Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) is one of the Philippines’ leading real estate companies and most reputable developers of mixed-use properties, office buildings, residential condominiums, as well as land and estate developments, including socialized housing projects located in key cities and urban areas nationwide. RLC also leads in the development and operation of life stlye shopping malls and hotels.
RLC incorporated on June 4, 1980, serves as the real estate arm of JG Summit Holdings, Inc. (JGS), one of the country’s largest conglomerates with diverse interests in branded consumer foods, agro-industrial and commodity food products, textile, telecommunications, petrochemicals, air transportation and financial services.
Going Online: Robinsons Land Innovates the Home-Buying Experience
RLC makes finding your next home easy & convenient, especially in the new normal.
by ROBINSONS LAND AND JG SUMMIT TEAMS
Through digital catalogs and virtual tours, now available for viewing at www.robinsonsproperties.com, RLC offers an interactive way to showcase the company’s prime residential developments.
Should a client express further interest in a property, these virtual tours can be complemented by an online meeting with a Robinsons Land property specialist for a more personalized experience.
Unit reservations can be done from home by simply sending scanned copies of the required documents, a valid government ID, and proof of online payment of the reservation fee.
For more information, email RobinsonsResidences.Marketing@robinsonsland.com, check out RLC’s official social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram, or visit www.robinsonsproperties.com
Bringing Robinsons Malls to Your Doorstep
As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is still being felt in our cities, Robinsons Malls has made it much easier to buy essential items and food, especially for loyal mall goers who may be understandably wary of leaving the sanctuary of their homes. With their customers’ health, security, and utmost convenience in mind, Robinsons Malls introduces the RPersonal Shopper and RDelivery Programs.
Robinsons Land Net Income Expands by 82% to PHP3.34bn in 1QCY2020
(May 7, 2020) – Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC), one of the Philippines’ leading real estate companies, posted an 82% in net income growth to PHP3.34 billion from PHP1.8 billion in 1Q 2019.
Frontliners: Modern Day Heroes
Frontliner is often associated with soldiers during war but today, the word is used to identify workers who are still performing their duties during community quarantines and lockdowns across the globe. After all, these frontliners are also waging war against the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.
In the Philippines, when the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) was imposed by the government in the whole Luzon island, most of the labor force were ordered to work from home. But for others, this was not an option. Today’s frontliners are composed of medical and healthcare workers, police officers, security guards, cashiers, warehouse staff, maintenance personnel, and others who continue to go to work and clock in despite the danger of the virus.
Several establishments had to temporarily cease operations, from malls to hotels to office buildings. The abrupt stop left busy areas around the metro into empty ghost towns.
But for companies like Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC), one of the country’s leading property developer, keeping a skeleton staff is essential to the operations of it properties even during the quarantine period. Some vital personnel help keep everything in check, especially in terms of security and sanitation.
Despite safety concerns, RLC ensures the welfare of its service providers amidst the lockdown. The company was quick to disseminate information across all of its properties when the quarantine was announced. This included health and safety precautionary measures and policies in relation to the ECQ. The property developer likewise immediately complied with government recommendations and guidelines regarding operations.
In compliance with the directive of the government, RLC temporarily closed majority of its hotels, office buildings, and residential properties. Likewise, Robinsons Malls nationwide are temporarily closed with only a few essential stores remaining open like supermarkets and pharmacies.
The mall group’s most important frontliners include security guards, engineering personnel, and housekeeping personnel. These workers make sure that the properties are secure and clean. Even before the ECQ, the malls’ housekeeping personnel have been working tirelessly to sanitize every nook and cranny of each mall like comfort rooms, escalators, elevators, handrails, and more. Security guards followed safety protocols, like checking customer’s body temperature through non-contact scanning, and observing social distancing guidelines among customers and guests.
Meanwhile, the engineering personnel serve as technical support for the properties, making sure each property is operational during and after the lockdown.
However, the safety of its workers is still top priority for Robinsons Malls. Sleeping quarters and shower rooms are provided for those who opt to stay inside the mall during the quarantine. Food is provided for the personnel as well.
On the other hand, for RLC’s residential properties, building administrators, security guards, and housekeeping personnel remain to be on top of things during the quarantine. They make sure that the residents of each property are secure and safe.
Since residents still go in and out of the properties, sanitation is most important. The housekeeping staff clean and sanitize elevator buttons, handrails, and walls every hour. There’s also a weekly disinfection operation conducted at common areas like lobbies, amenities, common comfort rooms, and hallways. Security guards monitor the movement of residents within each property. They also follow and implement safety measures like taking body temperature of each resident before coming in the properties, implementing social distancing measures such as limiting the number of people in the elevator, and many more.
And for the frontliners who reside outside Metro Manila, the properties have also provided temporary sleeping quarters for those who choose to stay in. Meal allowances are provided, as well as vitamins and necessary weekly medical checks. For those who choose to stay in, it’s a small sacrifice to pay compared to risking going out and mixing in crowded places.
Aside from malls, RLC’s office building properties have high foot traffic that is why housekeeping personnel continue to sanitize and disinfect the buildings regularly. There’s hourly sanitation by the housekeeping staff, cleaning spaces and areas prone to human contact. There’s also a disinfection provider that meticulously disinfect public spaces and common areas like lobbies, comfort rooms, elevators, and more.
