These were the best developers in the Philippines in 2021

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SMDC won Best Developer Metro Manila in addition to several other honors

This article on the best developers in the Philippines appeared in the most recent issue of Dot Property Magazine. Click here to read it!

From North Luzon down to Mindanao and everywhere in between, the developer winners at the Dot Property Philippines Awards 2021 were able to make significant progress in the face of adversity. The pandemic disrupted the real estate market in many far-reaching ways.

However, homebuilders adapted quickly to these rapidly changing trends through innovation. It was no easy feat and the efforts of this year’s class of winners has gone beyond expectations.

SM Development Corporation

  • Best Developer Metro Manila
  • Best Developer Visayas
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SMDC is known as one of the best developers in the Philippines

In Metro Manila, SMDC is behind a wide range of exciting residential developments that cater to the city’s diverse population. The key for the developer has been keeping up with the constantly changing trends found in Metro Manila. Its work in 2021 was recognized with the Best Developer Metro Manila award.

“SMDC is always mindful of the changing landscape in Metro Manila. We always like keeping out ear to the ground so that we understand the trends as well as what the buyers’ tastes, needs and financial capabilities,” Jose Mari Banzon, SMDC President, said. “Because of that, our projects are always evolving.”

That wasn’t the only developer honor for SMDC at the Dot Property Philippines Awards 2021. The firm was also presented with Best Developer Visayas. Despite being a relatively new entrant into the market, SMDC understood what the people here wanted and delivered that.

“We discovered that the people in Visayas are just as sophisticated and just as discerning as their counterparts in Metro Manila. We were able to take the same luxury, same affordability and same design features that make our Metro Manila projects successful and offer them in Visayas,” Banzon stated.

Related: SMDC hailed for its Corporate Social Responsibility efforts

Filinvest Land Inc.

  • Best Developer Mindanao
  • Best Developer North Luzon
Filinvest Land
Filinvest Land landed two developer awards last year

Filinvest Land Inc. has achieved a great deal of success throughout the Philippines with some of its most notable work coming beyond Metro Manila. Mindanao is a growing region and has become an economic success during the past decade. That has created a huge demand for modern housing with Filinvest Land helping meet this need with high-quality residences equipped for the present and future.

The homebuilder’s contributions here saw it win Best Developer Mindanao at the Dot Property Philippines Awards 2021. However, that was not the only developer award for Filinvest Land who were tabbed as Best Developer North Luzon as well. These achievements are something it is extremely proud of.

“Wherever we are, we carryover the same principles of creating green and sustainable developments for our homeowners. In these areas, we are building on our previous successes. This is also our way of reaching out to our fellow Filipinos and helping them own their own homes as our ethos at Filinvest is building the Filipino dream,” Tristaneil Las Marias, Senior Vice President at Filinvest Land Inc., noted.

Read More: Filinvest finds partner to assist with its proptech innovation efforts

Grand Land Inc.

  • Best Developer Cebu
Tina Pestano, Grand Land VP Sales and Marketing
Tina Pestano, Grand Land VP Sales and Marketing, shows off the firm’s success

Grand Land has been a fixture at the Dot Property Philippines Awards having won in 2017, 2018, 2019 and now 2021. When it comes to the Cebu real estate market, the firm is a local homebuilder who deeply understands and cares about both end users and investors.

Using its local knowledge, the developer creates projects that have the right blend of residential spaces, retail areas, amenities and more to ensure the needs of both groups are met. Winning Best Developer Cebu at the Dot Property Philippines Awards 2021 is confirmation once again that no one understands the market quite like Grand Land.

“For the past several years, we are proud to say most of our projects have been nominated and won at the Dot Property Philippines Awards. Moreover, Grand Land is one of the fastest growing developers in the region. We greatly appreciate the confidence in our company,” Tina Pestano, Grand Land VP Sales and Marketing, explained.