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Bonifacio Global City continues to rise

real estate light bulb momentThe ability of Ayala Land to develop business districts is really unparalleled. At the time Ayala Land bought the undeveloped Fort Bonifacio land, many thought that they had paid too much. But time has proven them right, and their long-term vision is now coming into fruition.

Just recently, it was reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will be moving to the Bonifacio Global City (BGC), in a two-hectare financial cluster which will also include the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Department of Finance (DOF), and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). The target groundbreaking date for the SEC building is November 11, 2012.

The construction of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) building, though much delayed, is now slated to start this last quarter of 2012. The new PSE offices will be in the planned One Bonifacio High Street district, a 3.2-hectare, premium mixed-use block west of the existing Bonifacio High Street commercial strip.

The auction of the prime Bonifacio South has been postponed and will most likely happen either at year-end or early 2013. Developers will surely watch out for this auction, and we can expect that more developments will rise in BGC.

Last August 2012, BCDA CEO and President Arnel Paciano D. Casanova announced that the Japanese government has approved a grant for the pre-feasibility of the 12.56-kilometer monorail project that would be open to the public, connecting BGC and other premier mix-use districts such as McKinley Hill, including North Bonifacio and Bonifacio South, Newport City and NAIA-3 with the existing MRT-3 in Guadalupe, Makati City. The target completion date of the monorail project is in 2016.

Also last August 2012, the University of the Philippines (UP) Professional Schools broke ground at BGC. BCDA donated a 4,300 square meter lot to UP at the northeast side of the Global City beside International School. A facility would be built to accommodate selected UP Diliman units such as the College of Law, College of Business Administration, College of Engineering, School of Statistics and also a UP Open University learning center.

With the impending transfer of key government financial offices and the PSE to BGC, plus the transfer of the UP Professional Schools and prestigious international schools and headquarters of international companies and the building of a monorail, it is very clear that BGC is the next major central business district of the country. Investing in real estate within BGC seems to be a very logical choice.

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To our success and financial freedom!

Cherry Vi M. Saldua-Castillo

Real Estate Broker, Lawyer, and CPA
PRC Real Estate Broker License No. 3187
PRC CPA License No. 0102054
Roll of Attorneys No. 55239

Text by Jay Castillo and Cherry Castillo. Copyright © 2012 All rights reserved.

Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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About Atty. Cherry Vi Saldua Castillo
Atty. Cherry Vi Saldua Castillo is a Lawyer (Roll of Attorneys No. 55239), CPA (PRC CPA License No. 0102054), Real Estate Broker (PRC REB License No. 3187), and Real Estate Appraiser (PRC REA License No. 6918). She was also the 2013 Internal Education Head of REBAP-LMP and 2015 REBAP National Legal Counsel. She's the 2021-2022 chapter president of REBAP-LMP.
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6 thoughts on “Bonifacio Global City continues to rise”

  1. Hi Cherry,

    Nice article about Ayala’s another success in real estate, it now really only proves real estate investing always shows amazing profits to those who have Big Visions by the moguls of the business, nice work and always have fun.

    Your New Follower,
    Timons Cabansi
    Real Estate Agent For Baguio City

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    • Good to know! Care to share which other areas or buildings you are keen on investing in? I believe you are a very seasoned and knowledgeable investor, we would all learn a lot from you. ~ Cherry

      Reply
      • Thanks Cherry, my preference is Serendra 2 in BGC and McKinlley Hills in Manila…

        I think that Busuanga/Coron will have a boom similar to Boracay in the future, what do you think?

        Reply
        • Hi Dalamar,

          Those are good choices. Re: Busuanga/Coron, I honestly hope they don’t get too crowded. I haven’t been to Coron but I’ve been to Puerto Princesa several times and once to El Nido (the best!). Puerto Princesa now has 21 flights daily (Can you believe that?), I think the boom began when the Underground River was held as one of the natural wonders of the world.

          What do you think of the FTI purchase of Ayala Land?

          Best regards,
          Cherry

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