Making waves in the real estate industry with the revolutionary concept that merges property development and promotion of leisure and tourism, Landco Pacific Corporation President and CEO Erickson Y. Manzano ensures the realization of the evolving dreams of modern Filipino families.
“I have been in the real estate industry for more than 25 years and I have observed different market trends, changing needs of families, and, personally, I experienced that my preferences and affinities have changed through my travels here and abroad,” Manzano said.
“One of the things that I do together with my team is to develop projects that we ourselves would feel very confident to invest on. There’s a market segment for those who would like to live in an exclusive subdivision like Punta Fuego, our premiere luxury seaside residential property. For the new generation of real estate investors and home buyers, there’s growing demand for a more inclusive and open community and mix use of the property for both commercial and residential within a premium beachside development,” he expounded.
“Our latest master-planned Leisure Tourism Estates (LTE) in Batangas — Landco Beach Towns 15-hectare CaSoBe and 24-hectare Club Laiya have the similar appeal of White Beach in Boracay. It’s where people come together whether to relax, dine or share hobbies and interests. Our LTEs are for people who would like to live along the beach, where the action is, rather than an enclosed community inland,” he noted.
“Our beachside properties offer investors the flexibility to own premium properties that can serve as residential homes either as a dream beach house or second home, or commercial structure for a resort business, or a blend of both in the thriving destination of Batangas. This provides an opportunity for budding Filipino entrepreneurs to build their seaside house that can double as a business such as a bed and breakfast, coffee shop or restaurant that caters to the tourism market,” he emphasized.
As the economy recovers from these unprecedented times, the new lifestyle calls for a healthier environment of outdoor spaces close to nature and away from pollution of the city. Manzano shared that more people work, live, and play from the beach nowadays and are on a seemingly permanent vacation. When travel restrictions were eased, some who have been cooped up at home for the longest time have no qualms of going on a weekend trip with their family and friends to the hospitality amenities of CaSoBe and Club Laiya, which are only a two to three-hour drive from Metro Manila and fast becoming two of the most popular tourism and leisure destinations in Batangas.
The charm of resort living is showcased at these properties which feature pristine white sands washed by gentle waters as a backdrop for relaxation, watersports or island hopping. The strong WI-FI connection in the common areas, makes working, transacting business online or sharing experiences through social media, easy as a breeze.
Manzano stated that resort living for residents, investors and visitors is further elevated when they avail of the premium and unique hospitality facilities of Millennial Resorts which are partly inspired by his travels around the world.
The idea of Crusoe Cabins at CaSoBe came from his trip to Mexico where he saw container vans converted to bars. For Landco, he thought of creating a unique and impressive accommodations from 40-foot container vans.
The design inspiration of Cocoons came from the giant barrels used as lodging in Latin America and the starry night interior from an outdoor swimming pool in the Maldives. For CaSoBe and Club Laiya, giant drainage pipes were repurposed into extraordinary accommodations with modern conveniences and accentuated by murals of sea creatures on its exterior.
Delightful amenities of Millennial Resorts for a more enjoyable resort experience also features Aquaria, a water park with a three-story pool slide at CaSoBē and Beach Club in Club Laiya. Upcoming facilities are the Captain Barbozza chain of seaside restaurants and bars, Canopy, and Isle — venues for events and Colony, a beachfront co-working space.
With this fresh approach to real estate business, Manzano continues Landco’s legacy of premium property development for more than 30 years.
“One of our key projects in Batangas is Punta Fuego, an upscale seaside residential community situated on the 88-hectare of pristine coastline in Nasugbu, Batangas. Its property value has appreciated to 1,200% since it was launched years ago. Our exceptional residential developments in key locations around the country are renowned as highly-coveted premier properties, which local communities would refer to as the Forbes Park in their area.”
Manzano highlighted that investment on CaSoBe and Club Laiya not only espouses a different brand of resort living, but from the financial point of view it’s an exceptional legacy that can be passed on from one generation to the next.
Riding on his motorbike whenever he can, he visits Landco properties all over the country to oversee its operations. With his engineering background, Manzano is a hands-on leader who takes time to work with his team on the enhancement of the facilities of each development including its latest projects.
“CaSoBe and Club Laiya are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) registered and Millennial Resorts is EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) registered as part of our long-term and holistic commitment to economic, social and environmental sustainability program. Landco initiated these programs, not to simply achieve recognition but because it’s the right thing to do. Our focus is to leave a lasting and sustainable legacy for the next generation,” Manzano enthused.
Manzano further stated that Landco’s well-planned sustainability features of the properties and corporate social responsibility initiatives are in line with Metro Pacific Investment Corporation’s commitment to help achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable; and strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
In the long-term, Manzano said that Landco is aiming to be globally-relevant in the upscale leisure development with its homegrown brand expanding across the region and vibrant locations around the world.
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