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Makati City Location Guide

Makati, officially the City of Makati, in the Philippines, is one of the sixteen cities that make up Metro Manila. Makati is located within the circle of 14'40 degrees north and 121'3 degrees east, right at the centre of Metro Manila. However Makati is much more than that in its importance to the Philippines let alone Metro Manila

The presence of 6 five-star hotels, eight shopping malls and 2,901 restaurants and bars in the city has strengthened its bid to become the “Urban Tourism Capital” of the Philippines.

Local and foreign tourists flock to Makati commercial centres primarily because of convenience, accessibility, quality of stores, ambience, interior and exterior environment that match world-class standards.

Makati is the financial centre of the Philippines; it has the highest concentration of multinational and local corporations in the country. Major Banks, corporations, department stores as well as foreign embassies are based in Makati. The biggest trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange is situated along the city's Ayala Avenue

Makati now has a thriving real estate sector due to the investment fundamentals that attract Filipino Overseas Workers FOWs to buy property for investment and their retirement. There is also a large amount of purchases from International investors especially from Singapore and China.

With a population of 529,039 Makati is the 16th-largest city in the country and ranked as the 41st most densely populated city in the world with 19,336 inhabitants per square KM. Although its population is just half a million, the daytime population of the city is estimated to be more than one million during a typical working day because of the large number of people who go to the city to work, shop, and do business.

A master-planned mixed-use community was established in the 1950s in Makati. Makati in the 1970s was a financial and commercial centre and part of the National Capital Region (Metro Manila). Makati became a City with the enactment of Republic Act No. 7854 and a plebiscite approval in 1995 during the term of former Mayor Jejomar C. Binay---now the Vice President of the country. Makati has been described as a City of three areas: the Central Business District, the Old Town or Poblacion area, and the Fort Bonifacio area.

Why Invest in Makati City?

Put very simply it's like buying in Manhattan, Mayfair or Singapore but at a fraction of the price. The fact Makati has a Trump Tower that is 97% sold out says everything you need to know. You also have the world famous Shangri-La and Raffles Hotels in Makati. You're buying city centre apartments with ROI of up to 10% depending on your own investment criteria. The other main thing is rents are going up every year so much so that if you were to buy a Makati Condo Off Plan by the time you take possession of that investment your ROI could be up to 20% higher depending on the build time. There are a lot more investment fundamentals that make Makati such an exciting investment.

Country's Premiere Financial and Commercial Hub

Makati City remains the Philippines' undisputed financial centre and commercial hub, being home to the headquarters of 40% of the top multinational and local corporations in the country.

To date, it has a total of 62,878 establishments, which includes:

  • 461 bank head offices
  • 10 major IT companies
  • 27 contact centres
  • 86 embassies
  • 263 institutions
  • 50 tallest skyscrapers
  • 9 premier residential communities
  • 12 international organizations
  • 8 hospitals
  • 95 churches
  • 6 5-star hotels
  • 160 schools

Expat Friendly

As host for 54 embassies and 35 consulates, Makati has highly developed foreign transient support institutions. Likewise, it is home to the headquarters of international organizations like the World Health Organization, UNICEF, IFC and UNDP.

World Class Amenities

The presence of 6 five-star hotels, eight shopping malls and 2,901 restaurants and bars in the city has strengthened its bid to become the “Urban Tourism Capital” of the Philippines.

Local and foreign tourists flock to Makati commercial centres primarily because of convenience, accessibility, quality of stores, ambience, interior and exterior environment that match world-class standards.

Peace of Mind

The Makati police and fire departments have both been cited as the country's best units in 2004. At present, the city government is building a state-of-the-art police headquarters, patterned after that the Los Angeles Police Department, near the Central Business District.

Market Report

As of 2012, implied land values in the Makati CBD appreciated by 2.26% to an average of P284,130 per square meter. This is expected to increase by 6% in the next 12 months and may reach P300,000 per square meter.

Premium rental rates in the Makati CBD consistently increase quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) by 2.8% per square meter on average.

Luxury three bedroom rental rates in Makati CBD went up in the first quarter by over 4% to an average of PHP 660.00 per square meter.

ROI

The annual return of investment is 187.49%.

Based on the monthly sales revenue, it will generate an annual income of *10% and your investment is only 1.5M for the span of 5 years.

*10% is an estimated percentage of appreciation per annum bases.

Important Factors That Make Makati the Number One Place in Asia to Invest

48% of the Philippines GDP is created in Makati

The slowdown in places such as Malaysia and especially Singapore which is having a property recession makes international investors flock to Makati to invest in property.

The Philippines currently has the best demographic sweet spot of any other country in the world with the largest percentage of people in the population able to work.

The Philippines is the second fastest growing economy in the world.

Most importantly the market is properly controlled and the market and property price rises is being dictated by Filipino overseas foreign workers who are the major investors into Makati property and real estate.