DoubleDragon takes over mothballed Skysuites project
MANILA, Philippines — DoubleDragon Properties Corp. has closed a deal to take over the mothballed Skysuites mixed-use project in Quezon City, out of which it expects to unlock P5.2 billion in total revenues.
The project is seen to “significantly” contribute to DoubleDragon’s net income starting in the second half of 2014, the company informed the Philippine Stock Exchange on Monday.
The unfinished Skysuites high-rise project was foreclosed by creditor Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. from controversial businessman Delfin Lee’s Globe Asiatique Realty Holdings Corp. (GARHC). DoubleDragon in turn acquired the property from RCBC.
DoubleDragon plans to re-launch and re-brand the project within this year and envisions it to be “one of the most iconic and prominent landmarks along Edsa.”
Skysuites is a 38-story commercial, office and residential tower rising on a 2,811.6-square meter prime lot property at the corner of Edsa and Quezon Avenue. As designed, the structure will have two towers, a semi-circular residential tower and a curvilinear office tower with a commercial and parking podium that connects the two towers.
DoubleDragon expects to continue both the construction and sale of remaining inventory of the residential units and intends to retain the commercial and office space for recurring rental income.
The property developer engaged Isla Lipana and Co. (PriceWaterhouseCoopers-PWC) as its legal, tax and financial advisor for this potential acquisition.
Skysuites was foreclosed by RCBC in September 2010. The land title of the property was transferred to the name of RCBC in December 2010 and there is no pending case between RCBC and GARHC pertaining to this property, based on an earlier disclosure.
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