Nature and Development Converge at The 2nd NREA Cagayan de Oro Biz-Con & Trade Exhibits

What do you get when you converge property developers, real estate agents and government regulators in one event? A day of sharing ideas and learning, that’s what.

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It was indeed a day of sharing knowledge as members of the private and public sectors in the real estate industry traded experiences and updates affecting the market today on the first day of the 2nd NREA Cagayan De Oro Chapter Biz-Con & Trade Exhibits held at Centrio mall.

The2014 trade exhibit marks the National Real Estate Association (NREA) Cagayan De Oro chapter’s commitment to provide the latest relevant information on and support of the local real estate sector in the province. “We aim to professionalize the real estate industry,” said Cagayan De Oro City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno.

Primavera Residences provided one of the highlights of the first day of the event as its developer, ItalPinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corp. (ITPI Corp.) shared its expertise on sustainable housing and design with the audience – a topic that definitely resonates such relevance in our country today. ITPI executive chairman and CEO Romolo Nati talked about how energy consumption can be reduced through innovative but earth-friendly solutions.

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“What we are doing is reducing the cost of power so that energy consumption in our units are lower compared to our competitors,” said Nati. He also shared how green developers like ITPI draw inspiration from nature to come up with eco-friendly solutions in building residential and commercial properties.

It was a rather laidback first day of the event as the participants and sponsors were guided through a brief tour around the exhibit area. Primavera Residences has its own booth at the exhibit floor, showcasing the best features of the green property. Lucky participants also got to take home prizes given away by the sponsors.

The 2nd NREA Cagayan De Oro Chapter Biz-Con & Trade Exhibit continues until Saturday, March 29. If you happen to be at the Centrio within this period, visit the Primavera Residences booth at the Centrio Activity Center and invest in an eco-friendly but affordable condo unit.

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ItalPinas Joins Biggest Building and Construction Exposition in Asia

In the photo (L-R) Mr Alessandro Abbate, President of The Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, Inc. (ICCPI), Italian Ambassador Massimo Roscigno, Ms. Levy Han, co-founder of Worldbex, Arch. Romolo V. Nati, CEO of Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corporation (ITPI Corp.), and Mr. Gabriele Boccia, Board Member of the Wise Energy Group


ItalPinas, developer of Primavera Residences, joined the Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition (WORLDBEX) conducted on March 12-16 2014. Organized at the World Trade Center in Metro Manila, the exposition is renowned to be the biggest in Asia and is anticipated every year.

According to the site of Worldbex Services International, the events management company organizing the event, the exposition visitors go up to 150,000 per year. This draws in building and construction industry representatives and clients from 25 participating countries including Finland, Germany, Belgium and Australia from outside Asia.

“As an exhibitor, we again had a chance to showcase the uniqueness of Primavera Residences to an international audience,” said Architect Romolo V. Nati, CEO of Italpinas, the developer of Primavera Residences. Primavera prides itself as an eco-development corporation, specialized in green building designs and sustainable architecture.

Exhibitors included every kind of construction and home design-related companies including those who are catering to clients interested in building their homes for the first time. Local companies showcased are the country’s best developers and manufacturers. With around 500 exhibitors from around the world, ItalPinas stood its own ground, confident of its award-winning designs.

In 2010, it was awarded the “Most Promising Green Investment” by CTI PFAN Philippines, a partner of USAID and ADB. In 2011, it was awarded as “One of the Best Condo Developments in the Philippines: by the South East Asia Property Awards of Singapore. In 2013, it was dubbed the “Most Promising Clean Energy Investment Opportunities” during the CTI PFAN Investors’ Forum in Singapore. CTI PFAN (Climate Technology Initiative’s Private Financing Advisory Network) bridges investments and clean energy businesses.

Italian Ambassador Massimo Roscigno and Mr Alessandro Abbate, President of The Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, Inc. (ICCPI) honored ItalPinas with a visit. The Italian Chamber of Commerce also organized its own Italian Pavilion showing new products and projects with Italian builders.


Know more about the multi-awarded property Primavera Residences by visiting this page. 

Primavera Residences Partners with Cagyan de Oro Rugby Club

ITPI CEO and CDORugby coach

Primavera Residences has partnered with the Cagayan de Oro Rugby Football Club (CDORFC) in bringing the much-loved sport in Italy to the city.

“The beginning of rugby in CDO is very inspiring,” said Jane Montebon Duterte, Community Relations Specialist of Primavera Residences. “From just one man, Noel Villa, the group now has more than 30 active members. It continues to grow with its Get Into Rugby program for children, high school and college students – even including women. This is now the fastest-growing sport in Cagayan de Oro.”

Rugby, an outdoors sport, is a way of promoting the advo

cacy for nature and sustainability of Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corporation (ITPI Corp.), developer of Primavera Residences. “This is a very eco-friendly activity and will promote going out of the house instead of spending time indoors using up electricity,” said Ms. Duterte.

