Determining the Right Office Size for your Business

One of the most crucial factors when looking for an office space is the size needed for your business to operate. When leasing a workplace, there is no one size fits all or a definitive figure applicable for everyone. 

Each company varies in the amount each company varies in the amount of office space they need. However, by providing a comfortable space for your employees, offering safe shared spaces, having a venue to practice your company’s culture, and preparing for the future, you will have an idea of which office space is perfect for your business. 
 
JEG Tower @ One Acacia accommodates companies that need small (93-215 sq m) to large (1,170-1,179.02 sq m) office spaces in the heart of Metro Cebu. Schedule a viewing today! Contact Alexa Abella at (+63) 917-825-6884. For inquiries and more information, call us at (+63) 2-8403-5519 or send an email to info@kmcmaggroup.com. 
 

How Your Office Space Impacts Employee Well-Being

Office and design trends change and adapt over time. However, one constant feature of a workplace is its impact on the health and well-being of employees. As people spend almost a third of their lifetime inside office spaces, people begin to realize and put greater value in choosing a space that puts their wellness on top. 
 
Numerous research has successfully linked space to the health of its occupants. The American Psychological Association (APA) reported in a journal that a healthy workplace should include five components: work-life balance, health and safety, employee growth and development, employee recognition, and employee involvement.  

Moreover, many studies have also proved that workplace design significantly influences employees’ health, motivation, and performance. In one survey, 93% of the respondents said that they would stay longer at a company that offers healthier workspaces and benefits.  
 
 
From employee attraction to retention and productivity improvement, your office space impacts your business. Here are some ways your workplace affects your employees’ health: 
 
Mental Health 
A healthy workplace can help employees manage stress and relieve anxiety. According to commercial interior designers, certain aspects of the office can contribute to increasing motivation, boosting morale, and productivity. In an article, Gensler reported that biophilic and green features such as outdoor spaces and access to natural lighting can help reduce stress, anger, and anxiety. It can also lead to improved self-esteem and a better image of self in the long run. 

Physical Well-being 
Businesses can provide a healthy workplace by ensuring that the physical work environment is set to the highest industry standards and criteria. An ideal physical work environment ensures that the design and layout of the workplace is optimal for the comfort, productivity, and motivation of its employees. 
 
Providing optimal indoor air quality is also a crucial task for workspaces, especially in the new normal. Aside from disease prevention, fresh and clean indoor air can also improve cognitive function and reduce anxiety to employees. 
 
Office spaces that also encourage movement and exercise can also improve the physical health of their occupants. 
 
LEED-certified Buildings for Holistic Health 
 
Workplaces located inside a LEED-certified building are linked to improved productivity, increased output, and better work performance. The same study also found that the indoor air quality of their work environment contributes to its employees’ fulfillment at work and overall mood during office hours.  
 
The US Green Building Council (USGBC) found that potential employees prefer working in an office located in a LEED-certified building, where their health and well-being are considered to be top priority. The same study found that workers based in a LEED-certified green building are found to be more satisfied with their job, and that 79 percent of the respondents agree that they would choose a job in a LEED-certified building over a non-LEED building. 
 
Bound by its commitment to uplift People, Planet, and Profit, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings are designed and built to promote the overall health and well-being of its occupants while leaving the least negative impacts to the environment. 

LEED-certified buildings such as JEG Tower @ One Acacia have observed the highest set of standards to ensure the overall comfort and safety of its occupants. JEG Tower is designed and built to promote their physical and mental health.  
 
As the highest-scoring LEED commercial development in Cebu City, this 22-storey tower ensures that the workplace design does not compromise the safety, security, and functionality of the space. Instead, it adds value to the often-overlooked aspect of design, which is to promote holistic wellness to its occupants. 
 
 
Want to learn more about JEG Tower @ One Acacia? Contact Alexa Abella at (+63) 917-825-6884. For inquiries and more information, call us at (+63) 2-8403-5519 or send an email to info@kmcmaggroup.com.

Why Lease an Office Space in Cebu City?

The Queen City of the South, Cebu is more than just a popular tourist destination in the Philippines. Its bustling economy, supported by local business policies, big-ticket infrastructure projects, and rich real estate portfolio, Metro Cebu is now one of the most attractive investment locations in the country.\

Here are some of the reasons why you should lease an office space in Cebu City: 
 
PREMIUM COMMERCIAL SPACES 

Cebu City boasts of a huge portfolio of office and retail buildings that offer premium and tech-capable spaces to aid in the expansion of businesses in the Visayan region. Many developments are also designed and built to support and accommodate the needs of its occupiers, including IT-BPO locators. Over the past few years, the BPO industry became one of the drivers of the province’s economy and business landscape. 

