Exquadra Tower

THE construction of top-grade office buildings like Exquadra Tower is driving renewed interest in the Ortigas business district.

Exquadra Tower, which recently held its topping-off ceremony, is a 38-storey curtain-walled building with 57,000 square meters (sq.m.) of gross leasable area. Designed by global architectural firm Arquitectonica, it can accommodate 6,000 to 8,000 employees once operational.

“The availability of prime projects like Exquadra Tower has sparked the interest of corporate occupiers once more in this highly accessible area,” Miguel Manipol, associate director of Leechiu Property Consultants — the leasing agent of the tower, said in a statement.

Mr. Manipol noted the biggest supply of new office buildings in the next five years will come from the Ortigas, Mandaluyong, and Pasig area.

A property of Unioil Petroleum Philippines, Inc., Exquadra is located along Exchange Road, Ortigas Center in Pasig City. The tower boasts of environment-friendly features and is pre-Certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum. — Vincent Mariel P. Galang