GERI to Quadruple Rental Income in Three Years

Manila—(PHStocks)—Global‐Estate Resorts Inc. (PSE: GERI), a subsidiary brand of Megaworld Corp. (PSE: MEG), expects its rental income to grow four times by 2020 as its opens new commercial centers and office towers in its various tourism estates across the country.

This year, the company’s rental income is expected to reach PhP150‐million, coming from office and commercial retail revenues in its properties in Pasig City, Laguna and Batangas. Within the year, the company will also open retail spaces in Southwoods Mall and Southwoods Office Tower at the 560‐hectare Southwoods City. Another row of retail spaces will also open in Boracay Newcoast.

“In three years, our target rental income is P650‐million, which is more than four times our rental income this year. We want to build our recurring income portfolio to ensure a stronger bottomline,” says Monica Salomon, president, Global‐Estate Resorts, Inc.

GERI also revealed that it is launching more ‘integrated lifestyle communities’ (ILC) in the next three years. This new concept of property development was rolled out by GERI when it launched Eastland Heights in Antipolo late last year. ILC differs from a township as it focuses on an expansive residential development with commercial components and nature as the extended amenity of the community.

“We have three ILCs in our pipeline for launch before 2020. These developments are all in the south of Metro Manila where there is still abundance of nature,” Salomon reveals.

The company is allocating PhP20‐billion for its various developments in the next three years.

Currently, GERI has six (6) integrated leisure and tourism estate developments across the country covering around 2,786 hectares of land. These are Boracay Newcoast in Boracay Island, Aklan (150 hectares); Twin Lakes in Laurel, Batangas near Tagaytay (1,200 hectares); Southwoods City on the boundaries of Carmona, Cavite, and Biñan, Laguna (561 hectares); Sta. Barbara Heights in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo (173 hectares); Alabang West in Las Piñas (62 hectares); and Eastland Heights in Antipolo (640 hectares.)

Megaworld currently owns 82.3‐percent of GERI and it has taken an aggressive role in transforming GERI’s vast land bank into integrated urban townships, the concept that Megaworld pioneered in the Philippines.

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