The Galleon: Modern Living in the Heart of the Ortigas Center
Discover tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of city life inside The Galleon, one of our condos for sale in the Ortigas Center. Settle into a stylish abode for modern city dwellers embracing an urban lifestyle. We’ve envisioned a beautiful community to be established in the most convenient location for those looking to live, work, and play in the heart of Pasig City.
The Galleon is a two-tower mixed-use development of modern design. Located near EDSA and within the heart of the Ortigas Central Business District. The Galleon, an exclusive address offering residential, commercial, and office spaces.
It is currently one of the most sought-after preselling condos in the Ortigas and EDSA area. Offices at The Galleon was launched in July 2019 and the first to be offered by Ortigas Land.
Surrounded by Pasig City’s dynamic cultural mix, The Galleon has nearly everything to satisfy your wants and needs within the development or its nearby areas. Aside from the business district, it’s a short distance away from key locations like schools, hospitals, churches, and other retail stores.
Whether you’re an independent professional looking to live closer to work, a young family with plans to grow, or an empty nester, The Galleon is a home that adapts to your lifestyle.
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Luxe Investment for a Distinct, Premium Lifestyle
Easily, it all boils down to wanting a home that is more than just a postal code—one that offers better security, exceptional amenities, unparalleled convenience, bigger and more sophisticated spaces and exquisite finishes, high tech features, a highly conducive environment and an enhanced, more refined lifestyle, overall. Add to that the prestige of owning a home that speaks of modern elegance and exclusivity.
And today, such luxury features are finding their way to the top of homebuyers’ priorities, as the pandemic underscored the need for wide, airy spaces, contactless solutions, proximity to essential shops and institutions, among others. This is perhaps why, even in the midst of an unprecedented health crisis and stringent lockdowns, the luxury real estate market seems to have gained even more ground, generating increased interest among homeowners and spikes in sales.
The Galleon: A Quintessential Choice for Property Investment
Spotting opportunities in real estate can be tricky.
Moreso during a crisis when dips in prices and slowdown in demand could easily sway one to play safe instead. Today for instance, the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down the operations of most industries, including real estate, which has seen a more subdued demand, slower take-up and price corrections compared to last year.
Some investors, however, are still choosing to bet big on real estate and they may be right to do so. If the projections are accurate, some segments in Philippine real estate, such as the residential condominium market, may already see some green shoots of recovery as early as next year.
Colliers International Philippines said in its latest report on the residential sector that despite the projected price drop this year, it expects prices to slightly recover by 2.1 percent annually from 2021 to 2022. Similarly, rental rates of condominiums in Metro Manila are seen to pick up pace by as much as 2.5 percent starting next year.
Lower mortgage rates, attractive packages and the resumption of most businesses are likely to enable the recovery of the residential segment—on top of the fact that property developers have been upping the ante, creating more innovations and providing an even more compelling, attractive proposition for its homebuyers and investors.
Exquisite finishes and upscale amenities are a standard here at Residences at The Galleon.
Seizing potential opportunities amid this crisis would thus require one to be more cautious, prudent and discerning. One should keep in mind that the time-tested wisdom behind a great property investment continues to hold true even today—that is, location, quality, value proposition and the track record of the developer.
Seasoned developer Ortigas Land presents such a quintessential choice for property investment, which impeccably weaves together all the essential features that the modern urban dweller will need and appreciate in a post-pandemic era.
Rising along ADB Avenue, at the heart of a thriving Ortigas central business district, is The Galleon, a two-tower, mixed used complex that has long anticipated the needs of a market that thrives on convenience, accessibility, wellness and modern technology.
As the only mixed-use development in the Ortigas CBD, The Galleon is uniquely poised to become the archetype community that presents unmatched convenience afforded by a strategic location, the leverage of being part of a mixed-use project, smart innovations incorporate in the project, and the luxury of exquisite finishes and upscale amenities as a necessity—and not a mere luxury. Here, one can find premium grade office spaces, upscale residences for the highly discerning well-heeled market, and a two-level retail podium that will serve as the future residents’ hub in Ortigas Center.
Well-appointed units await residents at The Galleon.
Key to a premium lifestyle
Given its solid track record spanning close to nine decades, Ortigas Land will pull out all stops to create and offer opulence, convenience, privacy and exclusivity for its future residents.
The 51-story Residences at The Galleon, with its 509 well-appointed units of varying cuts and sizes, ensures that you will enjoy proximity to every imaginable need and destination, owing to the fact that it will rise within the most centrally located and most accessible CBD. One can never be too far from commercial establishments; medical, educational and religious institutions; fitness and wellness centers; massive mall complexes; hotels; and even other business districts—moreso once the big ticket infrastructure projects such as the BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road and the proposed Metro Manila Subway are completed.
