General Santos City is really on a roll!
Last week, four executives of Ayala Land, Incorporated were in the city for an “exploratory trip”, visiting the city’s malls, residential subdivisions and even the Central Public Market, among other interesting spots.
They also paid a courtesy call on City Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio.
According to Business Development and Strategic Planning Manager of the Ayala Malls Group, “Since our competition is already here, our next recourse is to follow”, alluding perhaps to Robinsons Land Corp and SM Realty Holdings which have put up their malls in the Tuna Capital.
Together with Ayala Malls Group Manager for Research & Business Analysis Division Atch Torrechante-Vetus and Ayala Land Commercial Business Group Operations Manager Nina Guerrero, he assured Mayor Custodio that his group will be bringing back to their bosses very favorable reports about their visit.
Ayala Land, Inc. is the real estate arm of Ayala Corporation, one of the Philippines’ oldest and largest conglomerates.
It is the holding company for a number of subsidiaries and affiliates, including residential development, commercial and business centers (Glorietta, Greenbelt, Park Square, Market! Market!, Trinoma, Bonifacio High Street, Alabang Town Center, Marquee Mall, Abreeza, Harbor Point, The Landmark, Fairview Terraces, etc.), construction and property development plus Hotels & Leisure (Intercontinental Manila, Cebu Marriot, El Nido Resorts, Our Kukun Hotels, Anvaya Cove, Holiday Inn Makati, Makati Sports Club, Alabang Country Club, etc.)
The local government of General Santos for its part, hopes that the conglomerate could also look into any possible Public-Private Partnership Agreement projects with the city.
This is over and above any business prospects that Ayala Land Inc. might be eyeing at the Home of Champions, once they realize why typhoon-free and investment-friendly GenSan is on everyone’s business radars these days.
In Mindanao, Ayala Land Inc currently operates a mall in Davao City (Abreeza) and a housing development project in Cagayan de Oro.