A growing green consciousness is making ripples around the world as an after-effect of the pandemic. Now more than ever, the importance of being close-to-nature as it relates to one’s physical and mental well-being is underscored. Here in the Philippines, health and wellness now take the front seat in the minds of consumers and the real estate industry which is responsible for creating the very spaces that Filipinos call home.
Filinvest Land President Tristan Las Marias says that while this increased focus on green developments only became a trend as of late, Filinvest Land has been creating green communities for decades.
“The home is an important space for Filipino families. It is where bonds are strengthened, passions thrive, and families grow. This is the reason why here at Filinvest Land, we continuously strive to stay attuned to the changing needs and lifestyles of Filipinos as we grow our property portfolio to include residential subdivisions, resort-style mid-rise communities, and dynamic high-rise condominiums for a wide spectrum of the market from smart-value to high-end. Knowing that the way forward is green, Filinvest Land will continue crafting green communities for the new normal and beyond,” said Las Marias.
Dreams Built Green
This is where ‘Dreams Built Green’ comes in – what Filinvest Land calls its long-term commitment to going green. As the company pushes forward with its mantra of building the Filipino dream, it champions sustainable, future-forward principles to ensure healthy and quality living for its communities.
“I believe that as one of the country’s most trusted developers, it is our responsibility to lead the Philippine real estate industry into going green. Bringing nature closer to our communities, prioritizing health and safety, as well as empowering our homeowners to lead productive lives are quintessential steps for a better normal,” adds Las Marias.
Filinvest Land’s development blueprint includes incorporating green spaces into its developments, bringing nature’s splendor closer to its communities. Most projects have parks with lush greens and breathtaking views among their priceless features. The property developer says it also honors the natural topography where its projects are built on such as rolling terrains, waterways, and forests.
Sanremo Oasis, a mid-rise condo community in City di Mare along South Road Properties in Cebu, allows its residents to enjoy the refreshing views of the majestic sea and mountains. True to its namesake, Sanremo Oasis is reminiscent of the Italian coastal lifestyle with the waterfront Il Corso mall nearby and lush greens meandering along the open spaces of the community and extending to the entire City di Mare township.
The physical and mental health of Filinvest Land’s communities is also a top priority. All of its residential communities feature leisure amenities such as swimming pools, clubhouses, jogging trails, and outdoor playgrounds that let homeowners lead an active lifestyle. With air quality being an important factor, all living spaces are built to allow cross-ventilation. Green and blue networks also form an integral part of the master plan such as tree-lined roads, bikeable or walkable sections, and carless streets. The company’s mid-rise buildings allot 60 to 70 percent to open spaces and employ the Venti-lite technology which allows for natural light and fresh air to flow throughout the building.
These principles are evident in all of Filinvest Land’s developments nationwide such as Futura Vinta, the first master-planned mid-rise condo community to rise in the Zamboanga region. Futura Vinta, located in Vitallano Avenue at the heart of Zamboanga City, boasts of 70% open spaces and a wide range of amenities including a clubhouse, swimming pools, a fitness gym, jogging paths, and outdoor playground.
Filinvest Land wants to empower its residents to achieve their dreams and lead productive lives with living spaces designed for the needs of today and tomorrow. Its developments are work-from-home and wi-fi ready, equipped with fiber-optics, and telco serviced. Units are spacious, with no obstructive beams or columns, allowing homeowners to fully utilize the area. Ease and convenience come unparalleled with developments that are centrally located and accessible to daily essentials. Transit-oriented developments also promise easy comings and goings. The company’s mixed-use complexes combine living, leisure, and commercial spaces to put everything just an elevator ride away.
Futura One Dagupan, the first master-planned mid-rise condo community in Pangasinan, offers smartly-designed studio units fit for students and yuppies as well as 2-bedroom units apt for growing families. It is located within Fora Dagupan, a master-planned, mixed-use district at the heart of the city near the city hall, malls and commercial developments, schools, universities, and hospitals, putting residents close to modern conveniences.
Conscious long-term effort
Filinvest Land’s green development thrust is one of its long-term strategies to continue growing as one of the country’s leading developers. This can be seen across Filinvest Land’s three residential brands – the smart-value Futura by Filinvest, the middle-income Aspire by Filinvest, and the high-end Prestige by Filinvest – totaling over 250 ongoing projects in over 50 key areas nationwide.
It is no wonder that Filinvest Land has been recently recognized by Dot Property Awards 2022 as the Best Developer in North Luzon and Mindanao for two years in a row. Adding to its accolades is the Best Developer in Visayas Award.
Las Marias adds, “Filinvest Land adapts to the changing times. In doing so, we always keep Filipino families in mind as we strive to create their dream homes nationwide. While we have made great strides in creating green communities throughout our over 50 years of experience, it is our goal to be at the forefront of this movement and bring Dreams Built Green to more Filipinos across the archipelago.”