This is crucial as the pandemic and the quarantine have shown how one’s proximity to essential shops and services can provide a crucial lifeline for the residents.
Live in style, too, as Residences at The Galleon integrates luxurious amenities designed to elevate your daily urban lifestyle—from its mini-theater, game room, swimming pool, gym, sauna room, to the lush open spaces that will offer you that much needed “green breathing spaces” without having to leave the metro. Well-thought-out features and innovative designs—including its modern, mindful architecture, landscaped, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, and its light, airy lobby—will carve for you a healthy, relaxing sanctuary right in the middle of the city.
There are opportunities for passive income as well since Residences at The Galleon offers an attractive location for those who seek to lease out a residence that is just a few steps or a short ride away from their offices and headquarters such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB). And given the promising value proposition of The Galleon, it will be much easier for you to clinch that leasing deal.
There is no doubt that The Galleon will truly be the archetype mixed-use community that will thrive in the post-pandemic era. Once its residential component is completed by 2028, residents can look forward to a premium lifestyle in what will be one of the metro’s most coveted addresses in the future.
Is this the perfect property investment in Ortigas Center?
Located in the center of Metro Manila, Ortigas Center is a location that’s ripe for property investment. The sprawling area includes quality amenities – from luxury malls to sports facilities – major educational institutions and new developments that house the offices of top local and international corporations.
If you’re looking to get in on the action and invest in a commercial property in the district, The Galleon should be at the top of your list. Construction on the high-rise mixed-use development began in 2019 and is slated for a 2025 completion. Besides modern and functional office units, the luxurious space will also house retail and residential offerings.
Read on to find out why you should invest in The Galleon.
A central and convenient location
The Galleon is situated in one of the country’s more established business districts, Ortigas Center, which stretches to Mandaluyong and Pasig City. Linked to a wide network of existing freeways – including EDSA – that lead to major parts of the city such as BGC, Makati CBD and the airport, it’ll be a breeze getting to many other destinations in Metro Manila and beyond. Retail attractions such as Robinsons Galleria, SM Megamall and The Podium are also within easy reach, as are various top hotels, educational institutions and sport complexes.
Exciting new infrastructure
Two upcoming infrastructure projects are set to make Ortigas Center even more connected with the rest of the city. The upcoming Santa Monica-Lawton Bridge, which is set to be completed imminently, will offer a direct link between Ortigas Center and BGC, lessening the travel time from one hour to just 12 minutes. There are also two planned subway stations in the works – Ortigas North and Ortigas South – with a target completion year of 2025, which coincides with The Galleon’s completion and handover dates.
Gorgeous and considered architecture
Set across a lot area of 6,996 sqm, The Galleon’s high-rise office tower is a Grade-A traditional office that will sit on top of a large retail podium. Built to resemble a ship, its elegant and striking structure stands out amid the rest of the Metro Manila cityscape. The office tower will feature spacious suites with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, sleekly designed public spaces, high ceilings and beautiful landscaped communal gardens throughout.
An eye on sustainability and energy efficiency
Other than its attractive aesthetics, The Galleon is an eco-friendly and sustainable development that was built with energy efficiency in mind. The complex is compliant with the Green Building Code and is also pursuing a LEED Silver Accreditation. All office units contain double-glazed windows in order to reduce air-conditioning use and energy consumption and energy-efficient LED lights are employed throughout. Furthermore, the building is equipped with efficient water fixtures for reduced water consumption. Rain water will be collected to irrigate the landscaped gardens, thereby conserving fresh water.
High potential for growth
Upon completion, The Galleon will be the only mixed-use development in the Ortigas Central Business District, making it a unique investment with huge growth upside. Rental rates in the region are steadily increasing, making lease rates extremely attractive, and The Galleon offers a range of unit sizes (spanning 75 sqm to 195 sqm) to suit your needs. Coupled with its central location and exciting upcoming infrastructure, there’s no reason not to set your sights on investing in The Galleon and claiming a prized piece of Ortigas Center for yourself.
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This article is published in partnership with Ortigas Land.
Manila’s New Breed of Luxury Architecture
Manila architecture has come a long way from the humble bahay kubo.
As a country known for its year-round tropical climate and warm people, the Philippines has gone through various influences when it comes to its built environment. While we continue to celebrate our traditional creations and heritage treasures, we have also become haven to exemplary works of architecture.
Combining the ingenuity of foreign and local designers, several up-and-coming projects are set to redefine Metro Manila’s skyline. The following structures, developed by real estate giant Ortigas Land, will soon serve as the pinnacle of premier living in our country.
