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Investing in sustainable living with SMDC
Published By: Business Mirror | November 15, 2022
With economic headwinds creating uncertainties in the short term, people are looking for safe and sustainable investments. Today’s Philippine property developers are bringing master-planned and well-thought-of living spaces that offer this viable option.
In the area of safe and sustainable spaces, SM Development Corporation (SMDC), the country’s leading residential property developer, looks at this holistic approach across its residential portfolio. SMDC has been a step ahead in incorporating innovative and sustainable designs which have been the emerging trends in the real estate industry.
“We focus on creating value for our stakeholders, especially our residents, by offering them an upgraded lifestyle choice that allows them to live, work, and play in our residential developments,” says SMDC President Jose Mari Banzon. “Apart from this holistic approach, we help Filipinos achieve their dream homes and provide green spaces that promote productivity and well-being.”
As part of SM Prime Holdings (SM Prime), SMDC is committed to developing safe and greener spaces that are attuned to investors and residents. This means, an investment in SMDC gives investors and homeowners access to living spaces that are safe, luxurious, convenient, and top-notch quality residential developments.
More than functionality, proximity to SM Prime’s office developments and mall complexes provides an advantage for SMDC residents. Currently, SMDC has more than 60 established properties across Metro Manila and other key cities in the Philippines.
Anchored on green living
SMDC puts great importance on the environmental sustainability of its communities. Its development features “green living”, such as garden areas, footpaths, cycling lanes, and other natural elements incorporated into its sustainable and resilient master plans.
According to Mr. Banzon, SMDC developments continue to integrate a more viable, systemic, and holistic way of incorporating its three sustainability pillars – economic, environmental, and social environmental initiatives – into its business strategy. Anchored on an SMDC Sustainable thrust, the company has become a developer for Filipinos in more ways than one. Its real value is in generating employment opportunities for Filipinos through its developments, especially during the COVID-19 lockdown while its CSR programs and efforts have largely helped and served its communities.
Upgraded lifestyle and sustainable living at SMDC
SMDC’s development, the Mint Residences in Makati City and Park Residences in Sta. Rosa City epitomize the company’s environmental sustainability.
With Mint Residences being developed in one of the major and most dynamic central business districts in Metro Manila, the award-winning developer included a biophilic design to bring vertical living closer to natural elements. A master plan where nature meets modern living, citizens can now recover from the hustle and bustle of city living through an integrated community designed for human health.
At the center of the emerging Sta. Rosa City is a lush SMDC property called Park Residences. Inspired by New York City’s most influential Central Park, it’s designed with open spaces to cater to residents’ active lifestyles. But on top of its swimming pools, a basketball court, and a central garden, its salient feature is its disaster resilient measures like a water catchment facility and detention pond that prevent further flooding in the area.
The gold standard in premium township development
In the spotlight of SMDC’s vast portfolio are two luxurious properties in Parañaque City, situated across NAIA Terminal 1. Aptly called the Gold City, the 11.6-hectare world-class township features the Gold Residences and Gold Residential-Offices (ResO) which brings a convergence of modernization, dynamism, innovation, and prestige to this development. A rich yet sustainably designed and premium condominium developments suit the ‘gold standard’ of quality life. Every corner features amenities and services that can fulfill residents’ active lifestyles as well as an opulent design that screams success in their veins.
Notably, the Gold Reso is an efficient design introduced by SMDC to answer the emerging remote work concept emphasized during the pandemic. Not only do professionals get a piece of luxury in city living, but also a smooth and uninterrupted workflow due to SMDC’s reliable internet connectivity in designated areas.
A celebration of work-life balance
SMDC is as diverse and empathetic as it gets, having a strong and continuous mission to cater to all kinds of current and evolving housing needs. Many of its properties are attainable and inclusive, all the while keeping to its quality standards. It ensures that residential master plans come with safe spaces accessible to the vulnerable sectors of society.
To provide residents and guests with social sustainability of its utmost quality, each property’s living spaces and community events are designed to encourage social interaction. Smile Residences in Bacolod City, Style Residences in Iloilo City, and Gem Residences in Pasig City are a few examples where you can live up to the saying “work hard, play hard.” Residents enjoy spectacular views of thriving cities and world-class amenities, all at the same time, thrive in one seamless fusion where a successful career meets an entertaining lifestyle.
2022 and beyond: The right investment
The increasing demand for residential properties and developers makes the real estate industry a tough market. So, what makes SMDC the right choice of investment this 2022? It’s already an established company that keeps on delivering its brand promise. It champions integrated commercial and residential environments, resulting in an accessible and sustainable cosmopolitan lifestyle dreamed of by every Filipino or any discerning investor today.
SMDC has been a recipient of PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards’ most coveted annual award twice in a row: Developer of the Year 2020 and 2021 – a true testament to its hard work, commitment, and innovation in sustainable designs.
SMDC is a subsidiary of SM Prime which is committed to providing safe and sustainable spaces for its stakeholders. SM Prime’s development strategy is anchored on the responsible use of resources. In the communities it serves, it is able to promote resource conservation, environmental protection, and disaster resiliency by implementing solutions for water, waste, and energy management.