SM Prime Holdings

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SM Prime Holdings
Public company
Traded as PSESMPH
Industry Property, shopping malls and retailing
Founded Manila, Philippines
1958; 60 years ago (1958)
Headquarters Pasay City, Philippines
Number of locations

70 malls
2,303 stores nationwide

48 SM Supermarkets, 44 SM Hypermarkets, 156 Savemore stores, 39 WalterMart stores, 210 Alfamart stores, and 1,749 specialty stores[1][2]
Area served
Key people
Henry Sy, Sr. (founder, Chairman and CEO)
Parent SM Investments Corporation
Website SM Prime Holdings

SM Prime Holdings, Inc. or SM Prime is the parent company of the SM Group's shopping malls. It is the largest shopping mall and retail operator in the Philippines. It was incorporated on 6 January 1994 to develop, conduct, operate and maintain the SM commercial shopping centres and all businesses related thereto, such as the lease of commercial spaces within the compound of shopping centres. It went public on July 5, 1994 and subsequently grew to become the largest company listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange in terms of revenue. As of 2007, SM Prime Holdings became one of the largest shopping mall chains in the world. The company's main sources of revenues primarily include rental income from mall and food courts, as well as from cinema ticket sales and amusement income.

Currently, it has 70 malls, 63 in the Philippines and 7 in China, totaling a gross floor area of 9.1 million square meters located in the following locations: Metro Manila, Baguio City, Pangasinan, Cauayan City, Central Luzon (Cabanatuan City, Bulacan, Pampanga and Angeles City, Tarlac and Olongapo City), Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Lucena City), Naga City, Visayas (Iloilo City, Bacolod City and Cebu City) and Mindanao (Davao City, Cagayan de Oro City, General Santos City and Zamboanga City), as well as in Xiamen, Jinjiang, Chengdu, Suzhou, Chongqing, Zibo and Tianjing.

On April 2, 2008, SM Investments Corp. (the parent company to SM Prime) announced that it would participate in a $1 billion casino project in Manila. The 40-hectare Bagong Nayong Pilipino-Manila Bay Integrated Tourism Project consists of a casino, hotels, shopping malls and other entertainment facilities.[3] In July 2012, SM partnered with Lawrence Ho of Macau-based Melco International Development, the son of casino magnate Stanley Ho, and James Packer, the son of the late Australian media giant, Kerry Packer, to proceed with the new casino development, which is expected to capitalize on a growing middle class and increased tourism.[4]


SM City North EDSA, the first SM Supermall in the Philippines

The roots of SM date back to the 1950s when entrepreneur Henry Sy, Sr. established a shoe store in Carriedo, the then-central business district of Manila. His aggressive and adamant strategy helped him gain large profits within a few years and he later expanded his business in Quiapo to become a fully functioning department store named "Shoemart", specialising in the sale of shoes, the sector of which the store originally was. Shoemart was later abbreviated to SM and became commonly known as "SM" or "Shoemart" by the locals. The SM in Carriedo was later abandoned and moved to the present site in Quiapo near the Manila LRT Line 1. The old site was demolished in 1982 and was turned into its Clearance Outlet.

The first SM Supermall, SM City North EDSA, was opened in 1985. Each contains at least one or more amusement facilities, such as cinemas, bowling centers, convention centres and game arcades.

Located in several cities and areas in Metro Manila, as well as major provincial cities, each SM is easily accessible and situated by places of public interest, such as churches, schools, and highways. SM opened its first department store outside Metro Manila (SM Delgado) in Iloilo City in 1979 and was relaunched in 2004.

On May 21, 2006, SM opened the SM Mall of Asia.

On May 17, 2013, SM opened the SM Aura Premier. The same year, the company announced a merger with SM Land, which owns SM Development and Commercial Properties Group. As a result, upon approval by Securities and Exchange Commission, SM Prime is one of the largest property companies in the Southeast Asia region, competing with Gokongwei-led Robinsons Land (which owns Robinsons Malls and Tan-led Megaworld Corporation).[5]


SM Prime Holdings maintains shopping malls in both the Philippines and China.

Standalone department stores[edit]

The SM standalone department stores were some of the first department stores before the company grew into a big business.

Name Opening Location
SM Quiapo (clearance store) November 1972 Carriedo St., Quiapo, Manila
SM Makati (flagship store) September 1975 Ayala Center cor. EDSA, Makati City, Metro Manila
SM Cubao October 1978 Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila
SM Delgado (Iloilo) May 1979 Valeria Street cor. Delgado Street, Iloilo City, Iloilo
SM Harrison October 1984 Adriatico St., Malate, Manila

Commercial Properties Group[edit]

Currently operating office buildings[edit]

  • One E-Com Center
  • Two E-com Center
  • Five E-com Center
  • SM Cyber Makati One
  • SM Cyber Makati Two
  • Cyber West

Future office buildings[edit]

  • ThreeE-com Center
  • FourE-com Center
  • SixE-com Center

Events destination[edit]

Residential properties[edit]

SM Development Corporation (SMDC)

To date, properties of SM Development Corporation are situated in areas across Metro Manila specifically in the cities of Las Piñas, Makati, Mandaluyong, Manila (City of Manila), Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon City, and Taguig, as well as Tagaytay City in the province of Cavite.

Name Location
Chateau Elysee Bicutan, Parañaque City
Wind Residences Tagaytay City
Sea Residences Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Shell Residences Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Shore Residences Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Shore 2 Residences Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Mezza Residences Sta. Mesa, Quezon City
Mezza II Residences Sta. Mesa, Quezon City
Grass Residences SM North EDSA Complex, Quezon City
Berkeley Residences Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
Field Residences SM City Sucat Complex, Parañaque City
Princeton Residences Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City
Sun Residences Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City
Jazz Residences Makati City
Light Residences Mandaluyong City
Shine Residences Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Green Residences Taft Avenue, Manila
Green 2 Residences Dasmariñas City
Grace Residences Taguig City
Style Residences SM MicroCity Complex, Iloilo City

Tagaytay Highlands Highlands Prime, Inc. is a property developer in Tagaytay with 1,300 hectares of property in the Tagaytay Highlands mountain resort and residential complex.

The Highlands

  • The Woodridge
  • The Woodridge Place
  • The Woodridge Place Phase II
  • The Woodlands Point
  • The Woodlands
  • The Belle View
  • Pinecrest Village
  • The Villas
  • The Hillside
  • Aspenhills

'The Greenlands'

  • Fairfield
  • Nob Hill
  • The Verandas
  • The Parks at Saratoga Hills
  • Plantation Hills

The Midlands

  • Sierra Lago
  • The Horizon
  • Pueblo Real
  • Alta Mira
  • Lakeview Heights
  • Lakewood Fairways
  • Kew Gardens
  • Terrazas de Alava
  • Lakeside Enclave
  • Tivoli Place
  • Cotswold
  • Katsura
  • Yume
  • Sycamore Heights
  • Vireya
  • Horizon Terraces

Hotels and convention centers[edit]


Name Location
Taal Vista Hotel Tagaytay City
Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu City
Pico Sands Hotel Batangas
Park Inn by Radisson - Davao Davao City
Park Inn by Radisson - Clark Pampanga
Park Inn by Radisson - Iloilo Iloilo City
Conrad Manila Pasay City

Convention centers[edit]

Name Location
SMX Manila Pasay City
SMX Urdaneta Urdaneta City
SMX Taguig Taguig City
SMX Bacolod Bacolod City
SMX Davao Davao City

See also[edit]