Using color, texture, and light, the Empress provides its residents a therapeutic environment.
A 56-story tower situated across the Capitol Commons Park, the Empress is the latest premier development to rise in Pasig. It is the brainchild of numerous established firms, such as Architecture International Ltd. and GF & Partners Architects. The former is a San Francisco-based design group responsible for globally celebrated projects such as the Lotte Tower in South Korea, Verona Office Towers in Italy and Xi’an Hi-Tech Business Center in China. The latter is the Philippine-based architectural firm behind the Pacific Star Building, Alabang Town Center and GT Tower International among others.
The design of the Empress is its strength. It aims to serve as an oasis amid the chaos of urban living, and it does just that by focusing on the details. It utilizes chromotherapy, or the science of promoting health through colors, by implementing a light and calming color palette in its interior spaces.
Outdoors, it harnesses the power of faura by using plants to create an enclosed, relaxing environment. Even the hardscape is well-thought-of, with a pedestrian walk in the quiet zone specially designed to stimulate acupressure points in the feet.
When it comes to each unit, the attention to detail continues. A smart living system is implemented in all residential spaces, allowing owners to carry out day-to-day tasks with minimal effort. The inclusion of a home gateway system, temperature sensor, smart light switches and motion sensors in one’s living space permits contactless control of the whole home. This system does not only make things efficient, but it also minimizes one’s risks of acquiring viruses and other pathogens.
Besides the smart technology, other features inside the home makes living in the Empress truly spectacular.
Integrated microwave cabinets, built-in shower benches, video-enabled intercoms and WiFi router cabinets are some of the additional features in each unit that show the project’s strong focus on design.
Overall, the project is ideal for those looking for a sanctuary in the middle of the metro and those who value comfort and convenience especially during today’s New Normal era. The Empress is set to become the benchmark of luxury design, giving people the best life has to offer in a lush environment.
When it comes to exclusivity, no project does it better than The Imperium. Another emerging star at the Capitol Commons, this impressive development prides itself in being able to offer lavish privacy in high-rise living. While it is set to rise at 62 stories high, each residential level accommodates only four residential units, providing residents generous space and unhampered views.
With four residential units to a floor, The Imperium sets a new standard when it comes to exclusive living.
The amenities of The Imperium also attest to its commitment to premier design, with numerous offerings providing residents various ways to relax and enjoy. Indoors, a grand lobby, high-performance fitness facility, mini-theater, daycare center and function rooms are all designed with hotel-like finishes. Outdoors, an exclusive play area, infinity edge pool, landscape garden and garden lounge/deck allow residents to bask in the sun and enjoy nature even in the middle of the city.
The Imperium is another brainchild of the design firm GF & Partners Architects Co. The project was created in consideration of feng shui requirements and sound engineering practices, further cementing its identity as an exceptional piece of architecture in our country.
Paying homage to our country’s Spanish heritage, The Galleon is another upscale project by Ortigas Land that combines luxury with comprehensive design. The development is made up of two high-rise towers, offering residential, office and commercial spaces in one premiere address.
The Galleon finds inspiration in the multi-deck, massive ship that used to brave the seas in past centuries.
Each structure is fitted with a tower spire, akin to the mast of a ship. Tower crowns curve toward the sky suggesting wind-blown sails, providing a hint of movement in the Ortigas Skyline. A two-level podium at the base represents the ship’s hull, providing communal spaces for all the users of the building. Lastly, wave-shaped grilles enclose the parking structure of the development, a nod to the gentle seas that once carried the Spanish galleons of the past.
Situated along ADB Avenue in Ortigas Center, The Galleon is strategically located near in-demand academic institutions, shopping centers and office buildings. It provides world-class amenities, with a game room, social hall, daycare, mini-theater, yoga room and outdoor pool just a few of the exclusive features residents can enjoy exclusively. The office building, meanwhile, offers generous spaces to work and pursue dreams, with the smallest inner unit starting at 75 sqm.
Both residential and office spaces incorporate sustainable features, such as wastewater management, double glazing, rainwater collection and energy-efficient utilities.
This premier project was designed by the same team behind some of Ortigas Land’s topnotch projects. The masterplanning and concept architect of the project is Architecture International Ltd. and the local architect of record is GF & Partners Architects. The Galleon is set to sail soon, are you ready to come on board and partake in its glory?
Some of Ortigas Land’s up-and-coming premier developments are situated in Capitol Commons, where future residents will have easy access to Estancia Mall and other retail centers.
