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First Carousell Property Awards honors the Philippines’ most notable property developers

Carousell Philippines, the leading online classifieds marketplace in the country, has launched the Carousell Property Awards, honoring the notable and pioneering real estate developers in the Philippines as well as their noteworthy developments in the last two years.

It is, simply put, meant to recognize the tireless efforts of real estate companies and property developers to meet the housing demands of Filipinos, especially during the pandemic.

Carousell Property Awards honors the country’s most notable and pioneering real estate developers and their noteworthy developments in the last two years.

“Real estate developers and leaders play a key role in providing Filipinos safe and comfortable living.  We believe that it’s now time for us to recognize our key partners who have been working with Carousell throughout the years and their relentless efforts in helping Filipinos achieve their dream homes,” said Carousell Philippines’ general manager Djon Nacario.

Carousell PH head of property Shine Resurreccion (left) and Alveo Land assistant vice president and head of sales and marketing Aries Cajucom.

Carousell Property Awards is divided into nine categories: Best Developer; Best Township Development; Best Developer: Mid-market segment (Housing & Condominium); Best Affordable Condominium; Best Development: Mid-Range Housing; Best Developer: Affordable Housing; Best Development: Mid-rise Condominium; Best Development: High-End Housing; and Best Development: High-End Condominium.

CAMELLA: Best Developer: Mid-market segment

Awarded as the Best Developer: Mid-market segment (Housing & Condominium) is  Villar-owned Camella which is celebrating its 45 years in the real estate industry and remains as one of the country’s largest real estate brands. Camella has built a multitude of homes, vertical villages, and communities for Filipinos and their families.

Camella Manors division head Roina Aureo

SUNTRUST: Best Affordable Condominium and Best Development: Mid-Range Housing

Suntrust’s recent projects ‘Kirana’ and ‘Verona’ both grabbed the Best Affordable Condominium and Best Development: Mid-Range Housing categories, respectively. For 24 years, Suntrust has been continuously providing Filipinos a more sustainable home filled with elegance, beauty, and romance embraced by lush nature spaces with more than 30 notable projects built nationwide.

Suntrust grabbed the “Best Development: Mid-Range Housing” and “Best Affordable Condominium” awards.
L-R: Carousell PH account manager Melizza Hernandez, Carousell PH head of property Shine Resurreccion, SunTrust president Harrison Paltongan, and SunTrust vice president for sales, marketing and training Jerry Rubis

EMPIRE EAST: Best Developer Philippines, Best Township

Another big winner of the Best Developer Philippines category is Empire East Land Holdings Inc., which democratized homeownership during its early years by creating quality and affordable luxury condominiums ranging from mid-to-high-rise towers, in and beyond Metro Manila. Its subsidiary, Empire East Highland City was also awarded as the Best Township Development.

Empire East won two awards: “Best Developer Philippines” and “Best Township Development.”

LUMINA HOMES: Affordable Housing

Villar-owned Lumina Homes also bagged the Best Developer: Affordable Housing. In just eight years, Lumina Homes has already built over 50 developments in key locations across the country, enabling Filipinos to achieve their dream homes at an affordable cost.

Lumina Homes bagged the “Best Developer: Affordable Housing” award.
Lumina division head Joemi Tan

CROWN ASIA: Best Development, Midrise Condominium; Best Development, High-End Housing

Another Villar-owned developer, Crown Asia, one of the country’s leading developers of luxury themed-communities with classic architectural feats and pioneering concepts, is the Best Development: Midrise Condominium and Best Development: High-End Housing for its residential community project ‘Ponticelli’ located in Bacoor City, Cavite and condominium complex ‘Hermosa’ in Las Piñas City, respectively.

Crown Asia received “Best Development: Midrise Condominium” and “Best Development: High-End Housing” awards.

ALVEO LAND: Best Development, High-End Condominium

Lastly, the country’s leading innovative developer of vibrant communities and groundbreaking living solutions, Ayala-led Alveo Land, also won the Best Development, High-End Condominium category. For over 19 years, Alveo Land has built contemporary living and working solutions for Filipinos. Alveo Land’s Mergent Residences is its first high-rise condominium in Poblacion, Makati City that serves as a quick escape amid the busiest, and fast-paced city life.

Alveo Land won the “Best Development, High-End Condominium” category.

Launched in August 2012, Carousell began in Singapore. It is now one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing marketplaces in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Carousell is backed by leading investors, including Telenor Group, Rakuten Ventures, Naver, and Sequoia Capital India. In the Philippines, OLX joins Carousell to bring consumers a diverse range of products across a variety of categories, including cars, lifestyle, gadgets, and fashion accessories.

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The article was originally published in The Philippine Star.