Catherine Talavera

Catherine Talavera has been working with The Philippine STAR since 2017 as a reporter covering tourism and business. Prior to joining the company, she worked as a business reporter covering real estate for another national broadsheet.

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Living outside of Metro Manila is very attractive these days. With the lush greeneries, fresh air and wider spaces, this residential setting may be the best for one’s health and...

Plug and play spaces see strong demand after typhoon

The disruption caused by typhoon Odette in the Cebu province has led Information Technology and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) firms to seek for fully fitted or plug-and-play spaces to implement...

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Healthy homes, hybrid work to remain trends in property market this year

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Omicron to delay return to the office

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Property Market to Roar Back in 2022

Improving vaccination rates in the country coupled with rising consumer and business confidence will drive the recovery of the Philippine property market next year, experts said. “The...

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Christmas should always be a time for cheer and celebration even amid the pandemic. As travel restrictions continue to ease and the number of COVID-19 cases remains...

Transportation developments to benefit property markets

As the number of COVID-19 cases declines and travel restrictions ease, traffic in Metro Manila’s major roads is returning to pre-pandemic levels. Fortunately, with a number of...

Manila ranks 96th most expensive office location- JLL

Manila fell 33 spots in its rank among global cities with the most expensive office occupancy costs, mainly due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a property services firm...

In favor of flexibility

The projected recovery of the Philippine economy by next year spells optimism for the recovery of the overall Philippine real estate market, including the office market. Colliers...

Catherine Talavera

Catherine Talavera has been working with The Philippine STAR since 2017 as a reporter covering tourism and business. Prior to joining the company, she worked as a business reporter covering real estate for another national broadsheet.

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