Makati, being the Philippines’ foremost business district, is the major focus of commercial activities with vast properties in the country. It is the country’s key link to international finance as well as the global economy. The City’s business district is larger than the second largest (Bonifacio Global City) in the country, and accounts for over 60% of Metro Manila’s premier office space inventory of 4.5 million square meters. Major economic challenges that the city faces are how to boost its role as the leading central business district, not only of the country but of the entire Southeast Asian region. It also aims to guarantee its residents’ share in the benefits as well as the responsibilities of this role.
Next to Pampanga being the culinary capital of the Philippines, Makati holds the title for being the former’s gastronomic center in the National Capital Region, for it is home to a wide selection of food hubs and restaurants and other commercial establishments and properties that are either rented or sold to foreign stakeholders in partnership with their Filipino counterparts. Listed below are some of the favorite hangouts of the consumers that live in the district while some work here or just visit for some leisure.
This simple restaurant along Alfonso Street which launched in 2018 is celebrated for its handcrafted Filipino food. At the ground level is their coffee shop that basically serves locally sourced coffee and pastries, while its sister bar, Ñ, that has great dark interiors serves warming up chilled liquor for those living a casual lifestyle in the apartments and condos rented in Chino Roces. Trivia: Ñ’s banker-turned-chef owner, Lica Ibarra, was one of the famous competitors (one of the 3 Filipino home cooks) in the MasterChef Asia Season 1 in 2015.
While Población is known for its hole-in-the-wall restaurants and bars, Buddha Bar is neatly located in a famous, standalone structure behind Century City Mall, and is one of Makati’s most opulent venues. They serve good sushi, perfect for a wistful dinner date or a night of dancing with friends staying over or just some quick pit stops.
Quicky stride for sweet treats. Bucky’s in Población is quite famed for their “fudge-like brownie that is not a brownie” and their soft-serves made from fresh carabao’s milk showing off different flavors every month. They have affiliated with Yardstick Coffee along Esteban Street, for your daily dose of hot and cold caffeine, which also offers coffee-making equipment and supplies for the home buddies.
The Commune on Polaris corner Durban Streets is a well-established coffee shop in Makati that sprouted from conversations over coffee. The idea of always demanding a place to meet up and bring together people and host the same brought this coffee shop to life. The high-quality coffee beans their baristas grind and brew are obtained directly from farmers in various known coffee-growing places in the country like Benguet, Sagada, South Cotabato, Kapatagan and Bukidnon.
They also offer coffee brewing classes which are perfect for the stay-at-home fellas who would like to enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee in the comfort of their apartment or condominium or those who plan on buying or renting commercial space and putting up their own dream coffee shop.
Be calm with the relaxed interiors decorated in vintage industrial as House of Joe welcomes you to a bibulous night where you can taste one of the finest local draft beers in Manila. You can also take a tour of their beer making facility, all you have got to do is ask over. Enjoy the hang of their stronger beer, Sun Sweeper, but drink moderately, and have with you your Grab driver to take you home for the night.
Tucked along Alfonso Street, The Ruins is a sophisticated events place located in the remains of a burned down house. Regardless of its depressing past, a lot of the building’s charm has survived like the rattan furniture, capiz shutters, and intricate banisters that heed to their former splendour. It serves as the background to grand parties for visitors from other places, residents of condominiums and even owners of commercial properties in the area, art shows, photoshoots, etc. It symbolizes how Filipino style and world class serenity can be combined into one.
Equipped with well-trained professional massage therapists, Pura Vida’s massage services are never late—you won’t need to wait for long intervals for their therapists to arrive, whether it’s in a commercial place, home service back in your apartment or in their massage salon. They are located on Don Pedro corner Jacobo Streets in Makati City.
The Wild Poppy along Don Pedro Street serves the best southeast Asian dishes and cocktails with a twist for its trendy and easy-going dwellers of condominiums and apartments and owners of commercial properties nearby. It is prevalent to female customers because of the cozy and elegant outdoorsy feeling it gives off with its hanging plants complementing the wood accents of the interior of the restaurant.
Perfect for the rainy and cold season is their Red Thai noodles, with its creamy red curry and fried noodles with a mild potato essence, which is recommended for Thai food lovers.
Hospitals and other health institutions abound the vicinity of the commercial properties, apartments and condominiums in Makati, such as Makati Medical Center, The Medical City, Ospital ng Makati, Kaiser Medical Center Inc., HMICare Clinic and Diagnostics Center, Tokyo Healthlink, Inc., Maria Lourdes Maternity Hospital, Pio del Pilar Puericulture Center, MediCard Clinic, Health Metrics, Inc., Office of the Surgery – Makati Medical Center, St. Clare’s Medical Center, American Heart Clinic and Pio del Pilar Health Center.
Leading financial institutions and business centers such as the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC), China Banking Corporation (China Bank), Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank), among others, are conveniently close to all the commercial properties inside condominiums and on lands in Makati.
