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Riding along the potential growth of the Visayas property market

The Visayas property market is brimming with potential for future growth. With business hubs already built in key provinces, a growing residential market and its potential to tap the tourism sector with its natural attractions, the region has the right ingredients for it to ride along the recovery of the economy.

Data from the PSA showed that the Visayas region’s economy rebounded in 2021 as its gross regional domestic product increased 5.7 percent in 2021 to P2.5 trillion from P2.395 trillion in the year before.

The major island group is set for even more growth in the future with upcoming and newly-opened infrastructure projects.

One of the recently opened infrastructure projects is the 8.9 kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX), a modern expressway which connects mainland Cebu to Cordova town in Mactan Island.

Upon completion, it reduces travel time from Cebu City to Mactan–Cebu International Airport by approximately 40 minutes

Other big-ticket transport infrastructure developments in the region currently in the pipeline are the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit System and the Metro Cebu Expressway.

Apart from Cebu, Bacolod is also another key province seen to benefit from upcoming infrastructure projects particularly the Bacolod–Silay Airport Access Road widening and Bacolod Economic Highway.

As these Visayan provinces see the completion of more infrastructure projects, property values in the region are likely to rise due to the increased accessibility in the area.

Major developers expand to the Visayas

Seeing the potential of key Visayan provinces for growth, the country’s top property developers have already expanded their footprint to the region, giving opportunities for end-users as well as property investors to take advantage of the expected economic growth of the region.

One of these developers is Rockwell Land, who ventured into the Visayas region with projects in Cebu and Bacolod as it aims to expand its reach across the country and create properties that elevate one’s everyday living experience.

32 Sanson in Lahug, Cebu

The company made its foray into the Visayas market with 32 Sanson, an intimate garden community nestled in Lahug, Cebu City, which is near prominent neighborhoods and business centers.

Since it was first launched in 2013, the property has grown to house five mid-rise residential buildings: Buri, Raffia, Gmelina, Solihiya, and soon Sillion. It features lifestyle amenities such as a clubhouse, swimming pools, well-ventilated gym, and jogging path complementing the scenic atmosphere of lush greenery that abounds within the community.

Given its strategic location, residents of 32 Sanson are offered the convenience of city-living as well as the tranquility of residing in the peaceful suburbs.

Banking on the tropical lifestyle

Hailed as one of Asia’s best island destinations, Mactan in Cebu has always been known for its beautiful beaches and has made it a popular for both domestic and international tourists. The island is likewise a growing economic hub, with rising business centers and developing infrastructures that make it easier to access.

Rockwell offers an exclusive opportunity to own a home in this urban paradise with Aruga Resort and Residences — Mactan, its first residential resort development. The project sets itself apart in this popular sailing and snorkelling site with an expansive 270-meter stretch of white beach exclusive to the property.

Apart from a range of one- to four-bedroom units, a limited number of private enclaves belong to The Villas at Aruga, which offer two-bedroom and three-bedroom villas. Each villa has its own pool deck and is justa few steps away from the beachfront, where one can relax and unwind in their luxurious tropical abode.

Creating quality communities in the City of Smiles

Rockwell Land has further expanded its presence in the Visayas with its foray into Bacolod City through Nara Residences, a sprawling community with mid-rise condominium units and residential lots.

Nara Residences in Bacolod City

The high-end condominium development located along GM Cordova Avenue features a diverse set of unit cuts and a selection of lifestyle amenities like a clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness gym, multi-purpose court, and function room, and is set to be complemented by retail areas.

The community also presents the only pre-selling high-end lots with a Bacolod City address through Nara lots, which offers cuts ranging from 250 square meters to as big as 400 square meters that maintain the terrain’s natural smooth gradual slopes. Here one is offered  privacy and exclusivity with only a limited number of premium lots within the development.

Bringing the signature Rockwell Center to Bacolod

Bacolod’s property market has been growing in recent years, with more residential and office developments rising, as a result of the increased economic activity in the city. It is among the most progressive cities in the Visayan region, attracting various businesses to locate in the area, especially those in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector. The city was even named among the centers of excellence of the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP).

Rockwell is expected to fuel even more growth in the city as it brings in its signature commercial center with the Rockwell Center Bacolod.

Rockwell Center Bacolod

The 30-hectare Rockwell Center Bacolod is double the size of Rockwell Center Makati and is set to be replete with residential, commercial, office, retail, and leisure components, which will epitomize the brand’s signature offerings and create a well-balanced lifestyle within its safe community.

