Filinvest Alabang Inc. wins back-to-back Stevie Awards at the International Business Awards
Filinvest Alabang, Inc. (FAI) continues to strengthen its position as trailblazers in building sustainable and holistic live-work-play communities as it took home a Silver Stevie Award at this year’s 18th Annual International Business Awards (IBA). Last year, FAI won the highly coveted Gold Stevie Award in the Real Estate Category.
Stevie Award winners were determined by more than 260 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from July through early August.
“Filinvest Alabang’s back-to-back win is an indication of our commitment to be responsible builders with passion and foresight,” said FAI President Catherine Ilagan. “We have invested in making our developments people-centered right from planning to execution. Our goal is to make each community truly experiential and engaging, where people can live healthier and fuller lives, even more so now given the global health crisis."
Believing that health, sustainability, and resilience are integral elements to property development, FAI built the 244-hectare Filinvest City— a complete live-work-play garden CBD south of Metro Manila and the largest township in Southeast Asia to have received a LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) v2 Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council.
Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, FAI has consciously designed Filinvest City to be self-sustaining with several smaller, but complete ‘districts’ that serve communities within walkable distances to allow for enhanced and inclusive mobility. Without a doubt, FAI’s forward-thinking design is proving to be essential during the current community quarantine: Citizens have easy access to conveniences such as medical care, abundance of open spaces, which offers breathing room and supports well-being, and the intuitive 24/7 estate management and available emergency response services. Filinvest City likewise received a Silver award as Best Workplace for the country’s first-ever Mobility Awards.
Likewise, FAI’s sustainability values are also reflected in its office and residential developments. The LEED-certified first-grade office condominium in Filinvest City, Parkway Corporate Center, has also been named as the Best Office Development in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia in the 2020 Asia Pacific Property Awards. Pioneering green luxury residential condominiums in Alabang, Botanika Nature Residences, also echoes green and nature-centered living. For this, it has been recognized as the Best Sustainable Residential Development in the 2020 Asia Pacific Property Awards, the Best Residential Development in the Philippine Green Building Council’s 2020 Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance and an Outstanding Development in the Department of Energy’s 2020 Energy Efficient Green Building Awards.
Because of FAI’s astounding contribution towards a more sustainable future, several judges of the IBA lauded its innovative developments. One judge remarked, “You have uniquely created a space to enjoy the best living, working, and playing in your township for every resident. You figured it out in a remarkable way!”
Another judge noted, “A great year highlighted by a number of awards, efforts to further advance digitization through the pandemic, and continued company growth. Great job, and congratulations on your success to date!”
On top of the community’s positive experiences and the local and international recognitions, the commercial gains FAI delivered to the investors, especially in the last decade where property values have steadily appreciated, is also a testament to the company values. Visit www.filinvestcity.com for more details.