Facilities Management, Property Management In light of recent calamities in the Philippines such as that of the devastating earthquake in Abra, it is important to put a spotlight on disaster resiliency. The “Big One” has been talked about for a long time and is feared due to the harm it may cause to the country. […]
Facilities Management Housekeeping in a building or property can be one day-to-day task overlooked but is of great importance. When it comes to housekeeping there is the option to either do it in-house or to outsource it to a facilities management service provider. Here we will take a closer look at the different responsibilities of […]
Residential, Investment, Capital Market Selling a property is easier said than done. There is a ton of work that comes with selling a property whether commercial or residential such as the necessary documents you need to prepare beforehand. Here are the 2 things you need to prepare for your next property sale. Legal documents Getting […]
Santos Knight Frank was named the Philippines’ best real estate agency and best leasing agency during the recently held Asia Pacific Property Awards. In addition, the Awards recognized the 28-year-old company with two additional laurels for its marketing and digital programs implemented during the pandemic. The four awards are: Best Leasing Agency – Philippines Best […]
OSCA, Residential, Investment How we meet has drastically changed in the past few years from face-to-face meetings to going completely remote. But now that the world is slowly starting to open up, while things are going back to normal, there are some things that have stayed, such as the integration of virtual tools. How the […]
OSCA, Residential, Investment For many businesses, an office is a must-have. Although our experience of the pandemic clearly demonstrated that the business climate can change quickly. Before you know it, the business may have grown out of the space, or your landlord is raising the rent. We have previously tackled a checklist for leasing but […]
Commercial, Investment Any up-and-coming investor or entrepreneur wanting to dabble in the real estate space can find a good match with a bed and breakfast or more commonly known as a B&B. True to its name, a bed and breakfast is a small establishment that offers guests a place to stay at night and breakfast […]
Residential Over the course of the pandemic, second homes have grown in importance as families look to find a getaway house that they can call their own. Beachfront homes are not only a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of life in the metro but also a good investment as well. We have previously […]
Residential, Investment, Capital Market So you’ve decided to sell your home. While you may have made tons of great memories with it, the challenge is getting it ready for a new family to see what you loved about it in the first place. This is where the power of staging comes in. Staging is in […]
While suburban living has been preferred since the pandemic, there are some reasons for staying in the city depending on how these reasons fit your way of living. First, convenience. capital value. and cost of living and convenience.
Facilities Management More and more people are consuming data today. This is evidenced by the boom in usage of cloud and video conferencing tools in everyday tasks. This, in effect, has led to the proliferation of data centers. Data centers are seeing an upward trend as the global data center market is expected to grow […]
Facilities Management, Office The new normal when it comes to working has greatly shifted after the pandemic, with the office not being used full time as it was in the past. This then has had implications for the surplus of real estate, giving property owners the challenge to find a way to put their prime […]
OSCA, Residential, Investment When searching for potential office spaces for rent, it can be intimidating to sift through the available properties with all the real estate jargon. Businesses that are looking to get their own office need to at least know the basics of the kind of space that they want. We will be going […]
Residential Aside from form and structure, peace and privacy are valuable aspects that make a good home. Some might find these rare to find, but many of these gems are located within Metro Manila, tucked away in private enclaves yet a stone’s throw away from offices and commercial centers. If you are looking for a […]
Residential Open, well-ventilated, and bright spaces have been major considerations in choosing a home, and with this criteria, people tend to look for houses and lots. Little do they know that many condominium units offer just as much without having to leave the conveniences that city living offers. For the condo-living people who love the […]
Facilities Management HVAC/R or Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning/Refrigeration is an integral part of any building and commercial space. Given its different nature from the residential air-conditioning units, the bigger scale requires preventive maintenance. Learn more about HVAC/R in this article. Basics of HVAC/R Commercial HVAC/R accomplishes the same goal as its residential counterparts, keeping the occupants […]
Residential Tourists who wish to unwind without leaving the island can find their match by experiencing the peaceful island vibe of La Union. One of the country’s most popular tourist attractions, La Union is a great place to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city. Getting to know La Union Dubbed as the […]
