One version of the known urban legends tells that it was Rajah Sulayman of Maynilad who bestowed the territory to his child - also named Pasay. It is the third political subdivision in Metro Manila with a total land area of 18.6 square kilometers (7.20 square miles). In the 2020 census, this first-class highly urbanized city in Metro Manila had a population of 440,656 citizens. Owing to its location by the south of the City of Manila, it swiftly became an urban town during the American colonization. Most of the bayside area beyond Luneta was swamp until the American ex-soldiers quickly developed it for residential purposes. Fun fact: On April 11, 1914, Cora Wong, a nurse at the Chinese General Hospital, became the first woman in the Philippines to fly as a passenger on a flight with Tom Gunn in a Curtiss seaplane off Pasay Beach.
Pasay City is where locals and foreign travelers and immigrants flourish due to its being home to the country’s primary airport, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), and world-class malls, hotels and accommodations.
The country’s primary arts and culture institution, the Cultural Center of the Philippines holds the greatest art and musical performances from local to the world-renowned artists. For more than forty years, this classic venue has hosted numerous music, dance, theater, visual arts, literary, cinematic and design events from the Philippines and all over the world. The CCP belongs to various international organizations such as the Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Center (AAPAC), the Conseil International des Organisations de Festivals de Folklore et d’Arts Traditionnels (CIOFF), the World Dance Alliance (WDA), the International Theater Institute (ITI), the Asian Theater Alliance (ATA), the ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information (ASEAN COCI), the ASEAN Korea Traditional Music Orchestra (AKTMO) among many others.
The Philippine International Convention Center holds the perfect venue for every congregation and purpose. It offers exceptional facilities for meetings, conventions, exhibits and special events – an expansive Plenary Hall, a sophisticated Reception Hall, Exhibit Areas and various Meeting Rooms. Rooms herein are adaptable enough to be transformed into almost any number of settings for any kind of event. The PICC provides a complete line of support facilities and services including modern audio-visual technology, conferencing systems, telecommunication facilities, security systems and service areas and assistance – the key to making every event at PICC productive and successful.
The Sofitel Philippine Plaza is the first accredited mother-baby-friendly hotel in Metro Manila, which is adjacent to the Cultural Center of the Philippines. It is just 15-minutes away from the NAIA and stands at a short distance from the Mall of Asia, Luneta, Intramuros, Manila Cathedral and the Philippine International Convention Center.
You can find here the SM Supermalls’ centerpiece project development which is the fourth in the Philippines and fourteenth in the world in terms of largeness: the SM Mall of Asia. There are about 5,000 tenant partners in this supermall, serving at least 3.5-M daily average foot traffic on a 67-hectare land.
The first and largest integrated resort in the Philippines, the Newport World Resorts (Resorts World Manila) is a one-stop, non-stop entertainment and leisure destination that showcases gaming delights, world-class entertainment, exclusive happenings, and thrilling lifestyle possibilities. It is home to world-class luxury hotels such as the all-suite MAXIMS Hotel, the Marriott Hotel, Remington Hotel, Belmont Hotel; the Sheraton Hotel and the Hilton Manila Hotel which are currently under construction, and the three-storey convention center that houses the country’s largest hotel ballroom, the Marriott Grand Ballroom.
Luxury and convenience rolled into one. The Newport Mall in the Resorts World Manila is the perfect spot for the high-end consumers as it houses a glittering range of high-fashion boutiques and world-class dining retailers, and branches of financial institutions.
With expansive foot traffic that grew over time, Pasay City has evolved into a haven for food trippers. Take a luxurious break and eat at China Blue by Jereme Leung, Marriott Café, Brasserie on 3, Chateaubriand, Spiral by Sofitel, Sunset Bar, The Roadhouse Manila Bay or chat over some cocktails at the C Lounge, Madison Bar & Lounge.
Leading financial institutions and government agencies such as the Philippine National Bank, the Philippine Navy, the Government Service Insurance System, among others, are conveniently close to all the commercial properties in Pasay City.
