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Federal Land and Nomura to build ‘smart’ Japanese townships


Real estate giant Federal Land Inc. was originally a hobby of the late business tycoon and founder of the Metrobank Group, George SK Ty.

Five decades later, the builder is betting its future on a sprawling partnership with Nomura Real Estate (NRE) Development Co. Ltd., one of Japan’s leading developers, to bring Japanese technology and aesthetics to the Philippine real estate market.

The two real estate powerhouses have teamed up to form Federal Land NRE Global Inc. (FNG), the vehicle that would develop a series of townships across the country, including a 100-hectare Japanese “smart city” in Cavite and a land-use project. mixed. along Manila Bay.

Federal Land President Alfred Ty said on Tuesday that investments could reach around $2 billion in less than a decade.

Other local developers have expanded into townships, which generally refer to planned communities offering a mix of residential, commercial and office projects, but Ty said FNG will go beyond that model.

“FNG envisions offering more than mixed-use townships in which to live, work and play,” he said. “We also plan to combine logistics, institutional and industrial developments in our portfolio.”

“FNG is a marriage that speaks of shared values, shared aspirations and complementary areas of expertise,” added Ty.

Federal Land, part of the Ty family’s GT Capital Holdings conglomerate, provided 250 hectares of land to FNG. Nomura had previously invested $324 million in the company for a 34% stake.

The first four township projects will be located along Manila Bay, Mandaluyong City, Cavite and Cebu.

Tuesday’s event brought together senior executives from Nomura Real Estate, led by Chairman Eiji Kutsukake and Managing Director Yusuke Hirano, who said FNG marked the Japanese company’s biggest overseas investment.

For his part, Kutsukake said the company is in line with Nomura’s 2030 plan to create growth engines outside of Japan.

“We have expanded our business to the Philippines because it is one of the most important markets for us,” he said on Tuesday.

FNG follows an earlier combination between Federal Land and Nomura for The Seasons residences in Bonifacio Global City.

The partnership included Japanese company Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd., paving the way for the first Mitsukoshi mall in the Philippines.

“FNG is not just a special purpose company on a project-by-project basis, but a going concern for long-term business in the Philippines,” Kutsukake said. INQ

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