Updated 11:55 AM PHT Thu, February 9, 2017
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — You're the head of a small but steadily growing company and you dream of having an office in a multi-story building with plate-glass windows, just like the big boys.
But with the prices of office spaces in Makati and Bonifacio Global City shooting as high as the skyscrapers there, where else can you go to achieve that dream without driving your firm into bankruptcy?
The answer, according to Filinvest, is in its office condominium Parkway Corporate Center, located in the company’s flagship masterplanned township project, Filinvest City in Alabang.
Set amidst a backdrop of wide-open and verdant spaces, Parkway Corporate Center lays in the heart of this booming central business district (CBD), presenting new opportunities for companies in the South.
"We are targeting thriving small-to-medium enterprises that are taking a big leap by having an office of their own in a prestigious, highly-accessible location," Filinvest Alabang Inc. Executive Vice President Kate Ilagan told CNN Philippines.
"Essentially, what Parkway Corporate Center aims is to provide opportunities to business owners to locate in an iconic building in an esteemed location befitting the success that they have already achieved, an address to covet. Having a good office adds credibility to a business," she added.
The building features approximately 29,700 square meters of gross floor area, divided into 379 offices and 11 commercial/retail spaces. Tenants can get spaces from 36 square meters to having the whole floor, depending on their needs.
Parkway Corporate Center features eight parking floors, a ground-floor retail plaza, a business center on the 7th floor, a podium deck garden and pocket gardens every five floors.
The building is the first project under WorkSpaces by Filinvest, a category of state-of-the-art office condominium, and is the first high-rise office tower to be constructed in Filinvest City after its rebranding.
Perfect balance of nature and industry at Filinvest City
Set to be complete by May 2019, with turnover starting at the fourth quarter of 2018, the tower is nestled in an all-in-one premier business district and garden city that provides a conducive work setting with a laidback, Southern feel as the backdrop.
Indeed, unlike other office towers in the metro, Parkway Corporate Center is surrounded by generous open spaces lined with lush greenery. Its sophisticated architecture impresses both in form and function, ensuring that the hustle and bustle of successful corporate life is eased.
Parkway Corporate Center also sits at the corner of Corporate Avenue and Parkway Place, making it a stone's throw away from a variety of leisure destinations like Festival Mall, Westgate Center, Palms Country Club, the Crimson Hotel and many more.
In addition, the development is accessible via major thoroughfares like the South Luzon Expressway, the Skyway and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway (or NAIAX), making it just a 15-to-20-minute drive from Makati City and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
"Being in Filinvest City, South Manila’s garden CBD, puts Parkway Corporate Center in an advantage being right in the gateway to the growth region of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon or CALABARZON," Ilagan said, “that puts your company close to industrial parks to tap on new markets and of course, to adjacent bedroom communities teeming with talents for labor pool.”
Flexible payment terms, cash flow friendly
"Most of the buyers are for end use, such as corporate office, satellite offices and medical clinics, while some of the buyers will use this as an investment that is expected to earn income by 2019," Ilagan shared.
The company also disclosed that Parkway Corporate Center has a special no-downpayment scheme — 20 percent payable in 24 months at zero percent interest, while 80 percent may be loaned through their accredited banks.
"Since we are on the pre-selling period, Parkway Corporate Center prices are still competitive and in fact offers flexible payment schemes," Ilagan said.
“The land value in Filinvest City has increased by as much as 100% in the last four years. With new offices being completed across the city and the enhancements being done here and there, the values are expected to increase further. A lot of investors have seen this and have seized the opportunity to invest now,” she added.
Filinvest said, as a market leader, it aims to provide different product types intended for different market tiers both for investors, businesses, leisure and even residential communities.
"Filinvest Alabang Inc. is continuously reaffirming and strengthening its foothold in the high-end market across all product types," Ilagan said. "2017 is an exciting year for us. Linear parks within Filinvest City are set to be completed this year. This will invite those who are working and living here to be more active outdoors. The vision of a breathing city is taking its shape. In addition, two high-end residential projects are set to turnover this year: Botanika Nature Residences and The Enclave Alabang."
Outside of Metro Manila, City di Mare, Filinvest's other township project in South Road Properties in Cebu has been continuously making its name as a lifestyle capital.
"Apart from being home to Il Corso, a leisure mall by the sea, it hosts Sugbu Mercado, Cebu’s biggest gustatory destination, and was the venue of Lifedance, a dance festival attended by thousand Cebuanos during Sinulog season," Ilagan said.