A few years from now, the ongoing infrastructure projects around the metropolis will reach completion, thereby creating much mobility and accessibility for city-dwellers who are always on the go.
The country’s first intercity underground railway, for instance, is set to start partial operations in 2022 and will be fully operational by 2025. It will run from Quirino Highway in Quezon City to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City.
This will significantly cut down the travel time not only for commuters but also for motorists as traffic congestion along the subway’s 36-kilometer train line is projected to lessen.
On the other hand, the real estate value, especially around the areas in which the 15 subway stations will be built, is seen to rise, according to property consultancy firm Colliers International.
One property development that will be of great value to investors and home-seekers alike is DMCI Homes’ upcoming residential condominium project, The Crestmont, with its strategic location along Panay Avenue in Quezon City’s South Triangle district.
The Crestmont is a few steps from the MRT-3 Quezon Avenue station and near a proposed station of the Metro Manila Subway. It is also near hospitals, top universities, government agencies, offices and other places of interest and leisure.
On the 3,000-square meter site, a 50-storey structure will rise and be ready for occupancy by September 2025. Unit offerings include 1-, 2-, and 3-bedrooms, each designed to provide every family’s requirements for space and comfort.
As its name signifies—Crestmont means impressive peak—the condominium project will offer ample living spaces and premium amenities suited for today’s hectic yet still family-oriented lifestyle.
The Crestmont will carry DMCI Homes’ trademark resort-inspired design and topnotch quality, but with enhanced unit features, bigger windows, spacious balconies, and efficient air conditioning system.
Its outdoor features will include a Sky Deck pool which is a first in DMCI Homes projects. There is also a kiddie pool and children’s play area to bring an endless treat of resort living for the whole family.
Indoors, there will be a reception lounge, fitness gym, lounge area and entertainment and function rooms. There will also be a convenience store, mail box area, and laundry and water stations.
Moreover, the building boasts of DMCI Homes’ proprietary design innovation Lumiventt® Technology to make units naturally lighted and ventilated through three-storey high breezeways, single-loaded hallways, and landscaped atriums.
Live a life that is connected to all that is essential with the exquisite living spaces at The Crestmont. Value-for-money dwelling units range from 33.00 to 84.50 square meters at a price of P5.62 million – P13.43 million.
The Crestmont is one of the developments of DMCI Homes, the country’s first Quadruple A real estate developer known for building quality resort-inspired communities in Mega Manila, Baguio City, Boracay and Davao City. Each of its properties is built with world-standard craftsmanship borne from D.M. Consunji Inc.'s over 60 years of expertise in the construction and development industry.
To learn more about The Crestmont and other DMCI Homes projects, call (+63) 917-837-3624 or email email@example.com
Convinced that Quezon City is the market to watch out for in the real estate industry, DMCI Homes is pouring more investments in the former Philippine capital this year to expand its presence in the area.
DMCI Homes Assistant Vice President for Project Development Dennis Yap said the company is planning to launch at least two more residential condominium projects in Quezon City this year in anticipation of a robust housing demand spurred by upcoming government infrastructure projects.
“Strong reservation sales of our ongoing projects indicate immense interest in the Quezon City property market and we are optimistic that the trend will continue in the coming years,” Yap said.
One of DMCI Homes’ planned new developments is a single-tower resort-inspired development in Mapalad Street, Roosevelt Avenue called Cameron Residences.
Located right in the middle of Quezon City, the 45-storey residential tower is intended to offer strategic takeoff point going to top universities, business districts, leisure zones, medical facilities, government institutions, and nature parks in the former Philippine capital.
“At present, we have three ongoing residential condominium projects in Quezon City, all of which are almost sold-out. All in all, we have 12 projects in the city which makes it the biggest host of our projects in Metro Manila,” Yap said.
Property consultancy firms have urged developers to explore the residential potential of Quezon City which is seen to be the biggest recipient of the potential opportunities arising from the “Build, Build, Build” program of the national government.
Colliers International, for one, named the Metro Manila Subway Project as the project that would benefit the city the most since it will host seven of the 13 proposed stations namely Mindanao Avenue, Tandang Sora, North Avenue, Quezon Avenue, East Avenue, Anonas, and Katipunan.
Aside from the Metro Manila Subway Project, also anticipated to improve foot traffic in the largest and most populated city in Metro Manila is the ongoing construction of the MRT-7 railway system which travels from San Jose del Monte, Bulacan to North Avenue in Quezon City as well as the Skyway extension project which is anticipated to cut travel time to Gil Puyat Avenue in Makati from 2 hours to less than 30 minutes.
DMCI Homes has once again fulfilled its promise of early or on time delivery of its residential condominium projects with the turnover of its Brio Tower development in Makati City, 13 months ahead of schedule.
