for its panoramic views of the city and unparalleled service.
3. DMCI Homes
One of DMCI’s prides is Oak Harbor Residences, which features a sky lounge, a pool deck, and landscaped gardens.
Image: OAK Harbor Residences by DMCI Homes Facebook Page
DMCI (D.M. Consunji, Incorporated) Homes’ trademark is providing affordable, resort-themed condominium developments to the public. But aside from residential properties, the developer also has ventures in retail, hotels, hospitals, and others. DMCI also came out on top in a “Best Condominium Developers in the Philippines Q2 2017” survey made by online real estate marketplace ZipMatch .
DMCI was also recognized as one of the country’s top developers in the 2018 BCI Asia Top Ten Developers Awards with Oak Harbor Residences as one of its entries. Located in Parañaque City, the property has three buildings with 453 units in all.
Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) has been featured for four consecutive years in the BCI Asia Awards as one of the country’s top developers. It also won a “Best Condo Developer” award during Lamudi’s 2017 year-end event.
The company is known not only for developing commercial and residential properties but also urban communities, such as Bonifacio Global City (BGC). BGC, which bears the moniker “The Home of Passionate Minds,” is a community with residential options, commercial hubs, and corporate headquarters that all create a well-balanced but fast-paced lifestyle.
5. SM Prime Holdings
Trees Residences, SMDC’s award-winning complex, has swimming pools, function rooms, and covered walkways.
Based on annual revenue alone, SM Prime Holdings is one of the biggest property developers in the country. While SM Prime Holdings itself is more focused on developing shopping malls that can be found within and outside the country, its subsidiary SMDC has been ranked as one of the best condo developers and has a total of thirty-five projects.
In fact, during Lamudi’s 2017 year-end event, SM Prime Holdings and SMDC were recognized as “Best Commercial Developer” and “Best Affordable Condo Development” for Trees Residences. Trees Residences does not only offer a quiet and private neighborhood Novaliches, Quezon City, but it also boasts its very own retail complex for convenience and ease of living.
Filinvest Land’s 100 West has a leisure hub, poolside patio, family outdoor lounge, and a skyline deck.
Images: Left, Filinvest Website; Right, 100 West Makati Facebook Page
Filinvest Land, Inc. (FLI) was founded in 1995 and is one of the oldest real estate developers in the country. Once primarily known for offering properties fit for the middle class, the company has now expanded into high-end developments as well. FLI has also been awarded as one of BCI Asia’s Top Ten Developers for 2018.
100 West, Filinvest’s property in Makati, was recognized as “Best Mid-end Condo Development” during Lamudi’s year-end event in 2017. 100 West is strategically located near commercial and corporate establishments so residents would not have to waste time braving traffic.
Knowing about the developer is a good idea before you invest in one of its properties. Since there is no shortage of promising developers in the country, you have many options—but only after you’ve done your research.
What property developer are you most impressed by? Let us know in the comments below!
About Eunice Sheene Fulgencio
Eunice knew that she’d be writing for the rest of her life from a very young age. Naturally introverted, she is selective with how she uses her time and who she spends it with. Has a penchant for sweet treats, sentimental proses, and online personality quizzes. A true-blue INFJ.
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