We assist clients in increasing and maximizing the value of their real estate portfolio by closely working with developers, investors, construction companies, and other major participants in the real estate industry regarding legal issues affecting the acquisition, development, management, and disposition of land, buildings, and other real properties in the Philippines.
Our firm is also known for timely securing permits and regulatory approvals needed to realize each real estate project or transaction, owing in part to our lawyers’ vast experience in dealing with key regulators and appropriate government agencies. Among others, we have assisted clients in registering property development projects, including information technology buildings with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority, and various real estate market participants in obtaining the appropriate permits and registrations from the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board.
In relation to land use, we also provide legal services in connection with land use conversion and reclassification, and the negotiation and documentation of land lease agreements with the government including forest land use and foreshore leases. We have also worked with our clients in various capacities ranging from rendering legal advice on regulatory compliance with the applicable property laws and regulations, to assisting in the documentation and financial closing of key real estate transactions, such as the construction, development, and management of condominium projects, transfer of development or air rights, the acquisition and lease of prime residential, industrial, and commercial properties, and other dealings involving real property. In keeping with our close relations to our clients, our counsel is specifically tailored to anticipate and address the commercial and tax implications involved to meet the clients’ business objectives.