The Ortigas Center - one of Manila's flourishing business districts

MANILA - The three major central business districts in the Philippines are Taguig, Makati and Ortigas mainly because of their well-developed infrastructure, high-performing utilities, major developments and high foot traffic. It is no doubt that a good location is the most important for businesses, as well as a steady populace, accessibility and a well developed community. All of these factors are present in The Ortigas Center - one of Manila’s flourishing business districts.

Undoubtedly an important business district in the Philippines, Ortigas Center is rapidly thriving being the convergent zone of Quezon, Pasig and Mandaluyong City. It was once a barren land measuring up to 4,033 hectare estate until it was developed by Ortigas & Co. One of the highlights of the Ortigas Center is its accessibility as it is accessible via several routes such as C-5, EDSA, or Shaw Boulevard. There are different public transportation available within the area as well like buses, shuttles, and taxis.

Ortigas Center is a premiere CBD where several regional headquarters are located such as the Asian Development Bank, Philippine Stock Exchange Centre, and major commercial banks. The whole development is a bustling nest of industries ranging from banks to BPO’s, retail to real estate, and media to manufacturing. In 1983, the headquarters of ADB was transferred from its original home in Manila to Ortigas. Occupying 6.5 hectares, the ADB headquarters is the first building in the Philippines to be certified gold for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). It also continues to put Ortigas Center on the international map as member countries ensure that ADB headquarters remain relevant even after more than 20 years in existence. Aside from ADB headquarters, Ortigas Center is also known for notable buildings such as the Robinsons Cyberscape line of commercial office buildings which are highly recommended for their advanced infrastructure and quality amenities. Some of these buildings include: Robinsons Cyberscape Gamma, Alpha, Beta.

A key thing that makes the Ortigas Center one of Manila's flourishing business locations is the affordable lease rates compared to other business districts in Metro Manila. The office space rates in the area is ideal for small to medium sized businesses that are working with a tight budget. Aside from the lease rates, Ortigas Center is not just known as a business district but it also a prime residential, health and lifestyle location. From housing one of the best condominiums to an exclusive subdivision to a mall strip such as Shangri-La Mall, SM Megamall, Robinsons Galleria - Ortigas Center is truly one of Metro Manila’s most comprehensive cities.

From having an accessible location to quality office spaces, Ortigas Center is an ideal choice for those who want to scale their business given the many features and amenities that the district can offer for their business growth.