8 Award-Winning Real Estate Companies in the Philippines
The Real Estate Asia Awards recognizes global real estate companies that have made a mark in the industry. We list Philippine-based businesses that have made it to the list.
Among those that drive the Philippine economy is the real estate industry which generates a gross value of about 536 billion PHP in 2022. In fact, it was also in 2022 that the industry registered a 7.6% growth—signifying the highest progress that the country has made in over 40 years.
But among all the real estate companies in the Philippines, a select few—recognized by the Real Estate Asia Awards—stand out. Held last June 15, 2023, at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, the award recognized global real estate companies, with some Philippine-based companies joining the ranks.
“In every crisis, winners typically will use this opportunity to pivot their business or take larger bets as opportunities and risk typically emerge around this time. Winners of such cycles typically make outsize gains and grow their portfolio especially when the market is volatile. As such, we look at the players that have been able to ride through the cycles—[and] in the end, it would be those that use their balance sheet to acquire opportunistically,” says Seng-Leong Teh, Global Real Estate Hospitality & Construction M&A Leader at Ernst & Young, one of the program’s judges.
Along with international real estate companies that won, here are the Philippine representatives that were recognized by the Real Estate Asia Awards:
Award: Affordable Condominium Developer of the Year and Sustainable Mid-Rise Condominium Development of the Year
Asterra is the first personal project of Vista Land Founder and Chairman Manny B. Villar. It is described as a residential condominium of four to seven levels—each with sleek, spacious, and well-laid-out interiors. All of them also have recreational amenities and function halls.
Award: Affordable Housing Developer of the Year and Residential Development of the Year
Amaia is a subsidiary of Ayala Land that focuses on quality and affordable homes in the Philippines. They are committed to building sustainable communities that Filipinos can live in. So far, there are over 30 Amaia properties across the country.
Award: Resort Estate Project of the Year
Landco Pacific won an award for their 15-hectare Calatagan South Beach (CaSoBe) in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas—along with a 23-hectare property called Club Laiya. They created it as a world-class and master-planned leisure and tourist community for luxury homes, commercial establishments, and an upcoming resort-inspired condominium.
Award: Sustainable Development of the Year
Nexus Real Estate Corporation won the award for its 3.2-hectare multi-tower residential development Antara—located in Talisay City, Cebu, Philippines. Antara means ‘in-between’ in Indonesian and the property shows a combination of modern urban living and natural elements.
Award: Mid-sized Developer of the Year
This company bagged home their award because of its developments in Lipa, San Pablo, Pandi, Calamba, Batulao, Magalang, Gen Tri, Baliwag, Tayabas, Naic, Balanga, and Gapan. Each of their properties also embodies their 4 C’s principle—Complete homes, Conceptive amenities, Connectedness to life’s essentials, and a Convenient homebuying experience.
Award: Mixed Use Development of the Year
This company was noticed for this category because of their Townscapes project—a self-sustaining eco-friendly community that’s a first for township development in Malvar, Batangas. The project was engineered meticulously for clean energy, so it can capture both natural light and wind.
Award: Masterplan Development of the Year
This company built the 670-hectare Pueblo de Panay Township—a township development in Roxas City, Capiz, Panay Island. Its claim to fame includes being a well-designed, mixed-use development despite its location. Aside from that, it also integrates residential, commercial, and recreational areas for its residents.
Award: Marketing & Brand Initiative of the Year and Integrated Property Developer of the Year
Vista Land is one of the leading property developers and largest homebuilders in the country. It has built over 400,000 homes across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Aside from their housing properties, they also have owned and developed several condominiums.
These are just some of the award-winning real estate developers in the country that continue to deliver great services to Filipinos. Through the recognition that has been bestowed on these companies, the Philippines has made a name for itself on the global mark. What’s more, this award adds to the company’s credibility, thus assuring its customers and stakeholders.