INVESTING AND DOING BUSINESS IN THE PHILIPPINES – SINGAPORE

The Italian Chamber of Commerce Philippines in partnership with the Italian Chamber of Commerce Singapore, The European House of Ambrosetti, EU – Philippines Business Network and industry partners, had its first exclusive seminar on “Investing and Doing Business in the Philippines” last April 13, 2018, at UniCredit Banca, Singapore.

 

The Italian Chamber of Commerce Philippines in partnership with the Italian Chamber of Commerce Singapore, The European House of Ambrosetti, EU – Philippines Business Network and industry partners, had its first exclusive seminar on “Investing and Doing Business in the Philippines” last April 13, 2018, at UniCredit Banca, Singapore.

The aim is to promote doing business in the Philippines and the investment in its several promising economic sectors. It teaches about opportunities especially for companies from the EU and their regional hubs in Asia.

Anchored on a distinct Italian flair and a touch of Filipino ingenuity, Italpinas Development Corporation has sought to make a difference. Company CEO, Arch. Romolo V. Nati, was invited to be one of the speakers during the event; alongside with AMB. Joseph Del Mar Yap (Philippine Ambassador to Singapore) D.G Charito "Ching" Plaza (Director General of Philippine Economic Zone Authority) and Marie Antoniette Mariano (SAVP and Head of European Desk, BDO Unibank Inc.)

“We developed the company to focus on green design building across emerging cities in the Philippines. We believe that it is what is missing in the Philippines’ flourishing real estate industry developments that are responsive to environmental protection, as well as client’s needs and wants, with cutting - edge design and architectural aesthetic” said Romolo V. Nati.

Nati believes that real estate is a complex industry that includes a lot of disciplines namely, designs, marketing, finance, construction, management, administration, and human resource. But his earnest desire allowed him to earn the trust and confidence of homebuyers and investors.

Today, Italpinas is carving a niche and is becoming one of the up – and - coming green developers in the country. It has started to make a mark in the local real estate scene by delivering a home that is high quality which is intelligently designed, by introducing various innovations and delivering sensible developments.

“But the market is the best help that we have had. Clients continue to support our vision every time they choose to invest in Italpinas properties”. Nati shared. “We like to think that we are designers engaged in real estate, rather than real estate Company focused on design. The design is our strength and our unique competitive advantage”

Italpinas now has two green projects, namely, Primavera City and Primavera Residences both in Cagayan de Oro City. And the upcoming Miramonti project located in Sto. Tomas Batangas. Both (Primavera Residences and Primavera City) have been awarded by International Property Awards, a prestigious global organization, for Best Mixed-Use Developments prestigious global organizations such as the Primavera Residences in 2014 and Primavera City in 2017.

Primavera Residences was granted an EDGE certification (green building certification) and was recognized by the IFC - World Bank as the first EDGE accredited condominium to be completed in East Asia.

“We innovate in real estate and use an approach called performance-based design. We make an extensive study of the conditions of the place where the building will be developed, so that we can optimize the performance of the buildings” Nati explained.