Ayala Land leads property development with constant innovation
Written by: Vaughn Alviar
The Makati Central Business District (CBD) has truly undergone a remarkable transformation, evolving from the Hacienda Makati swamplands into Ayala Land Inc.’s (ALI) flagship estate. This evolution, from a pre-World War II airport to a premier business hub, reflects the developer’s unwavering commitment to change and innovation, while remaining steadfast in its pursuit of sustainable living and development.
As the largest full-line property developer in the country, ALI places a high priority on learning and innovation, all while staying true to its mission of serving the community. An excellent example of this commitment is the One Ayala Terminal and Mall, providing a secure and convenient space for around 300,000 daily commuters in Makati.
One Ayala boasts six impressive retail floors spanning over 43,000 sqm with more than 400 stores offering a diverse range of shopping and dining options. Set to launch in October 2023, the mall will feature a supermarket and bank on the lower ground level to casual dining and cafés on the upper ground level, along with a captivating modern art installation on the terminal concourse. Visitors can enjoy a diverse selection of shopping options within the complex. One of the highlights of One Ayala is Makati’s first trade hall located on the fifth level with a total of 2,700 sqm. This new space provides entrepreneurs and businesses a platform to showcase their products and services. With four trade halls available, One Ayala aims to support the growth of local businesses and foster a thriving community.
ALI has also transformed Ayala Avenue into a bike and pedestrian-friendly road, promoting an active lifestyle and ensuring residents can access essential amenities within a 15-minute walk, saving both time and resources.
What truly sets ALI apart is its inclusive approach, ensuring accessibility for all, including persons with disabilities and pets.
Aligning with ALI and Makati City’s dedication to creating a healthier, more livable environment, initiatives like Car-Free Sunday Mornings at Ayala Ave. were introduced to promote alternative modes of transportation and leisure.
In addition, the Makati Street Meet along Paseo de Roxas every weekend, featuring small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and popular food concepts, further fosters the community and enhances residents’ quality of life through vibrant and pedestrian-friendly activities.
Through continuous innovation and dedication to sustainability, the Makati CBD truly symbolizes progress and a forward-thinking approach. ALI’s commitment to creating a thriving and environmentally conscious community keeps Makati CBD at the forefront of urban development in the Philippines.
ALI is now implementing this approach in its other estates across the country. These include emerging communities in various locations, all designed to be safe, healthy, vibrant, and sustainable.
Over the past 35 years, ALI’s mission of “enhancing land, enriching lives” has evolved from a mere mission to a living promise. ALI’s primary goal is to achieve net-zero status, actively pursuing sustainable and environmentally conscious practices toward this commitment by 2050.
With visionary leadership and passionate dedication, ALI is on the verge of fulfilling its ambitious goals for this year, embodying its promise to enhance land and enrich lives for more Filipinos.
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