A bright future in luxury living
Whether you’re looking to live or invest in real estate, premier developments offer the best value for your money. Soar ahead and discover Manila’s new breed of luxury architecture. Poised to make waves in the Philippine real estate market, these offerings from Ortigas Land are some of the best architectural works set to redefine our country’s skyline in the near future.
Luxury Projects in Demand
Higher demand for luxury projects helped push up residential property prices in the second quarter, even as the Philippines was in the midst of a pandemic and a stringent lockdown.
Based on Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ Residential Real Estate Price Index (RREPI) released Friday, nationwide residential property prices rose by 27 percent for the said period—reportedly the highest year-on-year growth rate recorded since the start of the series in 2016.
By area, residential property prices in both the National Capital Region (NCR) and in Areas Outside NCR (AONCR) registered a year-on-year growth of 34.9 percent and 18.1 percent, respectively. By category, residential property prices similarly grew across all types of dwelling, with condominium prices rising the fastest at 30.1 percent year on year.
“We were pleasantly surprised by the performance of the pre-selling residential market in Metro Manila. In the second quarter of 2020, take up reached 8,700 units compared to 8,600 units a year ago. In the first half of 2020, total sales reached close to 20,000 units, still a pretty good take up compared to 22,000 units a year ago. That’s a decent sales performance given the country, particularly Metro Manila, was under a strict lockdown during the period,” said Joey Roi Bondoc, senior manager for research at Colliers International Philippines.
“If you also look at the price segments of the more popular projects in the first half of 2020, the mid-income, upscale and luxury units covered 80 percent of total take-up in the pre-selling market, higher than the three segments’ 71 percent share in the first half of 2019… We also saw price increases for selected pre-selling luxury projects in Mandaluyong, Quezon City, Makati fringe, and Ortigas Center in the first half,” Bondoc said in a statement on Friday.
Beyond exquisite finishes, Ortigas Land projects offer the luxury of space.
Such a strong appetite for luxury projects shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Fortunately, there is no shortage of such luxury and ultra luxury projects in the Philippines, particularly in key urban districts in Metro Manila. While investors can choose from an array of such upscale offerings, only a few developers have managed to provide distinct and innovative projects that are well worth your investment.
Ortigas Land, for one, has in its portfolio a range of luxury and ultra luxury projects catering to the different upscale lifestyles of the highly affluent urban dweller. Beyond the benefits of a strategic location, capital appreciation and wealth preservation, Ortigas Land’s modern, high-tech residences also offer sustainable and healthy environments; “experiential luxury” through its impressive, well laid out amenities; privacy and exclusivity; as well as the convenience of having almost everything you need within walking distance or just a short drive from where you live.
Luxury in real estate indeed comes in many forms and Ortigas Land has aptly shown how all these can be seamlessly integrated within a single development.
Topnotch amenities offer residents a conducive place to raise their kids
Luxury of wellness
At the Empress, Ortigas Land offers the country’s first wellness real estate, where the residents’ well-being takes precedence.
Located within Capitol Commons in Pasig City, this 56-story vertical community brings exquisite finishes, groundbreaking features and smart designs that are geared towards supporting residents in achieving a holistic, well-balanced lifestyle amid the frenzy of the city.
At the Empress, you’ll have smart living features including contactless technology that has become the norm in this new normal. You’ll also see a perceptive use of colors in common areas to help stimulate positive emotional responses among residents and guests while its biophilic design, via its lush, green pocket spaces, will likely do wonders for your mental and cognitive health. One ingenious approach that Ortigas Land took was to carefully divide amenities for the quiet zone and the active zone. In this way, residents will get to fully enjoy these exceptional amenities without unnecessary intrusions.
Well-appointed units offer you a sanctuary in the middle of a dynamic city.
Luxury of convenience
That The Galleon will rise at the heart of Ortigas Center will most certainly accord its residents a most prized privilege—one that many are willing to pay a premium.
Future residents of this two-tower complex will offer a distinct kind of convenience that places you right where the action is—near large-scale shopping complexes, offices housing multinationals and local businesses alike, transport hubs, major thoroughfares and planned key infrastructure projects that will ensure ease of accessibility and connectivity.
At The Galleon, exquisite finishes and upscale amenities are already a given. In this seamless mix of posh residences, premium grade offices and commercial spaces that are just an elevator ride away from each other, future tenants and residents will get to enjoy a modern, sustainable environment where convenience trumps all other benefits and advantages—a kind of convenience needed to thrive in the new normal era.
Wake up to a stunning view of the city.
Luxury of space
One of the most luxurious residential towers to rise in Capitol Commons highlights the luxury of space amid the dense clusters of communities increasingly crowding the capital region.
