BPOs, tech spaces mulled for Ortigas
Notice something different in the Ortigas district lately? More business and knowledge outsourcing companies (BPO/KPO) and technology outfits are sprouting up in the district, cheek by jowl with top retail and residential developments such as Capitol Commons, Greenhills shopping center, Frontera Verde, Circulo Verde, and the Greenmeadows and Valle Verde subdivisions. Among these are news website Rappler, Denmark-based conglomerate Maersk Group, and the US-based e-payment services leader VeriFone. The Maersk Group occupies almost half of Estancia’s 19,000 square meters of office space,. Ortigas & Co. is now looking to build more BPO and KPO spaces to meet the rise in demand. “The rise in the number of BPO / KPO and technology firms has led us to rethink our land banking strategy to accommodate these pioneers with more office spaces,” acknowledged Ortigas & Co. chief operating officer Thomas F. Mirasol. Apart from Estancia, Silver City in Frontera Verde (See photo) serves as the headquarters of tech firm Anthem Solutions, which occupies 20,600 square meters of office space.