Sitting on a 5,760 square meter lot in Guadalupe Viejo, the single-tower resort-inspired development is DMCI Homes’ first residential condo project in the country’s financial capital.
The property arm of DMCI Holdings, Inc. already started the turnover process for the first batch of unit owners late October, over a year ahead of the committed occupancy schedule of November 2019.
All the 746 units of the 30-residential level high development have been presold for a total reservation sales of P2.973 billion
With the sales success of Brio Tower, DMCI Homes Assistant Vice President for Project Development Dennis Yap said a second project in Makati is already in the pipeline for DMCI Homes.
“We’re looking at our property in Chino Roces Avenue as potential site of the next project,” Yap disclosed.
Featuring an Asian Contemporary architectural design theme, Brio Tower reveals a cozy and refined atmosphere that pervades throughout the building – from the reception lobby to the units and resort-type amenities.
Amenities include DMCI Homes’ latest design innovation—Extended Sky Lounge—which provides residents a platform to appreciate the cityscape literally on the edge of the high-rise structure.
The development also has a lap pool, kiddie pool, lounge area, jogging path, children’s playground, audio-visual room, gazebo, game room, and fitness gym.
Likewise, Brio Tower is designed with DMCI Homes’ architectural innovation called Lumiventt® Design Technology which aids the natural flow of air and light through three-storey high openings called Sky Patios, and through breezeways located on the left and right wing of every floor.
Brio Tower’s efficient fittings and rain harvesting capability, meanwhile, make the building a model structure in terms of water efficiency.
Brio Tower is one of the developments of DMCI Homes, known for building quality resort-inspired communities in Mega Manila, Baguio, Boracay and Davao City. Each of its properties is built with world-standard craftsmanship borne from D.M. Consunji Inc.'s over 60 years of expertise in the construction and development industry.
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United by a culture of building communities, some 70 volunteer employees and residents of DMCI Homes condominium projects recently gathered together for a house-painting activity for the benefit of residents of Gawad Kalinga’s Manggahan-Kawayanan Village located in Barangay Marcelo Green, Parañaque City.
Held last July 7, the volunteers helped spruce up a total of 26 housing units in the corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity organized by DMCI Homes together with Gawad Kalinga. The 26 beautified homes were among the 93 socialized housing units donated by the leading resort-inspired community developer to Gawad Kalinga in Parañaque City.
Von Castor, a business process manager at the DMCI Homes Property Management Corporation (DPMC) said he didn’t hesitate to volunteer knowing the activity’s impact to community building.
“We, at the DPMC, we’re after community building. So we’re very happy that we were part of this activity. It may just be a house-painting activity but there’s a deeper meaning behind it,” Castor said.
“Of course before you build a community, you first build a home. We hope na yung pinagpaguran namin, pinaghirapan namin maging ‘home’ siya para sa beneficiary na family,” he explained.
Dubbed as DMCI Homes-Gawad Kalinga House Painting Activity, the volunteers formed groups of five and were given materials before they were assigned to a housing unit. Together, they helped apply primer on 15 housing units and colored 11 others slated for turnover.
A fixture in DMCI Homes CSR activities, Alan Domingo of the Purchasing Department likewise shared his favorite part of the house-painting activity.
“Pinakagusto kong part ng activity yung medyo pa-ending na kasi nakikita mo na yung pinaghirapan mo. It’s very fulfilling. Masarap sa pakiramdam kasi nakatulong ka sa ibang tao,” the procurement officer related.
Volunteer unit owners, meanwhile, were elated that DMCI Homes opened up an opportunity to help the underprivileged through the activity.
“I’ve been wanting to join a house building and house painting activity. Luckily and fortunately, DMCI Homes organized this kind of outreach program for the less privileged,” said Rhapsody Residences unit owner Christabelle Matoza.
“So happy naman ako sa naging experience kasi kung titingnan natin sa point of view natin, iisipin mo sila yung blessed because nandito tayo to volunteer for them. Pero in return, bine-bless din nila tayo kasi parang may realization din tayo na mayroon pala tayong compassionate and generous heart,” she added.
Katherine Olaivar, one of the 10 volunteers from Siena Park Residences, said there is no better feeling in the world than having able to help people who are in need.
“Hindi mo mararamdaman yung pagod kasi alam mong may matutulungan ka,” she enthused
Since 2015, DMCI Homes has helped Gawad Kalinga build more than 500 housing units for families displaced by local government units’ relocation program and those affected by natural disasters all over the country.
At the 2.7-hectare Manggahan-Kawayanan Village, DMCI Homes has donated more than 90 units of 20-25 square meter concrete shelter with a provision for a second floor.
“When Gawad Kalinga came in in 2006, the first order of business that we did was how to take this piece of property become legally-owned by the informal settler beneficiaries. We explored ways and means and we found out that Community Mortgage Program is the best alternative here,” said Cokes De Leon, project director of Gawad Kalinga for the Manggahan-Kawayanan Village.