With its spacious, well-appointed suites, The Imperium highlights the importance of having enough room to move about within your sanctuary. This 62-storey architectural wonder further expands your space—breathing room in the middle of the city—with its landscaped gardens, fitness facilities, recreation room, residents’ lounge, mini-theater, and stunning views of the metro and the Capital Commons Park.
All these three projects have showcased Ortigas Land’s expertise in creating upscale residences that offer luxury in so many levels, making these the ideal home for the modern and highly affluent urban dweller.
Ortigas Land’s residences evoke luxury and elegance.
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The Perks of a Premium Development
It’s a fact of life: money doesn’t always last.
Considering inflation and the uncertainty of the future, storing all your money in one place may not be the best decision. It might get lost or worse, it might lose its value over time. Your millions of cash today may just be the loose change of tomorrow. As a wiser move, why not place your money in something that will last longer?
Real estate, for instance, has always proven to be a dependable investment. More often than not, the value of properties continues to remain stable even during a recession.
This is particularly true for those that exhibit desirable features: prime location, exemplary architectural design and a trustworthy developer. Properties with such characteristics are considered the cream of the crop. While they often come with a hefty price tag, the long term returns more than make up for it.
So if you’re looking to make your money last, try looking into real estate investment. And if you’re looking to grow your investment, choose a property based on its desirable features and its unique offerings. Read on to discover why premium properties are worth a look and how they offer prime returns for life.
The Empress in Capitol Commons offers first-class amenities such as this children’s playroom
Serves needs beyond the basics
Whether in times of prosperity or poverty, man’s basic needs remain the same: food, shelter, sleep, water and breathable air. These elements are essential to the survival of any person. Investing in a business that can provide one of these essentials is usually stable. But what if you can meet all these needs and offer a lot more in terms of experiences?
Premium developments have been designed to go beyond our most basic needs. While most homes can provide the essentials, those that elevate living standards make daily lives more enjoyable. These properties go beyond the basics to offer comfort and convenience, things that may appear extravagant at first but are actually life-saving in the long run.
For example, The Galleon by Ortigas Land combines residential, office and retail spaces in one vertical community.
This development not only allows its users to have everything within their reach, it also gives them more time to enjoy life rather than spend it sitting in traffic. Its spaces are designed to provide tranquil and relaxing experiences even in the middle of a bustling city.
Located in the heart of Ortigas Center, this up-and-coming project is strategically situated near numerous schools, office buildings and BPO centers.
With its mixed-use nature and prime location, it is poised to receive a strong rental market among urban dwellers, foreign businessmen and even millennial employees. While The Galleon meets basic human needs, it has been designed to make living an enjoyable and exciting affair.
Outperforms bonds and stocks
Whenever our country hits an economic bump, many stock and bond investors become nervous. This is not usually the case with real estate investors. While the stock market can fall significantly during times of hardships, the price of property rentals aren’t as quick to drop. According to Jason Laux, adviser at the South American company Synergy Group, “Consistency of the yield is what makes real estate investments more suited for riding out a recession.”
Annual renewal of leases allow landlords to adjust rental rates based on inflation. When times are difficult, properties are often sold with better payment terms. When times are good, these same properties can sell for more than their original prices. In between, owners can rent out these spaces to gain passive income. Real estate investors can make money off their properties all year round, especially when these assets are well-designed and strategically located. While stocks and bonds are heavily affected by economic factors, properties are relatively more stable.
Moreover, properties that respond to current demands appeal to the market. To exemplify, the Empress by Ortigas Land offers contactless technology inside each unit, a feature that befits today’s standards in the new normal.
This offering allows residents to control the unit’s temperature, lighting, security and utilities via an app, thus reducing the risk of viral transmission. With such a feature that meets today’s demands, it makes the project more appealing to possible tenants, thus improving the lessor’s chances of renting out spaces even in the pandemic era.
The Galleon in Ortigas Center takes the concept of mixed-use developments to greater heights.
Provides exceptional experiences
With a luxury property, you aren’t just investing in a piece of real estate. You are enabling yourself to live a certain lifestyle that makes the most out of life. If you’re planning to rent out units, you’re actually leasing out opportunities for people to enjoy this kind of living standard.
This exceptional experience doesn’t fluctuate with our country’s economic climate. If you’re aiming for stability, premium properties set you up for life because the living standards remain constant under any economic climate.
Luxury real estate projects are the cream of the crop for a reason. They give you generous spaces, lush surroundings, first-class amenities and extraordinary security.
