LIMA Estate poised to be Calabarzon’s next leading economic center with new expansion
The Aboitiz Group’s Lima Land, Inc. will expand LIMA Estate in Batangas in response to the increasing demand for industrial and commercial spaces in Region IV-A or Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon), a key industrial corridor and growth center in the Philippines.
The expansion, which is targeted for completion by the third quarter of 2022, is expected to generate up to 20,000 new jobs in Batangas and neighboring areas.
Lima Land will develop over 100 hectares of its existing 700-hectare property in the next two years to accommodate more industrial locators. Additionally, its 30-hectare business district will further be transformed to house new commercial lots, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies, office buildings, dormitories, schools, hospitals, hotels, and civic centers in addition to existing components such as The Outlets at Lipa, LIMA Exchange, and LIMA Park Hotel.
“With this expansion, LIMA is well on its way to becoming a full fledged smart city, supported by a complete ecosystem of infrastructure and the latest digital technology. A smart city in Calabarzon opens up a new wave of opportunities, with data at the forefront of improved operations across the city,” Rafael Fernandez de Mesa, First Vice President of Aboitiz Integrated Economic Centers said.
“Drawing from the Aboitiz Group’s expertise in estate operations and management, as well as in infrastructure, power, land, and construction, LIMA Estate does not only support the government’s initiative to spread progress across the country. It also brings a higher standard of development and quality – whether industrial, commercial, or residential – to provincial locations.,” he added.
Thriving amid the pandemic
The entire township is anchored on LIMA Technology Center (LTC), home to 124 domestic and international locators and about 55,000 employees. From being a purely industrial destination in 2014 when it was acquired by the Aboitiz Group, it has evolved into a mixed-use estate that promotes the seamless integration of work and life through thoughtfully planned amenity spaces and sustainable infrastructure, as well as complementary commercial and residential components.
Within LIMA Estate is “The Outlets” at Lipa, which hosts retail brands, restaurants, and the athletic stadium Aboitiz Pitch. Residential and lodging options are integrated across the township with LIMA Park Hotel, The Villages at Lipa, and the Campo Verde and Summer Hills subdivisions. The estate also boasts of its own transport terminal in LIMA Exchange, and proximity to schools including Edustria Senior High School by FEU and TIP.
In addition, it is well-located near the second most important international seaport in Luzon, the port of Batangas. In this harbor, ships receive and discharge cargo between Luzon and southern Philippines, while also serving as a regional and global hub.
“We have been speaking to several potential locators for all of our Integrated Economic Centers throughout the lockdown, and what makes LIMA a great investment is its existing, fully established ecosystem already in place that’s only poised for further growth,” said Eduardo Aboitiz, Vice President for Business Development of Aboitiz Integrated Economic Centers. For more information on LIMA’s industrial and commercial lot offerings, please email email@example.com.