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From IT education to iconic structures

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AGUILUZ believes that hard work, integrity and honesty are the main ingredients to success.

Ambassador Amable R. Aguiluz V once made his indelible mark in Philippine history when he pioneered the IT education in the country.

Posted: September 7th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

From a buyer’s perspective

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Madrigal-Bayot Development Corp. (MBDC) will try to be a one-project-at-a-time developer to better serve and satisfy needs and wants of buyers.

Francisco Madrigal Bayot Jr. candidly admitted that he never saw himself as one who would go into property development.

Posted: August 28th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Coming full circle

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AS THE ‘good guys’ SMDC strives to give buyers the best deals.

It is good to be “home.” For Nita Claravall, working now for one of her most esteemed clients back in the early days when she was still an advertising executive, feels as if she has come full circle.

Posted: July 21st, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Architect celebrates past, designs for the future

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ARCHITECT FELINO ‘Jun’ Palafox Jr.: A man for nature, God, his country and his fellowmen.

Like any other child, Felino “Jun” Palafox Jr. liked playing in the sand. But while other children would build sand castles out of their fairytale imaginations, the young Palafox would instead strive to create miniature townships, cities and buildings and adorn these with rivers and bridges—yes, all out of sand.

Posted: June 22nd, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

‘Father of construction’ continues to build with passion

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CONSUNJI

David M. Consunji is a “builder” first and foremost. Although the 90-year-old construction magnate has successfully made a mark in the local real estate industry that he is now heralded as the father of contemporary construction industry, Consunji continues to stress that he is a builder, who derives satisfaction not from making money out of his projects, but from putting up structures and real things that brought real benefits to other people.

Posted: June 15th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Green builder a major force in property sector

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RUFINO

The pathway that leads to great success in property development is a treacherous one especially in a country with a volatile market environment like the Philippines.

Posted: June 8th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Home builder fulfills dream by rebuilding past

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ACUZAR’S success lies on his ability to provide affordable homes and preserve the country’s past.

While most of his contemporaries are still busy working on their dream projects, Jose L. Acuzar has already built his. The 57-year-old chairman of New San Jose Builders Inc. (NSJBI) proudly points to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan as the realization of his dream of entirely improving the way people see housing.

Posted: May 25th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Building dreams at the ‘Highlands’ after martial law

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OCIER believes it’s impossible to recreate the drama and character that is Tagaytay Highlands.

As a youth growing up during martial law years, Chinese-Filipino businessman Willy Ocier was well aware of how many Filipinos had been deprived of “luxury.”

Posted: February 24th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Entrepreneurial skills and luck bring success to Harvard grad

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LUCHANGCO credits his success to luck and ICCP’s drive to be world class

Successful property developers often tell stories of how their strong passion to build structures and their revolutionary visions to change the Philippine landscape, have fueled their victories in a fiercely competitive real estate sector.

Posted: February 17th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Personal Finance,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

‘Fulfillment’ in real estate wins lawyer over

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ALPHALAND president Mario Oreta believes that to succeed and last in the business of property development, one must be able to deliver what he promised and to always aim for customer satisfaction. Photo by Arnold Almacen

Ultimately, it was “that kind of fulfillment” that won Mario Oreta over. A fulfillment that was borne out of putting roofs over people’s heads, of developing not just houses but homes and communities, and out of seeing huge smiles from the faces of satisfied homebuyers.

Posted: February 10th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

With interiors come the sweet taste of success

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ERFE at one of the units she designed for Rockwell Land’s The Grove

Alice Erfe practically had all the trappings to become a successful doctor: an unwavering passion, a keen eye for details and an innate expertise to piece things together.

Posted: February 3rd, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Passion, discipline, desire for excellence tools for firm’s success

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THE MEN behind PRSP Architects: (from left) Vicente ‘Jun’ Rodriguez Jr., Ronnie Simbulan and Pete Pimentel

Structures—from bridges to churches to towering buildings—can still leave most of us in awe. At times, these edifices can even define, to a certain extent, our heritage and culture, as they give us concrete reminders of how far we have come.

Posted: January 27th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

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