Ortigas: A Bustling CBD With Prime Office Space For Rent
11/7/2018 | By Kyle Edriel Tomagan
Ortigas: Metro Manila's CrossRoad
The Ortigas Center is one of the three Philippine CBDs in Metro Manila along with Makati and BGC and is considered a prime destination for business looking for a furnished and fully managed private office and coworking space for rent. Boasting a strategic location, Ortigas is trisected by three different cities: Pasig, Quezon City, and Mandaluyong, all of which are classified as Highly Urbanized Cities.
Since its foundation in 1937, Ortigas has become the headquarters of numerous local corporates and multinationals and even acted as the former headquarters of the Philippine Stock Exchange. UnionBank Plaza, BDO Corporate Tower, and the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank are located here, as well as those of Jollibee Foods Corporation and San Miguel Corporation.
Because three cities surround the outskirts of Ortigas, the CBD is close to numerous industries. Mandaluyong’s metalwork and welding facilities, such as those of Icon Metals and Versa Metal Industries, are within the vicinity. Meanwhile, Pasig’s pharmaceuticals, such as Unilab Inc, and Quezon City’s industrial factories are just a short commute away.
Accessible Location, Quality Office Spaces
Located in the middle of three different cities, Ortigas is accessible to commuters from all around Metro Manila. MRT Shaw, Boni, and Ortigas stations are situated within the CBD, allowing fast travel to the area. Buses, jeepneys, and Express Vans within Ortigas allow employees to commute with minimal hassle.
Ortigas is also famous for hosting the Robinsons Cyberscape line of commercial office buildings, which are highly recommended for their advanced infrastructure and quality amenities. These include Robinsons Cyberscape Gamma, Alpha, and Beta.
Many businesses operate out of Ortigas because of the city’s impressive interconnectivity, since multiple ISPs such as PLDT, Converge ICT, Globe, and Infinivan offer fiber optic internet.
A Complete City
Ortigas is not just a commercial area, it is also a prime residential, health, and lifestyle location in the metro. The Grove by Rockwell is one of the best condominium buildings in the country, and is also close to Rockwell Business Center Tower 3, another office space facility. Valle Verde, a string of top-rated subdivisions in Metro Manila, is just a 20-minute commute away from Ortigas.
The Medical City, one of the three hospitals in the entire country accredited by the Joint Commission on International Accreditation, is just 25 minutes away from the central area of Ortigas.
A mall strip is also located in Ortigas, with SM Megamall, Shangri-La Plaza, StarMall, and Robinson’s Galleria covering the area. Numerous schools, such as St. Paul University, Lourdes School of Mandaluyong, Saint Pedro Poveda College, and University of Asia and the Pacific are also located in the CBD.
With its proximity to three different cities and numerous amenities, Ortigas is one of Metro Manila’s most comprehensive cities, making it an ideal choice for locators from different industries to establish their headquarters. Even startups can scale organically from Ortigas, given its many features conducive to business growth.