Moreover, for Robinsons Hotels and Resorts (RHR), although some properties temporarily stopped receiving bookings and reservations, some hotels in Metro Manila are still housing guests like employees of business process outsourcing (BPO) companies. Opening its doors to workers guarantees their safety, going to and from their offices has become a lot quicker and easier.
During the duration of the ECQ, the housekeeping, engineering, and security personnel choose to stay working to provide necessary service to guests. These service providers deliver exceptional guest services despite this challenging period.
And like most RLC properties, the housekeeping personnel of RHR make sure everything is clean and sanitized while security staff implement safety and precautionary measures. The engineering staff likewise make sure everything is in order once properties become fully operational again after the ECQ.
These frontliners are also provided with accommodation in the hotel with meals, vitamins, and essential grocery items.
For RLC, these frontliners are its modern day heroes. Choosing to work in this trying times is a difficult decision but for them, providing the necessary work is essentialto themselves and the company. While they make sure everything is up to order, they give a sense of continuity, ensuring people that there’s still a safe place to come back to after the quarantine.
Artablado, a portmanteau of “art” and “entablado” (Filipino word for stage) is Robinsons Land’s very own stage in showcasing the Filipino ingenuity and creativity. This platform allows emerging artists to freely express themselves through art and paves the way to greater recognition of their talent and hard work. And the 2020 Robinsons Land Artablado Painting Competition is the first step in the property developer’s campaign to illustrate the beauty of the Philippines, showcase the future of arts, share Filipino culture and festivities, and create awareness and open the eyes of Filipinos on environmental changes.
For the complete list of 2020 Robinsons Land ARTablado Painting Competition’s rules and regulations, visit the Artablado Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ARTablado/
RLC Breaks Ground of Campus One Office Building in Bridgetowne
The new campus is located in the Pasig City side of the development will be leased by FinAsia Land Development and Construction Corporation (FinAsia). The seat leasing company will occupy the three-story building with a total leasable space of 19,578 square meters (sqm). Robinsons Land Corporation and FinAsia executives attended the groundbreaking ceremony to officially signal the start the construction of Campus One. The office building is expected to be completed within the 3rd quarter of 2020.
“We are delighted to contribute to the continued growth of Pasig City as a commercial district by building Campus One in Bridgetowne East. This will be the first of many exciting developments you can expect from our premier destination estate” said Jericho P. Go, General Manager for Office Buildings Division of RLC.
“FinAsia selected Campus One for its expansion into Pasig City because of Robinsons Land Corporation’s excellent track record of delivering quality office projects” said Manuel E. Pangilinan, President, CEO, and founder of FinAsia.
Hongkong Land partners with Robinsons Land Corporation to reshape Philippine luxury property market
The Philippines’ luxury property market, long concentrated in traditional business enclaves, is expanding to new geographies, reshaping Metro Manila and its environs. Thanks to years of robust economic growth, new growth corridors have emerged within the city, creating new enclaves of prosperity.
This year, the bustling C5 growth corridor – long encircled by some of the country’s most exclusive private estates – welcomes an opulent entrant that would, no doubt, hasten the area’s gentrification. The Velaris Residences by RHK Land Corporation, a joint venture of local real estate expert Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) and international property development leader Hongkong Land (HKL), is a 45-storey premium condominium development that would definitely redefine the eastern skyline with its distinctive concrete-and-glass look, metallic bronze and rose gold façade. Its iconic look is a hallmark of Hongkong Land, which brings its unparalleled expertise and global experience to The Velaris Residences.
A major listed property investment, management and development group, and a member of the Jardine Matheson Group, HKL owns and manages more than 850,000 sq. m. of prime office and luxury retail property in key Asian cities, principally in Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Jakarta, as well as high quality residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects under development in cities across Greater China and Southeast Asia. Among its notable projects in the Philippines are premium properties One Roxas Triangle and Two Roxas Triangle in Makati, and Mandani Bay, a premium waterfront development in Cebu.
The Velaris Residences is the first project to be undertaken by RHK, showcasing the two proponents’ shared vision and experience, and is the forerunner of other developments that the joint venture will undertake in the Philippines. It will be launched on February 21, 2020, and is seen to transform the C5 corridor upon its completion in 2024.
Robinsons Malls Lingkod Pinoy Center now houses two Quezon City Business Centers
Robinsons Malls makes business transactions for its customers even more convenient and accessible as it recently opened its second branch of Quezon City Business Center in Robinsons Galleria’s Lingkod Pinoy Center. The first branch is located in Robinsons Novaliches and another will soon open in Robinsons Magnolia.
The business center, located at Basement 2, Node 2 Parking Area, shall commence its operations on February 24 and shall be open from Monday to Friday, 8: AM until 3:30PM. The office will be offering the following services – collection of Real Property Tax; collection of Business Tax; assessment and payment of Real Property Tax; assessment and payment of Business Permit renewal; issuance of Certified Tax Declaration and Verification; payment for Individual Tax, Corporate Community Taxes, and Corporate Taxes and other taxes, fees and charges.
The opening of the business center will not only benefit the shopping patrons of Robinsons Galleria but will also be beneficial to its mall tenants making it easier for them to pay their taxes and other fees on time.