Primavera Launches Credit Card Facility for Rental Payments

Payments via Credit Card Now Accepted @ Primavera Residences

As an added option for easier and secured payments for clients, Primavera Residences launches their credit card payment facility with BPI. Starting April 29, 2015, rental payments for short-term or long-term stay can be made through the credit card equipment.

“We are pleased to announce that Primavera Residences is now accepting credit and debit card payments for its rentals business. Our credit card facility is primarily for the convenience of our customers. Giving them another option of payment, and as one of the ways in ensuring our service is top-notch,” Franz Enriquez, ITPI’s Leasing Manager, said.

Primavera Residences is a 10-storey eco-friendly condo property in Pueblo Business Park in Cagayan de Oro. The property has serviced residences with hotel-like services, less expensive and homier options for vacationers and travelers.

“Initially, we are offering this service to the rentals business of Primavera Residences, and will soon pan out to include payment for the sales of our units as well,” Enriquez expressed.

Located in the prime spot of Pueblo de Oro Business Park in Uptown Cagayan de Oro, Primavera Residences, a multi-awarded sustainable development, is just a short walk from one of the city’s biggest malls, a short drive to Pueblo de Oro Golf and Country Club, and Xavier Sports and Country Club. The green building is also minutes away from the city proper with public transports available.

“This summer season, we shall be coming out with exciting promos soon that will cater to a larger market segment, offering the same exceptional service and reasonable cost,” Enriquez said.

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. It has received numerous awards locally and internationally for commitment to build sustainable properties.

Do you want to know more about Primavera Residences and its facilities? You may reach them at 0917 794 2221 or (088) 880-5002. You may also visit their website here.

 

South China Morning Post features ITPI Executives

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In the spotlight of today’s issue of South China Morning Post (SCMP) is a feature story on Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corporation (ITPI) and the company’s passion for sustainable developments in second-tier cities and regions in the Philippines.

Discovery Reports, together with SCMP, reports on ITPI’s efforts in offering investors a strategic inroad to the unrecognized yet hyper-prospective secondary places in the Philippines.

“We engage ourselves in secondary cities because we have seen that the big opportunities are now outside Metro Manila,” says Romolo Nati, ITPI’s chairman and architect. “There are more than 7,000 islands in this country, and hundreds of thriving cities that need sustainable mixed-use development.”

ITPI is an Italian-Filipino company that designs and develops sustainable property developments nationwide and Primavera Residences, its flagship development in Cagayan de Oro, recently won in the 2014 Asia Pacific Property Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Fusing Italian design and Filipino culture, ITPI creates high performance properties while protecting the natural environment. Taking inspiration from nature and cultural and social conditions, and integrating this into architectural design, the company brings an unprecedented philosophy to Philippine real estate.

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“Environmentally friendly living must not be made expensive,” says Jojo Leviste, ITPI’s president. “If a building is designed to perform, then natural elements at its location can deliver results that would otherwise consume energy such as simultaneous cooling, lighting and ventilation.” The company’s first project, the Primavera Residences in Cagayan de Oro, attests to this.

Primavera Residences reduces energy consumption and living costs with solar panels, strategic channeling of natural airflow, and shading features that are designed according to the sun’s paths at the building’s precise latitude. Targeting the country’s rising middle class, most of the development’s units cost less than US$100,000.

ITPI is aiming to expand in Northern Luzon, Batangas, and the Visayas. The company is also working on its initial public offering (IPO) in a bid to attract foreign investor interested in the Philippines. “We want to be recognized for staying true to our values and to the passion the moved us from the very beginning,” Nati says. “We are proof that a company can do good while still being profitable,” he continued.

Do you want to know more about the multi-awarded development, Primavera Residences? You can call 088-880-5002 and 0917 794 2221 or visit our website here.

 

Free Live Broadcast of Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight at Primavera Residences

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This May 3, Primavera Residences together with Primavera Residences Condominium Corporation (PRCC) will be offering free live broadcast of the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight at the La Rondine Hall of Primavera Residences.

