SM Lanang Premier
Front facade of SM Lanang Premier
|Location||Davao City, Philippines|
|Address||J.P. Laurel Ave., Brgy. San Antonio, Agdao District, Davao City|
|Opening date||September 28, 2012|
|Developer||SM Prime Holdings|
|Management||SM Prime Holdings|
|Owner||Henry Sy, Sr.|
|Architect||Point Design Inc.|
|No. of stores and services||273|
|No. of anchor tenants||2|
|Total retail floor area||144,002 m2 (1,550,020 sq ft)|
|No. of floors||4|
|Website||SM Lanang Premier|
SM Lanang Premier, also known locally as SM Lanang, is an indoor four-story shopping mall in Lanang, Davao City, Philippines along Jose P. Laurel Avenue and within S.P Dakudao loop. The First SM Supermall to be called "Premier". The mall is owned by Henry Sy, Sr. and managed by SM Prime Holdings. Construction of the mall started in 2011. SM Lanang Premier opened to the public on September 28, 2012, on the site of the former Lanang Golf and Country Club.
The mall has a gross floor area of 144,002 m2 (1,550,020 sq ft) making it the 2nd largest shopping mall in Mindanao  After SM CDO Downtown Premier. The mall has 273 stores along with several restaurants. The mall has SM Store and SM Supermarket as anchor stores. It featured six cinemas, an IMAX Theater, SMX Convention Center, SM Science Discovery Center, a bowling center, an Al fresco dining situated along the fountain court, located at the back of the mall. SM Lanang Premier is the 4th largest taxpayer in Davao City along with SM City Davao.
Planning and construction
SM Prime Holdings developed SM Lanang Premier, a Philippine-based shopping center management firm. In 2008, SM Prime Holdings bought 10 hectares out of the 40-hectare property of Lanang Golf and Country Club from Dakudao and sons for the mall. SM Prime Holdings saw potential in the upscale northern sections of the city. The mall was to be an SM City Mall, a shopping mall with SM Store, SM Supermarket or SM Hypermarket and SM Cinemas together with retail shops< and it was scheduled to open in 2011. The management planned that the mall would be bigger than SM City Davao, the first SM Mall in Mindanao. This original plan would have generated over 1,000 jobs. Moreover, local people unofficially named the mall as SM North Davao. Officers of SM Prime Holdings requested anonymity because they could not discuss project details. The administration planned to start the mall project in January 2010. However, the management moved the start to 2011, together with SM City General Santos.
Tenant partners, retailers, food chains, service centers and merchants attended the tenant's preview of SM Lanang Premier on March 22, 2012. SM Prime Holdings announced the mall's name as SM Lanang Premier. Point Design, Inc. designed the mall. G&W Architects was Architect of Record; NGCB was General Contractor; D.A. Abcede and Associates was Project Manager; Edge its Cinema Designer; Abesamis-Guerrero was SMX Convention Center Designer,[n 1] and HBO+EMTB was Cyberzone designer.
Eight days before it opened, SM Lanang Premier has 160 out of 273 stores occupied. The mall opened to the public on September 28, 2012. It has an operating hours from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm  A sellout crowd filled the mall. Motorists and commuters got stuck in heavy traffic along Jose P. Laurel Avenue. At the time it opened, the mall's occupancy rate is 91%. Last March 2013, SM Lanang Premier hosted the M.I.C.E convention along with the annual Philippine Advertising Congress. It accommodated 5,000 people. As of August 2013, the mall's daily foot traffic has seen 20,000 people on weekdays and 40,000 on weekends.
SM Lanang Premier is SM Prime Holdings' fourth mall in Mindanao after SM City Davao, SM City Cagayan de Oro and SM City General Santos. It is on the site of the previous Lanang Golf and Country Club in Lanang, Davao City. It is 2.5 kilometers away from Francisco Bangoy International Airport and 4 kilometers away from Port of Davao.[n 2] Additionally, S.P Dakudao loop bordered the mall and Jose P. Laurel Avenue to its north. The mall is near AH26 and R. Castillo Street, which vehicles use as an access and exit point. The mall is also near to Davao Museum.
Origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, became the inspiration for the mall's exterior design. Thus, the mall's north, south, and west facades employed the use of various asymmetric lines.
SM Lanang Premier serves as a major tourist attraction in Davao City and is the 4th largest taxpayer in the area, together with SM City Davao. As of 2013, it has an income tax return of ₱8 million. The mall employed 10,000 people in 2012. IBEX Global Solutions opened a Business process outsourcing within the mall last October 2013 with a gross floor area of 3,500 m2 (38,000 sq ft) which employed additional 700 people. As a result of SM Lanang Premier's very strong profit and Mindanao's growing economy, SM Prime Holdings will open 2 more malls in Mindanao area, one in Butuan City and a second mall in Cagayan de Oro City. MegaWorld Corporation is planning to open a residential building within the mall's vicinity, with an investment amounting to ₱15 billion. SM Lanang Premier together with SM City Davao accounts for 80% of total profit of SM Prime Holdings in Mindanao.
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- SMX Convention Center and Trade Hall do have the same functions but do not have the same branding and both are managed by SMX Convention Specialist Corporation (SMX Corp.) under SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation.
- Although reference states that SMX Convention Center is 2.5 and 4 kilometers respectively, it is stated that SMX Convention Center is inside of SM Lanang Premier, in which those facts for SMX Convention Center Davao can also be applied for SM Lanang Premier, given it is inside of SM Lanang Premier. 
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