Iloilo as Philippines’ next Innovation Hub: Master-planned developments, your most strategic investment just yet

Master-planning, by definition, is the conscientious effort of developing or improving a property with the goal of ensuring a unified vision for its space. It’s coming up with a sustainable plan to calibrate the best utilization for the area while considering the needs of stakeholders who will be impacted by it.

If done right, a master-planned development, or better yet, a master-planned city, could do wonders for the people living in it. A stellar testament is Iloilo, a city poised to be a ‘premier innovation hub’ by 2030, on the back of the efforts of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Global Shapers Iloilo, and other local stakeholders and business groups. In recent years, Iloilo has made headways in becoming an exceptionally-integrated innovation hub, with several factors contributing to this growth — well-connected infrastructure, a fine risk-reduction management program, and the arrival of several big companies, seen to push the city towards being ‘the next economic epicenter’ in the Philippines.

Jaro, in particular, the largest district in Iloilo, has taken an active role in redefining its economic landscape with big-ticket projects that are expected to generate jobs and tourism opportunities. Initiatives like these not only prime up the region’s economy but also create an ideal environment for real estate investment. Investing in Iloilo now would mean maximum returns are undoubtedly in your cards.

A win-win situation

One of the first movers in this progressive area is SM Development Corporation (SMDC), which has redefined the urban-dwelling landscape. Strategically located in the district of Jaro, Iloilo, Glade Residences gives you both front seats to Iloilo’s transformation and the opportunity to thrive at the crossroads of growth.

It’s master-planned in such a way that it gives you easy access to the best of Iloilo, along with a coveted, low-carbon-footprint lifestyle. The development is strategically placed near top-tier schools to help your children excel, various commercial hubs that give you plenty of shopping and dining options, decades-old places of worship you can find refuge in, and medical facilities that ensure your health stays in its prime. Even more, it promises a home-beside-a-mall lifestyle for you, with a future SM Mall right next to it.

With the development seamlessly integrating itself in the up-and-up Iloilo City, Glade Residences is bound to take the Ilonggo way of life to the next level.

The perfect gated garden community for everyone

A recent Santos Knight Frank study said that proximity to green spaces, good air quality, and good views are among the residential property considerations that have grown important for today’s homebuyers. With sustainability at the core of each and every development, SMDC exemplifies a true trailblazer with spaces that addresses these needs.

Like all of SMDC’s roster of vertical garden communities, Glade Residences upholds a high level of well-being for all its residents with purposefully developed spaces for leisure, growth, and wellness.

Gardens and greeneries abound the development, granting you the sought-after privilege of living amongst nature. With its walkable design, well-connected sidewalks and linear parks, bike paths, and open spaces, you are granted a safe haven to thrive.

Built with driven individuals and young families in mind, Glade Residences opens up new levels of productivity for you too, with a community hub conducive for your home-based work or business. It’s what makes Glade Residences perfect for Iloilo — home of promising small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurs.

Most of all, with Glade Residences’ wifi-ready and intricately designed hotel-like lobby, getting home every day is bliss.

A multi-faceted investment

Choosing Glade Residences as your new home not only means investing in your finances, but also in your physical and mental health.

It’s an investment for your health, because of the wide range of amenities that promote an active, well-balanced lifestyle. Several swimming pools, playgrounds, an outdoor gym, and a basketball court are at your disposal, ready to keep you going any day. Every unit was carefully structured too, to allow natural light and ventilation to illuminate living spaces, and to improve your well-being.

It’s an investment for your peace of mind, as well, with SMDC’s professional property management services providing upkeep and 24/7 security. You get to worry less about your property’s integrity and safety and devote more time and energy to the things that matter.

On top of that, Glade Residences sets you up for financial security and, in turn, a promising future. Should you choose to rent out your unit for some passive income, SMDC Prime Key Leasing is there to shoulder the stresses of leasing management for you.

Ilonggos no longer have to look far and wide for a place to stage the kind of life that they aspire for. Glade Residences is here to give you the chance to make the most out of your life, and the most out of your dreams as well.

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