“We always want our residents to be happy. Through this free live broadcast of the fight of the century, we give our residents an opportunity to bond with their neighbors and other guests to enjoy the fight we’ve waited for so long. At the end of the day, as Filipinos, we share Pacquiao’s success with everyone,” Gladys Magadan-Echano, ITPI Sales Director, said.

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are the two most widely-followed and accomplished boxers in this generation. Pacquiao, at 36, has fought longer and more often than Floyd. 5 of his 57 bouts have been losses, two of them were draws. On the other hand, Mayweather, at 38, has encompassed 47 fights for 47 wins over 19 years.

“This fight is one of, if not the most talked about fight of Pacquiao. As a proud supporter of Pacman, giving our unit owners, renters, and other guests the chance to watch this momentous event is just one of the many treats we will be offering this May. Together with the management of Italpinas, PRCC hopes to see everyone rejoice with Pacquiao,” Jelly Galleto, PRCC Manager, expressed.

The fight will be at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. As part of the much talked about negotiations, Mayweather will receive the lion’s share of a 60-40 money split in a fight that could gross up to $400 million. For the split and billing, Mayweather’s name will be first on the fight bill, “Mayweather-Pacquiao”. He will also walk to the ring second and be introduced second.

“Win or lose, we will always be proud of Pacquiao. Together with PRCC, we are inviting everyone to pre-register to avail the FREE live viewing of the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight on May 3, Sunday,” Echano declared.

To pre-register for limited seating, you may visit the multi-awarded green building’s sales office at the 2/F of Primavera Residences in Pueblo de Oro Business Park. You may also pre-register by sending your name, address, and contact details via email at christine@italpinas.com or text 0917-794-2221 on or before April 30, 2015.

Primavera Residences, the flagship project of Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation (ITPI), is a 10-story, two-tower building located at Pueblo de Oro Township offering residential, commercial and office spaces for lease and purchase. All units in the first tower are ready for occupancy while the second tower is slated to be completed later this year. Buyers may choose from studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units.

Do you want to know more about Primavera Residences? Click here.

A Round Up of March News and Events at Primavera

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Are you ready for the summer heat?

As we welcome the month of adventure and fun, Primavera Residences celebrates with you as we offer more enticing news and events, and promos for you and your loved ones. March has been a fruitful month for Primavera that has opened more opportunities to reach out to the larger community and exciting promos to the market.

As a pioneering condominium development in Northern Mindanao, it is our pleasure to present to you the news and events we had last March.

  1. Italpinas offers graduation promo for March buyers

In time for the graduation month, ITPI offers special discounts worth P70,000 to its condominium buyers. In addition, buyers with graduating family membrs may also avail of an additional P5,000 worth of gift certificates, which can be claimed at Bigby’s SM City CdO Branch.

This promo appeared in several papers in the city.

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  1. Mindanao pushes for more renewable energy supply

During the recent 5th Mindanao Power Monitoring Committee Principals’ Meeting at the National Power Corporation Board Room, key players in the power sector stressed the importance of pursuing renewable energy as prominent source of electricity in Mindanao. Compared to last year’s power state, this year has seen significant progress with the immediate and medium term measures, stressing that majority of the cities in Mindanao did not have rotating power outage as reported by the Association of Mindanao Rural Electric Cooperative (AMRECO).

This great news was published in different media outlets in Mindanao.

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  1. Primavera, BWM promote local news to condo renters

Primavera Residences recently established a partnership with the Business Week Mindanao Group, providing its clients with a daily supply of relevant business news and current events in the region.

This news appeared in BWM papers Mindanao-wide.

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  1. Primavera, Smart Infinity, The Wine Cellar host ‘A Privileged Encounter’

Primavera Residences recently partnered with wireless leader Smart Communications through its premium brand Smart Infinity in hosting an exclusive event dubbed ‘A Privileged Encounter’.

Held last March 19 at the La Rondine Hall of Primavera Residences, the event featured an art exhibit by Biswal Mindanaw and wine-tasting by The Wine Cellar. The affair was graced by Mayor Oscar Moreno and VIP clients and guests of Smart Infinity, Primavera Residences, as well as members of The Wine Cellar’s Wine Club.

This event appeared in many publications and landed to some of the papers’ front pages.

