Sometimes, it takes the worst of times to bring out the best in us.
Last year, the world started suffering from one of the most difficult challenges of this modern century: the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions had succumbed to this disease, while economies and businesses reeled from the lockdowns that had to be imposed due to this health crisis. Some companies had to close down while many lost their jobs due to the recession.
But if there’s anything good that came out of this shared human experience, it’s that we also learned to value the true essentials in life: our family, health and basic needs. It also prompted a shift in our priorities.
For instance, when it comes to our homes and workspaces, we learned the value of wellness and good design. What was once considered luxury has become the new necessities today. Contactless technology, nature-inspired spaces and even color therapy are only some features of modern buildings that have become crucial in the new normal.
Thankfully, some forward -thinking companies were already in the process of creating spaces like these even before the pandemic hit.
Ortigas Land, one of the Philippines’ most enduring real estate developers, is one of those innovators who have managed to anticipate the need for new essentials. Many of its ongoing and existing projects feature the best tools to pursue a healthy, productive life amid the new normal. Let us take a look at how this group can help us pursue the best in life despite the trials that we have faced in recent times.
Ortigas Land is behind some of the most successful retail, office and residential spaces in Metro Manila. Perhaps it is best recognized for the Greenhills Complex located along Ortigas Avenue, which centers on a low-rise shopping mall that offer unique finds. While the retail center serves as the main attraction, the 16-hectare estate now boasts of luxury residential towers such as the Viridian and the Connor.
The company is also behind the Ortigas Center, one of the primary central business districts (CBD) of Metro Manila. Once a barren land, the estate is now home to some of the biggest names in business, such as Banco de Oro, San Miguel Corp., Jollibee Foods Corp. and JG Summit Holdings. The area is also set to feature one of the most luxurious mixed-use developments of modern Manila—The Galleon, a two-tower complex that will feature office and residential spaces complemented by commercial spaces in the heart of Ortigas CBD.
These examples alone show how Ortigas Land has been successful. As a holistic developer, it focuses on creating integrated communities that cater to commercial, office and residential needs. Even with an established development, it continues to improve existing projects in order to meet people’s ever-changing lifestyles.
Prior to the pandemic, Ortigas Land broke new ground in 2014, when it partnered with Ayala Land Inc. and SM Prime Holdings—two of the biggest players in the real estate industry. With this alliance, the company was able to roll out grand plans for four masterplanned estates: Greenhills Center, Capitol Commons, Circulo Verde and Ortigas East.
Each estate features enticing characteristics that make them the ideal urban home to live and work in. The Greenhills Center features the best of shopping combined with residences and office spaces. Capitol Commons, meanwhile, is the new alternative destination for luxury living amid a scenic setting. Circulo Verde, for its part, provides a suburban getaway in the middle of the urban jungle. Lastly, Ortigas East serves as an eco-friendly community in the strategic vicinity of the Ortigas CBD.
With its strong partners in business, Ortigas Land was able to open the Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons. The building featured retail spaces on the lower floors and prime offices on the upper floors. In addition, new upscale residential projects were launched in the same area: The Royalton, The Imperium and Maven. The estate is further enhanced by the addition of Empress—a residential tower that is set to provide smart home features, biophilic architecture and color therapy.
With well-established partners in business, Ortigas Land remains at the forefront of the real estate industry. Pandemic or not, it continues to grow as a company as it continuously looks for ways to improve and benefit its buyers and investors.
A bright future ahead
Despite the challenges COVID-19 brought to our shores, there were opportunities to grow and improve lives. Ortigas Land seized these opportunities, as it provides innovative features, continuous development and consistent support across all its existing and upcoming projects.
As we gradually move ahead into a future protected by vaccines and medical breakthroughs, let us partner with a company that we know will always help us live our best possible lives. With Ortigas Land, we can be assured that the places we live, shop and work in will be quality spaces designed to give us meaningful and pleasant experiences.
Be the best version of yourself by choosing to dwell in well-built environments that focus on your wellness, family, and essential needs—such as those built by Ortigas Land.
Sources: Takamorry via Wikimedia Commons, Ortigas.com.ph
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