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Six highly anticipated condos for 2016 and beyond by Jillian CariolaPublished: January 14, 2016Updated: January 14, 2016

If you’re planning to buy a condo within the next few years, here are some projects to set your sights on

San Antonio Residence, Shang Salcedo Place, Studio 7, Vista Suarez Cebu, Trump Tower Manila, and The Alcoves are the six top condos to watch starting 2016.
Clockwise from top left: San Antonio Residence, Shang Salcedo Place, Studio 7, Vista Suarez Cebu, Trump Tower Manila, and The Alcoves

According to experts in the real estate industry, the Philippines is going to maintain its growth path, which is why property developers are getting to work introducing new condo projects and finishing the ones in construction to keep up the supply of units. See what these real estate names have in store for investors and end users starting 2016 and over the next few years.


Trump Tower Manila by Century Properties
Date of completion: 2016

With the continuous construction of Century Property’s Trump Tower, the brand’s luxury residential condo seems to be right on track for its targeted completion of December 2016. Composed of over 250 luxury units, the 56-story tower located within Century City in Makati City is the first Trump-branded condo in Southeast Asia. To imbibe the style of New York’s uptown aesthetic, units will have themed designs ranging from the uniquely sophisticated Downtown to the classic and timeless Park Avenue to Fifth Avenue’s glamour.

Unique feature: According to Century Properties, the amenities and common areas will be accented using pieces from the home collections of prestigious French brand Hermès.


Shang Salcedo Place by Shang Properties
Date of completion: 2017

As the second luxury condo dwelling in Makati under Shang Properties, Shang Salcedo Place is said to possess the brand’s level of craftsmanship and design, initially displayed in Legaspi Village’s Shang Grand Tower. Shang Salcedo Place is a 67-story tower situated at the convergence of Gil Puyat Avenue, Tordesillas Street, and H.V. Dela Costa Street.

Unique feature: Shang Salcedo Place boasts 2,800 sqm space allotted for outdoor and indoor amenities, which include a 25-meter infinity lap pool, sun and lounge terraces, sculptural tree, gym and yoga/exercise room, and kids’ play room.


Studio 7 by Filinvest Land, Inc.
Date of completion: 2019

Filinvest Land’s desire to tap into the millennial market led to the launch of Studio 7, a condo development situated at the corner of Timog Avenue and EDSA in Quezon City that is designed to cater to the needs of young professionals. Aside from offering a total of 459 residential units, the 17-story condo will also host commercial components in the form of an office tower and Studio 7 Mall, a commercial center with elements such as a supermarket, bistros, and cafés, among others.

Unique feature: Studio 7 will also house a 36,000 sqm, 18-story BPO tower that can accommodate around 14,000 employees.


San Antonio Residence by Megaworld Corporation
Date of completion: 2020

This year, Megaworld added a 20th tower to its portfolio of properties in Makati when they launched San Antonio Residence, which will rise along Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue. As a condo that offers a family-oriented lifestyle, the 40-story tower will have amenities such as open areas, swimming pools, dance studio, and street fitness park. To be composed of 848 units, San Antonio Residences is slated for completion in 2020 and is predicted to generate sales of Php2.1 billion.

Unique feature: As an added luxury feature, the project will also host San Antonio Village’s very first upscale mall.


The Alcoves by Ayala Land Premier
Date of completion: 2020

Ayala Land Premier took into account the fact that Japanese tourists are flocking to Cebu when they conceptualized their latest development, The Alcoves, which will rise above Ayala Center Cebu. Consisting of 480 residential units with a minimum size of 50 square meters each, the 39-story development offers seven residential concepts, including a Zen theme for one-bedroom units. The mixed-use tower is expected to be completed in 2020.

Unique feature: Aside from offering two amenity levels, the project will also house six Alcove Gardens—lounge decks each with a green wall and seating area—located at the 7th, 12th, 18th, 23rd, 28th, and 33rd levels.


Vista Suarez Cebu by Vista Residences, Inc.
Date of completion: 2020

Another development to be built in Cebu by a local property giant is Vista Suarez Cebu, a 32-story, two-tower development to be built by Vista Residences, Inc. Designed as a hotel and residence, the development will house a hotel from the sixth to the 14th floors. The condotel units will be located from the 15th to the 28th floors. The remaining four floors at the top of the tower will contain residential studios, as well as one- and two-bedroom flats.

Unique feature: The two towers of the development will be connected at the fourth level by an amenities floor, which will include an infinity pool, gym, lounge area, and a spa.



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