 
According to KMC Savills data, Cebu City’s office market continued to show improvement during the last quarter of 2021. The net office take-up of almost 16,000 sq m. It also added that with total completions of 65,300 sq m of new Grade A office space in Metro Cebu, vacancies will climb up to 24.9%, prompting additional options for companies locating to the economic center of Visayas. 
 
 
FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY 
 
As one of the top tourist destinations and jewels of the Philippines, real estate developments in Cebu City put more premium in the protection and preservation of the environment. Because of this, more spaces are shifting to green and more sustainable design and construction methods that also benefit employees to occupy the building. 
 
RELATED: Why Green Buildings are Office-Rebound Ready 

 
 
LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR BUSINES
 
The Cebu City local government is very supportive of its business community. With the economy in mind, local policies in Metro Cebu enable local and multinational companies and investors to set up their business in the economic center of Visayas.  
 

Cities and municipalities within the province prioritize the strengthening of measures and ordinances to support the growing local business sector. The local administration also adopts necessary changes and adjustments to promote the province as the next key location in the Visayas region. Government officials take pride in sustaining the standards in business policymaking and investment promotions in Cebu. Similar initiatives will encourage more business locators to invest and occupy more office spaces and commercial buildings in other areas within the province. 

 
UP AND COMING LABOR POOL 

One of the main benefits of locating your business in Cebu City is its young and lively workforce. Cebu City is home to some of the best universities in the country, including the University of the Philippines Cebu and University of San Carlos that produce graduates exceptional in various fields and industries. 
 
Additionally, Cebu is well-known for its English-speaking population which can be an additional benefit for multinational companies and BPOs to operate and expand to the province.  

 
EXPANSION OUTSIDE METRO MANILA 

KMC also cited that many multinational companies under the healthcare services, legal services, professional travel management, financial services, IT services, software development, and animation industries are some of the top locators that are looking to expand their business footprint and operations in Cebu City. 
 
JEG Tower @ One Acacia is one of the newest premium green buildings in Cebu City. Named as the Best Commercial Green Development by PropertyGuru in 2020, this LEED Gold-certified development is truly the best place to work in Cebu. 
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT JEG TOWER: Checklist for the Best Business Address in Cebu City 
 

Interested in expanding to the Visayas? Locate in the best place to work in Cebu City. Get in touch with Gerold Fernando at (+63) 917-565-3547 or send an email to jegtower@kmcmaggroup.com for more details.   
 

Economic Benefits of Energy Efficiency

 
Energy efficiency and renewable energy provide significant benefits to the economy. More than reduced utility costs, the shift to more sustainable energy options can lead to macroeconomic impacts that can boost economic activity and drive employment for businesses. 

In a report published by the International Energy Agency, energy efficiency improvements can deliver benefits across the whole economy, with direct and indirect impacts on economic activity that can be measured by a country’s gross domestic product, employment rate, trade balances, and energy prices. 
 
According to a publication released by the World Bank, energy efficiency directly contributes to some prevailing development challenges in its twin goals of poverty reduction and shared prosperity. In a report published in 2016, it noted that improved energy efficiency in various industries can modernize technology and increase competitiveness without compromising the environment. As economies develop and more infrastructure rises, the demand for energy services will continue to increase. Investing in renewable energy will also provide the same requirements for this development, but with less negative impacts to the planet. 
 
Moreover, the World bank also emphasized that cleaner sources of energy can lead to freed up fiscal resources can then be used for socio-economic development and for programs. Energy efficiency mitigates the impact of ongoing tariff reforms, which adversely affect poorer households. 
 
Instead of importing natural gas and electricity supply, renewable energy generated can benefit domestic and local companies and retailers to provide energy management services. Local governments can contribute to economic growth by generating energy on-site, purchasing green power. The combination of renewable energy options can help meet local government goals especially in areas where the availability and quality of renewable resources vary. 
As a ‘mostly untapped resource’, the World Bank also noted that substantial gains remain available through the adoption of cost-effective measures, global best practices, and available technologies. This can be applied specifically to the commercial real estate sector, which represents over 40 percent of the global energy demand. 
 
Larger Impacts of Reduced Utility Bills 
Lesser utility bills can benefit companies more than overhead savings. Sustainable commercial developments offer this advantage to businesses, leading to a greater return on investment, more funds to allocate for development, and providing better options to its employees. 
 
