No one in Southeast Asia does real estate better than SM Development Corporation (SMDC)

  • Developer of The Year Southeast Asia 2022
  • Special Recognition Award for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Best Mixed Use Development – Gold City
  • Best Landscape Architectural Design – Vine Residences
  • Best Condominium Architectural Design – Sail Residences

It was a transformative year for real estate in Southeast Asia. Buyer preferences continue to shift with a greater focus now placed on health, green spaces, convenience and a host of other areas. No homebuilder has embraced adaptability and change in the region quite like SM Development Corporation (SMDC) from the Philippines.

With that in mind, it is easy to see why the developer has thrived in these challenging times. SMDC is respected for its high-quality projects catering to diverse lifestyles. However, the firm’s work goes well beyond that. From looking after residents and investors through a number of unique initiatives to exceptional CSR efforts that uplift local communities, its trailblazing approach proves there is more to real estate than sales.

Last year, SMDC cemented its place among the region’s best developers with an outstanding showing at the Dot Property Southeast Asia Awards 2022. The firm collected five honors, including Developer of The Year Southeast Asia 2022 and the Special Recognition Award for Corporate Social Responsibility. This success meant everything to a company that takes pride in being ‘The Good Guys’.

“We thrive on giving the best life to our customers and investors and people that believe in us. We want to make sure they can enjoy the good life at our projects. It is very special to be commended and standing with the best of the best from Southeast Asia is incredible for us and will serve as even more inspiration,” SM Development Corporation (SMDC) Vice President for Marketing Aye Luna-Magtulis told Dot Property Group.

There is much more to SMDC than building amazing residences. The firm aims to cultivate thriving local communities built upon caring for one another. That meant winning the Special Recognition Award for Corporate Social Responsibility at the Dot Property Southeast Asia Awards 2022 was validation for both the company and its residents who have an important part in the process.

“SM Development Corporation has lived by the idea of being The Good Guys to inspire our residents to be caring for their neighbors and friends,” Luna-Magtulis details. “For every mission we do, such as our medical missions and blood drives, we encourage our residents to take part and become the Good Guys too. We are very, very happy to share this award with them.”

Of course, it’s important to mention SMDC’s award-winning properties. Gold City is a mixed-use development set to be a vibrant hub near NAIA, Sail Residences boasts stunning architectural designs and Vine Residences is unsurpassed when it comes to lush landscapes at a residential development. The latter condominium saw the developer take a unique approach.

“This is a special design. There is almost a hectare of open space in the middle of the development and we filled it up with all the amenities and luxurious lounges. Amongst all our properties, this one has the largest units. We offer two- and three-bedrooms which makes it more distinct from our other projects,” Sonsing-Fernando states.

Those who have followed SMDC over the years know ‘The Good Guys’ won’t rest on their accomplishments. With several exciting projects in the pipeline and a continued focus on giving back to the local community, their work will continue to lead the way in both the Philippines and Southeast Asia.

More than 45 developers, projects and real estate agencies were honored at the Dot Property Southeast Asia Awards 2022. Read more about the winners here.