Daiichi claims Best Office Development Award


DAIICHI PROPERTIES recently won the Five-Star Best Office Development of the Philippines award at the 2016 Asia Pacific Property Awards.

The Asia Pacific Property Awards celebrate the highest level of achievement of companies in the region’s property and real estate industry. It boasts a panel of industry experts—from leading architects, developers, professors, consultants, and real estate agents—awarding properties based on design, quality, service, innovation, originality and commitment to sustainability.

Daiichi Properties was awarded for its latest and most dynamic development, The Finance Centre—a 42-story premium mixed-use building in Bonifacio Global City. The win is the company’s third for the globally-esteemed accolade. They previously received the same award in 2013 and 2015 for One World Place and World Plaza, respectively. The awards recognize their commitment to delivering exemplary structures that balance quality, aesthetic, and innovation to their global and discerning market.

The culmination of the 2016 Asia Pacific Property Awards is a testament to what Daiichi Properties has been doing for nearly 30 years, further establishing their position as one of the region’s leading developers of world-class properties.

Senior Vice President Charmaine Uy, who represented the company at the Malaysia-held ceremony, remarks that these accolades only push them to continue moving forward with developing the “best” projects.

“We constantly drive towards redefining our industry, and our latest achievements are merely a manifestation of our company’s culture,” she says. “Our people have been the reason for these wins. We pride ourselves in having exceptionally passionate and innovative people with shared values and goals.”

“There’s still much more in the pipeline for Daiichi Properties,” she adds. “We will continue our expansion by acquiring and developing in key office, industrial, and residential markets in the Philippines, while creating extraordinary value for our tenants, investors, and partners.”

Arch. Reynaldo Fuentez Jr., Daiichi Properties’ Vice President for Project Management, in turn, points out that “the company’s values dictate every decision we put into action. Architecture is an expression of values. Every step, from planning to execution, is based on the ideology that we are building sustainably for a better future.”

All three of Daiichi Properties’ award-winning projects were designed by global design firm Gensler. The collaboration with Gensler has been an essential component in the developer’s continual goal of creating world-class structures while stressing its long-held values of honest relationships with clients and dedication of exemplifying quality innovation to generations of business leaders.

Its latest development, The Finance Centre, has an open-landscaped plaza that is lined with trees and fountains while the inside of the building features a stunningly designed lobby and retail space, 19 high-efficiency elevators, a VRV/VRF air-conditioning system, fiber optic backbone, and 100 percent back-up power. The building will be a towering structure on 26th Street and 9th Avenue in Bonifacio Global City by 2017. The industry has recognized the building to be an icon for sustainable architecture, design and engineering. Daiichi Properties and the Gensler design team worked in tandem to envision the building’s form and to ensure it would be able to respond to the needs of its tenants.

The developer’s close collaboration with their global architectural and structural consultants corresponds with their firmly rooted ideals of delivering excellence in terms of quality, competence, and client satisfaction.

With their buildings housing more than 300 different leading local and international companies, Daiichi Properties understands the importance of flexibility in today’s changing world. The firm holds the ‘needs and wants’ of their occupants to the highest standard.

According to Daiichi Properties VP for Business Development Eric Manuel, “The changing concept of work is leading to new business models that redefine how people use their workplaces.”

“Tenants require a space that allows for their non-linear growth,” he says. “Developers must constantly understand that their tenants are facing new operational and strategic challenges in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) global economy.”

Daiichi Properties’ innovative real-time customization, design and structure, result in towering structures that are certified by Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED).

Daiichi Properties has acquired, designed, and developed commercial, residential, and industrial real estate properties since 1989. Their mission is to provide world-class projects to their tenants and investors by partnering with international architectural design firms and engineering consultants.


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