Camella, a housing brand under the Villar-led Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc. emerged as the Developer of the Year in the Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao categories during the Lamudi’s The Outlook 2023: Philippine Real Estate Awards.
The real estate platform also honored PHINMA Properties as the Boutique Developer of the Year for Luzon, while Primeworld Land received the Boutique Developer of the Year award for Visayas and Mindanao.
“It has never been so important to focus on building a trusted name online and positioning your products in an authentic and transparent way. Now, real estate players must give seekers a personalized and delightful experience at every touchpoint,” Lamudi Philippines country head Anurag Verma said at the Awards Night held in Taguig on Sept. 21.
With 21 awards presented at the grand ceremony, Lamudi recognized the top real estate developers of the country from various segments across the market in a voting process that included the help of 10,000 active seekers.
Anurag said the world has moved into the digital era with one’s real estate journey starting with an online search.
“We are very excited to witness the start of this inflection point of tech adoption in the Philippine real estate industry as more developers are welcoming digital solutions with open arms and are proud that Lamudi is helping them in this journey through our solutions.”
BPI’s Retail Mortgage Division head Bernadette Ocampo, meanwhile said industry partners have recognized the potential of online platforms to reach a wider audience and streamline their operations and business.
“BPI and Lamudi see similarities in both of our missions and goals which is to provide Filipinos their dream homes and empower them to achieve it today,” Ocampo said.
With the continued partnership of Lamudi and BPI, the two market players are set to launch BPI Verified. This new service converts Lamudi property listings into BPI-verified property listings, enabling Filipinos to choose from various properties on the online platform that were pre-appraised and title-verified. Home-buyers can then apply for a BPI Housing Loan.
“BPI Verified’s main objective is to give clients confidence in their property by having a bank pre-assess and check those listings already. [This is an] indicator that the property listing is good collateral and can be easily qualified for bank financing in BPI,” Ocampo said.
In a panel discussion on the modernization roadmap of the Philippine real estate industry, PropTech Consortium of the Philippines managing and executive director AJ Rocero noted that sustainability initiatives in the country are already being adopted by various developers.
“I can confidently say that we’re going toward the right direction that the other developers are adapting because we have private and government agencies that are promoting incentives,” she said.
Lamudi also recognized The Residences at The Westin Manila by RLC Residences as the Wellness-Focused Development of the Year for being an intentionally designed project that improves well-being and reinforces the healthy lifestyles of its residents.
The Digital Innovator of the Year went to RLC Residences for being the top developer who actively integrates new technologies to optimize human experiences and simplify the property buying process.
On the other hand, My Ensō Lofts by PH1 World Developers was named the Real Estate Innovation of the Year for using progressive building solutions to address the Philippine housing backlog. Filinvest Land Inc. was hailed as Selling Early Adopter Award.
Lamudi likewise cited the top projects across the three major Philippine islands in the House, Condominium, and Mixed-use development categories.
Best Affordable Condo – Grand Mesa Residences (Wee Community Developers Inc.)
Best Premium Condo – Parkford Suites Legazpi (Alveo Land Corp.)
Best Affordable House – Ajoya Cabanatuan (Aboitiz Land, Inc.)
Best Premium House – Seafront Residences (Aboitiz Land, Inc.)
Best Mixed-Use Development – The Spectrum by Vista Residences (Vista Residences, Inc.)
Visayas and Mindanao Winners
Best Affordable Condo – Primeworld District (Primeworld Land Holdings Inc.)
Best Premium Condo – Mantawi Residences (RLC Residences)
Best Affordable House – The Diamond Heights (Wee Community Developers, Inc.)
Best Premium House – Camella Gran Europa (Camella)
Best Mixed-Use Development – Georgia by Vista Estates (Vista Land and Lifescapes Inc.)
Best Co-Working Space – Acceler8 by UnionSPACE (Inphin8 Space, Inc.)
Best Office Development – SM North EDSA Tower 1 – 15F (KMC Solutions)
Best Industrial Development – Anflo Industrial Estate (Damosa Land, Inc.)
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Visit lamudi.com.ph/outlook2023 to learn more about The Outlook 2023: Philippine Real Estate Awards.