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Ayala Land won’t cut spending

AYALA LAND, Inc. will not cut its spending for next year despite the threat of slowing demand as a result of the global economic downturn that started in the US.

Jaime I. Ayala, president and chief executive officer of Ayala Land, said the company was looking at either matching its budget for projects this year or increasing it further.

The property arm of the country’s oldest conglomerate will finance the projects with its own cash and through bank loans.

“The company currently has over P20 billion in capital expenditure, the highest ever that the company has allotted for its projects,” Mr. Ayala said.

Ayala Land allotted as much as P24.3 billion on projects and capital expenditure this year, an increase of more than half from its P16.2-billion budget last year.

But the company does not expect to spend the whole amount due to slowing demand for real estate. As of September, Ayala Land had spent P12.2 billion.

Mr. Ayala noted that while the company had yet to decide how it will distribute the capital spending to its units, Ayala Land remained active in the construction of its projects.

“There will be no downsizing in our capital expenditure next year and all projects will be finished on time,” he added.

He said the group would remain aggressive next year, even as he admitted that it was adjusting the strategy for its business process outsourcing (BPO) arm.

Ayala Land, he added, might focus more on subdivisions, saying “people want to put their money in lands in times of crisis because of its low price.”

In the third quarter, the realty firm’s net income dropped by a tenth to P1.02 billion due to rising construction material costs. Its nine-month net profits went up by almost a quarter to P3.84 billion.

Ayala Land earlier said it would launch 5,622 residential units this year, 8% more than a year earlier.

It also said it would expand its shopping centers. The company is also expanding its BPO business in the next three years

Property analysts have noted that while real estate companies might experience sluggish demand for high-end property units, the market for affordable and mid-priced housing continues to grow.

On Friday, Ayala Land shares went down by 5.17% or 30 centavos to close at P5.50 apiece. — Kristine Jane R. Liu 

source: http://www.bworldonline.com/BW112408/content.php?id=045


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Ayala Goes Green

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Quality and green-friendly shopping 


By Rowena C. Burgos
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 05:54:00 11/16/2008


MANILA, Philippines – Ayala Malls launches today its new TV commercial called “I Lov’emall.” The ad features the architecture and landscapes of its malls: Glorietta, Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Center Cebu, Market! Market!, Bonifacio High Street and TriNoma. It also highlights the malls’ world-class services and events and pioneering sustainable development programs.

Shoppers will find quality hotel-like concierge booths that offer assistance on store locations, merchant directory, event and movie schedules, restaurant and cinema reservations, call-a-taxi services, flight and travel information and hotel bookings.

On the other hand, a roving concierge in Glorietta and Greenbelt provides assistance to customers who need help in finding store and restaurant locations. “Like in hotels, we offer true-blue concierge service,” says Cesar Jose Jesena, senior division manager. “If you look lost or struggling with your shopping bags, the roving concierge will help you.”

The Ayala Malls’ Mobile Concierge serves as your own personal Ayala Malls’ assistant, with all the mall information you need at your fingertips. Meanwhile, the tech-savvy will be delighted to call the malls their next home as Ayala Malls now offers free Wi-fi connection in selected areas.

For the physically impaired, Ayala Malls features ramps, specialized parking spaces and separate bathrooms and cubicles. “Such features are more strategically located. We also provide wheelchairs and the malls’ guards are trained to give assistance to the handicapped,” Jesena says.

In December, Ayala Malls will offer shoppers “A Card” which can be availed through membership. This privilege card offers store discounts, freebies and perks.


As an ongoing effort to sustain the clean and green environment and as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Ayala Malls incorporates global best practices in eco-friendly mall design, construction, and operations.

“Green is not just the color of trees but also applies to energy and water conservation, proper solid waste management and the whole masterplanning of the mall,” says Edmond Maceda, sustainability consultant. “For example, in Greenbelt, we designed ponds into the landscape so we can harvest rain water and use it to irrigate the plants.”

Water used by the shops is recycled to water the 50,000 trees and over 60 species in the malls’ nurseries.

