Philippine Property Market News - May 2021

Claro Cordero Jr. • 01/06/2021
This May 2021 edition of our report takes a look at the latest market activities in the Philippine commercial real estate sector including insights on the ongoing impact of the global pandemic on the sector.  


  • Real estate investments will remain crucial in directing the pace of economic recovery as it fuels various sectors that support the economy. Cushman & Wakefield believes that the demand for commercial real estate in the Philippines will once again pick up post-pandemic due to its solid fundamentals. To further boost the resilience of the banking system - manifested during the last major economic downturns - the passage of the Financial Institutions Strategic Transfer (FIST) Act is instrumental to assist the banks and financial institutions (Fis) in the management and disposal of their respective non-performing assets (NPAs) and non-performing loans (NPLs). 
  • Despite the strong proliferation of online retailing, the traditional retail segment is expected to recover along with the economy in the medium term, driven by a relatively young population with deep-rooted mall culture. Nonetheless, retailing will evolve into omni-channel marketing strategy, where physical and online experience become more integrated.

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