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  1. Primavera supports Habitat as they build resilient and sustainable homes in Calaanan

Primavera Residences staff and its realty partners, as a long term partner of Habitat for Humanity, helped inbuilding more resilient and sustainable homes at Calaanan, Brgy. Canitoan last March 28, 2015.Dubbed as “Building for a better planet”, the house building activity was organized to support the National Women’s Month and WWF’s Earth Hour 2015.

This event was supported by different stakeholders in the city has appeared in countless papers in the city.

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Primavera Launches Limited Offer to Buyers: Free Modular Kitchen

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It’s back for a limited period! This month, due to public demand, Primavera Residences is offering buyers a FREE modular kitchen and installation worth up to P100,000 for reservations made from April 1 to April 30, 2015.

In a regular package, buyers get unfurnished units with inclusions of tile floorings, painted walls and ceilings, fitted kitchen sinks, bathroom fixtures, electrical wirings and outlets. However, this limited promo offer gives buyers a chance to earn savings of up to P100K with a FREE set of Kitchen Modular Cabinet and its installation.

“Due to the promo’s resounding success, and in line with our company’s thrust to offer the best possible package to our clientele, we decided to continue this special offer. Thus, as a summer gift from Primavera, we give more reasons for people to finally purchase their own unit in the first multi-awarded, eco-friendly condo building in Mindanao and in Cagayan de Oro, which is Primavera Green Residences,” Gladys Magadan-Echano, Sales Director of Primavera Residences, said.

Primavera Residences is known for its energy-saving features including cantilevers that protect the units from direct sunlight and an indoor courtyard that maximizes the natural ventilation in the area. This year, solar panels that will provide additional energy for the building’s common areas will be installed on the building’s rooftop. The building is also designed to withstand earthquakes and extreme weather and boasts of 24-7 security.

“We are not just giving them discounts but we give them the real thing. We always make sure to please our clients not only with world-class units and facilities but also with the best deals for them. Aside from our affordable rates, we strive to make it even reasonable making it the best time to invest in Mindanao’s first and only multi-awarded eco-friendly building,” Echano said.

Primavera Residences, the flagship project of Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation (ITPI), is a 10-story, two-tower building located at Pueblo de Oro Township offering residential, commercial and office spaces for lease and purchase. All units in the first tower are ready for occupancy while the second tower is slated to be completed later this year. Buyers may choose from studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units.

To know more about Primavera Residences and its promos, you may visit our website here.

Primavera Supports SM City Cagayan de Oro in Leading Earth Hour Activity in Uptown

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For an hour, the city has gone dark for the planet.

While the world has switched off their non-essential lights last March 28, Cagayan de Oro has showed their support through different activities during the Earth Hour.

Sustainable developer Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation (ITPI) has once again partnered with SM City Cagayan de Oro in this year’s Earth Hour. With the theme, Change Climate Change, ITPI’s Primavera Residences has been in the frontline in making a statement to promote sustainable solutions to homes and property developments in decreasing the escalating effects of climate change.

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Together with the world, Primavera Residences supports SM City CDO as they led the switch off ceremony at SM’s Las Ramblas Parking Area last Saturday, March 28. The event was participated by green advocates in the city and was entertained with different local talents.

Earth Hour is an international organization initiated by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that aims to raise awareness and encourage people to take part in fighting against climate change. The Philippines has been an avid supporter of Earth Hour since 2009 that it consistently earned the title of Earth Hour Hero Country after it has topped participation records from 2009 to 2013.

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In the photo are Ms Eileen San Juan, DOT-10 Regional Director Catalino Chan, and Executive Vice-President of Cepalco Ralph Paguio.

In an opening statement by the Local Economic and Investment Promotions Officer, Eileen San Juan, she stated that this year’s theme is just fitting for our city, “In a vulnerability study in 2013, it pointed projected climate changes in the city—increase in temperature, rain volume is considerable high, storm surges and strong winds, flashfloods and even landslides are now happening in our city.”

In terms of the city’s resiliency, CDO is proud to be part of the 10 cities in the world in UN Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Program, “This provides the tools in reviewing the various records of disasters in coming up for our city’s resilience action plan,” San Juan expressed.

