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SM Land's TwoE-com named 'best office development' in Phl

(The Philippine Star) Updated June 01, 2012 12:00 AM

Manila, Philippines -  TwoE-comCenter, an iconic 15-level twin tower structure developed by SM Land in the Mall of Asia Complex (MOAC) in Pasay City, has been cited as Best Office Development in the Philippines in the 2012 Asia Pacific Property Awards.

The Asia Pacific Property Awards is an annual regional competition organized by the renowned International Property Awards group based in the United Kingdom, which has been seeking out the most outstanding real estate developments and professionals across the globe for the past 17 years.

This is the first time that the highest five-star commendation in the category of Philippine office developments has been won.

The 2012 awards are presented in cooperation with HSBC and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors – Asia. Judging was carried out through a meticulous process involving a panel of over 60 international experts covering every aspect of the property business. The awarding ceremony and gala presentation dinner were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 27.

“We are privileged to receive this citation, which we view as a testament to the success of SM Land in genuinely addressing the needs of our stakeholders and clients,” says David Rafael, SM Land senior vice president and head of its Commercial Properties Group. “The recognition is fitting for such a world-class development as TwoE-com, with its iconic architecture and roster of multinational tenants.”

TwoE-com is the second in a series of four office buildings comprising the premier business hub of SM Land within its masterplanned flagship estate MOAC. The E-com buildings primarily target the burgeoning business process outsourcing (BPO) industry with its high-technology facilities, capabilities, and significant design features such as sprawling floor plates of up to 6,000 sqm, totaling around 107,000 sqm in gross floor area (GFA).

TwoE-com is designed by Miami-based international design firm Arquitectonica, with FS Lim & Associates as the local architect of record.

“Given that TwoE-com is the first recipient of the five-star Best Office Development award in the Philippines, SM Land also takes special pride in putting the country on the international map of commercial properties,” adds Rafael.

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