The rented commercial properties in Pasay City are surrounded by prestigious schools and universities such as the following:
· Philippine Air Transport and Training Services (PATTS) College of Aeronautics
· Airlink International Aviation School
· Integrated Montessori Center
· Manila Doctors College
· Philippine Law School, Inc. (Lacson College)
· Matute Fashion School
· St. Mary’s Academy of Pasay
· Wesleyan College of Manila, Ballet Manila
· Power Belter School of Performing Arts
· Mahatma Gandhi International School Pasay
· Noda Mathematics & Science Research & Development Institute
· San Isidro Catholic School, Pasay Alliance Christian School
· Manila Adventist Medical Center and Colleges
· Pasay City West High School
· Pasay City South High School
· Arellano University
· Arellano University High School
Pasay City has gained a reputation as a business-friendly city. Popular among these listed commercial properties for rent in Makati are the modern amenities that the administrating management provides 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 enjoy incentives.
You can grow your business to cater to people who deserve more quality time with their families and friends when you rent one of the commercial properties in Pasay City.
Macapagal Boulevard, also known as President Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard and Macapagal Avenue, is a modern eight-lane highway in Pasay City that runs parallel to Roxas Boulevard starting from the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex to Asia World City. This road has three major bridges crossing the channels with Libertad Channel being the largest. This boulevard is used as an access road to the SM Mall of Asia and Cavite, and the main major road in NCR’s reclamation area called the Bay City. Located along the boulevard are one of the high-end commercial properties for rent in Pasay that include the Y Tower, A Place, Double Dragon Center West, and W Mall Building. It is also lined with major offices, financial institutions and government headquarters such as the Government Service Insurance System.
The blueprint of this urban lifestyle complex provides unparalleled accessibility and convenience, topping it off with the best entertainment and leisure. There are commercial spaces available for rent around the complex like the Philflex Building, MAAX Building, and NU Tower. The mall being at the heart of it, businesses thrive, and consumers are more drawn to visiting the place.
Roxas Boulevard is a known waterfront boulevard in Metro Manila. The boulevard, which runs along the shores of Manila Bay, is well known for its sunsets and stretch of coconut trees. The divided roadway has become a trademark of Philippine tourism, famed for its yacht club, hotels, restaurants, commercial buildings and parks. There are embassies that are strategically located along it.
· Via MRT: get off at MRT Taft Avenue station then take a taxi to Pasay City Hall or a bus to Baclaran then alight at the corner of F.B. Harrison. Take a Baclaran-bound jeepney to Quiapo, Divisoria or Sta. Cruz and alight in front of Pasay City Hall
· via LRT: get off at LRT EDSA station then take a taxi to Pasay City Hall or a bus to Baclaran then alight at the corner of F.B. Harrison. Take a Baclaran-bound jeepney to Quiapo, Divisoria or Sta. Cruz and alight in front of Pasay City Hall. Alternatively, get off at LRT Libertad station, take a jeep to DFA, Pasay Post Office and alight at F.B. Harrison, then, walked towards Pasay City Hall.
· on EDSA via bus: take a bus to Baclaran (not the one with LRT/Leveriza sign) then drop off on EDSA corner F.B. Harrison. Take a Baclaran-bound jeepney to Quiapo, Divisoria or Sta. Cruz and alight in front of Pasay City Hall.
· From Quezon City, Quiapo, Sta. Cruz or Divisoria, if you're not in a hurry, the jeepneys with signboards Baclaran/Mabini will pass by right in front of Pasay City Hall.
· If you're from Cavite, just go to Baclaran by jeepney or bus, then, from there, board jeepneys with signboards Quiapo or Sta. Cruz or Divisoria with Mabini (not Taft Avenue) as they pass by Pasay City Hall.
With a fundamentally peaceful community because of the 24/7 police visibility in the area, putting up a business in one of the commercial spaces in Pasay City is a smart step to take. Generally, renting a commercial space in a mixed-use development complex or a highly urbanized location comes with total safety because of the developer’s own security benefits on top of the city government’s HELP program which actively involves its citizenry. Safety is not the only priority of the local government of Pasay City. Environmental management is also on top of their list with their Harbor Bay Reclamation Project and the implementation of a Solid-Waste Management Program.
In total, there are 177 commercial properties for rent in Pasay. The average price for a commercial property for rent in this location is ₱1,016 per month. The most expensive rental for a commercial property here costs about ₱1,600 while the most affordable rental price is about ₱350.
You may find the most expensive and luxurious commercial properties for rent in Pasay at Macapagal Bay and Mall of Asia Complex. While you can find classy yet affordable ones at Roxas Boulevard, Diosdado Macapagal Blvd. and Taft Ave..
These properties are fully equipped with the following amenities and unit features: