What to Look Forward to in Uptown Cagayan de Oro?

Uptown CDODubbed as ‘The Emerging City of Tomorrow’ by the UN Habitat, Cagayan de Oro is consistent in achieving its goals in sustaining the city’s economic growth and upholding sustainable expansions in property developments.

Uptown Cagayan de Oro is a developing residential township and business center. With the surge of upper class communities and commercial hubs, Uptown CdO brings another sense of the city’s residents– a sense of ownership and pride to residents living within its area. You can now hear people saying “I live in Uptown” bringing in the sense of class and wealth.

According to Lorens Ziller, CEO of Multiplata Investments, with Uptown Cagayan de Oro becoming an emergent residential and business center, it has become the Makati of Northern Mindanao. “Though Uptown CdO is still underrated but it is well-recognized by those who count and can afford to live in upper class communities like Xavier Estates and within the Pueblo de Oro Community,” he adds.

What’s next for Uptown CdO?

UN Habitat and its planned city extension (PCE) program ‘Achieving Sustainable Urban Development’ (ASUD) has paved the way to transform uptown CDO’s landscape to a highly urbanized yet sustainable district in Cagayan de Oro.

ASUD pursues its PCE program in Barangay Lumbia. ASUD aims to link the urbanized downtown to its uptown area considering it also connects the gateway to province of Bukidnon, providing an inter-provincial transport hub for the trade and commerce of agricultural goods.

With this in mind, Uptown Cagayan de Oro will soon become another district of entertainment and leisure.

Planned sustainable urbanization for CdO’s uptown

With the surge of plenty well-developed subdivisions and an expanding condo scene, from Xavier Estates to Primavera Residences, the uptown is the place to be for those who are looking for a sound real estate investment.

Uptown Cagayan de Oro has a lot in store for us. Aside from its vibrant yet peaceful scenery, the city government is planning to build a sports complex for varied sports activities of the Department of Education (DepEd) also in Barangay Lumbia.

Among the amenities will be the athlete’s quarters, swimming pool, and track and field oval, to mention some. This aims to prepare athletes to various competitions in athletics.

With these plans for the uptown, the city extension area can absorb up to 25 percent of the city’s growth over the next 30 years.

The booming city of Northern Mindanao is one of three Philippine cities being supported by the USAID under the Cities Development Initiative (CDI), which aims to empower secondary cities as engines of national growth.

Italpinas, a CDO developer

Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation (ITPI) is a leading CDO eco-developer in the Philippines that aims to develop sustainable properties in secondary cities in the country. ITPI’s flagship condo development in Cagayan de Oro, Primavera Residences, is the first and only sustainable condominium in Northern Mindanao. Located in Uptown Cagayan de Oro, it has received numerous awards locally and internationally for commitment to build sustainable properties.

According to ITPI’s President, Atty. Jojo Leviste, “While we realize the challenge brought by this new competition, I believe we can effectively meet that challenge by retaining our development’s persona as a Cagayan de Oro original, of a company that recognized CdO before the competition did,” Atty. Jojo Leviste, ITPI President, as he proudly shares this bold move to put up Primavera Residences that made an impact to Uptown Cagayan de Oro’s growth.

To know more about Uptown CdO’s first and only sustainable condominium development, Primavera Residences, please click here.

The Making of Primavera’s Cantilever Edges

On my way to the office, I overheard two passengers talking about the “brown lego blocks” of Primavera Residences. Their conversation was in Bisaya so let me translate it in English.

Person 1 (P1): I really find that building unique. But isn’t it really costly to include those brown blocks for the building’s design?

Person 2: I heard it’s a condominium. People call it “The Lego House”. Haha.

P1: But those brown blocks, do you find it really necessary?

P2: For a design? I guess so. It makes it unique, a head turner.

But as much as I’d want to interrupt and answer them, let this blog post explain what those brown blocks are and how these are uniquely designed to promote the building’s eco-friendly features.


Cantilevered edges

Primavera Residences, a multi-awarded sustainable building in Cagayan de Oro, is designed by its own CEO and executive chairman, Arch. Romolo V. Nati. His designs were incorporated with a passive green energy strategy which led both towers to have this shading system that produces shadows minimizing the entry of direct sunlight moderating the temperature inside the units.

These cantilevered edges and brise soleils are one distinct feature of the building’s façade that create shades to reduce the entry of the sun’s heat, consequently slashing the need for air conditioning.


