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Ayala Land, NHA to build Quezon City business district


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MANILA – Real estate giant Ayala Land Inc. and state-owned National Housing Authority (NHA) have entered into a joint venture deal to develop the 29.1-hectare North Triangle Property in Quezon City into a central business district.

The joint venture marks the conclusion of a public bidding for the project that began on October 3, 2008, Ayala Land said in a statement.

Based on the proposal that Ayala Land submitted to the government, the North Triangle Property will be developed as the Philippines’ first transit-oriented mixed-use business district that is well-planned, integrated and environmentally balanced.

The project is estimated to cost P22 billion, inclusive of future development costs and current value of the property, which Ayala Land and NHA will contribute as their respective equity share in the joint venture. The parties expect to start construction in 2 years.

Aside from generating fresh jobs and revenues for the government, the new development will help the NHA in achieving its mandate of transforming non-performing assets into income-generating ones, and providing housing for informal settlers. The NHA is set to relocate thousands of families presently occupying the property.

“Ayala Land’s track record, strong branding, and ability to attract top locators will ensure that the development will achieve its highest potential value,” the company said.

In the development and management of business districts, Ayala Land’s signature projects include the master-planned Makati business center, Bonifacio Global City, Cebu Business Park, and Madrigal Business Park in Alabang, Muntinlupa.


Nuvali in Zine cover

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Nuvali is on the cover of BluPrint magazine. Cool. =)

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Nuvali Photos

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Hello Everyone!

Here are some photos from my recent trip to Nuvali. =)


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Pnotos of the Evoliving Center (this is where our Nuvali office is):

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Couple moves in Ayala Greenfield

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Moving into a haven for daily living

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FOR businessman Cristina Leon-Yu and her lawyer husband who both lived their entire single lives in the city, moving out of the metro to Ayala Greenfield Estates, the 350-hectare Ayala Land Premier residential community in Calamba, Laguna, seemed like a bold decision to make.

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“We recently got married and we’ve been looking for properties in the south where we can settle down and build a family. When our friend invited us over to Ayala Greenfield Estates to check the place, we thought it would be too far,” says Cristina

“We would visit our friend every now and then. We came once a month, then it became twice a month,” reminisces Cristina. “And then we realized that of all the communities we’ve been to, Ayala Greenfield Estates was just incomparable. The more we visited the area, the more we fell in love with it. And it really is just 30 minutes from Alabang! That’s when we finally decided to live here.”

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With their Asian contemporary house now standing on the adjacent lots the couple has acquired, the two have never been happier. Aside from the natural beauty surrounding the community, its full range of village amenities, the excellent security and, most of all, the friendly neighbors, Cristina loves how close the community is to important establishments. “I find everything accessible. Actually, we still do most of our errands in Alabang. It only takes 30 minutes for my husband to get to his work every day.”

But most important, what drew the couple to the residential subdivision was the change of life it provided them.

“When my husband and I were single, we were both very, very busy,” muses Cristina. “Now, we’re more relaxed and we have more time for ourselves. We love seeing Laguna de Bay from our bedroom and the living area. It feels like we have a living painting surrounding our house every single day. The place allows us to just spend time and commune with nature together. It’s really more of an emotional investment for us as a couple. Our home here is our very own sanctuary.”


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Evoliving at Nuvali

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Evoliving at Nuvali

Bike paths as far as eyes can see, legs can take

By Tessa Salazar
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 00:38:00 08/22/2009


HOW FAR can a bike take you within Nuvali? At the August 18 Green Kapihan media forum at Nuvali’s Evoliving Center (led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to drum up support for the September 9 to 11 International Conference on Green Industry in Manila), it was apparent that a bike could take you as far as your legs will allow.

Attended by representatives of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Women’s Business Council, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Green Kapihan also highlighted a soon-to-be-completed 51-kilometer bike paths (commuter bike lane and mountain bike trail) traversing the 1,700-hectare Nuvali property venture of Ayala Land.

Such a lengthy network of bike lanes and trails – equivalent to the distance from Manila to Sta. Rosa in Laguna where Nuvali is situated – would be enough to cover a residence-cum-business district 10 times that of the Makati Central Business District according to the project proponents.

The bike paths, scheduled for completion next year, will encourage the 40,000 or so families who will eventually call Nuvali their nature sanctuary, home and workplace to use bicycles instead of cars on their way to work, play and leisure.

Cycling is one way to inspire Nuvali dwellers to pay attention to their health and environment. But the developers have apparently made sure that even the structures inside the property evoked harmony with their surroundings.

