Keppel Land and BDO team up with JLL for new premium Grade A office development, The Podium West Tower

ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 designations uphold JLL’s commitment to quality, health and safety

November 05, 2018

Keppel Land Limited (Keppel Land), one of Asia's premier real estate companies, together with its Philippine joint venture partner, Banco de Oro Unibank (BDO), is setting the benchmark for Grade A commercial developments in Ortigas. The partners recently topped off The Podium West Tower in end-September 2018. The office tower is progressing on track to welcome tenants in 1Q 2019 for fit-out ahead of its completion in 2Q 2019. JLL is pleased to be onboard as one of the appointed marketing agents for the tower.

Located along ADB Avenue, the 42-storey Podium West Tower offers a net leasable area of more than 89,000 square meters of prime office space. The office tower is also the first premium-grade office development located atop a retail mall, The Podium, within the Ortigas central business district.

Mr Oh Lock Soon, President (Philippines), Keppel Land, said, "Together with our partner BDO, we are privileged to participate in the development of this premier and sustainable commercial project. We are happy to work with JLL and are confident that The Podium West Tower will meet the growing demand for high-quality office premises by multinational and local corporations seeking a strategic and prime address in Ortigas."

JLL's Head of Landlord Representation,  Mr Antonio Sabarre, said, "JLL shares a common vision with the developers, which is to bring as much value to our clients as possible. We are committed to give the world-class service JLL is known for." He added, "We are excited to bring The Podium West Tower to the market. It's an exciting time for the industry, and The Podium West Tower is poised to become a location of choice in Ortigas."

For its sustainable features, the development has been conferred the LEED Gold Mark (Core & Shell) pre-certification by the US Green Building Council, and is the first building in the Philippines to receive the provisional Green Mark Gold Award by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore.

It also received eight top honors in the 2018 PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards.

The awards are:

  • Best Office Development (Manila)
  • Best Retail Development
  • Best Mixed-Use Development
  • Best Office Architectural Design
  • Best Retail Architectural Design
  • Best Landscape Architectural Design
  • Best Universal Design Development
  • Best Green Development

An eco-icon, The Podium is designed to consume a minimum of 14% less energy and 30% less water than standard building designs. The development incorporates environmentally-friendly building materials as well as water-and energy-efficient technologies. This includes one of the largest vertical green wall in the central business district which spans over 2,000 square meters, a rainwater harvesting system, a drip irrigation system to water plants as well as a green roof to reduce the cooling energy load.

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of over 90,000 as of December 31, 2018. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit