Opko Finance, an accounting and outsourcing services company based in Asia and managed by a French expatriate, has moved its Cebu’s Office in Cebu Exchange Tower. A PEZA-accredited office development on track to be the largest net-zero carbon-certified building in the Philippines.
Cebu City has become a popular location for businesses due to its highly skilled talent pool, superior regional accessibility and more cost-effective alternative to Manila. In 2020, the city was named the 12th most attractive BPO destination by the Tholons Global Innovation Index.
Cebu has always been an exciting market for the office sector, said Dom Fredrick Andaya, senior director of office services—tenant representation at Colliers. “Sixty percent of all provincial office transactions that we recorded in 2022 happened in Cebu, and a bulk of these were office lease transactions cornered by IT-BPM firms. Aside from the abundance of highly skilled workers, the availability of higher-quality buildings with sustainability features provides extra incentive for occupiers to locate and expand in the city.”
The development of OPKO Finance’s Office in Cebu also underscores its strategic Environmental, Social and Governance focus and Doing Right DNA, aligning with ARTHALAND’s sustainable development goals, where the welfare of occupants is of utmost importance.
Cebu Exchange’s reputation for sustainability is also reinforced by ARTHALAND’s sustainability projects outside its developments.
ARTHALAND has an ongoing sustainable public school rehabilitation program in Cebu Island, which includes fixing roofs and adding solar panels, repainting public schools with low-VOC paints, providing low-energy LED lighting, and rehabilitation of toilet fixtures.
Opko Finance, an accounting and outsourcing services company based in Asia and managed by a French expatriate, helps Start up, SME, Entrepreneurs, subsidiaries of big companies to set up and develop their business in the best hubs in Asia and Middle East, faster and with fewer resources through outsourcing solutions in the Philippines.
Having an office at Cebu exchange gives the best sustainable and wellness-centered office space available in the market. It is important for us to prioritize the health, safety, and well-being of our staff while also being responsible for the health of our planet. We proudly embrace the workspace of the future, today.
Cebu Exchange has been pre-certified LEED Gold from the US Green Building Council, achieved the highest 5-Star rating for its design from the Philippine Green Building Council and the WELL Health-Safety Rating 2022 for Facility Operations and Management through the International WELL Building Institute.
It has also achieved EDGE Advanced Preliminary Certification which validates that Cebu Exchange is designed to yield savings of 47% in energy, 68% in water, and 54% in materials’ embodied energy compared to a conventional design in the country.
Through the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment of the World Green Building Council, ARTHALAND has pledged to decarbonize 100% of its portfolio by 2030.
ARTHALAND is the first real estate developer in Asia to do so and the first signatory from the Philippines. For more information, you may visit Cebu Exchange along Salinas Drive (in front of Cebu I.T. Park), Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines
For any information on OPKO Finance in the Philippines, please contact our team to firstname.lastname@example.org.