Shadow control

The facades are surrounded by brise soileils (shelters) that protect the windows and glass surfaces from direct sunlight, especially during the hottest time of the day. These reduce the overall internal temperature of the units in the building.

It is also designed in a way to use the building components—floors, slabs, projections and balconies—as shading devices for windows and terraces, that in turn are built in appropriate dimensions that reduce overheating and glare effect of up to 80% more than in conventional buildings. Even window sizes are strategically adjusted, south-facing windows are smaller than those on the opposite side of the building, to control the amount of the sunlight heat’s entry into the units.

In fact, when it comes to saving energy, you get to control and even minimize your own energy consumption because the entire building itself is designed to be energy self-sufficient. Because the cantilevers help reduce heat, unit owners can minimize their use of air-conditioners, thus saving energy and electricity costs of up to 20%.


This is just one of the eco-friendly features why Primavera Residences is internationally-awarded. While most commercial properties are too focused on generating revenue, the green building was built with a far more significant purpose geared towards caring for the environment.

Unit owners don’t just own a condo at this eco-friendly property; they also become promoters of sustainable living and advocates of the environment

Do you want to live in an uniquely-designed and eco-friendly home? Primavera Residences offers condo units for rent and for sale in Cagayan de Oro. You can visit is through clicking here or you can call 0917 794 2221 and (088) 880-5002 for more information.

Are You Ready To MARCH? Join Primavera’s #GameDayWednesday!


The month of March is the season to celebrate the successes brought by years of hard work, effort and achievement spent in school. This is the month when graduates enjoy the last few weeks in the academe before moving onwards to what we call “the real thing”. So this March, Primavera Residences wants to celebrate with you all your successes and triumphs through our social media contests.

Start by joining #GameDayWednesday online contest in Facebook. All you have to do is like the Primavera Residences official page in Facebook and watch out for fun activities every Wednesday for the entire month of March. We will be asking graduation-related questions. Expect photos, puzzles, filling in of missing phrase, and some stories you should share.

Since it’s time to relax and breath fresh air, winners will get a free pampering package from Thai Boran.

So better like our page and who knows? You might be our next winner!

P.S. For buyers this March, avail the Php 70,000 discount and a blowout treat of Php 5,000 at Bigby’s SM Cagayan de Oro branch. Just present a proof of graduation to avail the treat. 

Do you want to know more about Primavera Residences social media contests and promo? Click here or call 088-880-5002 and 0917 794 2221 for more information.

Italpinas Offers Graduation Promo for March Buyers

march promo

In time for graduation month, Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation, developer of Primavera Residences, offers special discounts worth P70,000 to its condominium buyers. In addition, buyers with graduating family members may also avail of an additional P5,000 worth of gift certificates which can be claimed at Bigby’s SM City CdO branch.

“This is the right time to celebrate the academic success our children have achieved. In return for all the hard work and efforts they exerted in school, Italpinas encourages buyers to give graduates the gift of independence they deserve as they move forward to a new chapter in their lives. This March, we offer not only a huge discount but also a graduation blowout at Bigby’s SM CDO branch,” Gladys Echano, Sales Director, said.

Graduation is not only a major milestone for students, but also an indication of how parents were able to succeed in equipping and giving the best they have to offer to their children. This turning point in their lives needs to be celebrated with the entire family and given the appreciation it deserves. For this, Primavera Residences has the perfect gift and celebration promo in store.

“Sooner or later, our graduates will need a breath of fresh air. They will soon ask for their independence. This is the perfect time to invest at the first sustainable condominium development in CdO, Primavera Residences,” Echano expressed.

Primavera Residences is a multi-awarded green property development situated in Uptown Cagayan de Oro. Its passive cooling features include ledges on the exterior walls that provide shade and reduce the amount of direct sunlight hitting the windows, thus minimizing the use of air-conditioners. An inner courtyard at Primavera Residences also provide natural ventilation by expulsing warm air out through the rooftop.

Because of its eco-friendly features, Primavera Residences won its latest award at the 2014 Asia Pacific regional competition of the prestigious International Property Awards in the Mixed-Use Development category.

Potential unit buyers can call or visit Primavera Residences for inquiries and present a proof of graduation upon unit purchase to avail of the additional graduation treat. The graduation blowout may be claimed exclusively at Bigby’s SM CDO branch from March 1 until April 30 only.

Do you want to know more about the multi-awarded green building’s promos and treats? You may contact Primavera at (088) 880-5002, 0917 794 2221, or you can visit their website by clicking here.

