Monday, January 27, 2014
Most businesses need office space, particularly businesses that have a large number of staff and deal with clients on a regular basis. An effective work environment can increase productivity and keep your employees motivated, and having a designated space to conduct meetings is also a good way to impress your clients.
Whether you are looking to buy or rent office space, establishing your business headquarters at a reputable address in a key business district can show your company’s credibility.
These are the top three central business districts in Metro Manila today.
Makati Central Business District
The undisputed business capital of the Philippines, Makati was once a swampland of pre-Hispanic settlement. Discovered by Don Manuel Lopez de Legazpi, the founder of Manila and first Governor General of the Philippines, the settlement is named after its patron saint, San Pedro de Makati.
It eventually developed into an agricultural town and even became home to the country’s first airport, Nielson Airport. The beginnings of the present Makati community were developed in the 1950s. Today, Makati is the prime choice for local and multinational offices, from established businesses to startups alike.
Bonifacio Global City
The gleaming skyscrapers and wide walkways in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) today belie its colorful history associated with war and aggression. Once called Fort McKinley when it was first acquired by the American government in 1902, BGC is now home to a bustling community of world-class businesses and luxury residential developments.
Establish your office headquarters here in BGC, and share this vibrant business community with other well-known businesses such as HSBC and Sunlife Financial. Developed by Ayala Land Inc. and Evergreen Holdings, Inc. with Bases Conversion and Development Authority, BGC is a complete community with reputable schools, hospitals and museums.
Unbeknownst to many, Ortigas Center was once part of a 4,033-hectare parcel of land called Hacienda de Mandaloyon and owned by the Agustinan Order. Located at the boundaries of Mandaluyong, San Juan, Pasig and Quezon City, Ortigas Center was developed by Ortigas & Company into a mixed-use community for industrial and commercial firms as well as residential centers, shopping complexes, schools and churches. It is home to some notable companies such as the Jollibee Food Corporation and the Asian Development Bank.