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Megaworld sees no let-up in local property boom

Property giant Megaworld Corp. will expand its office space inventory by 500,000 square meters to meet strong demand over the next three years owing to the country’s sustained economic growth.

“There is no reason to slow down our office developments. The demand for office spaces in our townships continues to grow and we will continue to build in order to meet our clients’ growing requirements,” Jericho Go, senior vice president, Megaworld, said.

He said the company will build 15 to 20 buildings from 2018 to 2020 to meet growing office requirements mostly from business process outsourcing (BPO) firms, with spaces being leased to online gaming companies.

By 2020, Go added it targets to reach P10 to P12 billion in office rental revenues, which will comprise about half of its target P20 billion in total rental income.

Megaworld is on-track to be the first developer in the country to reach one million square meters of office space inventory by the end of 2017.

Currently, the company has a total office stock of 888,500 square meters and another 111,500 square meters of fresh offices will be completed before the end of the year in McKinley Hill, Southwoods City, Davao Park District and Iloilo Business Park.

Aside from BPOs, Go said it also see growth in traditional offices, back office and support offices, and facilities providers for online gaming operators.

“We are adding another 50 percent of office space, which is half a million square meters, from 2018 to 2020 so that is quite an incredible feat achieved,” he added.

A few days ago, Megaworld sealed a deal with US-based financial services provider FactSet to build its regional corporate headquarters in the 34.5-hectare McKinley West township in Fort Bonifacio.

The P3-billion ‘green’ tower is scheduled to be completed by 2020.

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