TO ADDRESS the rapidly changing needs of locators across different industries, property developers pivot and adapt, foremost by implementing heightened safety protocols and ensuring enhanced health and sanitation measures in the new normal.

Cebu-based property developer Oakridge Realty and Development Corp., with its flagship development, Oakridge Business Park, is dedicated to ensuring key operational support and safety measures are in place so that locators can focus on their competencies as they develop, rebuild and grow their businesses.

Strategically located and offering multiple Grade A Quality, Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza)-registered IT buildings, Oakridge Business Park continues to offer competitive leasable spaces ideal for information technology-business process management firms, medical knowledge process outsourcing firms, among many others, with flexible options for semi-fitted or bare shell units of varying cuts available from full floor office spaces at 1,600 to 2,000 square meters and smaller units at 150 to 400 square meters.

Locators in Peza-registered IT Centers enjoy both fiscal and non-fiscal incentives including, but not limited to income tax holiday for a prescribed period, VAT zero-rating of local purchases of goods and services subject to the Bureau of Internal Revenues and Peza compliance, duty free importation of capital equipment and exemption from expanded withholding tax, among others.

Health, safety protocols

Central to Oakridge Business Park’s operations is its commitment to ensuring the health and safety of all its tenants, customers and employees, especially during this time. As such, the Park has a team of safety officers to regularly inspect and monitor the implementation of safety protocols in all tenant units, including its retail establishments.

Upon entry, guest temperatures are individually checked and logged through a contactless thermal scanner. Common and high-touch areas such as hallways, elevators and restrooms are regularly sanitized and disinfected nightly with UV light. Contactless alcohol dispensers, sanitizing foot baths, physical distancing floor markers, air purifiers, acrylic desk shields in building reception areas and outdoor hand-washing stations, are also available around the Park. The Oakridge Business Park App allows contactless processing and filing of health declaration forms, work permits, and other service requests.

Apart from ensuring safety and operational controls are in place, Oakridge also has a dedicated customer experience team to address tenant concerns and ensure that service requests are efficiently fulfilled.

Oakridge Business Park is part of the growing portfolio of the Oakridge Realty and Development Corp., the real estate property arm of the LH Paragon Group Inc. Oakridge Business Park is located along A.S Fortuna St., Mandaue City. (PR)