By Judy Quiros
DMCI Homes has inaugurated the clubhouse and amenities of the three-hectare Verdon Parc, its first mid and high rise development in Mindanao over the weekend.
Located at Ecoland Drive corner Peacock Street, the clubhouse and amenities covers one hectare of the entire resort-inspired property.
Launched last year, Verdon Parc consists of one mid-rise building – Martel (first building) and three high-rise buildings-Belvedere, Trevans and Maurin which will have sky lounges overlooking Samal Island and Mt. Apo. These high rise buildings come with DMCI Home’s propriety Lumiventt design and three-storey high sky patios.
Seven storey-Martel, Verdon Parc’s lone mid-rise building consisting of 170 units is already finished. The units come in two bedrooms and one bedroom .
Alfredo Austria, president DMCI Homes in an interview with reporters said they already turned over Martel units to 40 families early this year on schedule. Some of them have already moved in and could now use the club house and all the amenities among others, LAP Pool and two kiddie pools, lounge pool, audio visual and function rooms, fitness gym, open air multipurpose sports area outdoor fitness area, sky lounge and children play area.
He said bulk of their market are Davaoeños specifically “young fa-milies”.
The three high-rise buildings with a total of 1,978 units are targeted to be completed by October 2021.
Given the good market in Davao City, DMCI Homes, the sister company of DMCI-UPDI will soon start another condominium project in Maa. He said the project is now on the drawing board.
“We’re surprised; we experience brisk sales since January even though we’re not so visible in Davao. Maganda ang market, we’re getting a good share of the market,” he said.
In the light of strong competition in line with condominium business, DMCI Homes makes sure they are offering better from the rest of its competitors, Austria said.
“Whenever we launch a product, we want to make it sure it offers the best value so dito sa Dvao most of major developers are here already so we study their prices and what they are offering and we will make sure it is better than what they are offering in terms of price and quality otherwise we don’t expect to sell,” Austria said.
He said their company dislikes relying on marketing hype and advertisement when it comes to selling a product.
“We’d like to make sure we design it (project) we construct it in such a way they (customers) will get the best value for their money,” he said.
Given the strong competition in realty business, DMCI Homes he said operates by the principle: “If we cannot offer something better, might as well not do it; maraming negosyo pwedeng pasukan; if we cannot offer something better, it’s not worth of doing it.”