Rockwell’s Power Plant Mall in Makati. (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.
Get to know two more companies from this series: premium property developer Rockwell Land, and another upmarket developer, Century Properties.
Established under the Lopez Group of Companies in 1995, Rockwell Land is best known for their eponymous upmarket township, Rockwell Center, in Makati. A former power plant, the mixed-use township has several residential and office towers. Its most popular destination is the Power Plant Mall. Rockwell's other projects include the Rockwell Business Center, in Ortigas; Aruga, a luxury hotel in Makati; and the forthcoming Lopez Center Tower, set to become the new headquarters of Lopez Group of Companies. Pegged at a height of 320 meters, the Lopez Tower is poised to be the tallest building in the Philippines.
Century Properties Group, Inc.
Specializing in upmarket residential towers, Century Properties Group, Inc. (CPI) was founded by Jose E.B. Antonio in 1986. To date, CPI has launched vertical housing projects to add to its portfolio, the first of which was Canyon Ranch in Carmona, Cavite. Likewise, the developer has also segued into large-scale mixed-use developments, with their flagship, eponymous township, Century City, launched in 2006. CPI currently holds the distinction of having raised a few of the tallest buildings in the country, with the Gramercy Residences, spanning 250 meters in height; and the Knightsbridge Residences, at 220 meters. In addition, the company has garnered some attention for having teamed up with Donald Trump for Trump Tower Manila; and with Paris Hilton, who promoted Azure Urban Resort Residences.