The Imperium at Capitol Commons, for example, provides exclusivity to its residents with its low-density design. Only four living units are accommodated per floor, thus giving each resident unparalleled views and the luxury of space. Rarely can you get a unit in the city that exceeds 100 sqm in floor area and doesn’t compromise on amenities as well. This kind of exceptional experience is a luxury in itself. Owning a piece of this property is like owning a piece of rare treasure.
Allows you to maximize your life
Whether you’re looking to grow or to enjoy your money, real estate remains a reliable and stable investment.
Even if the economy fluctuates, it is constant, with rent prices rarely changing and living experiences unvarying. Premium properties, in particular, can set you up with the best kind of living standards that will always remain attractive to those looking to meet more than their basic survival needs.
If you’re in the market at the moment looking for a premium property, consider partnering with a real estate developer that has decades’ worth of solid experience in the industry.
A partner like Ortigas Land will always give you the best kind of living standards, in the worst or best of times.
Sources: www.elegran.com, www.mansionglobal.com, www.ortigas.com.ph
Luxe Residences for the Affluent, Discerning Few
Manila remains one of the fastest growing luxury residential markets in terms of price appreciation in 2019, according to Knight Frank’s 2020 Wealth Report.
Based on the report’s Prime International Residential Index (PIRI), Manila ranked eighth, along with Berlin, as it posted a 6.5 percent increase in the prices of luxury residential property from September 2018 to September 2019. Manila was one of the 100 global prime markets assessed by Knight Frank for the 13th edition of the PIRI. Topping this list was Frankfurt, which recorded a 10.3 percent price hike in luxury residential property in 2019, followed by Lisbon (9.6 percent), Taipei (8.9 percent), Seoul (7.6 percent) and Houston (7.4 percent).
One notable feature of this report showed a growing trend, wherein high net worth property buyers and investors are starting to place importance on wellness attributes when choosing a new home. Based on the Wealth Report’s The Attitudes Survey, access to nearby green spaces was considered by the respondents to be the most important, followed by the availability of wellness facilities and the design of the property and how it contributes to their physical and mental well-being.
Other attributes cited in the survey were energy efficiency and environmental friendliness of the building; air quality around the property; quality of nearby medical facilities; and wellness amenities offered by a development.
Alasdair Pritchard of Knight Frank’s private office team pointed out that this was a burgeoning trend, noting that “young professionals are prioritizing health and well-being more than ever before. It is no longer the preserve of burnt out executives in their 40s or 50s. Young professionals such as tech millionaires are increasingly seeking a haven to retreat to for one month a year to focus on well-being.”
“Design and functionality are important whether it is courtyards, meditation rooms, resistance pools or living walls. But the reality is, it is the location and proximity to nature that are the decisive factors,” Pritchard was quoted in the report as saying.
Ortigas Land’s well-appointed units ensure residents’ comfort.
In the Philippines, seasoned property developer Ortigas Land has long recognized the growing importance of including wellness attributes in all of its upscale developments in the metro. It knows that the highly discerning market nowadays is willing to pay a premium to have access to lush open spaces, wellness amenities, and sustainable design and architecture.
Indeed, the true benchmark of premium developments today has gone beyond having well-appointed units, exquisite finishes and topnotch amenities. Homebuyers and investors now seek for safe, smart and healthy homes where they can enjoy the priceless benefits of having a well balanced, holistic lifestyle amid these challenging times.
Elegance defines Ortigas Land’s upscale residences.
The Empress, for one, is touted as the first wellness real estate in the country, comprised of premier residences proactively designed and built to support the holistic health of the residents.
This 56-story residential tower in Capitol Commons in Pasig City is a game-changing concept from Ortigas Land, as it offers smart living features including contactless technology, and integrates colors in common areas that can stimulate positive emotional responses. The Empress’ biophilic design will also allow you to commune with nature through its open spaces, lush greens and blooms, which could help reduce stress, improve cognitive function, and enhance mood.
Balance and wellness remain a central theme in the Empress as amenities were carefully divided into two areas, namely the quiet zone and the active zone, based on their function. Further ensuring that the Empress is your ideal home in the bustling metro, Ortigas Land will integrate sustainable measures that make it compliant with green building standards.
At the heart of Ortigas Center will rise The Galleon, which is poised to be the archetype community of the modern urban dweller. This two-tower complex by Ortigas Land offers the unique leverage of a mixed-use project where posh residences, premium grade offices and commercial spaces are seamlessly integrated in a modern, sustainable environment.
At The Galleon, future residents will not only get to revel in the luxury of exquisite finishes and upscale amenities, but will also get to indulge in the comfort and convenience of a central, strategic location—of being in the center of a thriving business district where practically everything is nearby, such as commercial establishments; medical, educational and religious institutions; fitness and wellness centers; mall complexes; and other offices.