Residential Every homeowner has a bucket list prior to purchasing a new home. Before moving to the homemaking stage, consider the most important things first. Here is a list of priorities that each prospecting homeowner should understand. Location The location of your home is the most crucial as it is the only permanent factor. Find […]
Residential, Investment Batangas is one of the nearest getaway destinations for Metro Manila, widely known for its beaches and fresh breeze. Batangas – especially Nasugbu – is also a coveted spot for second homes or retirement especially if you are inclined towards coastal living and activities like diving, fishing, and an overall simplistic environment.. Here […]
OSCA, Residential, Investment New businesses and those with their lease coming up soon may find themselves at a crossroads in deciding what the best decision is when it comes to finding an office space. Renting or buying is an age-old question and one which requires you to understand the situation of your business and your […]
OSCA, Residential, Investment Working with a real estate agent is paramount to finding success in your search for or sale of your property. While the Internet is your friend, it’s still best to engage with a professional real estate agent or broker to ensure your money’s worth. Real estate agents can walk you through the […]
Facilities Management Facilities management involves making sure that the environment has its systems working together in harmony, making the commercial or residential areas safe, comfortable, and productive. Facilities management can either be done in-house by the property owner or outsourced. A case can be made for both sides so here we will take a look […]
Project Management Getting a new office and having it ready for use is often easier said than done. An office fit-out is a process of turning the interiors of an office ready for use. This often involves completing the workspace, restrooms, pantries, and meeting rooms, and adding the furnishings and lighting. This is why for […]
OSCA Leasing an office, a warehouse, or any commercial real estate is no walk in the park. After finding the right property that you want to rent, the first step is writing a non-binding document known as the Letter of Intent. What is a Letter of Intent? An LOI or Letter of Intent is used […]
Leasing an office can be a lot of work especially as it involves a lot of different people and activities. Here is a handy office leasing checklist to ensure that you have all the necessary bases covered. Have a location and size in mind Before you begin your search, it is important to know the […]
Investment For property owners looking to gain income streams from their property investments, there are plenty of ways to generate a positive cash flow. One of these is through the sale and leaseback strategy. In this blog, we will take a closer look at what this strategy is all about. Sales and leaseback: What is […]
Developing your own land into a high-value property takes a lot of work. There is a lot of thought that goes into the planning of a property development before the construction and development occurs. This is where the highest and best use concept comes in. Highest and best use — what it is In the […]
Facilities Management Does your company host data on your own physical server? Data centers have been on the rise lately as an alternative to traditional servers. See why companies are slowly making that transition to data centers. What is a data center? Data centers are physical facilities composed of network computers and storage systems where […]
Commercial What is gentrification? Gentrification is the process of transforming a low-value urban neighborhood into a high-value one. It is, in essence, the rapid development of a city over a short period of time. What accompanies gentrification is often the displacement of a neighborhood’s old residents and the inflation of real estate prices. A lot […]
Office Now more than ever, there is a growing emphasis on sustainability. In real estate, companies are increasingly prioritizing sustainability, with many organizations buying the “green premium” in order to achieve their corporate goals. Today, the green premium is not just for increasing the value of the building—sustainability as a whole has become a growing […]
Residential One of the curious findings of Santos Knight Frank’s Global Buyer Survey for the Philippines was the high level of interest of local buyers on secondary homes during the pandemic. 41% of the respondents, which were composed of high-income buyers, said they were planning to buy second homes, a proportion higher than the average […]
Industrial The creation of new infrastructures such as highways is always one that excites real estate players because of the opportunities these developments bring to local areas. Check out what is in store for South Luzon, particularly Cavite and Laguna with CALAX, and what it means for investors. CALAX The CALAX or the Cavite-Laguna Expressway […]
The new year brings along new opportunities for property investments. At Santos Knight Frank, we got you covered whether you are looking for office, industrial, commercial, or leisure properties. Here are seven properties to keep on your radar. Office Office Floor for Sale in Alveo Financial Tower, Makati Floor Area: 1,147 sqm Parking: 10 […]
Philippine real estate agency Santos Knight Frank has won two prestigious property titles during the recent International Property Awards held in London recently, including the coveted “Best International Leasing Agency.” The panel of judges has also chosen Santos Knight Frank as the Best Leasing Agency in Asia Pacific, becoming the only Philippine organization to win […]
