Tall and whopping blocks are now reshaping the Manila’s skyline and redefining the marketplace within and beyond the region. From delivering utmost leisure and opportunities up to making life easier and more fun, property developers have ensured that their projects meet the evolving needs and demands of the customers. On the other side, the progress of the local real estate scene indicates an improvement in the country’s economy as regional trade and investment activities are expected to rise.

Considering the call of urbanization and advantages on the development of infrastructure, property developers in the Philippines are continuously striving to set the standards of excellence in project developments. More and more world-class properties are expected to be completed in the following years that will cater both residents and businesses.

From a long list of properties that are currently under construction, here are some to look forward by the end of 2017 and the years to come.

Asmara by Suntrust

Asmara is a three-tower condominium community with a low-density design by Suntrust Properties Inc., which is set to rise along E. Rodriguez Avenue, Quezon City. The site occupies 7,685 square meters (sqm) of flood-free area with a total of approximately 1,975 condo units.

Some of its finest amenities are 20-meter lap pool, kiddie pool, paved sunbathing and pool deck, pool lounge, outdoor lounge, zen garden, gazebo-type multi-purpose area, daycare, function rooms, jogging path, and gym.

The wonderful enclave will be enhancing a luxury living with a touch of nature in the middle of the city. Having all the commercial, historical, educational, industrial and government institutions nearby, Asmara is a great place for all the persons with different lifestyles and needs.

Schools like La Salle Green Hills, St. Paul University, St. Joseph College and Trinity University of Asia are just around the site. St. Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City could be reached within minutes, while other hospitals such as The Medical City, National Children’s Hospital and Veterans Memorial Medical Center are just kilometers away. Shopping and entertainment centers like Araneta Center, Walter Mart and Trinoma are also close from the site.

Uptown Parksuites by Megaworld

The rising Uptown Parksuites in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig unequivocally defines what 21st century living is. The designed 50-storey glass and steel condominium tower over the Uptown Bonifacio landscape will be one of the most prestigious spots in the area that occupies 15.4 hectares. It will be offering upscale executive studios, suites with two to three bedrooms and a limited number of penthouse units, with 33.5 sqm. to 453.5 sqm. in size.

The building will be equipped with high-speed elevators, CCTV monitoring and Wi-Fi internet access in the lobby. Fitness center with spa, game room, dry garden, video phone security system connection center, play area, yoga and pilates room are some of the amenities to enjoy.

Located right at the heart of urban township, plenty of commercial and business centers are just few kilometers away. Future residents could shop for their needs in Serendra, Bonifacio High Street, Venice Piazza, Rockwell, Greenbelt and Glorietta, among others. Educational institutions such as International School Manila, British School Manila and Treston International College and world-class hospitals like St. Luke’s Medical Center — BGC are just nearby. There are also a number of restaurants around to dine out and socialize with friends.

Park Terraces by Ayala Land

Park Terraces is another set of skyscraping towers soon to glitter the Makati skyline. It will be a three-tower development project with retail spaces for cafes, restaurants, wellness outlets, and service retail located at the ground level. 

The three towers will be sharing a motor court and contiguous basement parking connected to the basement parking system of Ayala Center. In addition, a park located at its eastern side will also serve as pedestrian access to Glorietta. The project is stylishly and smartly designed to give future residents the choice of multiple access points to and from main city thoroughfares.

Maven by Ortigas & Company

Maven is a 62-storey building by Ortigas & Company set to rise on the Northeast corner of Capitol Commons, Pasig City. It is the new haven and ideal space to live and work for modern, cosmopolitan lifestyle. It has a chic, sleek and sophisticated architectural style with expansive windows and beautiful finishes.

For ultimate convenience, Maven is designed with north and south lobby, elevated lobby and driveway, eight high-speed elevators, mail room, concierge package storage, access to ground level retail, 100% and 50% emergency power supply for common areas and residential units, respectively, and efficient garbage disposal facility on all floors.

Mulberry Place by DMCI Homes

Mulberry Place is DMCI Homes’ recently launched project located inside the residential community of Acacia Estates, Taguig City. It will be a mid-rise resort type development composed of eight buildings with Asian Tropical Design. The picturesque panorama of Asian Architecture will be reflected on its arts and patterns.

Situated close to Acacia Estates Town Center that hosts commercial establishments and convenience shops, future occupants will not find a hard time looking for what they need. The place is also a few minutes away to BGC through C5 road heading to McKinley Hill where educational and other commercial establishments are located. — Mark Louis F. Ferrolino