Aqua Boracay by Yoo an idyllic island paradise

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The Philippine Star

08 December 2012

http://m.philstar.com/lifestyle/show/18188b7624b411c4ae80d5d6c1584486&t=d18seldmemqt06g4nau49fkfa0

Aqua Boracay by Yoo (www.aquaboracay.com), the newest luxury beachside residential development in Boracay Island, is set to introduce distinct standards of premier resort living in Asia Pacific. Aqua Boracay by Yoo is the first resort residence designed by Yoo in the Philippines. Yoo Design Studio is based in the UK and since 1999, has been working with international developers on a multitude of residential, hotel, and commercial projects throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, North and South America, and the Middle East.

Yoo is responsible for the design of over 10,000 homes in 37 cities across the globe. Yoo is co-founded by renowned design giant Philippe Starck and international property developer and entrepreneur John Hitchcox. Master-planned in a 16,000 square-meter property right across a pristine beachfront, Aqua Boracay by Yoo is four-story, low-density and low-rise development with only 134 one-and two-bedroom luxury apartments. The resulting residences are spacious, modern, and sophisticatedly designed to blend seamlessly with the surrounding tropical landscape and sea views. The apartments at Aqua Boracay by Yoo are minimalist in design and evoke a simple laid-back, vision of luxury.

Open-plan interiors allow natural flow of air and light. Color palette of creamy white, eggshell and neutral shades adds to the overall feeling of calm and tranquility. Interiors are fully-furnished with locally-sourced materials and custom-made furniture to match the unique design of each unit. Large private terraces allow residents to commune with nature, and make it the star of the show.

Liz Silvestre, CBRE Philippines associate director for Investments and Capital Markets, explained that as the first branded five-star class resort residence on the Island of Boracay, Aqua Boracay by Yoo actually lets visitors experience the beauty of Boracay while also allowing them to look forward to enjoying investment returns in the very near future.  “The real estate landscape of Boracay has positively evolved tremendously. Coming off from a beach destination for leisure and relaxation, it offers a unique real estate opportunity for the residential and hotel investors considering not only a strong capital appreciation but the stable opportunity which lies in the short to long staying local and international guests.

Establishing an international brand presence on the island sets the trend of remote luxury that will take visitors to a new level of rest and invest. Aqua Boracay by Yoo has raised the bar in delivering what the market deserves,” Silvestre said. CBRE Philippines is the exclusive project marketing and sales advisory arm of Aqua Boracay by Yoo. “This is a successful formula,” adds Marco Biggiogero, chairman of Aqua Boracay by Yoo.

Biggiogero’s extensive expertise in real estate spans over fifteen years covering areas such as property management, advance real estate consulting, asset monitoring, portfolio analysis services, and forecasting from Milan, Italy to Boracay, Philippines. “We manage the property and rent it out for our clients, and maintain it once they are not in residence.” Biggiogero managed real estate portfolios of Servizi Immobiliare Banche SIB Spa, a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund in Italy. “I immediately fell in love with Boracay and wanted to bring a high quality product that the island deserves” he says. Biggiogero has been in residence since 2003.   “Boracay is really a product of the mixture of cultures – and that makes the island unique. The island plays host to varied European, American, and Asian cultures,” added John Hitchcox, founder of Yoo.

“Aqua Boracay by Yoo will bring a new level of sophistication to this idyllic award-winning island and whether people come for just a few months or half the year, they are sure of an experience unlike any other in the Philippines.” For information, call 623-9797, (036) 288-1536 or visit  www.aquaboracay.com

Orion Support Incorporated (OSI)

Dear Rick,

Following up from my initial request to you for support in finding a new office location for our company, Orion Support Incorporated.   Well, we moved in to the LTA Building on Perea Street, fifty meters or so from Paseo de Roxas this weekend, only a 4 minute walk to AmCham and under excellent terms.

While I think you assigned both Morgan Mcgilvray and Sherdil Rana to support our original request; as you know, Morgan was very tied up with his wife giving birth during the period we identified this location and negotiated with the landlord, Mr. Mike Arroyo. Yes, the former First Gentleman. But in my short interaction with Morgan, I can see that he is a solid, young professional.

With regards to Sherdil, I want to tell you that with 35+ years of interviewing hundreds and hundreds of individuals, I was impressed with his professionalism, focused support and “can-do” attitude  from the point of identifying our potential office space, and through the negotiation stages prior to the signing of our 6 year contract.  I was impressed with his considered opinions, insightfulness with regards to Philippine business culture and his sage advice related to our strategy in the negotiation process.  Sherdil was able to negotiate a rental rate per square meter about 150 – 200 pesos less than the going rate in this area, and with only a 7% increase after 24 months. Add to that, he secured for us three parking slots at no additional cost, two months security deposit versus the standard three, and two months advance rent to be applied to the front end of our contract versus the back end as is the case in most rental contracts. And, he got the landlord to repaint the entire office with three coats of mildew resistant paint at their expense.   But best of all, we were given a 6 year lease, with only having to give two months notice and forfeit only our two month security deposit to move out anytime with no additional penalty!

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