Cagayan de Oro Developer Hosts Condo and Car Fair


Last February 25, Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation (ITPI) together with Hyundai Philippines, successfully conducted a condo and car fair at the grounds of Primavera Residences in Uptown Cagayan de Oro.

At exactly 9AM, Italpinas and Hyundai welcomed guests with treats and a grand tour of the multi-awarded Primavera Residences followed by a free test drive of Hyundai’s car displays. Displayed Hyundai vehicles were Tucson, Eon and 2014 Best Mini Car of the Year (Car Awards Group) awardee, the Grand i10.

While ITPI is committed to developing sustainable properties in alternative cities, Hyundai is a brand also known to create automobiles with eco-friendly automotive technology. Geared towards dealing with sustainable companies, Hyundai is aggressively expanding its nationwide dealership and Italpinas is just one of the brands they recently partnered with.


“This successful event with Hyundai is a positive sign that people are becoming conscious of climate change. Not only has the desire for fuel-efficient increased, interest in eco-friendly properties are also rising,” Gladys Echano, ITPI Sales Director, said.

Primavera Residences has received several recognitions from international award-giving bodies because of its green features and high-performance design that works with nature instead of against it. Its latest award  is the Best Mixed-use Development in the Philippines in the 2015-2015 Asia Pacific Property Awards.

“Owning a condo and a car was a brand of luxury before, but nowadays, it has become a way of life. A necessity that is worth investing in. Both Primavera and Hyundai offer a brand that is energy-efficient and that meets the needs of the buyers while being good on the environment,” Michael Gaabucayan said.


Primavera Residences is an Italian-designed green condo development located in Uptown Cagayan de Oro developed by ITPI. It is Cagayan de Oro’s first eco-friendly mixed-use development comprised of residential, commercial, and office units for purchase and rent. All units are ready for occupancy.

Do you want to know more about the Primavera Residences and its events? You may click here or call 088-880-5002/0917 794 2221 for more information.

What’s in for Primavera’s FEB-ulous Love Month?



Photo from Bigbang Group of XU

How’s your February so far? We hope it is going perfect. This season of love, Primavera Residences celebrates February in its own way with a range of fun activities and engaging opportunities to the public. Through this, we can enjoy Valentine’s not for just a day, but for the entire month.

Well, let’s rewind a little bit of how Primavera Residences has celebrated the love month so far.

1. Since February 1, Primavera Residences launched its Valentine promo, A Sweet Escapewhich entitles the clients to a free getaway trip to Dahilayan for 4 inclusive of an overnight stay and free rides after the reservation. Dahilayan Forest Park and Resort is a tourist destination that offers an array of fun activities for the whole family, and for all ages.


2. Aside from the advocacies and ongoing opportunities of ITPI, last February 14, Primavera Residences offered a 1-day treat to everyone. Through the #PrimaveraValentineRoses activity, everyone was encouraged to get a rose from Primavera Sales Office and snap a photo with their loved ones as he/she gives the rose.

Valentine Roses Draft


To end the month of love, we are offering a once in a blue moon tour and drive of your life this coming February 25. Just wait, see until it DRIVEs you crazy.

So sit back, relax and like Primavera Residences Facebook page, follow its Twitter and Instagram (@primaveraresidences) accounts for more updates.

Do you want to know more about the multi-awarded eco-friendly Primavera Residences, click here.


Italpinas Offers Dahilayan Getaway for February Buyers


Are you looking for a good investment for your loved ones this February? This love month, Italpinas offers a double win treat to buyers as they get a free getaway trip to Dahilayan for 4 inclusive of an overnight stay and free rides.

“As a thank you gift for investing with us, and since it’s Valentine season, we will be treating the whole family to an adventure with free accommodation at Dahilayan, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon,” Gladys Magadan-Echano, Sales Director, said.

Dahilayan Forest Park and Resort is a tourist destination that offers an array of fun activities for the whole family, and for all ages. Located at Barangay Dahilayan, Manolo Fortich Bukidnon, Dahilayan Forest Park is nestled at the foot of Mount Kitanglad 4,700 ft. above sea level. Forest Park was built with the vision of helping develop the tourism industry in Northern Mindanao and the whole Philippines as well.

“Aside from the investment opportunity in owning a unit at the multi-awarded Primavera Residences, as an added perk, you can also enjoy a weekend getaway with the family, away from busy city life to enjoy family bonding,” Echano said.