Residential The population in the Philippines is at a steady increase which means there is a never-ending need for families to find their own home. With many options available in the real estate market, it is often a question of what type of property is better—a condominium or a house? Making an informed purchase is […]
Residential Families look to gated subdivisions when they want to experience not just convenience, comfort, security, but also the exclusivity that these exclusive villages can provide. One important facet less talked about is the capital appreciation in these areas. This reason is what makes them a good investment for any property owner. Here is a […]
Project Management Moving to a new office space and fitting out the office can be a challenge. A fit-out is an end-to-end process of turning bare interior spaces into a ready-to-use complete working space environment, covering all necessary components starting from embedded electrical conduits & wirings, structured cabling, air conditioning, lighting controls, fire protection system, […]
Commercial In the face of easing pandemic restrictions, the re-opening of the economy could result in a positive year for the real estate sector. Resilient sectors such as industrial & logistics will still continue to thrive while a rebound is to be expected for the outsourcing industry and the office owners due to the return-to-office […]
Facility Management Integrated Facilities management can offer many benefits to companies. From cost-effectiveness, reduced energy consumption, sustainability and better overall maintenance of one’s facilities. A great partnership with an integrated facilities management service provider can make a great difference for all stakeholders. Here are a few steps to finding success with integrated facilities management outsourcing. […]
Commercial The loosening of pandemic restrictions means the subsequent opening up of the economy. Despite the great shift of the retail industry to eCommerce, more than ever it is important for retailers to have their own physical stores. Here is a closer look at the value that a physical store can bring. RTLA Amendments On […]
Office The pandemic has not only changed more than the way people work, but also how companies operate. One of these is in the way companies set up their location. More than a reactionary response to changes from COVID-19, there is sufficient reason why having a company footprint in more than one city can be […]
Many businesses are looking to reinvent their workplace to help bolster their brand and their corporate culture after the pandemic. Included here is improving the overall services and amenities available for employees. This is all based on the survey of Knight Frank, drawing responses from over 400 international businesses to provide insight into the […]
Getting the appraised value of one’s property is crucial whether one is buying or selling as it is the unbiased professional opinion of a property’s value. There is a lot at stake in an appraisal so it is vital to get a good appraisal company. Here are some qualities to look out for when choosing […]
The real estate market has never been more accessible than it is right now with online listing websites being just a click away for anyone looking to buy or sell a property. However, it is still important to have a reliable real estate agent as they can come with a lot of benefits for homeowners […]
The pandemic’s effect has been to encourage digital transformation. Thereby increasing the need for more digital or cloud-based solutions to support the hybrid or remote working setup, as well as e-commerce. While the pandemic has halted some of the development and infrastructure to construction, data centers have been the exception. What are data centers? Before, traditional […]
Whether you are a company that owns a vast portfolio of properties or one with an array of leases under your supervision (e.g. a fast food chain), lease management is a crucial instrument to the success of the business. Lease administration or lease management is a process in ensuring that the terms of the lease […]
The question of whether to rent or buy a house is one that has been asked millions of times. Real estate ownership or property leasing has its benefits and drawbacks. If you’re at a crossroads of whether to lease or buy a house, allow our property experts to give you a quick guide: Renting a […]
For any business, an office is not just a place of work but also a hub where employees can collaborate closely together. There are two popular ways of securing an office space: one is to build one’s own office after leasing or acquiring it (traditional/conventional office space) and another is to rent a serviced office. […]
Disclaimer: The article is merely a Feng Shui guide for believers and should not be taken as financial advice. The use of this information is still at the reader’s own discretion. A new year brings good fortune to all. Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophy that is all about creating harmony with one’s environment based […]
For properties located near roads and passageways, the concept of right of way often gets taken for granted. However, for properties that have no other means to reach streets would need to secure an easement of right of way from another landowner. Discover more about the easement of right of way and what it means […]
Since the start of the Build, Build, Build program, the Philippines has gone through a massive surge in infrastructure. In 2021 alone, the spending for the program reached P.1.02 trillion, which has been instrumental to the country’s economic recovery. In the past five years, 29,264 kilometers of roads and 5,950 bridges have been built. Learning […]
