JLL appointed sole leasing agent of premium QC BPO hub

The Upper Class to take advantage of the Metro's most populated city.

December 06, 2017

The Philippines continues to be the business outsourcing capital of the world, and the industry is still a driving force of most major commercial verticals.

PPC One Estate, the commercial properties arm of the PPC group, is fully poised to take the BPO industry in the northern part of Metro Manila to greater heights with The Upper Class, a Grade A office tower that offers premium office space situated in densely-populated Quezon City.

PPC One Estate has tapped the country's largest international property services firm, JLL, to reach out to potential tenants and maximize what The Upper Class has to offer. PPC One Estate President Ronnie Co says, "Quezon City's population translates to a rich potential workforce for the companies who will choose to be located in The Upper Class." He adds, "This is why we chose to work with JLL for this project. JLL's track record in the industry cannot be questioned, and we know that we will be able to take full advantage of our investment with their marketing and leasing expertise."

Sheila Lobien, JLL Regional Director and Head of Project Leasing, is quick to highlight that Quezon City is still a very attractive location for BPO companies. Second only to Makati in terms of number of agent seats, Quezon City is also able to offer lower rental rates versus the former. "JLL's wide experience in terms of working with and for BPO companies has given us a depth of knowledge in terms of what they are looking for and what they prefer. The Upper Class is definitely a very viable option for BPO companies and we are confident we are offering the market something that they too will benefit from in the long term."

Located in the corner of major thoroughfares Quezon Avenue and Scout Reyes in Diliman, Quezon City, The Upper Class is a 26-storey Grade A tower which will be ready for turnover by the first quarter of 2019. It has a gross leasable area of 24,006 square meters with each floor having an area of 1,168.48 square meters.

Lobien says that more than JLL's experties and industry reach, they are proud to offer to PPC One Real Estate and potential tenants their process-oriented approach and professionalism. "We are a Fortune500 company, and we remain to be one due to our ethical standards and practices which has also made us a World's Most Ethical Company. We are proud to be the industry leader and of the depth of our property portfolio but we are highly ethical professionals first and foremost. It is how we ensure our excellence is consistent after all these years."