Condo For Resale At The Sapphire Bloc

The Sapphire Bloc - Multi-Awarded High Rise Residential Development Project in Ortigas Center

Travelling down the 23+ km stretch of EDSA, the longest and most congested highway in Metro Manila, one will inevitably pass through six of the seventeen local government units of Metro Manila.  This includes Caloocan, Quezon City, San Juan, Mandaluyong, Makati and Pasay, which will bring you through the major financial districts of Makati, Ortigas Center and Araneta Center.  EDSA is part of Circumferential Road 4 (C-4), a network of roads and bridges that acts as the fourth thoroughfare or thruway for the City of Manila.  So important is this beltway that areas around it are marked with great economic and industrial growth, as seen in the fact that all but 2 industrial centers in the Metropolis are directly accessible from the thoroughfare.

Last year, property developers sold 38,800 residential condominium units in Metro Manila, about 25 percent higher than the volume sold in 2015.  The volume of new residential launches, however, eased by 12 percent last year to 23,000. Another 22, 800 units is expected to be delivered this year.   This represents a rebound in the condo market after four straight years of decline, mainly due to favourable interest rates that encouraged buyers to acquire condominium units.  A massive supply in residential property is projected for the next four years.  Investors who purchase condominiums for rental purposes will have to find developments that stand out from the crowd, to ensure their units don’t remain vacant and their rental income remains firm. 

With so many condominium projects to choose from, it will pay to look for a reliable brand name in the real estate market, to distinguish a project from its competitors.  Robinsons Land Corporation, is a trusted real estate developer with a superlative array of property developments that include some 32 shopping malls, 57 residential buildings, 8 office buildings, 31 housing developments and 9 hotels all over the Philippines.  Considered an industry leader in residential construction, Robinsons Land Corporation brings home creation to the next level, through timely delivery of projects, innovative features and community-building.    

One such project of Robinsons Land Corporation is The Sapphire Bloc, a four-tower residential project developed by Robinsons Residences, a residential development brand under Robinsons Land Corporation, is located at the Ortigas Center in Pasig.  With distinctive Art Deco architecture and contemporary look, it adds distinctive character to the Pasig City skyline.  This development was deemed was so exceptional that it merited several prestigious awards:

the much-coveted “Best Residential High-Rise Development” award at the 2015 Asia Pacific Property Awards held in Malaysia, the region’s largest and most respected real estate awards programme that reviews and recognizes high calibre work within the Asian real estate industry in the fields of construction, development, architecture and interior design, including green and sustainable building.  For having been best in class in terms of its design and amenities, location, value for money, use of space/construction and materials, unique selling points, state of completion, sales success, The Sapphire Bloc was recognized with this prestigious award.       

The “Best Condo Development” (Philippines) and “Best MidRange Condo Development” (Metro Manila) awards from the prestigious 2015 Philippine Property Awards were also given to The Sapphire Bloc, for being one of the noteworthy property developments in the Asian region with regards to architecture, interior design and construction, architecture and interior design.

Designed to be part of Ortigas Centre’s lifestyle community, The Sapphire Bloc will provide some 8000 square meters of retail space, featuring one-of-a-kind retail shops.  Already confirmed to set up shop in this space are Cable Car, Australian Café, Pie Face, not to mention Starbucks Reserve, the well-known self-service store called Sprout, the Moonshine Bar, the Sunshine kitchen and the Peruvian-Filipino fusion restaurant called Sobre Mesa.

Besides the standard security and fire deterrent system which include CCTV monitoring systems, full back-up power, automatic smoke detectors, a fire alarm and sprinkler system, a cell drain system provides cutting edge storm water management.  To improve energy efficiency in the buildings, solar-powered LED lights have been installed in the outdoor amenity and common areas, and the building orientations have been designed to lessen exposure to sunlight and so lessen the need for air-conditioning. All the standard building features are present including additional standby power generators that light up – ceiling lights for all rooms in all units, one convenience outlet each for living and dining areas, as well as one convenience outlet for a refrigerator.   Furthermore, there is an onsite sewage treatment plant in the basement.

Indoor amenities in the Towers include function rooms, a private theatre, a game room and fitness gym in the North Tower.  In the West Tower, there can be found a lounge, a function room, kiddie play area and a spa/sauna.  Outdoor amenities include an adult lap pool, a kiddie pool, a pool deck, a lawn, children’s playground, a gazebo, a reading nook as well as landscaped areas.  Location wise, The Sapphire Bloc is just walking distance from Robinsons Galleria Mall, Podium, Metrowalk, Megamall, Home Depot and El Pueblo.  Health facilities like Medical City, and Medical Plaza are just a few minutes away.

These features, on top of the multiple awards from the real estate industry, complement Robinsons Land Corporation’s own meritorious brand as a successful real estate developer, adding value to projects like The Sapphire Bloc.  This translates into a higher price point for unit owners at The Sapphire Bloc, either as a sale or as rental income, both of which consumers are prepared to shoulder.   Customer loyalty is inspired by strong brands, sometimes leading to repeat sales and word-of mouth recommendation.  Another advantage of a strong brand is that stakeholders gain access to better terms and conditions for sales and/or remodels, as buyers and sellers are more likely to want to associate themselves with top selling brands, such as The Sapphire Bloc of Robinsons Land Corporation.

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