The past two years have greatly shifted people’s daily routines and activities, leading people to adopt technologies and to make changes in their routines in light of this disruption, resulting in hybrid activities such as working from home. Given this change, many industries and businesses have been affected and one such is facility management. What […]
One of the most important questions homebuyers should ask before buying a condominium unit is property management. Who will manage the building after turnover? Beyond state-of-the-art amenities and modern facilities. The best condominiums are run by professional property management teams. They can oversee the day-to-day operations of the building. They also cater to the needs […]
Most of the country’s premier business hubs or central business districts are located in Luzon, Metro Manila to be exact. But many don’t realize that Cebu has long been a trading and business hub of fast-growing industries. Metro Cebu has over the years established itself as a good top IT-BPO. An alternative for both local […]
In today’s modern workplace, employees’ well-being is more than just a trend but a serious priority. Research shows that the health status of employees greatly influences their behavior and performance at work, making it a key to a productive workforce. In fact, 75% of high performing companies measure their employee’s health status as a part […]
Getting a new office space can take a lot of steps. Getting the lease done is only one thing. But, there is still the need for an office fit out which can be challenging. For those not familiar, a fit out pertains to the end-to-end process of making an interior space into a complete working […]
The pandemic has caused a massive shift in how people work, leading others to dub this era of working as a “hybrid workplace.” Modern companies are trying to experiment with office models, with some foregoing the practice of just having one large, central headquarters and instead adopting a Hub-&-Spoke model. Learning about this new model […]
Coming into the new year, there is still a demand in the high-end real estate market for secondary homes in areas surrounded by plenty of greenery such as beachfront homes. Getting a beach property can mean having a “safe haven” all to oneself outside the hustle and bustle of urban life. A private vacation spot […]
Even as the year comes to a close, the right residential home is out there waiting for families looking to upgrade their homes or to move to Metro Manila. Residing in Metro Manila is still a preferred choice by many due to the convenience it offers by being in close proximity to the major schools […]
Managing properties is easier said than done. Property owners and developers who own large real estate portfolios need dedicated real estate management services providers to help them maintain and manage their assets. This article will tackle real estate asset and project management and why investors should look for one for their properties. Real estate as […]
Is it a good idea to wait before selling a property? This is often a big question of many property owners new and old. Navigating the real estate housing market can be quite tricky. With many external and economic factors into play, affecting the market. However, the key to knowing when to hold or sell […]
One of the most important aspects of buying, selling, or refinancing a mortgage is real estate appraisal. An appraisal is integral for everyone involved in the real estate process so there is merit in knowing more about the entire process. Home appraisal 101 In simple words, an appraisal is a professional unbiased opinion of a […]
Businesses in search of the right facility or office have more to concern themselves than with just the property. Part of these considerations is energy management. In the Philippines, there is The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (RA 11285) which institutionalizes energy conservation, promotes energy efficiency, and incentivizes projects relating to energy efficiency and conservation. […]
For those looking for leasable office spaces, Central Business Districts or CBDs are key locations to consider. CBDs are locations with high-concentration of business and economic activity. It is often cited as the “jump starters” of economic growth of a city and its surrounding areas. The most-valued real estate transactions, both local and international, often […]
What separates good real estate investors from everyone? They know how to buy multiple properties and profit off of these assets. Having a large real estate investment portfolio means that one knows how to take advantage of capital growth across a diversified group of income-generating assets. Getting into real estate investing can be quite difficult, […]
Interested investors should always start with a budget in mind before locating the right real estate market. Getting this down, investors can now look for the right property that can give them positive cash flow. Cash flow is essentially the inflow and outflow of cash of an individual or entity. Whether it is the first […]
When it comes to good operations and logistics, warehouses have become an important aspect of the wider supply chain network. E-commerce has increased the demand for warehouse space especially in meeting the needs of consumers for their deliveries. Warehousing is a process that involves handling cargo and goods. Making the items available as soon as […]