READ MORE: How can solar power reduce building costs? 
 
 
Increasing Property Value 
In the commercial real estate market, energy-efficient developments frequently sell for a higher price than regular buildings with comparable features. Energy efficiency features and measures add value to your property.  
 
According to the International Energy Agency, solar power is turning into the cheapest source of new electricity generation capacity in many countries, especially in Asia. It is also endorsed by frontrunners of sustainability and green real estate for the benefits it offers environmentally and financially. According to a study conducted in 2018, the Philippines ranked first among other developing countries in the continent in terms of the use of solar photovoltaic systems for electricity generation. It has topped Asia and ranked 5th in the world for the use of solar energy across various sectors and industries.  
RELATED: Capitalizing on Solar Energy: PH tops Asia, ranks 5th worldwide in solar energy use 
 
JEG Tower @ One Acacia is the first commercial development in Cebu City to utilize solar energy to power its shared spaces. Committed to sustainability, this 22-storey premium green building is designed and constructed to promote and practice holistic benefits to businesses, the community, and the planet. 
 
Interested in knowing more about the impact of energy efficiency on your business? Contact Alexa Abella at (+63) 917-825-6884 or email jegtower@kmcmaggroup.com

Checklist for the Best Business Address in Cebu City

The office remains one of the most important aspects of business. In Gensler’s Workplace Index, four key areas in an office space were identified that employees need: a space to focus, collaborate, learn, and socialize. Additionally, factors such as lighting, functional space, and equipment can also affect their efficiency and motivation at work. 
 
An office can also cultivate company culture and exude company branding. In fact, the workplace is one of the endemic ways a company communicates its essence to its clients, investors, and future employees. While a company’s identity and culture are not made up of tangible factors, research suggests that factors affecting an office space such as interior design, architecture, etc. can influence or even change an organization’s culture. Here are a few things to consider when choosing your business address: 

Client & Employee Convenience 
Location plays an important role in choosing the best business address. It needs to be easily accessible to local commuters and your clients, but it should also be in a building or neighborhood that offers desirable amenities for your employees. 
 
Most companies prefer locating inside central business districts for its proximity to key establishments and ease of access. JEG Tower @ One Acacia, Cebu City’s newest premium green building, is accessible through one of the metro’s main thoroughfares, Archbishop Reyes Avenue. It is also strategically located at the gateway of Cebu IT Park and Cebu Business Park. 

Proximity to Talent 
Locating in a business address near colleges and universities is also a way of promoting your brand to the next batch of labor force. Having a steady pool of ambitious talent incessantly looking for opportunities and for making a difference can help you innovate and keep up with employment trends for your tenants. 
 
Being in the heart of Cebu City, JEG Tower is located numerous educational institutions and campuses such as UP Cebu (1.2 km), University of Southern Visayas (2.0 km), University of Cebu (3.0 km), and Cebu Normal University (2.0 km) 
 
Flexibility & Provisions for Expansion 
The new normal unveiled the perks of flexibility in the workplace. Gone are the days when employees are tied to an eight-hour work shift inside their office cubicles. Office spaces that support an open office layout are also preferred to encourage collaboration and socialization between workmates and employees. 
 
Moreover, having the option to expand is also a plus for companies. Spaces that can physically accommodate businesses’ growth should also be a consideration especially in a dynamic and fast-paced business landscape. 
Brand Association 
Your office location can also tell a lot about your brand identity and what your company stands for. Job seekers today pay more attention to these details that can also contribute to recruitment and employee retainment.  
 
As one of the frontrunners of sustainability in the Visayas, JEG Development Corporation designed and built JEG Tower @ One Acacia to be the best place to work in Cebu City. This 22-storey premium green building is also a show of support for homegrown skills and talents, showcased through its workspaces and common areas. 
Locate your business in Cebu City’s newest premium green building. Contact Alexa Abella at (+63) 917-825–6884. For leasing inquiries and more information, call us at (+63) 2-8403-5519 or send an email to jegtower@kmcmaggroup.com. 

Benefits of Cycling to Work: Health, Environment, and Community

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Cycling is a good way of practicing sustainability in daily life. As a form of exercise, an alternative mode of transportation, and a shared activity, riding a bicycle to and from your destination can benefit your health, the environment, and the whole community. 

