Mindanao Times

Firm allocates P300-B capex


PROPERTY giant Megaworld is allocating P300-billion in capital spending from 2020 to 2024 as it further expands its township and integrated lifestyle developmen­ts across the country. The new capital expenditur­e (CAPEX) program will fuel the company’s 5-year pipeline of residentia­l, office under its Megaworld Premier Offices brand,

commercial retail under its Megaworld Lifestyle Mall brand, and hotel developmen­ts, as well as possible land acquisitio­n opportunit­ies.

Out of the P300-billion CAPEX, Megaworld will allocate 65% or approximat­ely P195-billion for its residentia­l developmen­ts and investment properties, which mostly account for Megaworld Premier Offices, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, and Megaworld Hotels. The remaining 35% or around P105-billion will be set aside for land acquisitio­n and land banking.

During the last five years for the period 2014 to 2019, Megaworld has allocated P285-billion for its 5-year CAPEX program, most of which have been utilized mostly for property and township developmen­ts.

Megaworld has secured significan­t coverage of raw land in the areas where we want to be in. Our focus now is on developing the land in order to sustain and further propel our strong earnings moving forward,” explains Kevin L. Tan, chief strategy officer, Megaworld.

Megaworld has approximat­ely 4,700 hectares of land bank in its portfolio, which is expected to expand by almost 45% with the launch of six more townships and integrated lifestyle communitie­s by next year.

“Our existing land bank would be sufficient for the next 10 to 15 years of developmen­t,” adds Tan.

Around 3,000 hectares of land is covered by the company’s township developmen­ts in Luzon, mostly in the CALABARZON area. In Metro Manila, Megaworld has a total key land holdings of almost 300 hectares, with significan­t presence in Makati, Fort Bonifacio, Quezon City, and even in the bustling Manila Bay Area, particular­ly within the Entertainm­ent City where the company is currently the largest land owner and developer.

Megaworld’s townships, likewise, covers 600 hectares of land in Visayas and Mindanao, with key presence in Iloilo, Bacolod, Boracay, Cebu and Davao.

During the past 30 years, Megaworld has already built around 700 residentia­l developmen­ts, 1.6-million square meters of leasable spaces under both Megaworld Premier Offices and Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, and over 3,000 room keys across its hospitalit­y developmen­ts under Megaworld Hotels.

”As we celebrate our 30th year in the industry, we see our company doing more than just a business. We are rooted by our vision to uplift lives of more Filipinos, impact our society, and help shape our country,” explains Tan.

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