Written by: Din M. Villafuerte
It was once largely unused and barren, a wasteland in fact. But thanks to its strategic location, it has gradually transformed into a thriving central business district, where many local businesses, multinationals and residential developers have settled.
The geographical center of Metro Manila, the Ortigas Center of Pasig City, has become the second most important financial district after Ayala Avenue in Makati City. This 100-hectare expanse is home to sprawling shopping complexes and corporate headquarters, as well as some of the metro’s most renowned educational institutions and medical facilities. It is also home to a number of horizontal and vertical residential communities.
Surrounded by main thoroughfares, there is also significant pedestrian traffic in the center of Ortigas. And because it serves as a metro hub, family and friends who live on opposite ends of the Capital Region find it convenient to meet there, whether for a nightcap after a long, exhausting day at work or to meet on weekends.
Colliers Philippines Associate Director for Research, Joey Roi Bondoc, wrote in one of his columns for Inquirer Property that the Ortigas Center is seen as attracting more tenants, which could mean higher uptake of units. condominium in the business district. He further shared a report from Colliers stating that “Geographical connectivity, community integration, accessibility via infrastructure, and attractive business costs amplify Ortigas Center as an ideal business location.”
Indeed, there is something for everyone at Ortigas Center, making it a viable commercial and residential address. Following the success of its first venture, The Currency, Vista Residences introduces The Spectrum, a 33-story mixed-use development at the junction of Julia Vargas and F. Ortigas Jr. Avenues.
Designed for city dwellers with a vibrant and dynamic lifestyle, The Spectrum is the perfect address for those who want to be close to where it all happens while enjoying the security of an exclusive community. It is a stone’s throw from some of the city’s shopping destinations, chic outlets, and corporate and business establishments.
Vista Residences’ newest project will include retail and office space on the second and third floors. Residential units will begin on the fourth floor.
Those considering a home at The Spectrum can choose from studio and one-bedroom units ranging from 21 m² to 40.85 m². Amenities such as a swimming pool, a gym with high-end equipment, and banquet and meeting rooms will be located on the fourth floor.
The carefully planned design and thoughtful amenities of this urban paradise are complemented by state-of-the-art 24/7 security, five floors of underground parking, and intelligent building and management systems.
For two decades now, Vista Residences has been on a mission to transform the nation’s skyline with its exquisitely designed multi-use condominiums, while delivering on its promise to build innovative, safe and sustainable communities. The Spectrum is further proof of the property developer’s expertise in space planning, development and property management.
For more information about condominiums and rent-to-own units from Vista Residences, visit Vistaresidences.com.ph; like and follow @VistaResidencesOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube; or call (0999) 886 4262 and (0917) 582 5167.
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