Real estate makes for a great investment. One does not have to be an expert in real estate to know that there is value in real estate property. The question of buying or holding real estate has been a common question with no correct answer. Knowing the goals of the owner and the current market […]
One of the most important aspects of buying, selling, or refinancing a mortgage is real estate appraisal. An appraisal is integral for everyone involved in the real estate process. In this article, let’s go through, in more detail, what a real estate appraisal is and how this benefits real estate buyers, sellers and professions. Home […]
When it comes to outsourcing, one of the common advantages cited is related to cost. However, there are other equally important factors why businesses choose to outsource. Facilities management can be costly for any business. It’s not a surprise to see business owners and executives opting to outsource services like facilities management to the […]
In today’s digital world, it has become easy to learn all sorts of things including looking for your property. While there have been digital platforms that take the place of a real estate agent, there is still much to be said about having an on-call real estate agency to help with real estate transactions. If […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a lot of changes especially when it comes to people’s finances. Property owners, landlords, and tenants were not exempted from the global health and economic crises that the world experienced. During these trying times, having a reliable and professional property management company on board proves to be crucial for […]
Appetite for residential properties have remained strong within the high-income market in the Philippines as buyers continue to look for their next homes during the pandemic, according to Santos Knight Frank’s latest report called the Global Buyer Survey 2021: The Philippine Edition.
When it comes to global real estate services with best-in-class client teams and service delivery, look no further than Santos Knight Frank. Our background Since its inception in 1994, Santos Knight Frank has risen to become the first and largest fully integrated real estate services provider in the Philippines. Santos Knight Frank has served multinational […]
Set to be completed in December 2021, Manta Corporate Plaza will be one of the pioneering premier office buildings that aims to bring in multinational companies and logistics occupiers to the south of Metro Manila.
As hotels in the Philippines look for immediate opportunities to continue operating during the pandemic, hotels are repurposing space and exploring refinancing and sale opportunities to tap liquidity from foreign funds and local capital, says Philippines-based real estate services company Santos Knight Frank. The travel lockdown in the Philippines continues to affect the tourism and […]
The RA11285 or the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act of 2019 introduces and institutionalizes policies on energy efficiency and conservation in the country, helping businesses to become wiser in using energy and enabling organizations to achieve higher levels of productivity and a strong bottom line.
Cold storage is set to become one of the next popular investment sectors in Philippine property as demand for vaccines, foods, and import goods drive activity in cold chain logistics, according to leading real estate services company Santos Knight Frank.
Bright opportunities lie ahead in the Philippines’ real estate sector amid the vaccine rollout and the gradual economic recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, said the experts speaking at the webinar, The Wealth Report 2021: A Global & Philippine Real Estate Investment Outlook held on 4th May.
The Philippines’ Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Santos Knight Frank with the Certified Energy Service Company (ESCO) accreditation, recognizing the company’s energy management and conservation services as it continues to strengthen and expand its Technical Services & Engineering division.
Santos Knight Frank, the leading real estate services company in the Philippines, has partnered with the American Chamber of Commerce Philippines (AmCham Philippines) for Real Estate Connect: The Philippine Property Investment Conference, a virtual real estate sector gathering on November 11 and 19, 2020.
Santos Knight Frank celebrates another milestone at the Asia Pacific Property Awards (2020-2021) after winning in three categories of the Philippines’ "Best Commercial Property Agency and Consultancy," "Best Real Estate Agency (Single Office)," and "Best Lettings Agency”, besting other real estate service providers in the country.
Investing in a good residential property secures your health and your future. And if you happen to be an avid golfer, there are plenty of prime real estate with world class golf courses that you can play all day to choose from.
With the global disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies today are looking at a variety of options for their new workplace strategy, which includes work-from-home (WFH). How should companies choose which strategy to select?
Professional property management has become more important than ever in keeping businesses operating and maintaining healthy properties as the country continues to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the recent webinar organized by leading real estate service provider Santos Knight Frank.
Co-living operators are optimistic about the future of the industry despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest property webinar organized by leading real estate service provider Santos Knight Frank in partnership with ANZCHAM Philippines.
