Allan Tripon

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SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019

The Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Law and the Philippine Property Market

How the developments in the REIT industry will benefit the Philippine real estate and property market

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MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019

Clark: The Next Metro

Ayala Land and Filinvest Group plan to invest billions to develop Clark

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FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019

BSP cuts key rates; More to come in the near future

Interest rates are expected to fall in the near future as the BSP plans to cut the policy rates and reserve requirement ratio

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THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019

The Country’s Own Bay Area

As of March 2019 — there have been 22 reclamation project proposals submitted by various real estate developers and local government units (LGU) to the National Reclamation Authori...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019

Rapid 1Q growth by industry leaders; A sign of things to come for the real estate industry

Examining the performance and prospects of an industry leader is often a good way to gauge the outlook of the entire industry. Thus — simply based on the rapid growth experienced b...

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THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019

Strong BPO industry continues to drive PH office building market

Today, the country is known to be the BPO capital of the world, with an IT BPO industry worth around ₱40 billion (SEE: Forecasts for Philippines Business Process Outsourcing, Works...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2019

Estate Makati, Ayala Avenue’s Final Frontier

Despite being at least five years away from its targeted completion date, the demand for the property has already been strong. In fact, the pre-selling prices of the project’s 188...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019

POGO: A Major Driver of the PH Real Estate Market

In a span of just three short years, the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) are already poised to overtake the Information Technology Business Process Outsourcing (IT BPO)...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019

Logistics and Real Estate

The boom of e-commerce in the country has led to an increased demand for warehouse spaces. Scarce and expensive land in the National Capital Region (NCR), however, has forced real...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019

PH entering the ‘Goldilocks Economy’ phase — Diokno

The Philippine economy is entering an ideal phase with “just the right mix” of rapid economic growth and low levels of inflation. In layman’s terms, the country will be able to sup...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2019

Infra expenditure to GDP ratio doubles to 5.5% in 2018

In 2018 — the infrastructure spending to gross domestic product ratio of the Philippines reached an all-time high of 5.5%, according to the Department of Finance undersecretary Gil...

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THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2019

Megaworld’s PHP 300 billion expansion plan

Looking to ride on the robust Philippine economic growth and the rising levels of personal disposable income, Megaworld Corp. (MEG) — the property development arm of Mr. Andrew Lim...

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THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2019

Sangley, Cavite: Ready for Takeoff?

As part of the administration’s plan to decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the government is building new airports and rehabilitating old ones around the coun...

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THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2019

Blockchain: The Future of Real Estate Transactions

The relative illiquidity of real estate assets, compared to other investment vehicles such as stocks and bonds, has long been one of the biggest drawbacks of being a real estate in...

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2019

1H2019 in Numbers: What story do the figures tell us?

In a recent event entitled “Know the Point — Predictions, Opportunities, Insights, News, and Trends,” JLL Philippines — the top real estate consultancy firm in the country — releas...

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019

Market hopeful that PH GDP will bounce back in the 2nd half of 2019

Despite a lackluster showing in the first two quarters of 2019, industry experts and analysts are still hopeful that the Philippine economy will bounce back stronger than ever in t...

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2019

Villar’s ₱20 B AllHome IPO and its implications for the residential property markets

The Philippine residential property market is primed and ready for rapid growth in the coming years. In fact, the former senator Manny Villar — real estate mogul and the country’s...

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2019

DoTr taps San Miguel to build ₱734B Bulacan International Airport project

The Department of Transportation (DoTr), in a department resolution passed last August 14 2019, has tapped Ramon Ang’s San Miguel Holdings Corp.(SMHC) to construct — and eventually...

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2019

POGOs are in trouble. Should real estate investors be worried?

The stocks of the major players in the property sector in the country — especially those exposed to the office space segment — have taken a huge hit as a result of the recent gover...

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2019

DoubleDragon 1H 2019 net income up 75% to P2.2 B, plans to hit P11 B in recurring income annually by 2021—Sia

In a recent press release, DoubleDragon Properties Corporation (DD) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Edgar “Injap” Sia II – the country’s youngest billionaire – announced...

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

The Comprehensive Tax Reform Program and its potential effects on the real estate market

In the beginning of 2018, the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law took effect. This law effectively reduced the personal income taxes of most individual taxpayers...

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

How the escalating US-China trade war can benefit the PH property markets

Over the past twelve months, the United States and China have been embroiled in a bitter trade war, with the United States levying over $550 billion worth of tariffs on imported Ch...

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

PH economy still on pace to hit 2019 government targets — ADB

The Philippine economy, despite its weak showing in the first half of the year, is still on pace to hit the lower band of the 2019 growth targets set by the government — with GDP e...

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2019

PCC approves Manila Bay land reclamation project joint venture

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC), in an official decision released last September 26 2019, has finally given the go signal for the formation of the joint venture between...

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019

Hong Kong investors shifting capital into Southeast Asian property markets

As the clashes between the two factions continue to paralyze the Hong Kong’s economy and even threaten to boil over into greater violence, investors are now pulling out their capit...

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019

The Real Property Valuation Assessment and Reform Bill

The Real Property Valuation Assessment and Reform Bill, also known as package three of the Department of Finance’s Comprehensive Tax Reform Program, has just recently cleared the t...

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019

Bank exposure to real estate up to 19.5% in 2Q 2019 — BSP

According to the data collected by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the country’s banking sector had as much as ₱4.12 trillion worth of loans and investments in the real esta...

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019

Comparing the tax implications of the different forms of real estate investments

It is often said that there are only two things that are constant in this world: death and taxes. This mantra is especially true in the world of real estate investing as investors...

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019

Fearless Forecast for 2019: GDP growth at 6%, inflation at 2.5% — BSP Gov

In a recent interview, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno forecasted that annual GDP growth for 2019 would recover to around 6.0% — the lower band of the go...

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019

POGOs are tax exempt says BIR

Philippine offshore gaming operators (or more commonly known as POGOs) are exempt from taxes, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) during a hearing conducted by the Ho...

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