Ayala Land’s diversified portfolio exceeds awards record in 2022
Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) continued to focus on innovation and on elevating service levels in 2022, resulting in over 300 recognitions received from global and Philippine award-giving bodies last year. This surpassed ALI’s 209 awards and recognitions in 2021 and is the company’s highest awards tally to date.
Aside from property-related awards, Ayala Land received citations for its corporate governance and sustainability efforts, community and stakeholder engagement activities, as well as energy efficiency projects among others.
Enriching lives through sustainable estates
ALI subsidiaries once again garnered several major international awards in 2022, including the recognition of Ayala Triangle Gardens Tower 2 as one of the 13 outstanding development projects in last year’s ULI Pacific Awards for Excellence – the only winner from the Philippines.
Ayala Land was furthermore named the Philippines’ Best Overall Real Estate Developer at The Euromoney Real Estate Awards 2022. ALI topped the survey’s Innovation, Mixed-Use, Office/Business, Residential, Retail/Shopping and Sustainability rankings, sweeping all developer categories on the way to winning the overall award.
Among other development-related awards, ALI received 23 Titan Property Awards, 14 Lamudi Outlook Awards, and 5 wins apiece from the Asia Property Awards and PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards.
Leading through innovation in construction, energy efficiency and safety
In the fields of construction and design, ALI’s One Ayala Avenue BPO Towers 1 and 2 received the 2022 People’s Choice Award from the American Concrete Institute’s 8th Annual Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards. The same BPO Towers were also named winners in the High-Rise Category of the Philippine Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards.
The One Ayala Avenue BPO Towers 1 and 2, which are part of a 2.8ha mixed-use development along Ayala Avenue corner EDSA in Makati City, garnered several construction and design recognitions from various award-giving bodies in 2022.
Energy efficiency and safety were also key focus areas for the group throughout the year, as it received over 100 citations combined from the Department of Energy’s 2022 Energy Efficiency Excellence Awards and the Safety Organization of the Philippines, Inc. (SOPI) Safety Competition Awards.
Governance and sustainability at its core
Corporate governance and sustainability principles remain deeply ingrained in ALI’s operations, as the company was included among the Top 20 ASEAN publicly listed companies (PLCs) and Top 3 Philippine PLCs in the 2021 ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard (ACGS) awards held last December.
Ayala Land Logistics Holdings Corporation was also cited at the ACGS awards as among the top in the ASEAN Asset Class Category in the Philippines.
The City Government of Puerto Princesa in Palawan meanwhile recognized ALI’s Ten Knots Group for its sustainability initiatives and its support for the conservation of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park at its 1st Gawad Kalikasan Awards.
Aside from its sustainability awards, the Ayala Land Hotels and Resorts group’s El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island was also a Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awardee for one of the Best Resorts in the World. El Nido Pangulasian was also named the Philippines’ Leading Boutique Resort at the 2022 World Travel Awards, while Seda Hotels was cited as the Philippines’ Leading Hotel Group.
Since starting 10 years ago, the Seda group has expanded its businesses and included resorts and serviced residences in its portfolio, on top of its 11 hotels. In delivering exceptional Filipino hospitality, Seda Hotels has garnered multiple recognitions in the travel industry.
A benchmark for quality
More than the awards themselves, ALI President and CEO Bobby O. Dy cited such programs as a means through which the company can gauge the expansion of its institutional capabilities year in and year out. They are also seen as a measure of the team’s dedication towards better serving the community and its evolving needs.
“We are grateful for the variety of awards we received across all our business lines in 2022 and they serve as benchmarks for future innovations and solutions,” he added.
Renewing ties: bringing the community back together
Especially in these times when the country is slowly getting back on its feet amid the pandemic, ALI provided opportunities for communities to come together once more through activities such as the Festival of Lights in Ayala Triangle Gardens. The visual and musical spectacle has become an annual tradition among Filipinos and was held live and open the public once again in 2022.
The Festival of Lights Virtual Edition in 2021 was presented in two parts, showcasing a Filipino Family’s Christmas story, with an accompaniment of a holiday medley by music icon Jose Mari Chan.
The Festival of Lights and other programs such as its Tula and Unang Sulyap campaigns that promote art and walkability in ALI estates, received recognitions from the Philippine Quill Awards, PANAta Awards, and Titan awards as well.
To add to its milestones for 2022, ALI also took home 16 Stevies from the International Business Awards for its social enterprise projects such as the Alagang Ayala Land, and other community and employee engagement programs.
Ayala Land, Inc. is one of the largest property developers in the Philippines known for developing integrated, mixed-use and sustainable estates. With the vision of enhancing land to enrich the lives of Filipinos, the company creates master-planned communities that promote sustainable development and provide long-term value to all its stakeholders.