PREMIER office towers, such as the newly completed One Griffinstone, are attracting multinational companies and business process outsourcing (BPO) firms to relocate south of Metro Manila.
One Griffinstone is located along Commerce Avenue within Filinvest City in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.
“Our strategic location near the manufacturing sites of Calabarzon, full curtain-wall facade and grand lobby have been warmly received by the market,” Vincenzo Tagle, managing director of Griffinstone Inc., said in a statement.
One Griffinstone has a gross floor area of 23,000 square meters (sq.m.) with each floor having 1,522 sq.m. The building has been accredited by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), which means occupiers will be able to secure tax incentives.
With its sustainable and innovative features, the building also secured the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Gold certification.
“These have likewise made it attractive to BPOs seeking to upgrade their offices and to draw from the labor pools of Las Piñas, Parañaque, Cavite and other upcoming cities in the South,” said Miguel Manipol, associate director of leading global real estate services firm Leechiu Property Consultants — the exclusive leasing agent of One Griffinstone.
The building’s other tenants include companies that want to be closer to their factories in Laguna, and co-working spaces such as KMC Solutions and Launchpad that cater to the market in southern Metro Manila.
Designed by architect William V. Coscolluela of W.V. Coscolluela & Associates, One Griffinstone boasts of an all-glass facade. The 18-storey tower also has eight parking floors, two parking lifts, one service lift, and eight passenger lifts.
One Griffinstone is seen to attract more locators with the completion of several infrastructure projects in the area like the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3.
Griffinstone Inc. is a joint venture of the Tagle family and Japanese company Meiji Sangyo Corp. Aside from One Griffinstone, the company is also the developer of Commerce Centers in Bonifacio Global City.
The company said it is planning to build more office and retail spaces in other areas in Metro Manila. — Vincent Mariel P. Galang