A multi-disciplinary research even before the time of recent pandemic, showed some strong associations between “Indoor Air Quality” and occupants’ health. Sick Building Syndrome has become more common today than all building-related diseases combined, and building owners as well as employers have to realize that sick employees are never good for business. For more info, please refer to attached article.
The pandemic situation has negatively affected supply chain, mobility, cash flow, and the demand for non-essential products. During the ECQ, industrial and logistics players have pivoted their businesses to continue servicing essential goods and operate at skeletal workforce.
Earlier this year, Santos Knight Frank’s Project Management Team successfully completed a two-phase commercial interior fit-out management project for BPI-Philam Life Assurance Corp. (BPLAC)’s head office in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The project resulted in a hip, newly-renovated office that achieved a LEED Platinum certification, the highest of its rating by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
As the Philippines and the world continue the battle against COVID-19, Filipinos have learned to adapt with the Enhanced Community Quarantine rules and regulations. Majority of the people are staying at home, taking their time to cope in different ways as they should. Front liners – healthcare workers, supermarket attendants, security guards, local government units -- continue to risk their lives to save lives and make the community a safe and healthy place amid the pandemic.
The past few weeks saw an unprecedented amount of creativity in the use of virtual platforms. As the world learns more about the dangers of the unseen, having virtual merged with the physical will likely be part of how businesses run moving forward.
On March 16, the Philippine government declared an “Enhanced Community Quarantine” across Luzon to further safeguard the health and safety of the populace. People not directly essential in the fight against the virus have been asked to stay at home, with most daily activities and mass transport services being suspended to boot.
As the world continues the battle against COVID-19, majority of the global population remains confined to their homes in an effort to follow social distancing measures. For business and property owners, it reinforces why indoor environmental quality should be a priority for every building and interior space.
In many parts of the world, there is a Chinatown that represents a slice of Chinese culture outside the mainland. Binondo, Manila’s Chinatown, is the oldest of its kind in the world. More than 400 years since it was established, the district still continues to thrive. Derived from the Filipino word binundok (“mountainous”), Binondo was […]
Global real estate services leader and provider Santos Knight Frank recently presented opportunities for the office, hotel, and resort (hospitality), and logistics sectors within the next five years, citing several positives in terms of their development.
Property Finds Asia | Santos Knight Frank kicks off its 25th anniversary in the industry with major recognitions at the Asia Pacific Property Awards and Golden Globe Tigers 2019 as the Philippines’ leading real estate service provider.
The Haven for Children joined the celebration of “The Santos Frank Get into Rugby – Junior Touch Rugby Festival” last April 27, 2019 at Southern Plains, Canlubang, Laguna. Tuloy Foundations, Parañaque Eagles, Tuloy sa Don Bosco, and Santos Frank Knight Mavericks also participated in the festival activities.
orld Executives Digest | Santos Knight Frank kicks off its 25th anniversary in the industry with major recognitions at the Asia Pacific Property Awards and Golden Globe Tigers 2019 as the Philippines’ leading real estate service provider.
INVESTORS are bullish on the Philippines and its property market as it is seen as a safe haven amid geopolitical and economic challenges in other parts of the world, according to Santos Knight Frank Chairman & CEO Rick Santos.
The Philippines is increasingly becoming a preferred investment destination for Chinese capital in the region, according to the new report New Frontiers: Prospects for Real Estate Along the Belt and Road Initiative, unveiled Friday by leading real estate advisory firm, Santos Knight Frank.
The country’s 2019 ranking on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Index jumped up by six notches to 44th place from last year, citing improvements in institutional effectiveness and market accessibility.
HOMEGROWN developer Oakridge Realty Development Corp. (ORDC) has appointed real estate services and advisory firm Santos Knight Frank-Philippines as the exclusive marketing and leasing agency for the latter’s 12-story building, the Oakridge IT Center 3 (OITC 3).
Santos Knight Frank kicks off its 25th anniversary in the industry with major recognitions at the Asia Pacific Property Awards and Golden Globe Tigers 2019 as the Philippines’ leading real estate service provider.