The rented commercial properties in Makati have been since surrounded by reputable schools such as Colegio San Agustin, Assumption College, Asian Institute of Management, Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati, Ateneo Graduate School, De La Salle Graduate School of Business, Centro Escolar University Makati Campus, Makati Christian School, First Gear Technical Institute and Assessment Center, Inc., Gat Andres Elementary School, Don Bosco Schools of Printing, Yamaha Schools of Musical. Also, high-end malls like Greenbelt Mall and The Landmark are nearby, as well as art galleries, car showrooms, advertising offices and event spaces. There are other various educational institutions near the condominiums for rent and other rented apartments in Chino Roces that are flourishing in this side of Makati, such as Makati Science High School, Tugdan Elementary School, East REMBO Elementary School. Fulbright Science School, British School Manila, International School Manila and ASET English School.
Common among these listed commercial properties for rent in Makati are the state-of-the-art amenities that the administrating management offer such as a 24-hour security with CCTV-monitoring system, a back-up power generator and water tank for uninterrupted supply of power and water, respectively. They are also furnished with high-speed elevators, some have swimming pools and gyms and wellness centers, landscaped gardens and function rooms for meetings and events. All properties are guaranteed PEZA-accredited so renting businesses may expect incentives.
You can expand your business to cater to people who deserve more quality time with their families and friends when you rent in one of the commercial properties in Makati.
The commercial properties for rent in Salcedo Village is just a short walk away from Ospital ng Makati and the renowned Makati Medical Center, which is a private hospital owned and operated by medical doctors. A lot of medical hospitals and institutions can also be found near the rented commercial spaces in Salcedo Village, such as the Philippine Orthopedic Center Makati, St. Therese Hospital, Supercare Medical Services, Inc., IOM-Manila Health Center, MakatiMed Wellness Center and Medical Plaza. Churches thrive around the commercial spaces in this area, such as St. George Greek Orthodox Chapel, Victory Church and Word for the World Christian Fellowship, among others. Distinguished schools and universities are easily accessible from the commercial spaces for rent in Salcedo Village, such as the Ateneo de Manila University Professional Schools, Cambridge Preschool, Philippine School of Culinary Arts, Aeroflite Aviation School, Sacred Heart School, Fun D-Mentals Preschool and Mother Goose Playskool of Makati, to name a few. Restaurants that serve international cuisines can be found within the vicinity of Salcedo Village. For the collectors of the finest and rarest reserves from all over the world, Salcedo Auctions near the residential property for rent in Salcedo Village is the best place to go to, as it is the only auction house in the Philippines to specialize in the sale of fine art, jewelry and other timeless collectibles which are made available to connoisseurs and collectors who want to acquire a piece of asset.
Developed by Century Properties in the real estate hotspot of Makati City, the Century City in Kalayaan Avenue is where the International School Manila used to be. This 40-billion magnificence offering commercial spaces for rent is a 3.4-hectare mixed-use complex that encompasses an office building housing business process outsourcing and corporate companies, luxury residential properties for sale, a mall and an IT Hospital.
Legazpi Village in Makati CBD is touted as the cosier and more relaxed side of the busy city. There are lots of commercial establishments to hang-out and dine and trendy brands are just adjacent to Gamboa Street. This spot on the map is perfect for young professionals for being home to various commercial places that cater not only to individuals but also to groups as a venue for business meetings and gatherings.
If you are driving in the luxury of your car, from EDSA-Ayala or EDSA-Gil Puyat, turn right at Makati Avenue and left at Kalayaan Avenue; from Makati-Mandaluyong Bridge, turn right at General Luna Street. Coming from East, from BGC-Kalayaan Flyover, turn left at N. Garcia (Reposo St.) and turn right at Kalayaan Avenue; or if you are from the South—Pasay, Parañaque, Sucat and Alabang—from SLEX/Skyway, exit to Gil Puyat Avenue (Buendia), turn left at N. Garcia and turn right at Kalayaan Avenue.
When one mentions an elegant lifestyle, Makati City always comes to mind. With an essentially peaceful community because of the 24/7 police visibility in the area, living your dream lifestyle in the city would be a breeze. Generally, renting in a home in a mixed-use development neighborhood comes with total safety because of the developer’s own security benefits on top of the city’s well-manned checking from the local police implementation and barangay which has the rule over the property. Safety is not the only priority of the local government of Makati. Environmental management is also on top of their list. The city has a keen sense of cleanliness and the maintenance of the entirety of the locale is maintained by the trees planted and frequent collection and proper disposal of garbage.
In total, there are 1552 commercial properties for rent in Makati. The average price for a commercial property for rent in this location is ₱26,194 per month. The most expensive rental for a commercial property here costs about ₱25,000,000 while the most affordable rental price is about ₱240.
You may find the most expensive and luxurious commercial properties for rent in Makati at Legaspi Village, Chino Roces Avenue and Brgy. Santa Cruz. While you can find classy yet affordable ones at Legaspi Village, Bel-Air I Village and Brgy. Bel-Air.
These properties are fully equipped with the following amenities and unit features: