The outsourcing sector has consistently remained a growth engine for the Philippine office market, occupying an annual average of 450,000 square meters between 2016 and 2019. Despite the economic slowdown due to the pandemic, the IT industry -BPM has been a stable driver for the office market with a 37% share of total office transactions in the Philippines (515,000 square meters) since March 2020. Colliers has registered a growth of 38% (28,000 square meters) in IT-BPM office transactions in the Philippines from the second half of 2020 to the first half of 2021 According to their report, the trend will intensify as vaccination increases and confidence in the return to the office increases.
During the first half of 2021, Colliers has observed that 85% (87,600 m2) of total IT-BPM office transactions in the Philippines are in the PEZA ecozones. With the trend showing that outsourcing locators are likely to register with PEZA and therefore occupy spaces in buildings registered with PEZA, Cybergate Galleria in Cebu is a likely choice for BPOs looking for viable sites in the province of Zebu. “We anticipate locating in the PEZA ecozones will continue to be a primary consideration for the IT-BPM sector due to the professionalism of the agency and the one-stop-shop nature,” Jericho Go, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Office Buildings, Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC), said.
IT-BPM companies looking for new and registered office space at PEZA in Cebu can now sign up to lease space at Cybergate Galleria. The building, which was recently declared an IT building, is now ready to be handed over to tenants for their refurbishment activities. More importantly, in accordance with a Presidential Proclamation issued on April 8, 2021, Cybergate Galleria in Cebu is now a PEZA certified special economic zone.
“Locating in a new building like Cybergate Galleria in Cebu ensures that the huge investments that tenants are making in IT infrastructure and equipment can be recouped. Businesses could sign long-term leases and / or renew multiple leases on newer buildings, ”says Mr. Go. It also adds that you worry less about equipment breakdown and enjoy a fresh look for your leased premises and common areas.
Strategically located within Robinsons Galleria Cebu mixed-use complexThe 13-story, Cybergate Galleria Cebu has 9 floors of offices, which are now ready for occupancy. Covers a total leasable area of 19,500 square meters. The building features large and efficient floor plates of approximately 2,100 square meters, which will provide tenants with greater flexibility in the design of their workspaces. Future building occupants need not go far, as Cybergate Galleria in Cebu will house food and service operators, and is right next to the world-class Robinsons Galleria Cebu shopping center. Apart from this, it also offers numerous indoor car parks. spaces and ample space for a recruitment center.
The building is designed to operate 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. It is equipped with 100 percent backup power and has multiple telecom providers. Mr. Go also emphasized that tenants can be assured of their safety within the office building. “Cybergate Galleria Cebu has 24-hour CCTV surveillance and security, backed by a fire alarm detection system (FDAS), fire sprinklers and smoke detectors.” In addition, it has four (4) high-speed elevators to facilitate vertical transportation and a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air conditioning system that allows tenants to save on electricity costs. As part of Robinsons Land’s drive for sustainability, Cybergate Galleria Cebu is designed with green and sustainable building features such as LED lighting and low-water consumption fixtures.
Mr. Go noted that Cybergate Galleria Cebu is strategically located near residential communities, schools, hospitals, hotels, shopping and lifestyle centers, and is easily accessible to public transportation. It is also only 12 kilometers from the Mactan International Airport.
Within the mixed-use complex there are 66,000 square meters Robinsons Galleria Cebu, a lifestyle center offering a world of convenience and entertainment venues. It houses a wide selection of retail, service, entertainment and dining options, including Robinsons Selections, Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Movieworld, Robinsons Appliances, True Value and a food hall. What’s moreRight next to Cybergate Galleria Cebu is the 220-room Summit Hotel and the upcoming 3-tower Galleria Residences Cebu. For those wishing to reside within the complex, the adjacent Galleria Residences Cebu will provide future employees with the ultimate in convenience and comfort. Prospective employees can become residents of Galleria Residences Cebu, saving them time and daily effort. All of these are within the 5-acre mixed-use complex along General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City.
“Robinsons Land is passionate about creating mixed-use complexes in the provinces. We believe that doing so gives our compatriots the same opportunities to work where they live, ”Go said.
He added that, “We anticipate that the high-paying jobs that come from IT-BPM companies will help keep families together as job opportunities are created in their cities. Cebuanos will no longer have to leave their families behind to look for work in Metro Manila or in another country. They now have a viable employment alternative here. “
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