The Residences at The Galleon, in particular, highlights amenities that will allow you to achieve wellness and enhance your daily urban lifestyle: a mini-theater, game room, swimming pool, gym, sauna room, as well as green open spaces that offer a much needed breathing room in the heart of a dynamic district.
Ortigas Land offers the luxury of space in all of its developments
Also rising within Capitol Commons is one of the most luxurious residential towers in this district. A highly coveted address in Pasig City, The Imperium offers spacious two- and three-bedroom units that speak of exclusivity, convenience and opulence within 62 storeys of an architectural wonder.
It’s all about elegance and luxury for The Imperium—which won Best Luxury Condo Architectural Design in 2018—with its design, circular form and trapezoidal canted windows made to lessen the need for artificial lighting, well appointed suites and exquisite finishes, as well as the stunning, relaxing views of the metro and the Capitol Commons Park.
Luxurious amenities, which include landscaped gardens, fitness facilities, recreation room, residents’ lounge and mini-theater among others, further offer the much sought opportunity to achieve balance and wellness in the city.
Ortigas Land has no doubt set the gold standard for smart, healthy and sustainable luxury residences in the metro, making it a perfect fit for the country’s discerning, affluent market.
A Sure Investment in Uncertain Times
Nowadays, our lives always seem to be at risk.
With the COVID-19 virus still in our midst, many of us continue to fear for the future. No one is certain what is to come soon as the world continues to adjust to the new normal or life amid a pandemic.
Thankfully, there are some things that remain certain, even in the most difficult times. In particular, our basic need for shelter has become more pressing, as our homes nowadays serve as our sanctuary against the spread of the virus. The accessibility of essentials and work places has also been highlighted by our current situation, with transportation being affected by the pandemic as well.
If you’re looking to invest during these times, it might be a wise idea to consider real estate. People would always need homes to live in, offices to work in, and shops to buy essentials from, whatever the situation is.
One project, in particular, serves all these needs in the heart of a bustling business district. The Galleon, a premier development in Ortigas Center, might be your best investment yet, even in these uncertain times. Read on to find out more about this latest offering from Ortigas Land.
What the Numbers Say
Even before the pandemic, the Ortigas central business district has been promising a good yield for its investors.
Since 2001, the area has consistently increased in terms of land value, rivaling only Makati CBD and Fort Bonifacio. Compared to other business districts, however, Ortigas Center shows a larger room for growth as its home, Pasig City, continues its development as a bustling urban center of Metro Manila.
In terms of residential spaces, Ortigas Center has one of the lowest vacancy rates in Metro Manila. According to a 2019 report by Colliers, the area boasts of a 4.5 percent vacancy rate and 6 percent appreciation in prices among existing residential units.
With the pandemic upon us, Ortigas Center remains to be a haven for investors. This is because even before the pandemic, the area is already being developed to accommodate integrated communities.
The Benefits of Integrated Communities
The demand for homes that have easy access to everything has never been greater than today. Thankfully, some developers had the foresight to design spaces which offer residential, office and commercial spaces in just one estate.
Ortigas Land is one such developer that did this with its up and coming project. Consisting of two tower structures, The Galleon is a mixed-use development that caters to our basic needs and more.
The first tower offers 418 office units and 53 retail units. It is the ideal setting for premier office firms in the metro, offering majestic views of Ortigas Center and its nearby vicinities. The tower is certified Grade A-LEED, assuring its users of a sustainable and eco-friendly place to work in.
The second tower, meanwhile, makes up the residential sector of the project. It is designed to house 509 residential units, consisting of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and penthouse cuts. Each floor will only have 12 units, limiting the population density and thus increasing the security of its residents.
In addition, every residential unit is equipped with contactless control of lights, electricity, temperature and other conditions inside the home. The exclusivity and high tech features of Residences at The Galleon are particularly appealing nowadays, as we live in the era of the new normal.
These offerings make The Galleon an ideal model of an integrated community. You basically have everything within your reach, with your work space and residential space brought closer together. With the addition of retail units in the area, you know that you’re also just a few steps away from the supermarket or shop whenever you need to purchase essentials. By living in a community such as this, you know that you’re getting your money’s worth.
If you’re thinking of renting out your office or residential unit at The Galleon, there are numerous prospective clients that you can cater to in the area.
In particular, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is nearby. The staff of this multilateral agency may be a promising market to The Galleon investors, as its proximity to their office would definitely be an enticing factor. In addition, other large offices are also situated in the area, which include Maersk, BDO Corporate Center, JG Summit Holdings Inc., and San Miguel Corp. The presence of numerous corporations in the area offers a lot of promising prospects for those hoping to lease out their spaces.
