Cebuano Pride: How JEG Development Corp. partners with local businesses to showcase expertise and culture

JEG Development Corporation has always envisioned a better Cebu. Inspired by the legacy of its namesake Jose Escano Garcia’s vision of putting his homeland first, JDC has been promoting Cebuano pride by partnering with local businesses and celebrating the province’s heritage. The company’s long-standing presence in Cebu has molded the family corporation’s vision to give back to the Cebuanos through their businesses.

JEG Tower @ One Acacia, the country’s Best Commercial Green Development for 2020, is the Garcia-Sarmiento clan’s pledge to a better Cebu. The 22-storey premium office and commercial tower features state-of-the-art technology to provide the best and safest working environment for its tenants. The development was also designed and constructed to minimize negative impacts on the environment, earning a LEED Silver Pre-certification from the US Green Building Council.

Partners for Growth

Aside from pushing for a more sustainable real estate sector in Cebu, JDC also aims to support local players in the industry. The company has collaborated with local suppliers, consultants, vendors in completing construction. In the process, JDC has become a partner for these businesses’ growth.

“We’d like to think that we are growing with them,” Ayla Gomez, JDC’s Brand Manager expressed. “We wanted JEG Tower @ One Acacia to be a representation of what Cebu can offer. We wanted to showcase the talents of Cebuanos, being a homegrown and local developer as well.”

PEZA Accreditation

JEG Tower @ One Acacia is Cebu City’s newest PEZA Accredited building. Cebu-based Fernandez Aguja Law Firm has been the company’s consultant in the whole registration and accreditation process.

The premium commercial development is also nearing its completion and launch. This is made possible by homegrown contractors and suppliers that have shared the company’s vision of bringing the best to fellow Cebuanos.

Showcasing talent and heritage

JEG Tower @ One Acacia has also recently opened its much-anticipated showroom. More than presenting a staging of an office space in the tower, the 7th floor showroom also features locally produced furniture from Detalia Aurora and Obra Cebuana. Pieces from these Cebu-based companies were carefully curated to complement the building’s sophisticated design. Some of the furniture and decorative pieces in JEG Tower’s showroom also highlight Cebu’s rich heritage and culture.

JEG Development Corporation partners with local businesses to showcase homegrown expertise and celebrate the province’s heritage and culture. Driven by the goal of giving back to their people, JEG Tower @ One Acacia becomes a symbol of Cebuano pride and accomplishment.

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LEED’s Triple Bottomline: How JEG Tower @ One Acacia uplifts People, Planet, and Profit

As the term ‘Sustainability’ developed into a more encompassing concept, green buildings now aim to cover the economic and social effects of real estate on the society. JEG Tower @ One Acacia is Cebu City’s newest premium building to rise in the Cebu Business District. Being a LEED Pre-certified Silver commercial development, this 22-storey, Grade A building underscores the triple bottom line of sustainability that is People, Planet, and Profit.


According to the Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments, businesses and organizations that follow these principles and approach create long-term value by embracing opportunities and managing risks derived from changes in economic, environmental, and social factors.


The ‘People’ concept of sustainability highlights the importance of the experience inside the building. It emphasizes how providing an ideal environment for occupants can contribute to their working performance, motivation, happiness, and its overall impacts on public health and society as a whole.

JEG Tower @ One Acacia was designed and constructed to be a safe environment and a premium space for Cebuanos. Being a Pre-certified Silver LEED building, it prioritizes the health and well-being of its occupants with its top-grade amenities and green features. The tower ensures the safety and protection of its tenants from different threats to their health. JEG Tower utilizes top-grade amenities, such as the MERV 13 filter and the fresh air system, to provide an improved and the optimal indoor air quality inside the building.

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JEG Tower also enhanced its features that safeguard its tenants from the virus and other health hazards. As an additional layer of protection, it utilizes contactless technology through automated doors and sensor-automated fixtures. The tower also has designated areas for sanitation and disinfection.


More than the physical aspect of wellness, the tower also uplifts the mental health of its occupiers through some of its key design elements: a lot of dedicated green spaces and large windows. Following a biophilic office design, employees can maximize natural light and exposure to plants and nature which are scientifically proven to improve mood, relieve stress, and induce motivation. JEG Tower also features a unique green rooftop, making it one of the most identifiable landmarks in the Cebu City skyline.

The ‘Planet’ concept of sustainability considers the environmental impacts of the design of the building and its operations on air, water, land, and the global climate. JEG Tower @ One Acacia was developed by, JEG Development Corporation, one of the country’s frontrunners of sustainable real estate.

It utilizes state-of-the-art technology such as the Destination Oriented Allocation System (DOAS) elevator systems to ensure strategic and safe movement within the building. These elevators are integrated with the installed turnstiles that allow for a unique lift assignment, assuring a less crowded lobby. This technology also improves the energy efficiency of the building, successfully reducing the development’s carbon footprint.

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This premium development also uses green construction materials such as non-VOC paints and locally sourced wood and raw materials. JEG Tower also has its own material recovery facility to support its vision of creating fewer negative impacts on the environment. The development also has a rainwater collection facility which also helps in water conservation.


“Green developments aren’t a standard yet in Cebu, but we want to take the initiative starting with this building,” Marko Sarmiento, JDC’s Chief Operating Officer said. “The green movement in the real estate industry has so much potential, and I think the Cebuanos can benefit from it,” he said.

Recently, JEG Tower @ One Acacia was recognized as the country’s 2020 Best Green Commercial Development with its impressive green features and commitment to prioritizing the holistic well-being of its tenants. PropertyGuru Philippines has also shortlisted this premier development as Best Office Development in the same year.

The ‘Profit’ concept focuses on the financial aspect of businesses located in a green building. JEG Tower @ One Acacia delivers the best working environment for its tenants, making itself a partner to these businesses’ growth and success. Moreover, it also significantly factors in a company’s savings and operating costs. With JEG Tower’s design and green features, occupiers can have utility savings by up to 12%.

LEED’s triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Profit emphasizes how connected each aspect is to each other. Utility savings and energy costs can have a direct impact on the environment, and the environment can affect the community’s overall well-being as a whole.

Interested to learn more about JEG Tower’s advocacy? Reach out to Michael Glindro at (+63) 917-584-0443. For more information on leasing, send us an email at info@kmcmaggroup.com or reach out to us through (+632) 8403-5519.