Ascott to manage 1,600 serviced residence units in Philippines tie-up

The 200-unit Citadines Bacolod City is slated to opem in 2021 in the tourism and food hub of Bacolod City.
The 200-unit Citadines Bacolod City is slated to opem in 2021 in the tourism and food hub of Bacolod City. PHOTO: ASCOTT LTD

SINGAPORE - The Ascott Limited has entered into a strategic alliance with a top Philippine real estate developer to manage 1,600 units in the country by 2022, the serviced residence owner-operator company said in a Singapore Exchange filing on Thursday (July 26).

Ascott, a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, will work with Cebu Landmasters Inc (CLI) under the alliance to seek properties for CLI to develop into serviced residences, which will then be managed by Ascott.

They have signed management contracts for their first four properties in the districts of Bacolod, Cebu City and Davao City, which will open from 2019 to 2021 and offer more than 800 units in total.

Ascott has been in the Philippines for 18 years, and is on track to achieve its target of 6,000 units there by 2020, said Daniel Wee, Ascott's country general manager for the Philippines.

Ascott's chief executive officer Kevin Goh said that Ascott is confident of exceeding 80,000 units in 2018 and expanding to 160,000 units worldwide by 2023.