The Philippines' Next Top Developer

The Philippines' Next Top Developer

Ayala Land and SM Prime aren’t the only developers that are shaping the country’s real estate landscape. These next developers have become household names and are sharing the success at the top of their game.

But consumers aren’t the only ones to impress. Competitors are another audience that developers intend to faze, all while they create homes and buildings for the market. It is this competitive spirit that drives them to reach the number one position.

So who are these companies that are in the running for the Philippines Next Top Developer?


With developments named McKinley Hill, Eastwood City, Newport City, and Mactan Newtown, you cannot question the calibre of this company’s strength and expertise. Its mark on the country is big--literally--as its condos, offices, hotels, and malls, are always guaranteed to thoroughly cover ground space, while reaching for the sky. And there are many more plans underway.

Megaworld doesn’t only go big with its structures. Andrew Tan’s company reaches as far as possible with style: the designing of its structures and the classy way the spaces are filled.

When this developer makes a world, it guarantees to have mega on its mind. You can’t help but wonder how big the country’s going to get when this developer reaches the top.

DMCI Homes

This housing arm of David M. Consunji’s 60-year old infrastructure company, DMCI Holdings, is one of the most prestigious in its category here in the Philippines.

DMCI Homes established its roots in 1991, carrying its mother company’s branding, and taking on building design. Its projects target condominiums and house and lots, which may be familiar to you as the East Ortigas Mansions, Villa Alegre Homes, and Mayfield Park, among others. It has estates and subdivisions also under its name, which are now too many to mention.

Consunji’s infrastructure and housing companies rise above the competition with their green and sustainable building strategies. Not only are they gaining a following from the population for these practises, but also accolades from their fellow construction and real estate companies.

DMCI Homes has been rising to the top, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing. It currently has projects scattered in and around the Metro that are foreseen to strengthen the foundations of Consunji’s companies.

Credibility and continuous high-quality service always impresses. And with the 60-year strong run of DMCI Holdings, who wouldn’t be impressed?

Federal Land

Luxury and finesse are Federal Land’s expertise. The company focuses on supporting and promoting high-end lifestyles by launching projects dedicated to classy personalities. If you are one such character, you may want to check out Federal Land’s finished and upcoming projects.

High in style, function, and personality are its condominiums, commercial centers, and suburban communities, constructed in strategic locations around the country.

Federal Land is responsible for Bay Garden and Club Residences, Blue Bay Walk, Paseo de Roces, Le Pavilion Metropolitan Park. Amongst its most anticipated, highest-end developments to come are the Marco Polo and the Grand Hyatt Residences. These grand projects will be well worth a visit when complete.

Empire East

This Megaworld subsidiary is one of the developers to watch out for, especially if you’re new in the game. It prides itself on providing residential communities from the suburbs to the city, helping transform their landscapes.

If you’re a consumer who’s a little bit tight on budget, Empire East may have options for you. This developer focuses on the middle-income market, while giving away quality as a bonus. It even offers interesting payment terms, which a clever buyer will want to check out.

A couple of the projects you might know are the Laguna Bel-Air, The Cambridge Village, and the Greenhills Garden Square. If you aren’t familiar with these projects, you might be when further developments are finished: The Sonoma community in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Kasara towers in Pasig, and the Little Baguio Terraces, of course, in Baguio.

As a newcomer, Empire East is still striving for recognition. But it appears ready to branch out from residential projects, with the intention of establishing its own city--the Empire East City, that is. Like the mixed-use communities that other top developers have, Empire East’s is one to anticipate.

With these strong developers in the game, it’s hard to believe that others could compete. But there’s a lot of money to be made and great opportunities to shine in this industry and so no doubt there are more in the running to becoming The Philippines' Next Top Developer.

Robinsons Land Corp.

You most probably recognise the name from the malls your family frequents, but you have also seen buildings and housing developments carrying the Robinsons name.

The maker of a various range of properties has the middle and the upscale market targeted, focusing on their residential needs. To better set a distinction on its developments, Robinsons Land categorizes them based on each specific market. From upscale to middle, we have Robinsons Luxuria, Residences, Communities, and Homes. You may find what you’re looking for in one of these.

Its projects are tasteful, well-known around the country. You may know a few as AmiSa Private Residences, The Trion Towers, Escalades South Metro, and Bloomfields.

Whenever it gets a plan in the boards, Robinsons pulls it off. With more than 60 patronized properties to its name, there’s no doubt they’re doing something right.

Rockwell Land

What began as a Meralco power plant is now a player in the real estate scene of the country, and it holds a place among the top ranks.

After the switch from being a thermal power plant to a self-sustained community, Rockwell Center was born. The flagship development of Rockwell Land challenged the competition to follow and to match its newfound prestige.

A known maverick of real estate properties, Rockwell Land’s projects seamlessly mix workspaces, residences, and lifestyle hubs, owing to its tradition of pioneering innovation and setting high standards. Its developments match the needs of high-end and upper-mid markets for their living, leisure, and business use. Among Rockwell Land’s known properties are The Grove, Power Plant Mall, and Rockwell Business Center.

More projects are underway but what’s most exciting is Rockwell Land’s venture into making properties that will be more affordable for the masses. The leading developer is excited to reach new markets, as well as gain a hold of the top.

Eton Properties

Eton is a name known in the real estate markets of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai and other parts of mainland China. With a hold that strong, it’s no wonder it can place itself near the top of the pile here in the Philippines.

This developer takes advantage of area: where it’s booming, it sees advantage to place a project. It also focuses on attention to detail and dedication to quality, which makes its properties stand out. Spanning from BPO offices to mixed-use communities, Eton’s projects attract the high-end and the mid-income consumers. Among its known properties are Centris Station, Eton Centris, and the Eton City.

With a city to its name and a track record worth noting, Eton is a developer to watch out for.

Shang Properties

Shang spells luxury.

The big name has equally big properties in prime locations of the country. Mostly tanding higher than 60 floors, these buildings are known for their prestige. In its roster of projects are the One Shangri-La Place, The Enterprise Center, The Shang Grand Tower, and the various Shangri-La hotels and residences in the country.

Getting ready for the future, Shang sees the Fort and Global City as its next base, along with Batangas, Tagaytay, Cavite, and Mactan. We will see more of Shang’s luxury residences and retail centers in the years ahead.

It’s no wonder the real estate market is booming in the Philippines. There is increasing demand and plenty of big development players in the property game. We’ve only covered a few here – watch out for more!

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