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SEC Approves Php17.9-B IPO of Property Developer Behind Bay Area Boom

Aseana City builder D.M. Wenceslao and Associates is pricing shares up to Php22.90 apiece

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the application of real estate developer D.M. Wenceslao and Associates Inc. (DMWAI) to conduct an initial public offering (IPO).DMWAI is best known as the developer behind Aseana City, a 107-hectare project that the company says ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 16, 2018 03:00:00
News and Events

Startup that Pioneered Blockchains in PH Real Estate Raising $9.9-M Via ICO

Founded by a Filipino entrepreneur, Qwikwire will launch its initial coin offering on March 26

Qwikwire, a financial technology startup that handles cross-border real estate transactions, launched the pre-sale of its initial coin offering (ICO) for its new business unit last Monday, March 12.Founded in 2013 by Filipino entrepreneur Ray Refundo and basing it in Delaware, US, ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 13, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Condo Lifestyle (read Cramped Quarters) a Boon for This Self-Storage Business

Safehouse Storage eyes to expand number of branches in Metro Manila from only three to 20

Safehouse Storage leases self-storage lockers, which may be accessed by clients 24/7The rise of residential condominiums in Metro Manila has been a mixed blessing for those living in them. While the residential towers have brought occupants much nearer to their workplace, they ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 09, 2017 10:00:00
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How Injap Sia Grew DoubleDragon’s Net Income by 136% to Php1.5 B

The country’s youngest billionaire benefitted from early completion of projects and rising property prices

When DoubleDragon Properties, the real estate company jointly owned by Jollibee Foods Corp. founder Tony Tan Caktiong and Mang Inasal founder Edgar “Injap” Sia  II, listed in 2014, it promised investors the company’s net income will hit Php4.8 billion by 2020. It ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | May 10, 2017 10:00:00
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Sys, Zobels, Aboitizes among Asia’s richest families

Forbes Asia rounds up the region’s most affluent in annual list

The Sy family emerged as the richest clan in the country—17th in Asia— according to the latest ranking of business publication Forbes Asia.Henry Sy, the country’s richest billionaire for the ninth consecutive year, chairs SM Investments Inc. (SMIC), which recently reported an ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 10, 2016 04:00:00
Business Ideas

Financial Adviser: 5 ways to make your money work for you

Earn from your investment by managing your risks through these steps

 Question: I have been saving money since I started working several years ago but I don’t seem to have grown my money enough to meet retirement needs in the future. What should I do? – Dorothy via emailAnswer: While it is good ...

by Henry Ong  | October 18, 2016 06:00:00
Run & Grow

5 mobile musts for real estate marketing

Renters, buyers demand on-the-go tools for selecting where they'll put down roots

“Real estate is an inherently mobile industry which drives our mobile-first approach.”That’s Jeremy Wacksman, chief marketing officer of Zillow Group, explaining the one-for-one overlap between real-estate marketing and mobile marketing. Like any good buzzword, “mobile-first” is applied to everything these days: e-commerce, retail, ...

by Aaron Orendorff  | October 09, 2016 12:00:00
News and Events

Online real estate listings biz eyes localization, tie-up as tools for growth

Listings on Property24 can now be viewed on OLX under its real estate category

The towering condominiums in and out of Metro Manila has given birth to a wide array of digital tools which can help any broker or buyer to find the best real estate deals.Property 24 and OLX are no newbies to the business, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 03, 2016 06:00:00
Business Ideas

U-Belt Businesses: Holy Family Residence and Santa Catalina Ladies' Residences

For more than 50 years, these two congregations keep students feel at home

In the vicinity of the 400-year-old University of Santo Tomas is where some of the oldest dormitories around this university belt can be found.Despite the fierce competition brought by the mushrooming of high-rise condominiums around the campus, two dormitories built decades ago ...

by Robert Vergara Jr.  | August 27, 2016 12:00:00
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Philippines poised to be prime rental venue

BGC becomes top rental destination amidst real estate sector growth

Expect more offices to come up in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig, as almost two million square meters of rental space are projected for the city in the next three years.British real estate services firm KMC Savills said in its first ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 25, 2016 08:00:00
Business Ideas

Buying your own home

It’s the single biggest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. How do you know you’re making the right decision?

You only need to drive along EDSA to see that the real estate industry is booming. Condominiums are being constructed left and right. When you go to any mall, there’s always that well-dressed agent handing out flyers of the latest projects.“Financing plans ...

by Sunshine Selga Funa  | August 03, 2016 04:00:00
Business Ideas

Sowing the seeds of an organic business

As the organic movement gains ground, more people are appreciating its benefits-not just to health, but also to the environment. This 'fashionable' entrepreneur tells us how.

“Our initial intention was to farm our own vegetables for personal consumption so we could be sure that no toxins or harmful inputs would be introduced in the process,” says fashion designer, businesswoman, and mother of three, Hindy Weber-Tantoco on how the ...

by Peter Imbong  | February 26, 2015 11:30:00
Business Ideas

Being debt-free is its own reward

Bacolodnon builds thriving realty business on virtues honed as a biyahero.

Vladimir 'Vladi' Gonzalez believes in taking risks to hone one's business instincts, starting young as an entrepreneur and working with integrity and the right attitude. After two decades putting up varied businesses, he's proven himself right.From being a member of the popular ...

by Jimbo Owen B. Gulle  | February 02, 2015 12:00:00