What made Abreeza – the upcoming Ayala Center of Davao different from other existing Ayala malls in the country?
Unlike Greenbelt, Glorietta, Trinoma, Bonifacio Highstreet, and Ayala Center Cebu – based on the developer’s plan, Abreeza will have two BPO buildings and a mall. And based on the existing developments of Ayala Land, this will be the first mall cum bpo complex development of Ayala Land Inc. in the country. With the case of Market Market, the developer only converted its 4th and 5th levels to house several BPOs. This is similar to one of its new projects which is Glorietta 5. Glorietta 5 will have 3 levels for retail and the next 5 levels for BPO.
But what sets Abreeza apart? The mall will have two individual midrise BPO buildings attached to it. The BPO component will have a total area of 18,000 square meters. The first BPO building will have atleast 5 levels. It will be a complex like development with three projects merged into one – two separate BPO buildings plus the lifestyle mall. The mall itself will have a total gross leasable area of 61,000 sqm once completed.
Jaime Ayala, president of Ayala Land Inc, said the city’s stable peace and order situation and the positive performance of retail sales pushed the group to finalize the joint venture, which he called “a gargantuan project.” “The project’s total cost is estimated at P4 billion to P5 billion,” he said.
Ayala Land Inc. has a number of BPO buildings in the country. However, these are stand alone BPO buildings with some retail spaces in its ground or second levels. Abreeza will be the first of its kind – a single development with BPO buildings and a mall merged into one.