“This is under the Social Housing Corporation of the Philippine wherein they purchase the properties from private individuals or corporations and then they sell it to the existing people living there, the informal settlers. So this is how the community came about,” he continued.
Anita Enderez, who is one of the socialized housing beneficiaries, said she could not thank DMCI Homes enough for helping her family own a decent home.
“Nagpapasalamat ako sa DMCI Homes kasi hindi na kami palipat-lipat ng tirahan. Kaya natutuwa ako dahil talagang bahay na namin ang lilipatan namin,” she said.
Aysa Oquinena of Gawad Kalinga Mabuhay Social Enterprise, Inc. who helped organized the activity, on the other hand, lauded the volunteers for demonstrating one of the key elements of Gawad Kalinga which is bringing people together through “bayanihan.”
“It’s more than cooperation, it’s more than teamwork, it’s more than solidarity, kasi binibigay po natin yung buong buhay natin doon sa pagtulong. You are creating an impact and you are helping us build this nation,” she beamed.
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True to its commitment of delivering quality projects, DMCI Homes is set to turnover 11 residential condominium buildings in 2018—two of which will be ready for occupancy (RFO) a year earlier than scheduled.
The turnover of the 11 buildings will mark the completion of three ongoing residential condominium projects namely Brio Tower, Asteria Residences, and Mirea Residences.
Brio Tower, DMCI Homes’ initial development in Makati City is set for turnover in October, over a year ahead of its original RFO schedule of November 2019.
The last two buildings of Asteria Residences, a midrise development in San Pedro Street, San Antonio Valley 2, Barangay San Isidro, Sucat, Parañaque City, are also slated for turnover this year. The buildings will be made available to unit owners in March and June respectively.
On the other hand, the remaining four buildings of the eight-building mid-rise development Mirea Residences in Amang Rodriguez Avenue, Barangay Santolan, Pasig City are also set for turnover until September this year.
Also up for occupancy in 2018 is the seven-building mid-rise development Ivory Wood in Acacia Estates, Taguig with the early RFO of the first three buildings: Anahaw in January, Palmira in April, and Lauan in July.
Meanwhile, Lumiere Residences’ West tower is set for RFO status middle of 2018, a year earlier than its June 2019 original turnover schedule.
The country’s first Quadruple A developer last year turned over more than 15 buildings ahead of schedule despite concerns on industry delays.
"More than having consistent strong sales, we pride ourselves on always striving to exceed the expectations of our clients. This includes the delivery of their units ahead of schedule most of the time,” DMCI Homes President Alfredo R. Austria said.
DMCI Homes, the country’s first Quadruple A developer, is eyeing more residential condo projects in and outside of Metro Manila in 2018 after posting a banner year in sales and reservation in 2017.
Strong sales of all its ongoing developments last year helped DMCI Homes record Php 38.9 billion in sales and reservations - 53 percent higher than its target of Php 25.5 billion for 2017.
For this year, the property arm of DMCI Holdings Inc. has lined up mid-rise and high-rise developments in Parañaque, Las Piñas, Pasig, Pasay, Manila and Quezon City.
Eight residential condo projects have been penciled in for launch in 2018.
“We’re looking at new product formats that would suit the evolving needs and preferences of the market but still consistent with our value-for-money proposition,” DMCI Homes President Alfredo Austria said.
The developer known for building resort-inspired communities is also eyeing another residential condo project in Davao City following the consistent strong sales recorded by its initial offering in the King City of the South, Verdon Parc.
The company is bullish on Davao City’s real estate sector following positive forecasts on residential projects in urban areas all over the country for 2018.
In its top 10 predictions for 2018, global real estate services company Colliers Philippines said the government’s aggressive infrastructure push would further drive the demand for residential projects in major urban areas in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
“The improvement of road networks and expansion of airports should further unlock land values in these areas, making them more feasible for residential projects,” the global real estate services company said.
With its superb location at the heart of Metro Manila, DMCI Homes’ Tivoli Garden Residences easily tops the list of favorite shooting spots of cityscape photographers.
Nikon Philippines brand influencer Cris Magsino, for one, considers the Iris tower in the 2.7-hectare community in Barangay Hulo, Mandaluyong City as the top condominium building in Metro Manila which offers the most amazing view of the cityscape.
The DMCI Homes’ resort-inspired community’s excellent location and proximity to key cities with views of picturesque lines of high-rise buildings, gives a good vantage point to get a good composition, Magsino shares in an interview.
“As a landscape and cityscape photographer, having a good vantage point is a key element to get a good composition. Tivoli Garden Residences provides several spots that offer interesting compositions for a cityscape photograph,” he points out.
Led by Magsino, Nikon Philippines in partnership with DMCI Homes, recently led a free cityscape photography workshop dubbed as “Urbanscapes” at the roof-deck of the Iris Tower of the five-tower development.
