Megaworld Corporation

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Megaworld Corporation
Type Public
Traded as PSEMEG
Industry Real estate
Founder(s) Andrew Tan
Headquarters The World Centre, Makati City, Philippines
Key people Andrew Tan (Chairman)
Parent Alliance Global Group, Inc.
Website www.megaworldcorp.com

Megaworld Corporation (PSEMEG) is a real estate company in the Philippines. It is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange Composite Index.[1]

The six Forbeswood Heights residencial buildings in Bonifacio Global City.
The Forbeswood Parklane residencial building in Bonifacio Global City.

The company is primarily engaged in developing large-scale mixed-use planned communities, incorporating residential, commercial, educational, and leisure components. Additionally, it engages in activities such as project design, construction oversight, and property management. Among its landmark projects is Forbes Town Center, a 6-hectare commercial and residential district in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila.[1] Another project by Megaworld is the 45-storey Petron Megaplaza office skyscraper, which was the tallest building in the country upon its completion in 1998 and the 50-hectare McKinley Hill which is by far the biggest.[2]

History[edit]

Megaworld Properties & Holdings Inc. was founded by Andrew Tan and incorporated under Philippine law on August 24, 1989, primarily aimed at engaging in real estate development, leasing, and marketing. In 1994, it spun off Empire East Land Holdings Inc., which focused on the middle income market. It was converted to a public company on June 15, 1994.[3] On August 19, 1999, the company changed its name to Megaworld Corporation in line with its conversion from a purely real estate company to a holding company, though the company's core focus continues to be on real estate.[1]

Megaworld has won several awards for good corporate management. Among its accolades are being named Best-managed Philippine Company by Finance Asia (1999, 2001, 2004 and 2007), Euromoney (2003), and Asiamoney (2007). It was also named Best in Investor Relations by Finance Asia (1999, 2004, 2006, 2007) and Asiamoney (2004, 2007).[4]

In 2007, Megaworld renamed a high-rise condominium project formerly called "The Trumps" into "One Central" after American real estate magnate Donald Trump threatened legal action over the name, saying the name "Trump" is unmistakably associated with him.[5]

Andrew Tan has served as Chairman of the Board and President of the company since its incorporation in 1989.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Megaworld Corporation". Philippine Stock Exchange. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  2. ^ "Petron Megaplaza, Makati". Emporis. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  3. ^ a b "Megaworld Annual Report 2008". Megaworld Corporation. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  4. ^ "About us". Megaworld Marketing International. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  5. ^ Megaworld renames disputed 'The Trumps' after Donald Trump complains

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