In Uptown Cagayan de Oro, Primavera Residences has been actively promoting green advocacies in the city and has won numerous local and international awards for its eco-friendly architecture. Featuring the best principles of passive cooling technology: shadow and sunlight control, wind cooling and shape performance, the project has been cited as one of Asia’s top 10 clean energy projects because of its capacity to help residents save as much as 32% on overall energy consumption.

“Climate change did not happen as if nothing caused it. We are all part of it. We ought to face the reality that we should all be resilient. Let us all set aside our personal agenda and encourage everyone to take part in changing climate change,” San Juan concluded.

Do you want to know more about CDO’s first and only sustainable condo development and its advocacies? You may click here.

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4 Tips to Renovate Your Condo into a Home

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Are you excited about how to make your condo space (and specifically, your home) a perfect place to live in? Let’s start by discussing how to maximize your condo space.

Just because the place is small does not mean the possibilities are small too.  With the right home designing and space-saving tricks, you can hold a house party at your humble place.  For example, a 25 square meter unit can look like 15 square meters bigger when you build a loft or a mezzanine.

  1. Use fewer but larger and dual-purpose pieces of furniture to turn your place into a visual delight.  By adding mirrors, you can also give the impression that your place is bigger than it really is. Go for perfect lighting and get rid of all those room-darkening shadows to achieve a cozy, at-home feel.  Go monochromatic for the theme or color as it makes your place look less cluttered and more alive.
  1. Clean up clutters to maximize space.  Do not block windows with furniture, cabinets, and even television sets to avoid view obstructions. Your home looks bigger when you can see through every space.
  1. Choose your furniture wisely.  There are sofas that turn into beds at night, tables with drawers beneath them, cabinets with all those small surprises.  You may try installing shelves above doorways and a bookcase underneath windows.  Use an ottoman and a wicker hamper as both seat or table and additional storage.
  1. Always decorate in style and keep in mind that space should never be a problem. The space may be small but the possibilities are endless.

Do you want to live in an uniquely-designed and eco-friendly home in CDO? 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.

Earth Hour 2015: Use #YourPower to Change Climate Change

WE ARE ONE DAY AWAY TO A BETTER PLANET!

On March 28, Saturday, at exactly 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, we celebrate this global switch-off event called Earth Hour together with millions of citizens across the globe. For an hour, everyone in the world will switch off their lights to show their commitment in caring about the future of our planet and the pressing threats of climate change.

Hundreds of cities around the world will participate, and some of the most famous landmarks of the world will go dark as well— the dramatic lights of the Eiffel Tower, the Coliseum, and the Big Ben will impressively go dark for a better future.

Through this initiative, we are showing concern about what’s happening to our planet and paves the opportunity for everyone to act upon what’s right and what’s needed.

All countries have to elevate their efforts in our common fight against climate change. There is no other time to move as one and act upon our goal to a better planet, but TODAY.

Our time is now

“We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last generation to do something about it,” H.E. Barrack Obama said in one of his speeches.

As the first and only sustainable condominium development in Northern Mindanao, Primavera Residences is one with the world in committing to a better planet to live in.

To fully address human rights and climate change problems, the world asks for your help and the help of the billions of people to participate in this fulfilling event of our lives.

So, when you switch off your lights on Saturday, remember that this year’s Earth Hour is time to think about the world, about the people, and about us. This is the time to act and engage ourselves to make a huge difference in our planet.

Use #YourPower to change climate change.

Do you want to know more about Primavera Residences green advocacies? You may click here.

PH Real Estate Industry Expected to Boom this 2015

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For the past years, there has been a consistent upward trend for the country’s real estate industry and its constant growth seems to go on this 2015.

Developers and analysts have kept a positive outlook and have foreseen a better and exciting real estate industry in 2015. Major factors such as the ASEAN integration, investment upgrade, the higher demand on BPOs and OFWs are solidifying the real estate market this year.

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The rising BPO industry fills up most office spaces in the country. These significant boost is all because of the recently achieved investment upgrade which gave confidence to multinational corporations that are looking for more investments and branching out in the country.

