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Po Family-Led ArthaLand is a World-Class Green Developer

Considering the significant and adverse effects of global warming on our communities, immediate action to confront and address the realities of climate change should be everyone’s utmost priority. And now, Po family-led green developer ArthaLand is heeding that urgent call.

ArthaLand Corporation is a world-class boutique developer of unique, enduring and sustainable projects in the residential, office and leisure segments. It is the only corporation in the country today that puts quality and sustainability at the core of all its projects. From conceptualization to completion, it aims to conserve the environment through responsive and responsible planning, development and property management.

Cebu Exchange is VisMin’s First

Cebu is ranked among the best global destinations for information technology (IT) and business process management (BPM) sectors, and seeing the region’s robust potential, ArthaLand is set to launch its 8-Billion Grade-A office development project at its recently-acquired prime property in the area.

Signaling the company’s continuous expansion, Cebu Exchange will soon rise at an 8,000-square meter lot along Salinas Drive and it will be the largest and tallest IT-BPM business ecosystem at the Cebu IT Park area. The 38-story office building, that can provide 51,000-square meters of quality space in the project’s first phase alone, will house 4 floors of complementary retail outlets, 30 large-cut flexible office floors, and 945-unit parking areas.

Cebu Exchange is VisMin’s first and only office development to be on target to achieve dual green building certification under the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program and the Philippine Green Building Council’s Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE) certification programs.

To ensure resource efficiency for the building’s locators, Cebu Exchange will feature green elements such as efficient building envelope, water efficient plumbing system, low-energy consuming air-conditioning system, efficient lighting system, use of low-emitting materials, and allocation for Low-Emitting & Fuel Efficient Vehicle (LEFEV) parking. With its strategic location, the project is well connected to the rest of the community, thus requiring less use of motorized vehicles.

According to Angie de Villa-Lacson, the company’s president and CEO, “Cebu Exchange will change VisMin’s real estate landscape. [It] will be the Future of Business in the region. [And] the expertise that we bring to Cebu and the rest of Visayas and Mindanao will further boost the region’s business viability.”

ArthaLand’s Other Calibrated Green Projects

With its commitment to create only structurally sound and green developments, ArthaLand is building its mark in the Philippine Real Estate market by developing and managing properties that adhere to the global and national standards in green buildings.

Its flagship condominium project, Arya Residences, is the first and only top-end residential development in the Philippines to receive a Gold certification from the globally recognized green building rating system, the US Green Building Council’s LEED program. In 2013, it was recognized by the Philippines Property Awards as the Best Residential Development in the country. It has also received citations from the South East Asia Property Awards for its architectural design excellence. Asia Pacific Property Awards, another prestigious regional body, identified Arya Residences as the Best Residential High Rise in the Philippines. It is also hailed by the Philippine Green Building Council’s BERDE rating program as the benchmark of vertical residential development in the country.

Arya is now a vibrant residential two tower community in Bonifacio Global City (BGC).

Meanwhile, the development of the ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower, a triple A – grade office building also in BGC, is in full swing. Designed to accommodate headquarters of multinational companies in the financial, FMCG, pharmaceutical and technology sectors, it has been recognized as the Best Green Building in the country in this year’s Philippines’ Property Awards.

It is already pre-certified in Gold category in the USGBC LEED program.

As part of its medium-term expansion plan, ArthaLand Corporation also acquired an 8.1-hectare prime property in Laguna. Seen to complement the green developer’s roster of projects, the company plans to launch its development by the second half of 2017.

ArthaLand Corporation’s largest shareholder is the Po family-led CPG Holdings, Inc. (CPGHI). Its other major shareholder is the international investment firm, AO Capital Group.

Lorelei Aquino | | October 24, 2016


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