Century Properties Group, Inc. said it has started turning over units in its Centuria Medical Makati at Century City in Makati.

The $100 million outpatient medical-IT facility is part of the company’s efforts to diversify its revenue stream to include recurring income.

Centuria Medical Makati is a 28-storey, 700-unit clinics and office suites that will accommodate doctors of various outpatient medical practices. It also has 18 commercial spaces for dining, wellness and pharmacy outlets.

Support facilities include a diagnostic laboratory to be operated by Hi-Precision Diagnostics, a hospital-grade Day Surgery Center and Recovery Suites.

Century Properties said Centuria’s opening “is targeted in the middle of 2015 after doctors and tenants complete unit fit outs.”

The building will be equipped with IT capabilities for the convenience of doctors and patients, as well as a trained medical concierge staff for locals and medical tourists.

“We are in the midst of a tremendous growth opportunity for health care and medical tourism. Centuria will address the need for facilities that will take these sunrise industries to the next level in the Philippines,” said Jose E.B. Antonio, Century Properties chairman.

“This medical facility is also an important component to our strategy of having a complete, integrated community at Century City, where you just don’t have offices, high rise residences and a retail mall but also a modern outpatient healthcare facility,” he added.

Launched in 2010, Centuria is the second project to be completed by Century Properties in 2014 under its growing recurring income portfolio. In March 2014, the company opened the 50,000-square meter Century City Mall, right in front of Centuria, with about 110 retail tenants, including four cinemas and a Rustan’s Supermarket.

“The year 2014 is a significant period for Century as it marked the completion of our first two commercial developments from the year we became listed in 2012. We also completed a residential building in Azure Urban Resort Residences and the Paris Beach Club this year,” said Kristina Garcia, Century Properties director for investor relations.

The project also forms part of Century Properties’ pipeline of residential, commercial and office developments. From its listing in 2012 up to 2019, Century targets to complete a total of 31 buildings.

Source: Malaya | December 10, 2014