WITH the growth of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-Business Process Management (BPM)industry, the search of multi-national business process outsourcing (BPO) locators for expansion areas and spaces, essential to operate are becoming more active in Davao City.
Good thing, the Association of Mixed-Use Property Developers (AMPD) keeps on growing yearly supplying the industry needs available to all prospective locators.
“For this year, we have additional one more member in the association,” John Irene del Campo, external vice president for industry promotions of AMPD said in a text message.
From six members in 2016, total members of AMPD reached seven with Arch Hunson Co. of HAI Global Bldg. coming in.
Other members are the Damosa Land Inc. Dominic and Sons Realty and Development Corporation, Felcris Centrale, JFM Development Corporation, Matina IT Park and Metro Ace Innovplas Corporation.
Last 2016, the members of the AMPD have a total of 19,256 square meters of available spaces for IT-BPM locators. Bulk of these is the 10,000 square meter-available spaces of Felcris Centrale.
In a bid to be more globally competitive, AMPD set the standards for all homegrown developers to lure more Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies and position Davao City as the most preferred real estate investment haven in the country.
Del Campo said the booming information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) industry has a very positive impact to the development of real estate projects.
She added that developers has to come up with the standard that will meet the qualifications of leaseholders from different industries especial IT-BPM.
Del Campo also said that the basic requirement for BPO is 1,500 building plate (one floor) but most of the buildings less than the requirement. But she was quick to add that even if it is a limiting factor, still they were able to provide the space the locators needed.
“With a lot of multinational BPO firms expanding here, we also are much more excited because surely we will be able to lease out a lot of available spaces,” she said.
Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on June 20, 2017.
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