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Iloilo as Philippines’ Next Innovation Hub


Master planning, by definition, is the conscientious effort of developing or improving a property with the goal of ensuring a unified vision for its space. It is coming up with a sustainable plan to calibrate the best utilization for the area while considering the needs of stakeholders who will be impacted by it. 

If done right, a master-planned development, or better yet, a master-planned city, could do wonders for the people living in it.

A stellar testament is Iloilo, a city poised to be a “premier innovation hub” by 2030, on the back of the efforts of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Global Shapers Iloilo, and other local stakeholders and business groups.

In recent years, Iloilo has made headways in becoming an exceptionally-integrated innovation hub, with several factors contributing to this growth — well-connected infrastructure, a fine risk-reduction management program, and the arrival of several big companies, seen to push the city towards being “the next economic epicenter” in the Philippines. 

Jaro, in particular, the largest district in Iloilo, has taken an active role in redefining its economic landscape with big-ticket projects that are expected to generate jobs and tourism opportunities.

Initiatives like these not only prime up the region’s economy but also create an ideal environment for real-estate investment. Investing in Iloilo now would mean maximum returns.

A win-win situation

One of the first movers in this progressive area is SM Development Corporation (SMDC), which has redefined the urban-dwelling landscape.

Strategically located in the district of Jaro, Iloilo, Glade Residences provides front seats to Iloilo’s transformation and the opportunity to thrive at the crossroads of growth.  It is master planned in such a way that it gives easy access to the best of Iloilo, along with a coveted, low-carbon footprint lifestyle.

The development is strategically placed near top-tier schools to help children excel, various commercial hubs that give plenty of shopping and dining options, decades-old places of worship in which to find refuge, and medical facilities that ensure health stays in its prime. Even more, it promises a home-beside-a-mall lifestyle, with a future SM Mall right next to it. 

With the development seamlessly integrating itself in the up-and-up Iloilo City, Glade Residences is bound to take the Ilonggo way of life to the next level.

Gated garden community for everyone

A recent Santos Knight Frank study said that proximity to green spaces, good air quality, and good views are among the residential property considerations that have become important for today’s homebuyers. With sustainability at the core of each and every development, SMDC exemplifies a true trailblazer with spaces that address these needs. 

Like all of SMDC’s roster of vertical garden communities, Glade Residences upholds a high level of well-being for all its residents with purposefully developed spaces for leisure, growth, and wellness. 

Gardens and greeneries abound the development, granting the sought-after privilege of living among nature. Walkable design, well-connected sidewalks and linear parks, bike paths, and open spaces all contribute to a safe haven to thrive. 

Built with driven individuals and young families in mind, Glade Residences also opens up new levels of productivity, with a community hub conducive for home-based work or business. It is what makes Glade Residences perfect for Iloilo — home of promising small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurs. 

Most of all, with Glade Residences’ Wi-Fi-ready and intricately designed hotel-like lobby, getting home every day is bliss.

Multi-faceted investment

Choosing Glade Residences as new home not only means investing in finances, but also in physical and mental health. 

It is health investment because of the wide range of amenities that promote an active, well-balanced lifestyle – with several swimming pools, playgrounds, an outdoor gym, and a basketball court ready to keep residents going any day. Every unit was carefully structured to allow natural light and ventilation to illuminate living spaces, and to improve one’s well-being. 

It is an investment for peace of mind as well, with SMDC’s professional property management services providing upkeep and 24/7 security. Residents get to worry less about property integrity and safety and devote more time and energy to the things that matter. 

On top of that, Glade Residences sets one up for financial security and, in turn, a promising future. Should one choose to rent out his unit for some passive income, SMDC Prime Key Leasing is there to shoulder the stresses of leasing management. 

Write-up & image source: Business Mirror


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