Hongkong and Singapore will be branching out to the Philippines as the ASEAN integration paves way for the office real estate sector in the country. This year, the main challenge for the office market would be keeping up with the demand when more international and ASEAN companies begin seeking properties in the country.

Last 2014, several corporate plazas and buildings are pre-sold and turned-over across the country. Currently, there is a fresh batch of supply being developed, and a weighty number of units will be turned over within the year. These business hubs are vital in spreading the economic growth in the country.

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The commercial sector in real estate is expected to boom this year. The corporate bigwigs have continuously raised the bar by expanding and upgrading many of their world-class malls and hotels. International brands, on the other hand, are finding their way in the country. Much like the office real estate sector, the ASEAN integration will rake in more brands to invest and put up their branches within the country.

Other players are also planning to step up their game in 2015. The retail industry are planning to invest billions in the next five year. With the continuous growth on OFW remittances, the Philippines have stepped up in BPOs and consistent in economic growth.

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The Chamber of Real Estate and Builders Association (CREBA), the country’s largest organization of key players in the domestic real estate industry, sees the Philippines grow further because of the ASEAN integration and the region’s increasing role in the global economy.

As the ASEAN integration will transform the economic landscape of the whole region, the demand for residential spaces adjacent to malls, retail centers, and other recreational spaces would rise since the elimination of tariffs on goods and services by a single ASEAN economy could drive consumers spend higher.

Currently, there is a sky-rocketing demand coming from low- to mid-income markets. Buyers from this bracket are purchasing properties as end-users, not as investors. Driving this demand are retirees and OFWs who are either planning to settle back in the country, or are purchasing for their family members.

The BSP recently announced that they will be releasing a housing price index in 2015 to prevent the property market from overheating which also support the increasing demand that keeps this sector flexible.

Are you looking for office, commercial or residential spaces? You may visit Cagayan de Oro’s first and only sustainable condo property, Primavera Residences. Click here for more information about the property or you may call 0917 794 2221 or (088) 880-5002.

What’s Next for Your Child After Graduation?

What's Next for Your Child After Graduation?

This is it.

He just graduated.

He finally moved to life after college.

Congratulations for making it this far! Congratulations on the achievement! Indeed, graduating from college is a major breakthrough; that is why most students see college as a major goals, when in reality it is simply a stepping stone to other future life triumphs. Figuring out who they are and what they value the most are just some of the considerations of the adventure they’ll take after college. The next questions will be, “What’s next for you after college?” and “What lies ahead?

After college, they will probably encounter critical issues they need to deal with as they discover the transition from college to career and to living independently.

Dilemma 1: Career A, B, or C?

Many newly-grads are still undecided on what specific career they’re going to take. Even if we say we are as sure as a bullet, guess what? Career experts say that an average person switches careers (not jobs) for four to five times over his lifetime.

Next question is, where would they go from here? For almost everyone, getting the very first job after graduation can seem a big challenge. With little to no practical experience, they may feel they’re in a weak position competing in a job market populated by all sorts of candidates whose varying numbers of work years make them seem more favorable.

For a first-time job-seeker, your child should ensure that they’re tying up with an employer who has the foundation to provide the right training and support. Remember, having a solid start is essential to build a successful career, and it only can be accomplished through working for employers who see the potential in young graduates rather than looking solely at the savings that can be made by hiring them.

The next step: Where will they live upon graduation?

Yes, your child may have just spent the last four years in dorms. Or maybe he have lived off-campus with a friend or two in an apartment. Now that graduation is near, he may have already found a place to live, or decided to move back home with you, still the decision is still in your hands considering some reasons and consequences.

Before deciding to let them live independently after college, you should get into consideration all of your options. Some of the questions that might bug you before purchasing or leasing a place to stay are: “What can I afford? Where do I actually want them to live? What do I need in an apartment or a house?”

Living alone definitely equip them to have a better life ahead. Taking off from college would not just help them become responsible and independent, it helps them build an investment over their character. Though it will be challenging but it’ll be worth the battle, I promise.

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Have you decided to let your child live independently after college? Click here for more reasons why you should consider a condo unit as a graduation gift. This March, 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.

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.

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.