Aligned with the strategic location offered by Rockwell Land developments, the Rockwell Center Bacolod, located along Circumferential Road, is accessible to major thoroughfares such as Lacson Street and Circumferential Road as well vital infrastructure projects like the Bacolod-Silay International Airport and the Bacolod Port. The commercial center is also in proximity to necessary establishments such as the Bacolod Government Center, hospitals, schools and even a number of major retail establishments.

Through Rockwell Center Bacolod, the brand is not just growing its presence in the region but also creating more opportunities for investors and job seekers through the next mixed-use business district in Western Visayas. The commercial center is looking to usher in more economic activity in the city and increase property values in the area, which bode well for investors and businesses.

To commence this flagship project, Rockwell Center Bacolod is offering 21 premium commercial lots ranging from 1500 to 2000 square meters at the Rockwell Business Park.

Only a limited number of lots are available, and each one is lined by seven-meter wide linear parks that likewise create interactive open spaces within the community. Opportunities to reside within the mixed-used development will also soon arise.

With its distinct quality and strategically located offerings in the Visayas region, it is expected that Rockwell Land’s projects in the Visayas will grow along with the development of the region.

For more information on Rockwell Land’s Visayan projects, please visit e-rockwell.com/rockwellinvisayas.

 

Rockwell in Visayas further expands; Nara Residences tops off One Nara Tower, new Bacolod and Cebu projects soon to launch

Nara Residences by Rockwell held on April 19, 2022 the ceremonial topping-off of its first residential tower, One Nara. Present during the ceremony were Rockwell Land President and CEO Nestor J. Padilla, Anne Tongoy, partners from the Juan D. Nepomuceno Realty Group, and members of the Rockwell Bacolod team. This succeeds the concrete pouring ceremony held for Two Nara last February, which was led by Rockwell Land Chairman Amb. Manuel M. Lopez and attended by his distinguished guests.

Nara Residences is Rockwell’s first development in Bacolod, and offers a range of studio to three-bedroom condominium units and residential lots. Residents will also enjoy its mix of lifestyle amenities, retail areas, and 80%  of open spaces. The finishing of its first residential tower’s structure brings it closer to completion, with turnover of One Nara set for 2023.

To further bring the brand’s signature experience to the region, Rockwell will soon be launching Rockwell Center Bacolod. The project is set to be replete with residential, commercial, office, retail, and leisure components, spanning 30-hectares—nearly twice the size of Rockwell’s flagship development in Makati City. Marking its beginnings will be the Rockwell Business Park, with its first phase offering commercial lots for sale.

In Cebu, the brand likewise expands its presence through a joint venture with International Pharmaceuticals Inc. with Amb. Manuel M. Lopez, Nestor J. Padilla, and Rockwell Land SVP and Treasurer Mike L. Lopez present during the signing. The partnership is set to build a mixed-use property with residential, office, and retail components in what was formerly the site of the IPI headquarters along Pope John Paul II Avenue. This marks Rockwell’s third property in Cebu, and will cater to the central location’s diverse market.

Having created a solid foundation in Luzon, Rockwell strengthens its foothold in the Visayan region with more thoughtfully-curated communities. These developments are steadily taking shape, as a distinct Rockwell lifestyle in  Visayas comes to fruition.

For more information, please visit Rockwell in Visayas on e-rockwell.com

(L-R) Rockwell Bacolod Project Head for Sales Mars Lopez, Rockwell Bacolod Project Director Kendrick Ong, Rockwell Land President and CEO Nestor J. Padilla, Rockwell Bacolod Partner Anne Tongoy, AC Tajanlangit Construction President Allyna Tajanlangit

(L-R) Rockwell Bacolod Project Director Kendrick Ong, Wilkinson Construction President Wilkinson Ong, Rockwell Land President and CEO Nestor J. Padilla, Mr. Jojo Villaluz, Mrs. Maria Villareal, Rockwell Land Chairman Amb. Manuel M. Lopez, Mrs. Marites Lopez, AC Tajanlangit President Allyna Tajanlangit, Rockwell Land SVP Malou Pineda, Rockwell Bacolod Project Head for Construction Christiane Castillo

 Rockwell friends and partners from Negros Occidental, Dumaguete and Manila. 

