Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. (GERI), Megaworld’s subsidiary brand for integrated lifestyle and tourism estates, is turning over P3-billion worth of residential and commercial projects this year, as the company stands to its commitment of timely delivery of projects to customers.
These project turnovers include residential units and commercial lots at Boracay Newcoast in Aklan, Twin Lakes in Laurel, Batangas, and Sta. Barbara Heights in Iloilo.
“We uphold our commitment to our customers for the timely completion and turnover of projects even if we are in the middle of a pandemic,” says Monica T. Salomon, president, GERI.
|GERI's Eastland Heights|
The company also assured that development works in its various ongoing projects across the country will continue and will remain unhampered by the ongoing health crisis affecting the country.
However, GERI is cutting its capital spending by 38% this year, from P6.5-billion to P4-billion, as the lockdowns, regional quarantine measures, and physical distancing rules continue to restrict the movement of materials and workers in the company’s construction sites.
“The company will continue to observe financial discipline to ensure financial stability through prudent cash management and operational efficiency. While we have deferred new township launches, we will push thru with the launching of projects within our integrated estates. We have also allocated funds for strategic property acquisitions to allow us to take advantage of opportunities for business expansion and growth,” explains Salomon.
GERI also rolled out its roadmap towards recovery from the health crisis that affected most of its core businesses during the first half of the year.
The GERI Roadmap focuses on:
1. Innovations in Product Design and Services
The company is carefully studying emerging trends in the lifestyle choices and
behavior of consumers necessary to innovate and come up with new product designs, services and business processes, and finding ways to apply them in existing and future developments.
2. Digital Transformation
The company is investing in digital innovations and platforms that support responsive customer care services as well as integrating digital technology in all of its business processes.
3. Workforce Health, Safety and Well-Being
The company prioritizes the health, safety, and well-being of its workforce by strengthening health insurance coverage, providing medical, health and safety kits, implementing health and safety protocols in the workplace, and institutionalizing flexible work arrangements such as work from home, work rotation, and work offsite.
4. Financial Discipline and Strategic Expansion
The company will continue to observe financial discipline to ensure financial stability through prudent cash management and operational efficiency.
“While the company adopts a prudent outlook during these uncertain times, we will continue to seek opportunities in a rapidly evolving market,” adds Salomon.