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Best of the Best Developer-Firms Bag Pillar Awards

Ayala Land and Vista Land were honored as exemplary developers, while thirteen other firms from 5 regional groupings across the country were named Developers of the Decade, during the Pillar Awards ceremonies capping the CREBA Golden Jubilee National Convention last Thursday at the Conrad Manila.

Highest Awards

Ayala Land was conferred the Exemplary Developer of National Distinction Award  – not only for having excelled in pioneering development in the field of real estate, but also for having set an industry-wide standard for excellence that sets it apart from the rest,  and shaping the Philippines’ real estate landscape through innovation, sustainability, and a dedication to bettering communities.

Meanwhile, Vista Land was bestowed the Exemplary Developer of National Significance Award to honor its extraordinary accomplishments and unrelenting commitment in molding the nation’s landscape, and pay tribute to the “far-reaching visionary leadership and infrastructure brilliance that gave rise not only to iconic structures but national prosperity – a lasting legacy for the estate industry.”

Independent Board of Judges

Dr. Nathaniel “Dinky” von Einsiedel, renowned urban development planning and environmental expert, headed the Awards Committee, assisted by an independent Board of Judges composed of the following experts and specialists:

  • Dr. Emma Porio, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Ateneo de Manila Department of Sociology & Anthropology; President, Asia Pacific Sociological Association; Co-Chair of the Climate Change Commission Panel of Technical Experts
  • Ms. Delia Josef, EnP, Chancellor, Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners College of Fellows; former Director, Housing & Land Use Regulatory Board; Consultant on Housing & Urban Development, Asian Development Bank
  • Ms. Zorayda Amelia Alonzo, economist, investment banker, housing finance specialist; PagIBIG Fund CEO for 10 years; former Undersecretary for MSME Development of the Department of Trade & Industry
  • Mr. Guillermo “Bill” Luz, Chairman, Liveable Cities Philippines; Chief Resilience Officer, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation; former Co-Chairman of the National Competitiveness Council
  • Mr. Mel Senen Sarmiento, Chairman, Galing Pook Foundation; former Secretary, Department of Interior & Local Government; former Mayor, Calbayog City; Chairperson SOS Children’s Villages Philippines
  • Arch. Paulo Alcazaren, Principal Landscape Architect, PGAA Design; Fellow, Philippine Association of Landscape Architects; Founding Member, Heritage Conservation Society

The Developers of the Decade

The firms were selected based on the scores garnered by their showcased projects on each of the 5 rigorous criteria, namely: Social Impact, Innovation, Sustainability, Adaptation, and Financial Success.

North / Central Luzon

Awardee 1:

Category:

Horizontal Residential – Low Cost

Showcase Project:

Fiesta Communities in Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga

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Project Description:

This 8.9-hectare community will house a total of 706 single attached 2-story units and duplex 2-story units. Located near Clark, Pampanga, it opened in 2020 amidst pandemic health restrictions.

Offering modern amenities and strategic location near the booming economic development in Clark Freeport Zone, it quickly became a sought-after residential haven in the region.

Awardee 2:

Category:

Horizontal Residential – Socialized

Showcase Project:

Brooklyn Heights Subdivision in Guiguinto, Bulacan

Project Description:

Awardee 3:

Category:

Horizontal Residential – Economic

Showcase Project:

Fiesta Communities in San Rafael, Tarlac

Project Description:

This project features a vast 27-hectare development divided into two sections: Phase 1 (17.5 hectares) and an extension (9.54 hectares). Situated in the southern end of Maliwalo- Matatalaib-Macabulos (3M) route, it offers easy access to schools, hospitals, malls, and expressways.

Diverse housing options, from row houses to single detached units are complemented by amenities.

National Capital Region

Awardee 1:

Category:

Vertical Residential

Showcase Project:

Shore Residences in Mall of Asia, Manila

Project Description:

The entire Shore Residences complex built within the MoA area combines the luxury of a 5-star vacation resort with the coziness and comfort of the home you’ve always dreamed of.

Awardee 2:

Category:

Vertical Residential – Open Market

Showcase Project:

Sorrento Oasis in Pasig, Metro Manila

Project Description:

Sorrento Oasis is a low-density, Italian-inspired condo community in Pasig City, Metro Manila, offering strategic accessibility to key city establishments. With 60% of the development dedicated to open spaces and greenery, Sorrento Oasis prioritizes residents’ comfort and privacy, fostering inclusivity with diverse amenities.

Awardee 3:

Category:

Vertical Residential – Mid- to Upper Market

Showcase Project:

Lumiere Residences in Pasig, Metro Manila

Project Description:

Located at the intersection of Pasig Boulevard and Shaw Boulevard, Lumiere Residences epitomizes cosmopolitan living at its finest.

The 3-tower development strategic proximity to EDSA and C-5 allows easy access to Metro Manila’s key destinations and central business districts such as Ortigas Center and BGC.

Awardee 4:

Category:

Mixed Use / Township

Showcase Project:

Bridgetowne in Quezon City & Pasig, Metro Manila

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Project Description:

Bridgetowne, a 32-hectare premium development of Robinsons Land, connects two of the country’s main city centers – Quezon City and Pasig City – via an iconic bridge accentuated with the country’s tallest public art installation, The Victor.

