The strength of Visayas and Mindanao developers shown at The Outlook Awards 2019

It’s a big win for developers from all over the country as renowned real estate names from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao took home the most-sought-after awards from The Outlook: Philippine Buyers’ Choice Property Awards last November 14 at the Makati Shangri-La. The annual event gathered some of the biggest real estate developers in the Philippines along with boutique developers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to celebrate the developments that shaped Philippine real estate this year.

The Outlook Awards, co-presented by Philippine Daily Inquirer Property and Holcim, used a two-step process to determine the winners for the House, Condominium, and Mixed-use categories: an esteemed panel of judges shortlisted the nominees for each category, and a 10,000-respondent survey revealed the big winner for each award.

For the Special Awards, the judges took to a pre-determined scorecard to choose the big winners of the night. Lamudi chose the Personality of the Year based on his contributions to the real estate industry.

Trusted Names in Real Estate

The winners of the Grand Awards showed a respectable mix of developers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, with DMCI Homes bagging Best Developer in Luzon, Cebu Landmasters, Inc. winning Best Developer in Visayas and Mindanao, PHINMA Property Holdings Corporation winning Best Boutique Developer in Luzon, and DATEM Homes, Inc. winning Best Boutique Developer in Visayas and Mindanao.

Cebu Landmasters, which also brought home Best Affordable Condo for Casa Mira Towers Labangon, has established its reputation when it comes to giving real estate seekers in Visayas and Mindanao properties that fit their lifestyle. This earned their development Casa Mira South the Best House at 2018’s The Outlook Awards. Joe Soberano III, Chairman and CEO of Cebu Landmasters, Inc., was awarded the Personality of the Year at the gala night.

Luzon, which is still the leading region when it comes to real estate development, saw tough competition from its developers. Ending up triumphant are Avida Land Corporation, bagging Best Premium Condo for Avida Towers Makati Southpoint and Best Affordable House for Avida Southfield Settings NUVALI; Megaworld Corporation, with The Albany winning Best Luxe Condo in Luzon; and Filinvest Land, Inc., which took home Best Premium House in Luzon for The Peak.

Megaworld and Filinvest also took home awards in the Visayas and Mindanao region, with The Mactan Newtown winning Megaworld the Best Mixed-use Development in Visayas and Mindanao and Filinvest’s Sanremo Oasis at City di Mare crowned Best Premium Condo for the region.

Here is the complete list of winners for The Outlook Awards 2019 per category:

Luzon Winners

Best Affordable Condo - Cheer Residences (SM Development Corporation)

Best Premium Condo - Avida Towers Makati Southpoint (Avida Land Corporation)

Best Luxe Condo - The Albany (Megaworld Corporation)

Best Affordable House - Avida Southfield Settings NUVALI (Avida Land Corporation)

Best Premium House - The Peak (Filinvest Land, Inc.)

Best Mixed-Use Development - Hamilo Coast (Costa del Hamilo, Inc.)

Visayas and Mindanao Winners        

Best Affordable Condo - Casa Mira Towers Labangon (Cebu Landmasters, Inc.)

Best Premium Condo - Sanremo Oasis at City di Mare (Filinvest Land, Inc.)

Best House - Amoa (AboitizLand, Inc.)

Best Mixed-Use Development - The Mactan Newtown (Megaworld Corporation)

Special Awards

Best Green Project - Three E-Com Center (SM Prime Holdings, Inc.)

Best Innovation Project - The Seasons Residences (Sunshine Fort North Bonifacio Realty Development Corporation)

Best Co-Living Space - MyTown Co-Living Hubs (Philippines Urban Living Solutions, Inc.)

Best Co-Working Space - Acceler8 (UnionSPACE)

Personality of the Year - Jose “Joe” Soberano III, Chairman, President and CEO of Cebu Landmasters, Inc.

Grand Awards        

Best Developer - Luzon - DMCI Homes

Best Developer - VisMin - Cebu Landmasters, Inc.

Best Boutique Developer - Luzon - PHINMA Property Holdings Corporation

Best Boutique Developer - VisMin - DATEM Homes, Inc.

Lamudi’s Global Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Kian Moini opened the gala with a look into the real estate trends that make the Philippines a force to be reckoned with in Southeast Asia, and Bhavna Suresh, CEO of Lamudi Philippines, ended the night remarking on the continued growth of the real estate sector in the country. The gala also remembered the passing of real estate leaders John Gokongwei, Jr. of JG Summit, Lucio “Bong” Tan, Jr. of Eton Properties, Willie Uy of 8990 Holdings, Henry Sy of SM Investments, and Liberator “Levy” P. Laus of The LausGroup of Companies.

The Outlook Awards’ official TV partner is Cignal TV and the official event partner is Makati Shangri-La Hotel. The event’s media partners are Business Mirror, Business World, Manila Standard, Malaya Business Insight, and The Philippine Star.

Lamudi also worked together with partner organizations Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA), Land Registration Authority, Re/Max, Colliers International Philippines, Ikea Southeast Asia, A. P. de Jesus & Associates, Philippine Daily Inquirer Property, Housing and Urban  Development Coordinating Council, Buskowitz Group, Santos Knight Frank, Buensalido + Architects, German Chamber of Commerce, British Chamber of Commerce, Australian - New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, Italian Chamber of Commerce, European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ECCP), and Starbucks to make the event possible.

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Topics: Lamudi , Kian Moini , The Outlook: Philippine Buyers’ Choice Property Awards , Bhavna Suresh
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