Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Philippine properties ‘hottest’ in Southeast Asia

The Philippines was recently declared as a popular real estate hub in Southeast Asia by international commercial real estate services firm CB Richard Ellis Philippines.

It further cited that “investment opportunities in tourism, infrastructure, mining and real estate remain high” here.

In its July 2 news release sent to Inquirer Property, CBRE Philippines general manager Trent Frankum even used the superlative “hottest” in his description of how foreign investors took up properties in the Philippines. He enumerated the positive effects of the stable Philippine peso, increasing tourist arrivals, the BPO boom, and the influx of overseas Filipino workers’ dollar remittances on the property market.

Frankum’s declaration was heard in the recently held SMART Investment and International Property Expo at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre June 21 and 22. To read more click here.

By Tessa Salazar
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Published 07/04/2008