Ortigas Center is one of the largest central business districts in the country. The area is close to Capitol Commons, which is a mixed-use real estate project developed by the Ortigas and Company (one of the country’s premier real estate developers). Although the recent Asia Pacific Property Awards recognized Ortigas and Company’s Capitol Commons as the best in the Philippines, will it satisfy your needs and wants? Are condos for sale at Capitol Commons worth your money?
The Ease of Doing Business at Capitol Commons
Several condos are up for sale at Capitol Commons. However, you might not be only interested in the idea of living in the area but also in the ease of doing business. Capitol Commons, being a mixed-use development, also offers several office facilities and commercial spaces. Occupying or leasing these places is one thing, but the operating of business is another matter.
Capitol Commons is under the local government of Pasig and adheres to the city’s regulation in doing business. The city has a “one-stop-shop” that caters to all domestic or foreign business needs, such as permits, and other regulatory requirements needed before setting up shop. Capitol Commons is also a good alternative to the offshore business operations of several multinational companies if they find the rates of other business districts a little over their budget.
Capitol Commons: Getting Around
If you are only looking at Capitol Commons for various condos, towers in Ortigas such as The Imperium, The Maven, and The Royalton offer good deals. These towers are complete with amenities, including gyms, swimming pools, international bars and restaurants, and spacious parking spaces. In the future, Ortigas and Company will expand its current Estancia property to include new recreational and shopping areas. The area is also near the Kapitolyo area, which is home to hundreds of hole-in-the-wall restaurants.
Moving around Capital Commons is relatively easy. The area has well-lit and concrete walkways that connect the entire project. The place is also near other big cities that you can access by using various transportation options, including local ride-hailing and ride-sharing apps. Other options include the aboveground light rail services locally known as the Metro Rail Transit–3 (MRT-3) and Light Rail Transit (LRT; which has two lines, LRT1 and LRT2). You can easily travel across Metro Manila, go to other business district areas, and visit nearby recreational places.
Although traffic remains the biggest problem in staying at the Capitol Commons, the developer and local authorities are undertaking new ways to mitigate this problem. In 2017, Ortigas and Company inaugurated the construction of the BGC-Ortigas Link Road, which will significantly cut travel time between the two major business areas.
Getting a condo at Capital Commons is worth it if you are looking for a place where you will stay for the long-term and conduct your business. The rates for-sale condos within Capitol Commons depend on their locations. Apart from accessibility and the ease of doing business, you should also consider the safety or security of the area. Before deciding whether you will settle or not, you should try to acquire security information, such as reports of crimes that specifically targeted foreign nationals.