Ayala Land’s Solid Waste Management (SWM), which started in 1996, is a pioneer program in environmental impact reduction. The program aims to reduce the volume of residual waste by recovering materials that can be reused, recycled, and processed into compost. As a result, the malls’ residual waste volume has gone down by 85%.

In addition to the SWM, Ayala Malls also pioneered the Waste Market concept, wherein selected mall parking lots are converted to collection and drop-off points for the sale and trading of non-traditional wastes such as used appliances, car batteries and electronics devices.

“Things you don’t see from a consumer’s perspective are some of the more important sustainability considerations we put in,” Maceda says.

At present, Greenbelt 5, TriNoma and Serendra are using the latest in airconditioning system called ice thermal storage. Ice is produced at night when energy rates are the lowest. That ice is used to cool the malls during daytime.

Recently, Maceda went to Singapore to study displacement cooling. “Instead of glowers from the ceiling, we have diffusers from the ground level based on the principle that cool air will displace the hot air going up. So instead of the energy that you need for the air to blow the air down, you use less energy as the hot air is pushed upward. We’re gonna implement that in the near future.”

The group is finding more ways to save water like reducing algae build-up in the cooling tower pipelines of the airconditioning system. “This results in tremendous water savings like 100,000 cubic meters over the past few years. On energy efficiency, we save close to 6 million kilowatt hours of electricity purchased from the grid. That’s equivalent to 3,000 tons of carbon emissions prevented,” Maceda says.

Since 2000, Ayala Malls has been using 20 garbage trucks a day in going to the landfill. But due to the malls’ segregation and solid waste management efforts, the number has been reduced to 3 to 4 trucks a day.

When the malls’ merchants put out their garbage unsegregated, it won’t be collected. They pay P25 per bag of garbage. “This Pay As You Throw program is a means to reduce their waste,” Maceda says.

The malls’ merchants have also begun shifting to energy-efficient lighting, refrigeration, manufacturing, and packaging, thereby becoming green companies themselves.

“We focus on projects that would have the most impact on reducing greenhouse gas emission, fighting climate change and shaping the market,” Maceda says. “It’s an opportunity to educate the market. And the malls are the biggest and strongest engine for us to do this market shaping.”

The Ayala Malls’ energy conservation efforts have been recognized when it was awarded the Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards in 2007.

Design awardee

Last month, Ayala Malls won the International Council of Shopping Centers Asia Pacific Gold Award for Bonifacio High Street’s design innovation; Silver Award for TriNoma’s design innovation; and Gold Award for marketing excellence of Bravo Filipino: A Tribute to Filipino’s Creativity and Ingenuity, which featured a four-month long festival celebrating the Filipino creative genius during the opening of Greenbelt 5.

“There are still white spaces or gaps in the market that we can fulfill like community centers or value malls. There are some beliefs that we might be overmalled in Metro Manila but there are still opportunities in the provinces and what we call ’in-fill’ places within this geography. With these community centers we’ll put up, we’d like to differentiate ourselves,” says Marivic Añonuevo, senior vice president and group head. “In Asia, that’s the way to go. For example, in Novaliches the retail is unformatted. We’d like to organize it not only for business social convergence but where the community would look at it as their mall.”



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Anvaya Cove MDUs rescheduled launch date

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Hello Everyone,


The Anvaya project team has decided to defer the Seascape Ridge launch until the completion of the Seascape Ridge model units to be built on site and completed by summer of 2009.


The model units will help ensure the successful launch of the project. Having a physical unit that you can walk through will allow you to better appreciate the space planning, features and outdoor landscaping of the Seascape Ridge units. Moreover, the model units will provide actual unit finishes and material specifications.


Thank you very much for understanding and looking forward to your continued support.




Coco Midel
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Triathlon in Anvaya

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ACBNC Offers Tough Course for Triathletes
Written by Loren   
Friday, 14 November 2008

Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club (ACBNC) in Bataan will held a season-ending spirit triathlon on November 22- 23 which offer a highly technical course that will give excitement and challenges.


Participation will be limited to 100 entries with priority given to a club members and TRAP ID holdersin the race, organized by the Triathlon Association of thePhilippines (TRAP) and Anvaya Cove supported by Vitwater and Speedo.

