From the Expert: Spotting Opportunities in the Fringes

  • Anjo Sumait

    Manager for Residential Services

Metropolitan homes are out. Provinces are in. Residential units in the fringes show growing demand.


The residential real estate sector in the Philippines has demonstrated consistent growth in recent years, and all signs point towards further advancement in 2024. This growth is attributed to several key factors, including the ongoing process of gentrification in nearby provinces, a recalibrated transportation system, and the turnover of new infrastructures, which will greatly improve interconnectivity between provinces and cities.  

The idea of gentrification in nearby provinces is influencing the real estate landscape, providing opportunities for development and investment outside of traditional urban centers. This presents a promising prospect for both developers and potential homeowners, as it offers the potential for new urban centers to emerge, thereby spreading economic activities and real estate development.

Moreover, the recalibration of the transportation system is poised to significantly impact residential real estate in 2024, as improved infrastructure often results in increased accessibility and enhanced connectivity. This may further drive property value and demand in areas with improved transport links, offering increased opportunities for development and investment.

Additionally, the turnover of new infrastructures is set to play a pivotal role in the residential sector’s progress. The interlinking of provinces to cities through modernized infrastructures will not only bolster convenience and accessibility but also potentially lead to the emergence of new growth centers and residential hubs. These factors collectively serve as catalysts for continued expansion and investment opportunities.

Diversifying portfolio 

Dasmariñas Technopark warehouse for lease façade

A mixed-use warehouse for sale in Dasmariñas Technopark, Cavite.

It is noteworthy that investors in the real estate market should carefully consider the potential benefits of diversifying their assets from the metropolitan areas. Movements in the fringe regions have already exhibited various indicative signs of flourishing township developments, presenting a compelling case for diversifying real estate portfolios beyond the traditional urban centers.

In conclusion, the outlook for the residential real estate sector in the Philippines for 2024 appears promising, driven by the factors of gentrification in nearby provinces, the recalibrated transportation system, and the development of new infrastructure. This presents an opportune time for investors and stakeholders to consider the diverse and evolving landscape of real estate opportunities beyond the metropolitan sphere. 

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