(L-R) IPI Independent Director Vincent P. Ozaraga, Rockwell Land SVP for Business Development Davy Tan, IPI Board Member Leslie Anne C. Aliman, Rockwell Land President and CEO Nestor J. Padilla, Rockwell Land Chairman Amb. Manuel M. Lopez, IPI President Pio B. Castillo Jr., IPI EVP and Treasurer Dennis B. Wong, IPI Board Member John F. Wong, and Rockwell Land SVP and Treasurer Mike L. Lopez. 

Rockwell Land first-half earnings of P1.08 B exceed 2020 net profit

Rockwell Land Corporation is launching more projects as it expects earnings in the first half of 2021 to already exceed net income for the entire 2020 of P1.08 billion on the back of a strong recovery in its residential business.

During the firm’s annual stockholders’ meeting, Rockwell Chairman Manuel Lopez said “We have seen Rockwell’s ability to endure with the support and dedication of our stakeholders.”

Rockwell Land Chairman Amb. Manuel L Lopez

“With our constant pursuit to build the very best, we are now very excited to move onwards and upwards as we continue on the legacy that we started in Rockwell Center, Makati, with new flagship projects,” he added.

Rockwell President Nestor Padilla said “We will always stick to our vision of creating beyond ordinary communities amidst any situation. We remain optimistic to launch several projects, especially with the continued trust our clients have given our brand after seeing how well we handled the crisis.”

 

Rockwell President Nestor J Padilla

In the first semester, Rockwell launched Sillion, the fifth tower in 32 Sanson by Rockwell in Cebu, The Villas at Aruga Resort and Residences – Mactan Phase 2, and Terreno South Phase 3 in Lipa, Batangas.

For the second half of this year, the firm will launch Arton East, the third and final tower of The Arton by Rockwell in Katipunan, Quezon City. In Makati, it will launch 1 Proscenium with premium work spaces available for sale within the Proscenium complex.

 

The Villas at Aruga Resort and Residences – Mactan

“At the heart of Rockwell Center will be The Balmori Suites, this is directly connected to the Power Plant Mall, assuring its residents of a great Rockwell lifestyle experience. This prime development will have a hotel-like lobby, premium finishes and thoughtfully designed private amenities,” Padilla said.

After the launch of its first condominium units in Bacolod City last December 2019, Rockwell will soon be offering residential lots within the 11-hectare Nara Residences.

Rockwell Center Bacolod

 

“We are committed to rebound sooner rather than later by growing our presence in emerging cities. This year, we are set to launch two new Rockwell Centers: Rockwell Center Nepo, Angeles and Rockwell Center Bacolod.

Nepo is a 3.6-hectare joint venture with the Nepomuceno family which will feature mid-rise residential buildings and a Power Plant Mall.

Rockwell Center Bacolod will be twice the size of the first Rockwell Center in Makati and will be a 30-hectare master-planned development with the vision of becoming Bacolod’s top choice for a holistic community with a commercial center, residential spaces and lifestyle and leisure areas.

 

 

 

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New Rockwell Centers to rise in Angeles and Bacolod cities

ROCKWELL LAND Corporation is planning to launch two flagship projects in Angeles, Pampanga and Bacolod.

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The Lopez-led property company is investing P8.5 billion to develop Rockwell Center Nepo, Angeles.

The 3.6-hectare project, a joint venture with the Nepomuceno family, is expected to be launched within July with the first tower — The Manansala. This will be the first Rockwell Center outside of Makati City.

“We are excited to be part of the skyline of Angeles, Pampanga. Once the project is completed, the community will feature four mid-rise residential buildings and its very own Power Plant Mall,” Rockwell Land President and CEO Nestor Padilla said in a statement.

The company is also developing Rockwell Center Bacolod, a 30-hectare master-planned project. Phase 1, comprised of commercial lots, will be launched by yearend and is expected to generate P1.4 billion in revenues.

Other projects to be launched this year include Sillion Building at 32 Sanson in Cebu, The Villas at Aruga Resort and Residences — Mactan Phase 2, Terreno South Phase 3 in Lipa, Batangas, Nara Residences Lots in Bacolod, The Arton East Tower in Katipunan, Quezon City, and The Balmori in Rockwell Center, Makati.

“We remain optimistic to launch several projects, especially with the continued trust our clients have given our brand after seeing how we all handled the first year of the crisis,” Mr. Padilla said.