MEGAWORLD TO DOUBLE OFFICE INVENTORY IN ILOILO BUSINESS PARK IN THREE YEARS
Two new office towers to open this year; all office in the township now fully leased
ILOILO CITY, Philippines, February 17, 2017 – Megaworld, the country’s largest office developer and lessor, is doubling its office space inventory in Iloilo Business Park, as demand for the office spaces inside the township continue to grow in the last three years.
From the current 5,000 square meters of office inventory in four office towers (One Global, Two Global, One Techno Place and Richmonde Tower), which have already been leased out, the company is expected to reach 100,000 square meters of office spaces in the township in 2020. This will cater to around 40,000 workers, mostly in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector.
At present, Iloilo Business Park hosts around 15,000 office workers from the seven BPO companies that are currently based in the 72-hectare township in Mandurriao, which has been positioned to be Iloilo City’s central business district. These companies include StartTek, Transcom, Reed Elsevier, WNS, and IQor, among others.
“During the last three years, we have experienced a spike in the demand for the office spaces in Iloilo Business Park. Thus, we expedited the construction of our first four towers and we have decided to build more to meet the demand,” says Jericho Go, senior vice president, Megaworld.
This year, Megaworld will open two new office towers: Two Techno Place and Festive Walk Office Tower.
Two Techno Place is a five-level office building with an estimated leasable area of around 10,000 square meters. The tower will be able to generate around 3,000 jobs once completed.
Festive Walk Office Tower, on the other hand, is a four-level office building with around 12,000 square meters of leasable spaces. Upon completion, the tower will be able to generate around 4,000 jobs.
“We continue to see a bright prospect in Iloilo’s BPO industry. Several companies, most of them are first-timers in Iloilo, want to come in and expend here.” adds Go.
Last year, Megaworld mapped out the ‘Visayas BPO Triangle’ that gives focus on the expanding office developments in its three townships in the Visayas, particularly The Mactan Newtown in Cebu, The Upper East in Bacolod and Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao, Iloilo. By 2020, the three townships will be able to contribute around 2000,000 square meters of office space inventory in Megaworld’s rental portfolio.