A tough nut to crack
Alphaland, the high-end and top-of-the-line property developer with chairman Bobby Ongpin and president Mario Oreta, is indeed unique. It delivers land on time, sometimes even earlier than promised to customers.
Its signature development, Balesin Island, will be open by Christmas. I have been there and I can say that it is truly an island paradise. Even now, there are international flights from Hong Kong for members and guests. The place is also a 25-minute plane ride from Manila through a small, nine-seater Cessna Grand Caravan.
There is also the Alphaland Makati Place on a one-hectare property along Ayala Avenue Extension and Malugay Street. City Club will be here. It is a world-class sports and leisure club at the center of a bustling city.
And then, Alphaland Bay City will sit on a 32-hectare property near the Mall of Asia. The Marina Club, its centerpiece, will make the Manila Yacht Club look like a garage.