JEG Development Corporation (JDC) has always been an advocate for cycling, emphasizing its benefits to their tenants’ health, the environment, and the community. As the world marks this year’s International Bike to Work Day, JDC promotes the key benefits of riding bicycles to and from the workplace. 

Here are some benefits of cycling: 
 
Health 
Riding a bicycle regularly can help build and strengthen muscle, eliminate fat, lower blood pressure, and increase endurance. Many studies have proven the effectiveness of this form of workout in improving the overall well-being of individuals, having significant effects on both the physical and mental health of individuals. 
 
Cycling can improve employees’ moods and help them have a positive start in the morning before they clock in for work. In fact, one study showed that employees who bike to work are more inclined to make healthy decisions throughout the day. 
 
Moreover, riding a bike to work can ease feelings of stress, depression, or anxiety, which takes care of one’s mental health. It can also lead to improved cognitive function, better focus, and increased productivity. 
 

Environment 
Cycling to work helps push forward sustainable transport. As an alternative mode of transportation to the workplace, it can lessen the need for cars and vehicles daily that severely contributes to air pollution and emissions of smog. 
 
Opting to use your bicycle a few times a week, instead of your car, is one of the simplest ways to lower your environmental footprint.  
 
RELATED: Cycling to Work: The Benefits of Sustainable Transport 

As more people shift to cycling, the demand for safer bike lanes is also pushed forward. During the height of the pandemic back when there were limited transportation options, cycling advocates in the Philippines have called for fund allocation of at least 16 million dollars from the government to build 190 miles of bike lanes to protect riders. Through this initiative, there will be less demand for roads and expansion, but increased opportunities for less concrete and more green spaces in urban areas. 
 
Community 
Cycling can significantly improve a community through public health and safety. Active transportation such as riding a bicycle can collectively improve public health and lower healthcare costs. More bikes on the road can mean fewer cars which can lead to a safer road environment. 
 
Through its newest premium green building, JEG Tower @ One Acacia, JDC shows its support for a more sustainable option for its employees’ transport. The 22-storey office and retail tower offers bike racks on its parking floors for convenience and efficiency. Shower rooms are also provided for them to freshen up before coming to the workplace. 
 
As part of its commitment to promoting holistic health and sustainability in Philippine real estate, JDC encourages more employers and developers alike to provide more options for their tenants. More than healthier and safer office spaces, JEG Tower @ One Acacia also looks after the community for the overall promotion of sustainable practices in Cebu City. 
 
 
Join the sustainable shift and make your move to the best and greenest workplace in Cebu. Contact Gerold Fernando at (+63) 917-565-3547 to schedule a viewing today! For leasing inquiries and more information, call us at (+63) 2-8403-5519 or send an email to jegtower@kmcmaggroup.com. 

Why Green Buildings are Office-Rebound Ready

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As the majority begin to adapt to the new normal, many companies and organizations are starting to encourage employees to go back to the traditional work setup. One of the most crucial concerns of employees when returning to the office is their safety and health protection as COVID-19 is still present. 
 
Employees have become more aware of the importance of shared spaces and have become more conscious of their well-being while in the office. Lessons from the pandemic and previous lockdowns reinforce the distinct value of green buildings, especially commercial buildings.  

READ MORE: How do green buildings keep off COVID-19?

 
JEG Tower @ One Acacia is Cebu City’s newly launched premium green building. Designed by Casas+ Architects, it is pegged to be the best place to work in the heart of the Visayan capital. 
 
“We have always planned to build a safer, healthier workplace for the Cebuanos, even before the pandemic. Moreso, our decision to go green was only validated by what happened during the last two years,” Marko Sarmiento, Chief Operating Officer of JEG Development Corp. said. 
 
In 2020, the 22-storey premium green building was named Best Green Commercial Development in the Philippines by the PropertyGuru Property Awards. It has also achieved LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council for its sustainable features including solar panels, DOAS elevators, floor to ceiling windows, water recycling facilities, and rooftop garden. 

RELATED: Sustainable Real Estate – Why You Should Work in a Green Building? 
 
”With offices designed to integrate sustainability and sophistication, employees can enjoy green features, such as the use of natural daylight, optimal indoor air quality, and the roof deck garden, that all together provide greater support for employees to their psychosocial needs,” he added. 

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Office Rebound-ready 
 
The last two years highlighted that going green is no longer aspirational, especially for buildings and shared spaces. Return to office plans should include providing a safer and healthier workplace to assure employees that they are protected and taken care of. 
 
“We’re helping companies ease employees back to the office by making sure common areas are adequately sanitized and that the building has optimal indoor air quality, among others,” Sarmiento said. 
 
