LAMUDI Partners With Davao City Investment Promotion Center

Davao City partners with top real estate marketplace Lamudi to promote real estate trends and best practices to homegrown brokers

In a bid to further strengthen its real estate industry, the local government of Davao City, through the Davao City Investment Promotion Center (DCIPC), has recently partnered with top real estate website Lamudi to train Davao’s homegrown real estate brokers and to gear them up for the digitization of real estate marketing.

As going online and the effective use of technology are considered some of the best practices in real estate selling today, Lamudi will spearhead a thought-leadership session for Davao-based real estate brokers, which will detail efficient ways to reach more property-seekers via digital marketing.

Dubbed “Real Estate Is at Its Peak,” the brokers activation and seminar will happen on August 10 at the Marco Polo Hotel and will start at 8:30 am. Lamudi speakers will fly to Davao to train and impart their expertise to Davao brokers, headed by Bhavna Suresh Chathambeth, Managing Director of the Lamudi Group.

“Davao City has been in the spotlight as one of the prime centers for investment and tourism in the country today. Tourists and investors visiting Davao City are seeking for areas where they can reside during their stay in the city. With Lamudi opening its doors in Davao City, opportunities for both brokers and buying market are made easier,” said Lemuel Ortonio, Officer-in-Charge of the DCIPC.

“Now that majority of businesses are going online, DCIPC lauds Lamudi’s initiative to create a linkage between Davao City brokers and online property-seekers and shift the city’s real estate landscape in a digital platform,” Ortonio added.

“Assisting Davao real estate in going full blast online is a proud feat for Lamudi. We are making history by gradually shifting the industry from its traditional practices toward easier, faster and more convenient real time transactions,” shared Ms. Suresh.

“Doing this hand in hand with the Davao government signals that the Davao property sector is certainly looking at very bright prospects in the years ahead,” Ms. Suresh explained.

Davao Real Estate

Lamudi analyzed its onsite search data in 2016 and found that the page-views for Davao City properties averaged 48,000 per month, while the monthly average for the first six months of 2017, however, increased to 53,000. In addition, the global real estate website predicts search traffic for Davao City properties to grow 2.41 percent per month over the next 12 months.

Both local and international investors remain bullish on the high potential of Davao and Mindanao. A number of real estate developers and workspace solutions providers, who have set up offices in Davao, attested that they are receiving high renewal rates of investors particularly in office space. They also continue to welcome new investors who believe in the fast-rising economy of Davao.

Lars Wittig, Country Manager of Regus Philippines, said in a news briefing that in June 2017 alone, Regus’ Davao City branch signed up seven new clients and 48 workstations. Because of this, Davao is considered one of Regus key offices in the country as it records an 82 percent occupancy rate.

Data from the Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA) also showed that the Davao Region’s economy grew 9.4 percent in 2016, from 8.2 percent in 2015. According to Ms. Suresh, this impressive GDP growth and Davao Region’s huge potential will play a vital role in the region’s already flourishing real estate industry.

Fil-Global To Host ​Wine & Cheese​ Immigration Night in celebration of the 3rd Year Anniversary

Fil-Global Immigration Services Corporation (formerly Fil-Global Ltd.) recently held a successful Wine & Cheese Immigration Night for its valued members and treasured partners in celebration of the company’s 3rd Year Founding Anniversary. The said event was held on August 7, 2017, 10AM at Roberts Hall, Time Plaza, UN Avenue, Manila. ​According to Mr. Bertch Ian Ranis, Managing Director of FGL, the party will serve as venue for socialization and networking between the guests and the members.

On a lighter note, Mr. Ranis gladly shared that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has timely granted Fil-Global Ltd the license to operate by the name of Fil-Global Immigration Services Corporation (FGISC) which he considered the greatest gift to the company. He further said that FGISC will surely take its clients closer to their dreams through its service offices such
as Fil-Global Immigration, FG Creatives, JVB Travel & Tours, and PTE Academic Centre.

On the other side of the coin, Mr. Joseph V. Basa, owner of JVB Tours, emphasized that the celebration is dedicated to the valued members and treasured partners of FGISC. He also disclosed that FGISC will give away tickets and hotel vouchers to the lucky guests.

Moreover, Mr. Albert Alde, Chief Operating Officer, has assured the public that FGISC together with its service offices will keep its commitment to deliver the services they truly deserve.

Meanwhile, FGISC is a world-class company that started in the Philippines offering immigration and university placement to the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and many others. The company is composed of professionals from many different sectors of industry who provide
people from all walks of life a stepping stone to achieve their dreams to study, work, and live overseas.

JVB Travel and Tours, on the other hand, the official travel company of Fil-Global Corporation founded in London, is composed of highly skilled professionals, from the mix-sector in the industry of Nursing Health Care, Socio-Civic, Healthcare Management, Employment, Business Development and Marketing and Job Placement, Banking and Finance for almost 5 years.

Finally, PTE Academic Centre, the official English Centre of FGC, offers various English programs designed to meet the demands of diverse disciplines. Each program is tailored to the needs of the students who want to acquire specific functional English communication skills.

Indeed, Fil-Global Immigration Services Corporation believes that taking the first step in achieving one’s goal and ultimate dream may start from sharing moments through great WINE & CHEESE.