Robinsons Starmills in Angeles City, Pampanga, one of Robinsons Land’s many shopping centers. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
The real estate sector is a primary driver of economic growth in the Philippines. Among countless entities in the business, these select developers have enjoyed hallmark success that have boosted this industry to the fore. Their continued expansion keeps this sector on an upward trajectory.
Learn about two more companies from this series: the prominent mall operator, Robinsons Land Corporation; and Filinvest Land Inc., a developer that initially specialized in affordable homes.
Robinsons Land Corporation
A developer of malls, hotels, offices, and residences, Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) is the second biggest mall operator in the country, what with the success and prevalence of its chain of malls. Incorporated in 1980, RLC functions as the property arm of JG Summit Holdings, Inc. Since then, the developer has raised countless projects under its four homegrown brands: Robinsons Luxuria, Robinsons Residences, Robinsons Communities, and Robinsons Homes, each of which serve different segments of the market. RLC's popular projects include The Radiance, located at Manila Bay, and The Magnolia Residences, in New Manila.
Filinvest Land Inc.
Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI) functions as the real estate subsidiary of Filinvest Development Corporation. It was originally named Citation Homes, and it was incorporated in 1989. Its current name, FLI, came about four years after. FLI specialized in affordable and mid-income house-and-lot offerings, but to date, they have branched off to provide upmarket options, townships, and themed residential projects. Successful projects include retail center Festival Supermall; Filinvest City, their eponymous township in Alabang; and Timberland Heights, a suburban enclave in the mountains of Antipolo, Rizal.