To accommodate this upscale clientele, The Galleon has been designed to feature luxurious amenities. Future residents of The Galleon will have access to a mini theater room, game room, swimming pool, sauna and gym for their exclusive use. More significantly, green open spaces abound in the area, offering both residents and office employees a break once in a while from the urban setting.
Coupled with the building’s exquisite finishes and generous spaces, you know that you’re going to be offering the best to your prospective clients with a unit at The Galleon.
Secure a Bright Future at the Galleon
Whether you’re looking to live or lease out spaces, The Galleon by Ortigas Land is worth considering as your next investment. Even if we live in uncertain times nowadays, you can be sure that this development is well-designed for the future, even if the future is the new normal.
While nothing is guaranteed in life, there are just some things that you know will always be needed by people.
Secure your future with home investments
The future may seem uncertain nowadays, with the COVID-19 virus still present in our midst. As the number of positive cases continues to rise, various quarantine measures have been implemented to help curb the transmission of the new coronavirus. Unfortunately, such restrictions meant to protect us from infections have taken a toll on our economy. With challenges like these plaguing us, where can we run to?
Thankfully, there is one place in the world that continues to offer us a sanctuary in the middle of the pandemic—our home. Our homes serve as our best protection against viruses and disease. Apparently, it is also the place where we can begin anew through work-from-home schemes and online businesses. Recognizing the value of the home, don’t you think it might be time to consider getting another one? Despite the challenges that we face today, here are some reasons why investing in a new home might help secure and protect your future.
Luxurious amenities offer quality living in Residences at The Galleon.
Ensured comfort and convenience
While many of us have managed to make it through the pandemic by being resourceful, it cannot be denied that some people have things a bit better. They have immediate access to groceries, hospitals, and other essential providers. They have no problem getting to work even with traffic and transportation restrictions in place. Even though times have been tough on all of us, these people have managed to thrive by making the most of their premier homes.
While premier homes were once considered an extravagance, these spaces have more than proven their worth in today’s times. Offering comfort and convenience, luxury units have become the lifeline of residents during the quarantine. If you’re having difficulty nowadays in getting your essentials, investing in a luxury home might make your future brighter. Beyond the pandemic, you can definitely benefit from living in a prime location in the middle of the city.
Situated in the middle of the Ortigas CBD, it would be easy to attract potential tenants at the Residences at The Galleon.
An integrated community
As mentioned, it is always convenient to live in a place where your daily essentials are just a few steps away. Commercial, retail, residential and office spaces rarely come together to provide people the best of what life has to offer. Nowadays though, there are several projects in the metro that offer this integrated community setup to the city dweller.
One such project that is worth mentioning is Residences at The Galleon by Ortigas Land. Situated along ADB Avenue within the Ortigas central business district, this 51-story upscale residential enclave affords you easy access to key institutions and commercial establishments including Podium and SM Megamall for your retail and grocery needs. School such as Poveda and University of Asia and the Pacific, meanwhile, are within walking distance from your home. Lastly, offices abound in the area, allowing you to pursue your careers full-time while enjoying the best amenities in the city.
The grand lobby at the Residences at The Galleon offers you a warm welcome after a day’s worth of hard work.
If you’re looking to earn money in the long run, investing in a luxury home will also prove to be a good buy. It will be easy to rent out your home as long as its features and offerings are suitable to a particular market. If your home is situated inside a central business district (CBD), it can easily attract yuppies, business executives, or even young couples.
Residences at The Galleon serves as a good example of a possible income-generating investment. With its prime location in the Ortigas CBD, proximity to commercial and office buildings, and luxurious array of amenities, it is bound to attract city dwellers in a cinch. The units are also spacious and well-designed by an established developer, so you are assured of quality construction. If you’re looking to rent out residential units in the future, investing in a luxury unit might be the way to go for you.
Retail shops at The Galleon provide easy access to the essentials.
A way to secure the future
Who knows what the future has in store for us in the “new normal”? Despite this inability to see into the future, investing in a new home has, more often than not, proven to be a good buy. Whether you’re looking to move in or rent it out to people, make sure you invest in a residence that offers quality and convenient living. If you also go with a tried and tested developer with a solid track record, you can also be sure that you have a partner that you can rely on even in the worst of times.
Secure your future by investing in a home. Even if the challenges abound nowadays, you can be sure that there will be a place where you’ll find comfort, convenience, and security in the middle of the city. Consider a home in places such as Residences at The Galleon, and you’ll always be ready for whatever the future might bring tomorrow.