Designed to be the standard for a green and sustainable community, Bridgetowne integrates both business and lifestyle developments while espousing the “Live. Work. Play. Inspire.” Mantra.

Awardee 5:

Category:

Luxury / Hospitality

Showcase Project:

Grand Hyatt Manila Residences at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

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Project Description:

Raising Filipino luxury living to greater heights, premiere real estate developer Federal Land, Inc. presents Grand Hyatt Manila Residences, the first residential condominium in Southeast Asia carrying the esteemed Grand Hyatt distinction.
 
The exclusive development is designed to deliver hotel-like living at its finest and embody true luxury and impeccable style.

CALABARZON

Awardee 1:

Category:

Horizontal Residential – Economic

Showcase Project:

Birmingham Subdivisions, Rizal

Project Description:

HDC – Birmingham’s projects were typically large executive style properties, but today the HDC – Birmingham portfolio reflects the aspirations of a much broader range for house and lot buyers, encompassing medium to large-scale developments in towns, cities and the provinces.

Awardee 2:

Category:

Horizontal Residential – Open Market

Showcase Project:

The Villages at Lipa in Malvar & Lipa, Batangas

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Project Description:

The Villages at Lipa is the 49-hectare residential enclave within LIMA Estate. It is comprised of three villages — Sierra, Brook, and Meadow.

Launched in 2019, Sierra and Brook offer houses and lots to the high-mid and mid-market respectively. Meadow is the most premier offering with 250 sqm – 1,500 sqm residential lots offering more choices for both investors and future residents.

Awardee 3:

Category:

Vertical Residential

Showcase Project:

Green 2 Residences in Dasmarinas, Cavite

Project Description:

GREEN 2 RESIDENCES in Dasmariñas, Cavite puts you close to the colleges and universities in the area, and makes the grade in the subjects of convenience, location, security, and amenities.

The amenities are designed to create a nurturing and secure space. There are features that create an environment for studying and downtime while other areas are dedicated for a more active routine.

Awardee 4:

Category:

Mixed Use / Township

Showcase Project:

Crosswinds in Tagaytay City

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Project Description:

Nestled in Tagaytay is Crosswinds, Brittany’s 100-hectare Swiss-inspired development that preserves its terrain with over 35,000 pine trees and lush open spaces.

Crosswinds offers grand residential lots, luxury homes and condominiums set amidst nature.

Awardee 5:

Category:

Others (Leisure Farm / Residential)

Showcase Project:

Palo Alto Leisure & Residential Estates in Baras, Rizal

Project Description:

Palo Alto Leisure Farm & Residential Resort – with water falls and forest reserves – is today’s biggest developed master planned community along Marcos Highway which is almost twice the above sea level elevation of Tagaytay.

It is positioned within the ecotourism map of the 600 km Sierra Madre Trail, the first bio-diversity corridor trail in the country.

Cocooned at the boundary of Antipolo, Tanay and Baras , and practically a quick drive away from Greater Manila Area, it is strategically at the crossroad of major forthcoming infrastructure such as the MARILAQUI Highway.

Visayas

Awardee 1:

Category:

Horizontal Residential – Economic

Showcase Project:

Casa Mira South in San Fernando, Cebu

Project Description:

Casa Mira South is CLI’s biggest residential subdivision bordering Langtad in the City of Naga and Pitalo, San Fernando, Cebu. The 40-hectare residential development with 4,000 housing units is conveniently near schools, business establishments, church, hospitals and malls.

Casa Mira South gives more value for money; it provides more space and more amenities including a chapel, clubhouse with swimming pool, children’s playground, basketball and tennis courts.

Awardee 2:

Category:

Vertical Residential – Open Market

Showcase Project:

 Amoa in Compostela, Cebu

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Project Description:

Amoa is a master-planned residential community project in Compostela, Cebu, which offers affordable yet quality homes with a diverse range of house types and lot options.

Boasting highly-amenitized features, distinctive enclaves, and a seamless blend of Cebuano heritage and modern minimalism, Amoa promises a harmonious and fulfilling lifestyle.

Awardee 3:

Category:

Horizontal Residential – Open Market

Showcase Project:

One Oasis Cebu in Cebu City

Project Description:

Discover One Oasis Cebu, your urban Asian-Balinese retreat. Nestled in uptown Mabolo, Cebu City, this lively 3.7-hectare community boasts mid-rise residential condos.

Enjoy easy access to daily living essentials because of its strategic location and relish a wide range of wellness-centric amenities fostering a strong sense of community.

Mindanao

Awardee 1:

Category:

Horizontal Residential – Economic

Showcase Project:

Verona Green Residences in Cagayan de Oro City

Project Description:

Verona Green Residences is a 2-phase vertical economic housing development in Cagayan de Oro inspired by the Italian city, Verona.

Awardee 2:

Category:

Vertical Residential – Mid- to Upper Market

Showcase Project:

Primavera City in Cagayan de Oro City

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Project Description:

Primavera City is master planned 4-tower township composed of residential, commercial, and office spaces located in the Uptown city proper in Cagayan de Oro.

Awardee 3:

Category:

Mixed Use / Township

Showcase Project:

Pueblo de Oro Township in Cagayan de Oro City

Project Description:

Pueblo de Oro Township is a 400-hectare master-planned development in Cagayan de Oro City with all the amenities of modern day living.

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