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Federal, Alveo investing P2.5b

By Jenniffer B. Austria | May. 11, 2015 at 11:05pm [ ]

Federal Land Inc., the property unit of tycoon George Ty, and Alveo Land Corp., the high-end residential unit of Ayala Land Inc., will spend P2.5 billion for the joint development of a 45-hectare prime property in Laguna province.

GT Capital president Carmelo Bautista said in an interview at the sidelines of the annual stockholders’ meeting that Federal Land and Alveo Land were finalizing the master plan for the property, which will involve the sale of residential lots to the middle to high-end market.

“We hope to launch it in two to three months,” Bautista said.

Baustista said the joint venture partners were securing land from several owners, including properties owned by the Ty family and other private companies.

He said the Federal Land’s decision to enter into a joint venture partnership with Alvao Land was part of the group’s strategic partnership model.

“We feel Alveo will be right partner for this property,” Bautista said.

Federal Land last month announced it had teamed up with Alveo Land to develop a 45-hectare property in Biñan, Laguna into a master-planned residential community.

The property is a few kilometers from the planned Laguna Boulevard interchange of the proposed Cavite-Laguna Expressway and in the general vicinity of Ayala Land’s Ayala Westgrove Heights and Nuvali projects.

The property is strategically located in Biñan, a highly progressive, first-class component city of Laguna. Biñan hosts several large industrial parks and commercial establishments.

“Through this strategic partnership with Alveo, we look to deepen our involvement in horizontal property development, inasmuch as the historical focus of Federal Land was mostly on high-rise condominium projects,” Federal Land president Alfred Ty earlier said.

“In tandem with Alveo’s proven expertise and track record, we expect to provide much-needed quality homes in a secure, well-planned and efficient community that will benefit not only the City of Biñan but other nearby areas of Southern Luzon as well,” Ty said.

Meanwhile, Bautista said Federal Land would unveil seven real estate projects in line with its thrust to step up step up the launching of new plans in order to provide innovative and high-quality residential, office and retail developments.

Federal Land in 2014 launched four new vertical residential projects as well as an open-air lifestyle hub project called Blue Bay Walk in Pasay City.

Federal Land posted a net income of P1.5 billion in 2014, up 48 percent from P1 billion recorded in the 2013, while revenues increased 19 percent to P9.4 billion from P7.9 billion a year ago.

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