With sustainable design and innovative technology, JEG Tower @ One Acacia offers commercial spaces that underscore the health and protection of its tenants. Focusing to pivot to the evolving needs of the workplace in the post-lockdown business landscape, JDC believes that intelligent utilization of technology mixed with people-centric spaces is the way to go forward post-pandemic. 

Interested to know more about this rising icon of sustainability? Contact Gerold Fernando at (+63) 917-565-3547 to schedule a viewing today!   

‘Green’ building aims to become best office in Cebu

JEG DEVELOPMENT Corp. (JDC) is hoping its new “green” office building in Cebu City will address the needs of companies navigating the post-pandemic work environment.

The company recently launched JEG Tower @ One Acacia, a 22-storey office and retail development that boasts of eco-friendly and sustainable features.

“We’re confident our decision to go green will differentiate (the building) from others… JEG Tower hopes to capture the market of companies returning to office,” JDC Chief Operating Officer Marko Sarmiento said during a virtual briefing on April 21.

While office vacancy rates in the Cebu IT park are now at 20-25%, Mr. Sarmiento said he is confident the building’s focus on wellness would encourage more companies and their employees to return to the office.

“Nothing will replace being with your team…. JEG Tower has features that make it more attractive for workers to go back, like the roof deck, open spaces and the flexibility to design your office spaces,” he said.

Mr. Sarmiento noted they have seen increased interest in JEG Tower in the first quarter, a sign that business activity is picking up in the city.

“There’s more interest in the first quarter than all of last year. We’re hopeful,” he added.

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic had prompted the developer to boost the project’s sustainability and wellness features, such as the use of natural light, reduced water usage and efficient waste management.

“It is set to become Cebu’s first commercial development to use solar energy, as we have entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement with COREnergy for a zero cash-out solar photovoltaic plant,” he added.

Ayla G. Gomez, JDC brand manager, said the company integrated intelligent technology in the building, and installed thermal scanners and automatic sliding doors in an effort to minimize contact touch-points.

To reduce the risk of infection in common areas, the building also included anti-bacterial fixtures and above standards filtration.

“Another unique sustainability feature that makes JEG Tower @ Acacia stand out is its Mitsubishi Destination-Oriented Allocation System (DOAS) elevators. DOAS elevators are developed to ensure strategic and safe movement within the vertical development, with innovative technology designed to utilize less energy consumption,” Mr. Sarmiento said.

The building also has a rooftop garden that the company hopes will give employees a respite from work.

JEG Development Corporation Launches JEG Tower @ One Acacia, the First Premium Green and Future Ready Building in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines, April 21, 2022 – Cebu-based real estate developer JEG Development Corporation (JDC) has finally launched JEG Tower @ One Acacia, the pioneer green, LEED Gold certified 22-storey office and retail high-rise development in Cebu City. JEG Tower @ One Acacia is JDC’s first venture into high-rise buildings. 

JDC has always envisioned JEG Tower @ One Acacia to be a frontrunner in redefining the property industry in the Philippines by uplifting the lives and communities of Cebuanos, with a heightened priority on sustainability, holistic health, and employee well-being. 

“JEG Tower @ One Acacia is characterized by its energy-efficient features, reduced water usage, and efficient waste management. It is set to become Cebu’s first commercial development to use solar energy, as we have entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement with COREnergy for a zero cash-out solar photovoltaic plant,” said Marko Sarmiento, JDC’s Chief Operating Officer. 

Beyond showcasing a seamless fusion of sustainability and sophistication, JEG Tower @ One Acacia ultimately aims to revolutionize work-life balance, putting a premium on the welfare of tenants, employees, and the people of Cebu. 

As businesses are more open to going back to the office, JDC has focused on addressing the evolving needs of the workplace, especially in the post-lockdown work landscape where hybrid work arrangements are considered the “new normal.”  

JEG Tower @ One Acacia is committed to providing the best workplace that addresses the physiological, mental, and social needs of its employees and occupants. We continuously invest in the quality of the work environment, as well as the health and well-being of our tenants, in a bid to help our tenants achieve increased productivity,” said Sarmiento. 

With offices designed to integrate sustainability and sophistication, employees can enjoy green features, such as the use of natural daylight, optimal indoor air quality, and the roof deck garden, that all together provide greater support for employees to their psychosocial needs.  

JEG Tower @ One Acacia features a green roof that can help reduce stress and encourage socialization, positively impacting the wellness of employees. These spaces will allow for relaxing midday breaks and can be a venue for wellness activities or social gatherings. 