Jovie Reyes, ACBNC’s club manager said that they are elated to welcome the triathlon family to enjoy the beach and nature club facilities which are all geared for excitement, challenges and relaxation-family style. The participation of the children in the SuperTrikids events should allow bonding with their triathletes-parents.

The courses are: beach swim, that will be held on the clear waters of the Anvaya Cove, bike course, that will start with a 3km hilly ride, then a 2km undulating course outside the ACBNC’s gate towards the Morong gate of the Subic Freeport and the run leg, that will cover mainly the smooth cart paths lined with coconut trees amidst verdant grass.

Top three finishers and age group winners will be awarded with a medal and all finishers will receive dri-fit tee shirts and post race brunch. After the STK race, a pasta dinner will be on Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m.

You can visit their events webpage on www.triathlon.org.ph for more details.


SOURCE: http://www.mybataan.com/content/view/349/96/

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Last Call for Abrio

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If you have any questions, please call Coco Midel 0917 580 2013. 


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Abrio Availability & Prices as of Nov 5 `08

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Hello Everyone!

Below is the availability and prices as of today. Feel free to call me if you are interested to know more about the project. I would be very glad to assist you.

Your Ayala Land Guide,

Coco Midel

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Email: midel.jerico@ayalalandinc.com / coco.ayala@gmail.com




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Anvaya Cove MDUs

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Hello Everyonne! 

Introducing The Seascape Ridge at Anvaya Cove
we are now accepting LETTERS OF INTENT – for interested buyers

The Seascape Ridge Enclave
– a private area for only 14 Quadruplex
– part ownership in the 46,000sqm Park like private enclave
– Only 56 lucky owners will be part of this Enclave

– Private area with generous open spaces

2 Type of Quadruplex MDUs

  1. 2BR Plus units – 16 to 18M – Total of 5 rooms
    1. 2 Bedrooms
    2. 1 Den/ Guest Room
    3. 1 Maids Room
    4. 1 Attic
    5. 1 Storage Room

  1. 3BR Plus units – 18m to 21m – Total of 6 rooms
    1. 3 Bedrooms
      1 Den/ Guest Room
      1 Maids Room
      1 Large Attic
      1 Storage Room


– Maintenance by Ayala Property Maintenance Corp
– Lanscaping maintenance, house maintenance and painting by APMC
– CTC title – foreign nationality can own a unit

If you are interested to purchase a Seascape Ridge unit,
pls give me call at 0917 580 2013 and I will gladly give you a full presentation.

Thank you


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Xavier in Nuvali

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“As you might know, Xavier School South is expected to open in the year 2012 as a co-educational institution in Canlubang, Laguna. The 15-hectare school campus will be located in the heart of Nuvali, a 1,600 hectare development by Ayala Land that is envisioned to be the country’s next urban center.Ayala Land’s Nuvali project will include all the major features necessary to support a modern metropolis. It will have a central business district with office buildings, retail centers, business process outsourcing campuses, residential developments, schools, and other social and civic areas. The entire Nuvali boasts of an eco-friendly living environment with sustainable elements infused in its design.In connection with this, you may be interested in the residential communities that surround the school. Choices range from the affordable but spacious community of Avida Settings, to the beautifully designed neighborhood clusters of Treveia, and the exquisitely private and secure Abrio developmentPlease note that for every sale referred by Xavier School, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Xavier School Educational Trust Fund (XSETF) as a seed fund in support of the Xavier South scholars targeted to comprise 25% of the school’s total student population. Your children and children’s children, male or female, could very well be beneficiaries of this scholarship fund.For further inquiries, please call Ms. Susan Reyes of the Development and Alumni Relations Office at 723-0481 loc 352.”

SOURCE: http://w3.xs.edu.ph/?page_id=1711

Your Ayala Land Guide, 

Coco Midel

0917 580 2013



Nuvali/Abrio Photos

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Last November 1st, I spent the whole day in Abrio, Nuvali. Here are some photos I took.



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I will be more than happy to show you around.



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