Office Spaces for the New Generation

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Office Spaces for the New Generation


Its proximity to the labor pools of Laguna, Batangas and Cavite has made Filinvest City an attractive office location - not just for BPOs who have been driving the office market for over a decade but also for small and medium enterprises, according to Catherine A. Ilagan, EVP of Filinvest Alabang, Inc. (FAI).

Many small enterprises in Metro Manila and Calabarzon, which respectively have the largest and second largest number of small and medium enterprises in the country, are likely to start at home, according to studies. But once these entrepreneurs and professionals need additional manpower, they tend to seek locations that will be highly accessible and attractive to their employees.

Filinvest City in southern Metro Manila has been benefitting from these expanding businesses - made up mostly of professionals and entrepreneurs in information and communication, financial and other services, according to Ilagan.

"We recognize this new generation of entrepreneurs that has grown owing to our country's rapid economic growth as well as technological breakthroughs like the internet economy that allows them to serve global clients," she said.

New office project

Because Filinvest City's current stock of office buildings is almost gone, FAI launched Parkway Corporate Center, its first purely office condominium investment for end users. The 32-storey premium office tower is positioned to be an ideal address for this rising class of business owners and professionals.

Many of Parkway Corporate Center's prospective buyers deal with global clients either directly or in behalf of their local clients. They thus require high-speed internet connections, uninterrupted power supply and security round the clock, in case they need to do video conferences with partners in other time zones.

The office tower provides fiber optic backbone, 100 percent power backup, a 24-hour security station complemented by CCTV cameras and an RFID Access Card system. …

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