Environmental principle

Two noticeable “green” infrastructure beside a man-made lake are the low-emissivity glass-building Evoliving Center and the One Evotech Building with double walls to trap heat. Both were designed by Leandro V. Locsin who incorporated environmental principles, one of which was to factor in the wind direction, during their construction.

The four-hectare lake, teeming with more than 8,000 locally grown carp and orange and yellow coys (which eat algae and water-breeding insects), sources its water from rain, among other things. Three gasoline-powered water taxis can ferry up to 12 passengers each from the Evoliving Center to the BPO campus (at a projected fare of P15 per person). And yes, each water taxi has enough life vests.

Aniceto “Jun” V. Bisnar Jr., Ayala Land Inc. vice president, also revealed that the developer had just planted the 5,000th of the 100,000 or so trees committed for Nuvali. He added that the trees would be endemic to the area.

Bisnar said these 100,000 trees would not include those each resident would be committed to plant in his or her property. (Each resident would be made to plant at least three trees for a big lot, and one for a small lot).

Aside from their obvious environmental benefits, these trees would help shelter over 65 species of migratory birds in the area.

ALI has also partnered with the Laguna Lake Development Authority to help propagate bamboo in Nuvali and help promote environmental conservation efforts of the nearby Laguna de Bay, the country’s largest lake.

“Bamboo trees generate 10 times more oxygen compared to normal trees. It lasts for 100 years and regenerates itself,” Bisnar stressed. He added that bamboo sprouts are also a source of nutrients for humans.

Nuvali’s modern water treatment and sewage facilities and all infrastructure are already in place, Bisnar revealed.

The bike lanes will be found not only along Nuvali’s main roads, trails and open areas (the Sta. Rosa and Calamba areas are considered rolling terrain), but also in platforms leading to workplaces. Bike kiosks will be placed in all strategic locations.

Rivka Nagtalon, Ayala Land marketing officer, said Ayala would be holding a series of clinics for proper mountain biking and to teach bikers, pedestrians and motorists how to co-exist with one another.

Cycling competitions are also in the works toward the end of the year.

Healthy lifestyle

“We have created the infrastructure to make it easy for people to adopt the lifestyle,” she said.

The glass building Evoliving Center is equipped with low-emissivity coated glass. Low-emissivity coating controls heat transfer through windows. Windows manufactured with low-E coatings typically cost up to 15 percent more than regular windows, but they reduce energy loss by as much as 50 percent (according to the Encyclopedia of Alternative Energy and Sustainable Building).

To encourage its employees and customers to use bikes instead of cars, One Evotech Building (which houses the BPO campus and lakeside strip retail shops, including restaurants) features bike ramps going all the way to the fourth floor. Those without their own bikes can rent one of the 14 bikes currently available (at P60 per hour, mandatory helmet included).

The Evotech Building, a four-story Peza-registered structure which offers locators tax incentives, has its first call center locator Convergys now with 500 employees. Convergys will eventually employ 2,000.

Inside Evotech, the air is noticeably cooler even at high noon due to the double walls on the west side to prevent heat from reaching into the building, thus reducing operating costs for artificial cooling systems.

Apparently, bikers who overexert themselves on the lengthy bike routes will find many places of rest – natural and man-made – inside Nuvali.



For Nuvali inquiries, call Coco Midel 0917 580 2013.

Join Ayala Eco-Dash

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ALI Cheaper Housing

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ALI forms P1-B unit for cheaper housing


Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) has approved the formation of a P1 billion new, wholly-owned subsidiary to pursue a planned expansion of its residential development operations targeting the country’s lower economic housing segment.

The firm said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) that the new subsidiary will be separate and distinct from the company’s three existing brands – Ayala Land Premier, Alveo Land, and Avida Land – but initial launches for the new product line will be carried as a sub-brand of Avida.

ALI intends to capitalize the new subsidiary with a staggered infusion of P1 billion over the next three years to fund operating expenses and the acquisition of potential landbank areas.

It said this initial capitalization will cover an initial run of six projects in select industrialized rural areas in Southern and Central Luzon, where end-user demand is expected to be strong.

“The formation of this new subsidiary supports our strategy to expand our market beyond what we currently offer and serve a broader segment of the population that demands more affordable but quality residential developments,” said ALI president Antonino Aquino.

He said “this is a market wherein we see much opportunity and future growth for ALI.”

Product offerings will comprise mainly house and lot “starter home” packages with prices ranging from P600,000 to P1.25 million per unit.