The roof deck’s endemic flora can also help bolster humidity levels to the 30%–60% range required for human health. The biophilic design of workspaces inside green buildings incorporates ecological aspects that minimize stress levels, reduce mental fatigue, and elevate moods. 

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“We’ve integrated intelligent technology into the building, utilizing thermal scanners, and automatic sliding doors have been installed in the main entrance. In place of manual contact tracing efforts, employees will use the free-standing scanners by the main entry point, while guests must get their temperature through a tabletop scanner available in the reception area,” explained Ayla Gomez, JDC’s Brand Manager. 

Understanding the risk of infection in common areas, JEG Tower @ One Acacia added anti-bacterial fixtures and above standards filtration to minimize risks. MERV filtration has been installed to complement its energy-efficient heat, ventilation, and air conditioning system to improve indoor air quality and sanitation.  

“Another unique sustainability feature that makes JEG Tower @ Acacia stand out is its Mitsubishi Destination-Oriented Allocation System (DOAS) elevators. DOAS elevators are developed to ensure strategic and safe movement within the vertical development, with innovative technology designed to utilize less energy consumption,” Sarmiento asserted.  

With these eco-friendly features, JEG Tower @ Acacia earned a LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council in 2021. The development was awarded 68 points, making it the highest-scoring LEED for Core and Shell project in Cebu.  

Moreover, JEG Tower @ One Acacia also celebrates its Cebuano roots by showcasing the skills and expertise of homegrown businesses and industries–turning the space into a portfolio of Cebuano talents and heritage. 

“We aim to support local players in the industry, which is why we have collaborated with local suppliers, consultants, and vendors in completing construction,” said Gomez. 

“With this new development, we want to inspire other developers here in Cebu City to take the first steps in offering green, high-quality, and future-proof spaces that make people feel valued and protected,” added Sarmiento. 

Why Cebu is an attractive location for multinational locators

As the world recovers from the economic impacts of the pandemic and lockdowns, Cebu remains to be an attractive business location especially for multinational locators.  
 
In its latest property report, KMC noted that commercial rents in Metro Cebu are beginning to stabilize and gradually improve as the sector transitions to the new normal. With a diversified real estate portfolio, impressive infrastructure, and ease of transport and access, local and foreign companies consider Cebu as its location for expansion. 
 
Diversified Real Estate Portfolio 
 
Metro Cebu’s main business districts, Cebu Business Park and Cebu IT Park are home to around 81,000 sq m of Grade A office spaces. Over the years, commercial developments have framed the Cebu City skyline, offering premium spaces for local and foreign business entities that want to relocate or expand outside Metro Manila and Luzon. 
 
Among the newest premium green buildings to launch this year in Cebu City is JEG Tower @ One Acacia. This 22-storey development was recognized as the country’s Best Commercial Green Building in 2020 and is a certified LEED Gold.

Impressive Infrastructure 
 
The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) is expected to bring more economic growth and assist in the pandemic recovery of Cebu City and its neighboring areas as the local government anticipates its completion during the first quarter of 2022. 
 
The 8.9-kilometer infrastructure project offers an alternative route for those coming from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport. It is the country’s largest water-crossing infrastructure, built with a navigational clearance to allow larger vessels to safely cross underneath the bridge. 

Business leaders in Central Visayas have also expressed their optimism over the socio-economic benefits of CCLEX to the province and the whole region once it starts operating this year. Both local business leaders and multinational locators say the economic benefits that will enable Cebu to bounce back economically and start have ripple effects that will be felt across the Visayas. 
 
READ MORE: CCLEX to aid economic recovery in Cebu in 1Q/2022 

 
Ease of Transport & Access 
 
The Mactan-Cebu International Airport is the main entry and exit point in Cebu City. This development is also the second busiest international airport in the Philippines that serves the majority of Metro Cebu and the Central Visayas region. 
 
Its international terminal, Terminal 2, started operations in 2018 and has significantly increased the capacity of the airport to 12.5 million passengers per year. In 2019, the new design of this terminal won an award under the “Completed Buildings – Transport” at the World Architecture Festival. 
 
Interested in expanding to the Visayas? Locate in the best place to work in Cebu City. Get in touch with Gerold Fernando at (+63) 917-565-3547 or send an email to jeg@kmcmaggroup.com for more details.  
 
Discover how JEG Tower @ One Acacia revolutionizes work and life balance today.