Landscape photography enthusiasts were taught proper camera handling and basic post-production techniques during the seminar.
“The deck of Tivoli Garden Residences provides a spectacular unobstructed view of the metro that allows you to marvel at the city skyline spanning several cities from Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasig, and as far as Pasay as well as enjoy both the beauty of sunrise and sunset panorama,” Magsino notes.
“Based on places that I have been to, Tivoli Garden Residences tops my list. Next would be The Grove, City Garden Hotel, Vista Shaw, Avant,” Magsino says of the five condominium buildings which offer the most picturesque views of Metro Manila’s cityscape.
Located near the Makati-Mandaluyong Bridge, Tivoli Garden Residences offers a serene retreat amidst the bustling metropolis. It is the first property to feature DMCI Homes’ proprietary Lumiventt technology which is an architectural innovation that allows natural lighting and airflow to permeate the building through Sky Patios and breezeways.
A multi-awarded photographer, Magsino has been shooting commercially since 2006 but only started doing serious landscape and cityscape photography in 2013 as a way to escape the pressures of commercial photography.
“Landscape photography gave me a relaxing way of doing both things I love and enjoy which are travel and photography. It is one of the genre wherein you get to enjoy nature or the city view in a relaxed pace,” he relates.
"It combines the joy of travel and photography at the same time. It suits people who love the adventure of immersing one’s self into different places, its culture and its people,” Magsino explains.
Aspiring photographers, he notes, should have tons of patience to be able to capture stunning landscape photos.
“The key to be a good landscape photographer is to have a lot of patience. Patience to look for the perfect spot. Patience to wait for the perfect light. And patience to learn and develop your skills both on camera handling and post production,” the veteran photographer says.
“With landscape photography, you are at the mercy of nature in terms of light, weather and other uncontrollable conditions. Landscape photographers learn how to react, adjust and improvise to make the most of what nature provides,” he concludes.
Despite decades of living overseas, many Filipinos still choose to grow old in their native land for reasons that vary from economic to just purely sentimental.
For 78-year-old Sofia Murphy who had lived in Perth, Australia for 40 years, coming home to her native city of Davao for good in 2014 meant a fresh start after her husband passed away due to heart attack.
“After my husband died a few years ago, I wanted a new environment, a fresh start,” Murphy shared in an interview.
Determined to live a worry-free life, she sold their house in a subdivision in Maa and decided to embrace the convenience of condominium-living in DMCI Homes’ three-hectare Verdon Parc development.
“I lived before in a subdivision and I always pass by this place when I go shopping. I really like the area. It’s very close to (commercial) establishments, to the mall, and bus terminals. I think, it is (the) center of the city,” she said.
Located along Ecoland Drive corner Peacock Street in Davao City, Verdon Parc offers excellent proximity to various commercial establishments including malls and markets as well as educational institutions, banks, places of worship, medical service providers and government agencies.
Even though Verdon Parc was not her original choice, Murphy said she is convinced that she made the right decision in picking the DMCI Homes’ leisure-inspired development.
“The first condo that I have looked at, it’s really the kind of condo that I like. I actually decided to buy that one but when I saw Verdon Parc and inquired, I realized that it’s much better here. My original choice was not just more expensive compared here, it also does not have a balcony unlike here in Verdon Parc,” Murphy pointed out.
Murphy moved into her two-bedroom unit early this year and was immediately smitten by the friendly residents and Property Management Office staff at Verdon Parc.
“Everybody’s so friendly. The guards and especially the staff,” she said.
The exclusivity of the development and the presence of 24/7 roving guards and modern security measures make her stay even more enjoyable according to Murphy.
“When I go on travel, I know that my stuff is secured. We also had security in our subdivision before but it is much better when you live in a condo. At my age, I can sleep soundly at night because I know that I’m safe here,” she said.
“It’s like living in a resort”
Consistent with its reputation as the best provider of residential communities designed to create quality lifestyle, DMCI Homes intended Verdon Parc to complement the King City of the South’s abundant and pristine natural resources to create a leisurely atmosphere for Davaoeños.
Fitness facilities, swimming pools, entertainment and game rooms, play areas and leisure zones, are available to satisfy every whim.
Murphy, with all the first-class features of her “retirement home”, could not help but get excited over the possibilities brought by a new life at Verdon Parc.
“It’s like having a holiday every day. It’s like living in a resort,” Murphy beamed.
The country’s first real estate contractor to earn the Quadruple A license, DMCI Homes has been known for building quality resort-inspired communities in Mega Manila, Baguio City, Boracay and Davao City. Built with world-standard craftsmanship borne from D.M. Consunji Inc.'s over 60 years of expertise in the construction and development industry, DMCI Homes continues to uphold its thrust of providing quality homes at best value on or ahead of time.
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