Written By: Din M. Villafuerte
With five decades of nurturing iconic landmarks and dynamic communities, Federal Land has a solid track record of building innovative property developments.
The real estate arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of GT Capital Holdings Inc. has created an impressive portfolio of a diverse mix of projects which includes residential communities, commercial establishments, office spaces and hotels. Since 1972, it has been transforming the Philippine property landscape with its array of well-built developments that feature cutting-edge design and architecture that reimagines the country’s skyline.
Guided by its mission to establish dynamic communities for generations to enjoy, the company has built “places for progress and spaces for life.” From residential high-rises and business centers to five-star hotels and exceptional retail spaces, Federal Land sees to it that its developments are tailor-made to suit the people and communities that it serves.
Its joint venture projects with other reputable local and international developers has created premium condominiums such as The Estate Makati, Grand Hyatt Manila Residences and The Seasons Residences, which cater to the luxury and high-end market. Meanwhile, Federal Land brand Horizon Land Property Development Corp. develops practical and sensible homes which are intended for the middle income market.
Homes designed for inspired living
Throughout the years, Federal Land has been continuously enhancing its offerings with its mix of choice residential developments.
Luxury condominium developments The Estate Makati and Grand Hyatt Manila Residences are both designed to deliver a distinctive living experience surrounded by commanding skyline views of the city. Situated along Ayala Avenue, The Estate Makati boasts of a strategic location, just a stone’s throw from the city’s top shopping and dining destinations. The 50-story Grand Hyatt Manila Residences South Tower in Bonifacio Global City is the first Grand Hyatt branded residences in Southeast Asia.
Designed for the high-end market, The Seasons Residences is a mixed-use development with well-designed residences, curated amenities and the first MITSUKOSHI in the Philippines. A joint venture with Nomura Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd., reputable names in Japan’s real estate, the four-tower residential development and retail concept is Japanese-inspired and rises in BGC’s Grand Central Park.
For the upscale market, Federal Land has prime developments in major cities in Metro Manila and Cebu. The Grand Midori Ortigas is designed by world-renowned Japanese architectural firm Tange Associates and is poised to be a Zen-inspired sanctuary right in the middle of bustling Ortigas Center. Mi Casa, located in Metro Park in Pasay City’s Manila Bay Area, is a tropical-inspired residential paradise. Riverfront condo Four Season Riviera in Binondo is designed with feng shui sensibilities to usher in good luck. Nestled high above the metropolis in Nivel Hills, Marco Polo Residences has been the exclusive address of choice in cosmopolitan Cebu.
Finally, Horizon Land, a wholly owned subsidiary of Federal Land, has been creating vertical and horizontal residential options in key areas throughout the country for the broader middle-income market. Located along Taft Avenue is Quantum Residences, a convenient city address for students and young professionals. Siena Towers in Marikina offers the conveniences of modern living set amid a charming suburban community. Florida Sun Estates in Cavite affords its residents with resort-type amenities, lush greenery and an abundance of fresh breeze and sunshine. Palm Beach West presents leisure-style living by Manila Bay.
Places primed for opportunities
Driven by the belief that modern workplaces fuel passion and energy into corporate culture, Federal Land has created inspiring spaces where businesses and opportunities can thrive. In so doing, the property developer has cemented its presence in some of the country’s busiest central business districts such as Makati, BGC and Bay Area.
Towering over BGC is the 66-story Metrobank Financial Center, the headquarters of the country’s second largest bank. It shares its space with Grand Hyatt Manila, with the office spaces located on the lower floors and the international luxury hotel occupying the upper floors. The skyscraper is part of Federal Land’s master-planned New York-inspired community, Grand Central Park.
GT Tower International in Makati has become an iconic landmark along Ayala Avenue, thanks to its distinct silhouette. Designed by homegrown architectural firms in cooperation with international consultants, it stands at 47 storeys, with a blade-like apex that seems to pierce the Makati City skyline.
iMet in Pasay’s Bay Area is a PEZA-accredited office space that is a favored choice among business process outsourcing companies. In addition, the four-tower grade A office complex enjoys proximity to residential communities, leisure establishments and transport hubs, making it a truly convenient workplace for its tenants.
Spaces set for brand experience
Federal Land has always endeavored to enhance the shopping experience of Filipinos.
It takes pride in bringing the Philippines’ first MITSUKOSHI. A partnership with Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. Japan’s largest and oldest department store group, the mall will occupy the podium level of The Seasons Residences and will offer a well-curated mix of global and Japanese retail brands and restaurants. It will also house the signature MITSUKOSHI supermarket and beauty section.
Blue Bay Walk in Pasay City’s Manila Bay Area is an open-air mall that features a mini park. Here, residents from nearby upscale condominium communities can enjoy an afternoon picnic, freely play with their pets or relax in a park, minus the worry of crowds.
Just a stone’s throw from Blue Bay Walk is Met L!ve, a lifestyle mall within the Metro Park township on the corner of Macapagal Avenue and Edsa. Federal Land’s shopping mall is designed to bring a unique and vibrant experience to shoppers and diners in the midst of the bustling Manila Bay Area.
In the Tropicana Garden City township in Marikina, Blue Wave Mall complements the charming, suburban vibe of its community by affording a complete shopping experience featuring local brands, comfort food options and various specialty stores. The mixed-use development offers BPO office spaces as well.
Hotels that shape standards of luxury
Federal Land has ventured into the hospitality segment. The company has partnered with world-famous brands in order to develop and bring in five-star hotels to the local scene.
“A destination within a destination,” is how Federal Land describes Grand Hyatt Manila, a partnership with the iconic hotel chain Hyatt Hotels. Standing in BGC’s North Bonifacio District as part of the property developer’s Grand Central Park, a myriad of exciting experiences and thrilling restaurant concepts await guests here.
A similar, yet distinct kind of experience can also be enjoyed by guests of Marco Polo Plaza, located in the sought-after Nivel Hills in Cebu. The five-star hotel, which offers spacious and comfortable guest rooms and suites, is home to some of Cebu City’s most exquisite restaurants and provides a pampering experience like no other, alongside a wealth of amenities for guests who deserve nothing but first-rate service.
Whether one is looking for masterfully built residential high-rises or world-class experiences from top-notch hotels, count on Federal Land to have it. With its distinct developments and well-thought-out communities, the property developer has positioned itself as one of the Philippines’ most trusted when it comes to high quality real estate.
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