Affordable Market at The Outlook: Philippine Buyers’ Choice Property Awards Winners


Lamudi’s The Outlook: Philippine Buyers’ Choice Property Awards celebrated the real estate developments and developers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao that took home the most-sought-after awards last November 14 at the Makati Shangri-La. Co-presented by Philippine Daily Inquirer Property and Holcim, The Outlook Awards used a two-step process to determine the winners for the House, Condominium, and Mixed-use categories: an esteemed panel of judges shortlisted the nominees for each category, and a 10,000-respondent survey revealed the big winner for each award. 

For the Special Awards, the judges took to a pre-determined scorecard to choose the big winners of the night. Lamudi chose the Personality of the Year based on his contributions to the real estate industry for the past year. 

(L-R) Personality of the Year, Mr. Jose Soberano III, Chairman, President, and CEO of Cebu Landmasters, Inc. with Mrs. Marose B. Soberano, Director, EVP, and Treasurer of Cebu Landmasters, Inc. and Ms. Bhavna Suresh, CEO of Lamudi Philippines. 

Recognizing Affordable Homes and Condos in the Philippines 

Price and value for money are two of the factors Philippine property seekers consider when they make a real estate purchase. Filipino households living on a fixed income want a home that can give them the property they deserve at a price tag they can comfortably afford. To this front, it is worth recognizing the properties that have made a name in the affordable housing sector, and at the recently concluded The Outlook Awards, it’s the Philippine property seekers themselves who crowned the winners through their survey participation. 

SM Development Corporation’s Cheer Residences ultimately went home with the award for Best Affordable Condo in Luzon, presented in recognition of the affordable condominium project in Luzon that best matches moderate pricing with excellence in concept, design, amenities, and facilities. For this award, developments with an average unit price of up to Php100,000 per square meter were considered. 

Avida Land Corporation’s Avida Southfield Settings NUVALI took home the award for Best Affordable House in Luzon, winning over other affordable housing projects in the area with an average unit price of up to Php50,000 per square meter. The winning development was determined for its moderate pricing paired with excellence in concept, design, amenities, and facilities. 

The Visayas and Mindanao region also had Cebu Landmasters, Inc.’s Casa Mira Towers Labangon winning Best Affordable Condo, an award presented in recognition of the affordable condominium project in Visayas and Mindanao that shows excellence in concept, design, amenities, and facilities--for an average unit price of up to Php100,000 per square meter. 

Here is the complete list of winners for The Outlook Awards 2019 per category: 

Luzon Winners 

Best Affordable Condo - Cheer Residences (SM Development Corporation) 
Best Premium Condo - Avida Towers Makati Southpoint (Avida Land Corporation) 
Best Luxe Condo - The Albany (Megaworld Corporation) 
Best Affordable House - Avida Southfield Settings NUVALI (Avida Land Corporation) 
Best Premium House - The Peak (Filinvest Land, Inc.) 
Best Mixed-Use Development - Hamilo Coast (Costa del Hamilo, Inc.) 

Visayas and Mindanao Winners 

Best Affordable Condo - Casa Mira Towers Labangon (Cebu Landmasters, Inc.) 
Best Premium Condo - Sanremo Oasis at City di Mare (Filinvest Land, Inc.) 
Best House - Amoa (AboitizLand, Inc.) 
Best Mixed-Use Development - The Mactan Newtown (Megaworld Corporation) 

Special Awards 

Best Green Project - Three E-Com Center (SM Prime Holdings, Inc.) 
Best Innovation Project - The Seasons Residences (Sunshine Fort North Bonifacio Realty Development Corporation) 
Best Co-Living Space - MyTown Co-Living Hubs (Philippines Urban Living Solutions, Inc.) 
Best Co-Working Space - Acceler8 (UnionSPACE) 
Personality of the Year - Jose “Joe” Soberano III, Chairman, President and CEO of Cebu Landmasters, Inc. 

Grand Awards 

Best Boutique Developer - Luzon - PHINMA Property Holdings Corporation 
Best Boutique Developer - VisMin - DATEM Homes, Inc. 
Best Developer - Luzon - DMCI Homes 
Best Developer - VisMin - Cebu Landmasters, Inc.

Mr. Kian Moini, CEO of Lamudi and Ms. Bhavna Suresh, CEO of Lamudi Philippines.

Lamudi’s Global Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Kian Moini opened the gala with a look into the real estate trends that make the Philippines a force to be reckoned with in Southeast Asia, and Bhavna Suresh, CEO of Lamudi Philippines, ended the night remarking on the continued growth of the real estate sector in the country. The gala also remembered the passing of real estate leaders John Gokongwei, Jr. of JG Summit, Lucio “Bong” Tan, Jr. of Eton Properties, Willie Uy of 8990 Holdings, Henry Sy of SM Investments, and Liberator “Levy” P. Laus of The LausGroup of Companies. 

The Outlook Awards’ official TV partner is Cignal TV and the official event partner is Makati Shangri-La Hotel. The event’s media partners are Business Mirror, Business World, Manila Standard, Malaya Business Insight, and The Philippine Star. 

Lamudi also worked together with partner organizations Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA), Land Registration Authority, Re/Max, Colliers International Philippines, Ikea Southeast Asia, A. P. de Jesus & Associates, Philippine Daily Inquirer Property, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, Buskowitz Group, Santos Knight Frank, Buensalido + Architects, German Chamber of Commerce, British Chamber of Commerce, Australian - New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, Italian Chamber of Commerce, European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ECCP), and Starbucks to make the event possible. 

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