Plans are being drawn up for the subsidiary to launch its first project in Laguna within the first quarter of 2010.

NUVALI as Eco-community

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NUVALI: Eco-community of the future

PERSPECTIVES By Paulo Alcazaren (The Philippine Star) Updated August 16, 2009

Cities are born from the seeds of geography, demography and economics. It used to take hundreds of years for them to grow from small villages to bustling metropolises. But that was millennia ago. Today’s urban growth can overwhelm well within a lifetime. One has to make choices where to live, work, or invest, based on the source of that seed of growth and the fertility of the land where it is sown.

There is no better place to grow anything than in a valley. Valleys are where resources are consolidated by nature and channeled by man for productive and social gain. Rivers and streams network land in a valley to deliver sustenance and sustainability. It is historically that productivity of the land and the confluence of these waterways that lead to the establishment of villages, towns, and eventually cities.

In fact, colonized new lands in new climes were called plantations. The activity of establishing these settlements for productivity was called planting. Planting led to systematic plotting, or the orderly parceling of land and this led to the art and science of planning. Today, city and urban planning aims to provide the physical settings for the sustenance of people and communities, business and productivity, culture and an overall quality of life.

Good Planning, Great Harvest

The seeds for a good life can be gleaned from the origins of those seeds. One new settlement that has been ‘planted’ and is fast evolving is NUVALI, Ayala Land ’s latest and largest development located just south of Metro Manila. A joint effort with the Yulo clan, this new locus for life, livelihood and leisure is seven times Bonifacio Global City and is so huge that it straddles both Sta Rosa and Calamba cities in Laguna, yet is only 40 minutes from Makati .

It is the country’s first large scale integrated eco-community. Its master plan DNA owes much to the harvest of success generated by the company’s two earlier (and still continuing) efforts—the Makati CBD and Bonifacio Global City . It is the scale and scope of NUVALI, however, that is redefining this particular effort, one that will take it and the ecopolis well into the 21st century.

NUVALI’s green and rolling terrain covers 1,700 hectares and is a perfect setting blessed with clean air, water, and scenic vistas. Those who choose to live, work or invest in the new community will also benefit from proximity to recreational and shopping amenities, schools like the satellite campuses of Xavier School, La Salle, Ateneo, Brent, UST and St. Scholastica’s, and hospitals like the Asian Hospital and the South Luzon Medical Center.

NUVALI is planned to evolve ecologically and logically. It is designed and planned to work, and eventually will project itself as the premier regional mixed-use hub, destined to be the center of urban growth south of Manila .

The city‘s first residential enclaves and business clusters have already been built. Its excellent infrastructure with that central spine, distinctive of all Ayala Land developments, is well on its way to framing the entire extent of the planned new eco-community.

Boulevard of Great Dreams

This 60-meter wide, eight lane central spine road is called NUVALI Boulevard . It is the Ayala Avenue of the future combined with the coverage of EDSA and the aesthetics of major world class streets like the Champs Elysee in Paris , the Ringstrrasse in Vienna and Orchard Road in Singapore. NUVALI Boulevard also has separate dedicated pedestrian and bicycle lanes and dedicated future lanes for rapid transit.

Connected by this central spine, that will eventually be 6 kilometers long are the essential elements of a world-class functional city: low and medium density residential enclaves—already up are the residential enclaves of Abrio, Montecito, Treveia and Avida Settings, retail clusters, business and office campuses, civic and institutional clusters, and what will be a fully developed Central Business District as vibrant as Makati’s and Bonifacio’s.

The first component of the commercial section is already up at NUVALI. The Lakeside Evozone is made up of commercial properties composed around a picturesque lake with access by boat. Convergys, a major locator has already been up and running since January of this year. PEZA Zone incentives are available in Lakeside Evozone for PEZA registered entities. The district is perfect for BPOs, training and conference facilities, hotels and apartels, business or specialty schools at the tertiary level and hospitals or health facilities.

An Infrastructure For Success And Sustainability

Like Makati CBD and Bonifacio Global City, those who choose to live, work and invest in NUVALI will be assured of a fully integrated and infrastructure-supported development. The sections already built are managed by the Ayala Property Management Corporation, the same group responsible for the first two Ayala Land success stories. Eventually there will be local owner and resident associations patterned after the ones already operating in Makati and Bonifacio Global City. This will ensure utility management, regulation enforcement, commercial and residential area maintenance and security.

