Unfazed by pandemic, AboitizLand revolutionizes homebuying experience

Face-to-face meetings and paperwork had been synonymous with homeownership until COVID-19 made human contact a risky behavior. Like retail, banking, food and other industries, real estate was forced to adapt to this tectonic shift. AboitizLand, the real estate arm of the Aboitiz Group of Companies, was among the first developers to recalibrate its systems. Embracing…

South Coast City rising in Cebu

CEBU CITY—Not even the COVID-19 pandemic can stop this new “city” from rising at the South Road Properties, a 300-hectare reclaimed area in the southern part of Cebu City. The construction of the South Coast City is in full swing—while strictly complying with health protocols—to meet its target completion by the second quarter of 2022.…

SM Hotels supports mission to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics

SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC) has expressed its support for the United Nations Environment Program campaign to phase out single-use plastics in the tourism sector. It has partnered with the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Inc. (PCEPSDI) under the Transforming Tourism Value Chains (TVC) Project and the Department of Tourism through…

Redefining space the Rockwell way

The protracted COVID-19 pandemic has radically shifted Filipinos’ preferences and priorities—perhaps even permanently—as they struggled to cope with the forced lockdowns and the realization that the COVID-19 disease is likely here to stay and cause sporadic outbreaks. This helps explain the marked increase in the demand since March of last year for real estate projects…