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|Traded as||PSE: MEG|
Alliance Global Tower, Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig City,
|Parent||Alliance Global Group|
The company develops large-scale, mixed-use, planned communities incorporating residential, commercial, educational, and leisure components. In addition it provides other services 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 Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila. 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. Also, last May 31, 2016, Megaworld announced that they will build two more office towers, 10-storey One Republic Plaza, and six-storey Emperador House, in Davao City. The two towers will provide an additional 30,000 sqm of office spaces for lease.
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.
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.
Andrew Tan has served as Chairman of the Board and President of the company since its incorporation in 1989.
Megaworld renewed its congressional franchise for another 25 years on June 26, 2014 one day after celebrating their silver anniversary. Under Philippine law, this real estate development company will operate with franchise from Philippine congress, an authority that limits and regulates development and operations of condominiums, hotels and shopping centers.
Trademark dispute with Donald Trump
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.
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