Securing a sustainable future is the main aim of all urban planning. Ayala Land’s experience and track record in development also ensures the success of its major developments. They have started large scale developments from scratch and seen them through from small clusters of buildings and residential villages to mature business districts. They have, in Makati and Bonifacio Global City planted seeds and nurtured them to robust districts that continue to sprout new growth and investment. NUVALI is the newest of its offerings to a public already familiar with its reputation for steady growth, forward thinking and responsible stewardship. NUVALI is the next masterpiece development of Ayala Land.

Nova means bright new star. NUVALI is poised to shine as the brightest point in an unparalleled location south of Makati—a valley of dreams that will offer its rewards to those able to reach for the heavens now.


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Nuvali Koi Feeding

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One of the things I have recently come to love when I visit Nuvali is the Koi Feeding.

Personally, this is by far the biggest number of Koi I have seen in my life! There are so many of

them in different vibrant colors that it  looked as if there was a rainbow blanket

floating on top of the lake. That’s why for those who want to have this fun experience, on your way to

Tagaytay, drop by the Nuvali Lake. The Nuvali guys sell a cup of fish pellets for P15 that you can

use to put all the Koi in frenzy.

Below are some the photos. =)

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Nuvali Koi Feeding

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Anvaya as ‘green’ Finalist

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Ayala resort is one of world’s greenest
By Tessa Salazar
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 20:04:00 07/31/2009

MANILA, Philippines – Ayala land Inc.’s first eco-friendly leisure development in Morong town, Bataan province has been recognized by United States-based Hospitality Design Magazine.

The Anvaya Cove, a high-end beach-cum-nature club with an Asian tropical architecture as the theme, was a finalist in the Green/Sustainable Project category of the magazine’s fifth annual HD Awards.

Developed by Ayala Land Premier, with Edaw Inc. of San Francisco, California as its landscape architecture firm, Leandro V. Locsin and partners as architects of record, and Arlen P. De Guzman Design Associates as interior design firm, Anvaya almost beat eventual winner Cavallo Point, the Lodge at the Golden Gate in Sausalito, California.

Cavallo Point is owned by Equity Community Builders, The Ajax Group, and Passport Resorts. Its interior design firm is Brayton Hughes Design Studios, San Francisco. Its architecture firms are Leddy Maytum Stacy (new buildings) and Architectural Resources Group (historic buildings).

Anvaya Cove, according to an ALI statement, was the only Asian entry that made it as finalist under the green and sustainable category. The New York-based publication, however, did not indicate in its website how many entries competed in the category.

Forested foothills

Inquirer Property’s previous Anvaya Cove feature describes ALI utilizing the template of a 320-hectare land of forested foothills of mango and narra trees, the peak elevation of 130 meters then rolling down from a backdrop of mountains meeting the sea.

During development of the resort, the natural groves of mango trees were untouched, even if the area offered tempting lease opportunities. Around the mango grove alone, a 10,000-sq-m Mango Grove Park was built to protect over 50-year-old mango trees.

Its water exploration area was moved farther out, since the area originally chosen was found out to have nesting eagle owls. There’s also the nesting grounds of sea turtles (pawikan) which also had to be “shorelined” (delineated) for protection from potential beachcombers.

Furthermore, on the other side of the cove, which forms a second cove, an elevated pond had also been declared a sanctuary of Philippine mallards (ducks).

The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines helped identify which species were present, and what trees served as their habitat.

Security guards, who were the first to be assigned on site, were given additional training by the World Wildlife Fund and the Bantay Pawikan Inc., a community-based conservation center in Morong, on how to take care of the eggs left behind by the parent sea turtles.

Structures utilizing locally available materials and passive solar energy features were designed to respond to climatic conditions such as heat, humidity and heavy rains. More than 60 percent of the site was also preserved as open space.

Sustainable principles

In a statement, Anvaya Cove’s senior architect Manny Illana said: “The design and planning of Anvaya Cove followed sustainable principles in order to create an eco-resort-like residential development that was within easy reach of Manila.”

He added: “From the onset of this project, the development team agreed that emphasis was needed to be placed on protecting and enhancing the physical attributes and habitats of the site. This meant designing roadways that curved around to avoid mature trees, choosing lighting fixtures that would not disorient pawikans as they come home to Anvaya Cove to nest, and creating amenities like the Nature Camp that would be a venue for interacting with nature as well as promoting conservation.”

The HD Awards program, one of the most coveted recognitions in real estate development, received 398 submissions in categories ranging from luxury hotels to resorts to spas.


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