Primavera Residences is the first eco-friendly condominium complex in Mindanao. This 10-story two-tower mixed-use condominium building located in Pueblo de Oro Business Park is noted for its elegant Italian design and energy-saving features.

Noel Villa, founder and coach of the club, recalled in a blog post his effort to attract possible players by jogging around his subdivision, tossing a rugby ball. Although his first attempts had not been successful, he did not give up, feeling the need to share his enthusiasm for the support.

“Back in the United Kingdom where I stayed for 27 years, I grew up playing rugby for my school,” he stated. “I love how the sport teaches discipline, strategy and team work and of course, the show of strength and agility which every sportsman can relate.” Finally, through Facebook and friends, he was able to put up a team.

“Now I can proudly say that after five months of training under the sun or rain, CDO RFC is ready to take on another milestone: compete in a real game against more experienced teams,” Mr. Villa wrote.

On February 22 this year, Primavera Residences sponsored the CDORFC in the kick-off games of the VisMin Rugby league. CDORFC played against the Davao and Cebu rugby teams. Primavera Residences is looking towards a bigger partnership with the club which will include community outreach activities and events.

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“Italpinas, through Primavera Residences, is very happy with this partnership with the Cagayan de Oro Rugby Football Club,” said Arch. Romolo V. Nati, CEO of ITPI.

“Seeing that their advocacies are very much aligned with the company, we look forward to seeing them lead the growth of rugby as a sport, not only here in Cagayan de Oro, but in nearby regions also.”

Primavera Residences has recently been awarded for Mixed-Use Development in the Philippines by the International Property Awards. In 2011, the South East Asia Property Awards commended Primavera Residences as One of the Best Condo Developments in the Philippines.

Cagayan de Oro: Top Destination For Philippine Real Estate

Primavera Residences in Cagayan de Oro

There is a movement of young aspiring professionals from the regions to the country’s capital. However, this trend is bound to make a turn-around with the developing regional urban centers.

Investors from around the country are realizing that instead of taking chances in the now-rising-now-falling investment climate in Metro Manila, holding their breath while it seesaws with the pressure of urban saturation, it is much more sustainable to bring the money home.

While the Urban Land Insitute survey and ULI-PwC annual reports show that Manila is a 2014 top real estate destination due to the rising economy of the Philippines in general (see story here), we should remember that this rising economy is still largely comprised of the regional investments.

Cagayan de Oro, a fast rising economy in the country, for example, is a busy hub servicing the vast agricultural lands of Northern Mindanao and the industries and aquatic resource developments along the Macajalar Bay.

As the jump-off point to many tourist destinations like Camiguin Island and the outdoor adventure centers in Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental, Cagayan de Oro is also growing its own community of tourism entrepreneurs. It is an investment destination for those engaging in the business of hotels, restaurants, and service providers.

As people – both national and international investors – are coming in, they see the ideal position of the city. While it is an active business hub, it is still a laid-back city, the beach only 15 minutes away from the city center, the mountains barely an hour’s drive. Urban comforts and rural charm define this city. Because of this, the city is also fast becoming a hotspot for Philippine real estate.

Proof of it is the active CdO real estate development scene – the city boasts of the first green building in Mindanao, the condominium towers of Primavera; it has the Pueblo de Oro subdivisions, micro centers themselves with restaurants, schools and even reforestation areas inside the communities.

So while Manila is attracting people who want to live life like it’s a rat race, this city down south is attracting people who dream big but want to enjoy every moment of getting to the realization of that dream.

On BusinessMirror: BPI extends loans to eco-friendly projects and programs

Davao City – Ayala-owned  bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), one of the country’s largest universal banks, sponsored the staging of the first Mindanao energy efficiency (EE) forum held in Marco Polo Hotel Davao recently.

One of its clients under its Sustainable Energy Finance program, Italpinas European Design and Eco-Development Corp., presented its EE case for the real estate industry. In an interview, Italpinas Chairman Arch. Romolo Valentino Nati said there is a need to correct misimpression that green design or initiative is costly.

Funded through a loan with BPI, Italpinas has built an eco-friendly mix-use building in Cagayan de Oro City.

“The mix-use building offers the same price range with other buildings in the market. The building design provides natural ventilation and temperature control inside the building. Use of air-condition units is 60 percent of the total power consumption and with green designs the consumption of energy can be reduced,” shared Nati.

BPI provides funding for EE and renewable-energy projects for companies interested in pursuing green initiatives, and the savings they generate from energy consumption are used to pay for the loan.

“Energy efficiency is the most reliable and cheapest means to contribute to achieving energy security. Power shortages are prevalents in the country and energy cost is increasing. The benefits of EE projects are immediate than building a new power plant, which will take two or three years to operate,” said BPI Sustainable Energy Finance Head Nanette Biason.


Featured on BusinessMirror, 6 August 2013