Primavera Residences, developed by Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation – a sustaining member of the Philippine Green Building Council – is the first eco-friendly condominium in Northern Mindanao. Its unique modern design, conceptualized by a multi-awarded Italian architect, is a perfect mix of form and function rewarding you with an eco-friendly home and helping you save on your electricity bills

Located in Pueblo Business Park in uptown Cagayan de Oro, Primavera Residences is at the center of many important establishments, like SM CdO, universities, a world-class golf course and many more.

Do you want to know more about property? You may call (088) 880-5002 or 0917-794-2221 and visit its page here.


A Round Up of December News and Events at Primavera

Happy new year!

As we enter 2015, Primavera is proud to offer more good news, promos and event opportunities not only for Kagay-anons, but for Filipinos and investors all over the world. The last month of 2014 has not only paved ways to pursue our advocacies but also offered investment and career opportunities for everyone. Also received awards that cemented Italpinas’ lead in pioneering sustainable development in Northern Mindanao.

Here is a look at the news and events last December.

  1. Italpinas Chairman cited among BizNews Asia’s Top 24 CEO in Ph

BizNews Asia, the country’s largest weekly business and news magazine, celebrates its 13th anniversary by honoring 24 of the Philippines’ leading CEOs and business tycoons at InterContinental Manila last November 25, 2014.

Also previously listed to be one of the Most Influential People in the Philippines by BizNews Asia, Italpinas Chairman, Dr. Jose “Joey” P. Leviste, Jr, is now cited as one of the 24 leading CEOs in the country.

This story appeared in several publications in the city.

  • Gold Star Daily

  1. Primavera holds Christmas art exhibit with renowned CDO artists

Christmas is a season for merriment, feasts and giving. Last December 9 to 27, 2014, Primavera offered the gift of art with an exhibit entitled “Season’s Paintings at Primavera.” Viewers were treated to a feast for the eyes that also warms the heart and nourishes the soul.

The collection of small to medium sized works range from representational to nonrepresentational and rendered in styles from abstract cubism and expressionism to surrealism and realism. The artists use a variety of materials from the traditional, such as oil and acrylic, to wood and mixed media.

This event was well-covered by media with stories published in different media.


  • Gold Star Daily




  1. Primavera conducts clean up drive for National Volunteer Month

Last December 13, 2014, Primavera Residences personnel have come together in support of the building’s advocacy to a clean and green environment.

In celebration of the National Volunteer Month with the theme “Volunteering for the Environment”, Primavera Residences took the opportunity to care for the environment by successfully conducting a clean-up drive around Pueblo de Oro Business Park’s Trade Street and areas nearby.

Below are some photos and media mentions of this update.




  1. Primavera Provides FREE 3-month Learning Program With Real Estate Expert

Primavera Residences is looking for a roster of future sales professionals to join our growing list of highly-qualified real estate sales partners with high impact training with a renowned real estate expert, Mr. Jun Garing.

The career orientation started last December 2014 and will be followed by series of orientation every Saturday until March 2015. Registrants will be invited to a weekly learning session from 9am to 12nn at 2/F Primavera Residences, Pueblo de Oro Business Park, Cagayan de Oro City. First batches of orientation are scheduled on the following Saturdays of December 2014 and January 2015: December 27, January 3, January 10, January 17, January 24 and January 31.

This story also appeared in the following news:


  • SunStar Cagayan de Oro


  • Gold Star Daily



  1. Italpinas offers FREE Real Estate Sales Opportunities for Jobseekers

Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation (ITPI), an Italian-Filipino design and real estate development firm that specializes in the design and development of sustainable buildings, is giving those unemployed and underemployed a chance to grow with the booming real estate industry in Cagayan de Oro.

No experience necessary as high-impact coaching with a renowned sales expert is provided, but smart appearance, good communication skills, the desire to be your own boss and a willingness to learn new skills are essential.

This story appeared in some local papers and blogging sites.

  • Business Week Mindanao: http://issuu.com/sudaria_publications/docs/bwm_december_22__2014


  • Gold Star Daily

  1. Asian Dragon Magazine features ITPI Executives

In the spotlight of the November-December 2014 issue of Asian Dragon magazine is a feature story on Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corporation (ITPI), a sustainable real estate developer and the passion behind the executives’ vision for green developments.

The first bilingual business and lifestyle magazine in the Philippines, Asian Dragon reports on ITPI’s journey into the real estate industry with Chairman/CEO Arch. Romolo V. Nati and President Atty. Jojo D. Leviste and an in-depth story of the premier eco-friendly condominium development in Cagayan de Oro, Primavera Residences.

