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New Zealand Prime Minister visits sustainable FILRT Building Filinvest Two at Northgate Cyberzone

New Zealand Prime Minister visits sustainable FILRT Building Filinvest Two at Northgate Cyberzone

New Zealand Prime Minister Hon. Christopher Luxon paid a special visit to Northgate Cyberzone in Filinvest City, Alabang during his diplomatic trip to the Philippines, to commend the successful establishment of office and business operations of one of Filinvest REIT’s tenants, Building Engineering and Design Co.  Philippines Limited Inc. (BEDC). The Prime Minister's visit underscores the thriving partnership between New Zealand and the Philippines, as well as the flourishing business environment facilitated by Filinvest REIT Corp. (FILRT). 

Northgate Cyberzone, located in Filinvest City, is an IT-BPO campus-style hub and a key center of productivity where majority of the 17 Grade A, sustainable office buildings under the FILRT portfolio are located including Filinvest Two, where BEDC’s operations is located. Filinvest Two is an Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) certified building and is also 100% powered by renewable energy. 

BEDC made its significant move to Northgate Cyberzone in March 2023, securing 1,723.55 square meters of office space. Since then, the company has grown from 40 to an impressive 400 employees. BEDC is set to expand by acquiring an additional 1,723.55 square meters of office space, slated for completion by August 2024. BEDC's headquarters is in Auckland, New Zealand, further solidifying its global presence and commitment to excellence in engineering and design services. 

BEDC Philippines Limited Inc. Team

New Zealand Prime MInister Hon. Christopher Luxon (fourth from left) and BEDC CEO Ben Powles (fifth from left) with the BEDC Philippines Senior Managers

“We are honored that the Hon. Christopher Luxon made time to visit BEDC at Northgate Cyberzone and we are deeply grateful for the trust BEDC has placed in FILRT. Their expansion plans reflect the confidence international investors have in the company as their partner in expanding their presence and operations in the Philippines,” said FILRT President and CEO Maricel Brion-Lirio. 

FILRT continues to drive service excellence in real estate, offering tailored solutions that meet the evolving needs of global enterprises. Beyond providing premium office spaces, FILRT strives to create environments that inspire innovation and sustainable growth. FILRT remains committed to nurturing partnerships that drive mutual success and contribute to the economy of the Philippines.