Archive for October, 2007

RLC acquires 5-ha Cebu property for high-end dev’t

October 29, 2007

Robinsons Land Corporation expands its robust property portfolio across the country as it disclosed plans to develop the first master-planned condo-resort community in Mactan, Cebu.

The country’s second largest diversified real estate company recently acquired a prime 5-hectare property with a 170-meter beachfront in Punta Engaño district in Mactan, Cebu. It shall be designed to be the first leisure community development of Robinsons Land.

Tourism and business hub of the South

Cebu’s tourism potential and its being the investors’ preferred headquarters in Southern Philippines add to Robinsons Land’s high hopes for its new project and the region itself.

The historic province of Cebu, touted as the gateway to two-thirds of the country’s major islands, has been recording upbeat tourism figures lately. Total foreign arrivals and domestic travels in the first half of the year show substantial growth of 20%, as against last year’s records for the same period. The first six months of the year saw Koreans topping the island’s foreign guest list, followed by the Japanese and the Americans.

Similarly, the local government has recognized Cebu’s tourism potential and has been actively formulating marketing strategies to achieve targets for its 5-year tourism plan, such as tourism missions in Europe. It is also counting on the emerging markets of China, Russia, India, and fellow ASEAN countries to boost its foreign arrivals.

Cebu has also been regarded as a premier business destination in the South, having been part of the Philippine Cyber Corridor masterplan that runs through Baguio, Manila, and Davao. The said vision crafted by the national government aimed to boost telecommunications and technology, and included empowering regions to provide information technology (IT)-related services. Multinational information technology firms and contact centers have likewise found their new homes in Cebu in the recent years, thereby attracting talents also from its neighboring provinces. The development of Cebu’s business parks also serves as a testament to the business-friendly environment of Cebu.

Robinsons Land’s top brass is confident that the organization is ready to maximize the company’s expertise in developing mixed-use communities in promising areas outside Metro Manila. The abounding possibilities in Cebu affirm Robinsons Land’s move to explore opportunities in the Queen City of the South.

Homegrown business

Mixed-use communities, composed of hospitality and residential developments, have been Robinsons Land’s strength. President and Chief Operating Officer Frederick D. Go notes, “Robinsons Land Corporation has gained its formidable status and esteemed name with its strategically located residential condominiums, hotels, and commercial centers that are of world-class quality. Having accomplished this feat, we will now build a landmark five-star condo-resort project in Cebu.”

Go cites that Robinsons Land’s mother company, JG Summit Holdings Inc., traces its roots to Cebu, as founder John Gokongwei, Jr. began his post-war trading business in his hometown. The humble trading activity ventured into by the young Gokongwei in local sailboats over five decades ago has paved the way for the birth of J.G. Summit Holdings Inc., which is now among the Philippines’ largest conglomerates. It holds diverse interests in branded consumer foods, agro-industrial and commodity food products, textile, telecommunications, petrochemicals, air transportation and financial services.

– Philippine Star

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The company behind Amisa

October 28, 2007

We are a team composed of the best and brightest professionals in the real estate industry committed to excellence and total quality satisfaction.

The High-Rise Buildings Division of Robinsons Land is one of the four major business cores of RLC, together with Commercial Centers , Hotels, and Housing and Land Development .

RLC-HRBD is responsible for residential condominiums and office building developments as well as housing projects that are geared towards tapping the thriving middle to high-income market.

Through the years, RLC HRBD maintains its position as the pioneer in the mixed-use developments and remains on schedule with the delivery of quality residential projects all over the metropolis. To date, the company has finished four office-building projects namely: Robinsons Cybergate Center Tower 1, Galleria Corporate Center , Robinsons-Equitable Tower and Robinsons Summit Center . Ready for occupancy by 3rd Quarter of 2006 is the Robinsons Cybergate Center Tower 2. Three residential projects have also been completed, namely Robinsons Place Residences , Galleria Regency and Bloomfields .

Currently on the pre-selling stages are the East of Galleria in Ortigas, McKinley Park Residences and Fifth Avenue Place in Fort Bonifacio Global City, Gateway Garden Heights, One Gateway Place and Gateway Garden Ridge in Mandaluyong and Adriatico Residences in Manila.

— from http://www.robinsonsproperties.com.ph

Amisa Factoids

October 28, 2007

Here are some of the info about Amisa.  

  • A 5 ha. leisure development by Robinsons Land in Mactan Island, Cebu.
  • 172m beach frontage
  • three branded hotel towers
  • six residential condo towers

Other info includes:

  • The first master planned condo/residential resort community of Robinsons outside of Metro Manila.
  • Australian Gold Coast Architecture

The Amisa Project Briefing

October 28, 2007

AMISA Cebu project briefing

Here’s a project briefing done by Mr Don Teves in Cebu. Amisa is the first of its kind project of Robinsons in Cebu. It is a masterplanned community, leisure estate and condo / resort.

Amisa will be consist of 6 condo towers and 3 hotel towers within a 5 hectare property.

AMISA Cebu

Robinsons Land to start high-end Cebu leisure estate

October 28, 2007

Robinsons Land Corp. of the Gokongwei group plans to build its first high-end leisure estate following its purchase of a five-hectare property on Mactan Island in Cebu City, the company said.

In a disclosure to the stock exchange Monday, it said the property in the Punta Engaño district would be developed into a condominium resort that would target retirement-home buyers as its main market.

Foreign and domestic tourist arrivals in Cebu increased 20 percent in the first half of the year from the same period last year, with Koreans, Japanese and Americans as the major foreign visitors.

The city government has a five-year tourism plan and has been formulating strategies that target markets in China, Russia, India and ASEAN countries to boost its foreign arrivals record.

lizabeth Sanchez-Lacson; with INQUIRER.net