This story also appeared in tsadagyud.com.

Follow Primavera Residences in Facebook or visit www.primaveraresidences.com to stay posted with news and events from the country’s premier eco-friendly property.

Italpinas Offers Career Advancement with Real Estate Expert

It is that time of the year again! This is the time to take stock of the year gone by and make plans ahead.

The start of a new year is the perfect time to perform a career health check. You’d be surprised at how easy it can be to break through into professional satisfaction. Whether you’re an undergraduate, recent graduate or a seasoned veteran, now is your chance to take control of your career and bring it forward. Now is your chance to be an effective sales professional.

This coming January 3, Saturday, is perfectly your time to enter a new industry, learn from the expert, advance your career and break through into the real estate market. Join the second batch of the 3-month real estate training for free. The orientation will start at 9am at the 2nd floor of Primavera Residences.

Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation (ITPI), an Italian-Filipino design and real estate development firm that specializes in the design and development of sustainable buildings, is giving everyone a fresh start this new year with a chance to grow with the booming real estate industry in Cagayan de Oro.

No experience necessary as high-impact coaching with a renowned sales expert is provided, but smart appearance, good communication skills, the desire to be your own boss and a willingness to learn new skills are essential.

Whether you’re looking for a full-time work or a part-time job to supplement your income, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for as you will be coached by the leading expert in real estate selling, Mr. Jun Garing.

Jun Garing is a prominent sales trainer and motivator who has trained more than 100,000 salespeople for the past 30 years. He installed corporate systems of selling to over top 1000 corporations nationwide. Recognized as one the Outstanding Salesmen in the 1976 and 1977 and from then on, he has received numerous awards and citations from various sales and marketing associations in the country and nearby Asian regions. He is also the first Filipino certified trainer of Motorola University on Sales Training in 1995 and authored the first book on selling: The Filipino Art of Breakthrough Selling.

ITPI’s premier eco-friendly development, Primavera Residences is looking for a roster of future sales professionals to join our growing list of highly-qualified real estate sales partners.

The country’s premier sustainable real estate developer will provide the following:

  • A FREE training program with industry expert Mr. Jun Garing
  • Real-world, hands-on training on condominium-selling with guided coaching and assistance from established Cagayan de Oro realty firms
  • Guaranteed sponsorship of real estate agents’ licensing for top-performing participants

Starting this December 27 to March 2015, registrants will be invited to a weekly orientation at 2/F Primavera Residences, Pueblo de Oro Business Park, Cagayan de Oro City. First batches of orientation are scheduled on the following Saturdays: December 27, January 3, January 10, January 17, January 24 and January 31. Orientation is at 9am to 12 noon at 2/F Primavera Residences.

What are you waiting for? You can be your own boss as the booming real estate industry in Cagayan de Oro needs you now.

Registration may be done through the following, via Facebook at www.facebook.com/CondoPrimavera, through emailing sales@italpinas.com or by calling 0917-864-4011 (look for Stefan).

You may also sign up online at: bit.ly/1D7KmIP

To know more about Primavera Residences, go HERE.


PHL Among Key Growth Areas for Retail Real Estate in Southeast Asia – CBRE (GMA News)

According to the report from GMA News, the retail real estate in the Philippines is among the key growth areas in Southeast Asia. Its increasing middle class segment, positive economic growth outlook and growing tourism activities has brought the Philippines, along with SEA countries Vietnam and major cities in Indonesia and Malaysia, a key growth market for real estate.

CBRE Asia Pacific cites that Southeast Asia’s middle class segment is expected to triple to 1.74 billion in 2020 from 525 million in 2009 and is expected to drive demand of retail goods and eventually translates to economic growth.

“In the Philippine landscape, these factors look promising. The resilience of the economy has been tested and proven this year, bouncing back quarter per quarter. Likewise, the country’s tourist attractions and opportune business landscape has continuously been boosting investor interest,” CBRE Philippines chairman, president and CEO Rick Santos said.

Outside Metro Manila, secondary Philippine cities start to develop malls and mixed-use project in anticipation for the boom of the retail industry in the Philippines.

These mixed-use developments will accommodate the demand for shopping and food convenience near their residences or offices.
“The presence of more restaurants, coffee shops, and even convenience stores, shows that more Filipinos have the capacity or purchasing power to shop and dine,” Santos said.

 Read full report here.