BEST CO-LIV­ING SPACE November 19, 2019
MyTown, the co-liv­ing brand un­der Philip­pines Ur­ban Liv­ing So­lu­tions, was awarded best co-liv­ing space in the Philip­pines at La­mudi’s The Out­look awards. Founded by a group of Dutch and Filipino en­trepreneurs in 2012, MyTown is the first and largest co-liv­ing com­pany in the Philip­pines. It counts among its in­vestors SM In­vest­ments Cor…
MyTown Best Co-Liv­ing Space in the Phl November 19, 2019
MyTown, the co-liv­ing brand un­der Philip­pines Ur­ban Liv­ing So­lu­tions, was awarded best co-liv­ing space in the Philip­pines at La­mudi’s The Out­look awards. Founded by a group of Dutch and Filipino en­trepreneurs in 2012, MyTown is the first and largest co-liv­ing com­pany in the Philip­pines. It counts among its in­vestor SM In­vest­ments Cor­po­ra­tion and …
5 Things You Didn’t Know Were Around BGC November 18, 2019
The concrete jungle isn’t as boring as it seems! Here are some unique things you can find in and around Bonifacio Global City (BGC) that make your BGC life more fun!
Co-living and co-working: Real estate ideas for sustainable cities and communities November 2, 2019
It is one of those real estate concepts that has not only attracted more occupants, but also more financial investments.
MyTown poll: Tenants less lonely at coliving spaces October 17, 2019
RAPID urbanization, an increase in the number of young professionals who live alone and social-media adoption are often cited as causes adversely affecting mental health in big cities, according to dormitory operator MyTown.
MyTown observes Mental Health Month October 16, 2019
MyTown, the Philippines’ largest co-living company, conducted a lecture series in partnership with the Philippine Mental Health Association and held an extensive survey among its thousands of tenants to help raise awareness and foster discussions on the importance of mental health in the Philippines.
The Sharing Economy: A New Way of Living October 11, 2019
The sharing economy has reached Philippine shores. It has changed the way young professionals work, live, and do everything else in between. From co-living spaces that bring fun into a dorm setting to co-working spaces that make the sharing of ideas instantaneous, the sharing economy has made its mark all around and it will only be more relevant…
Coworking, coliving and co-retailing to grow in 2019 October 9, 2019
COworking, coliving and coretailing will continue to grow in the nation’s capital due to the various scenarios prevailing in the current environment, according to major integrated real-estate service provider.
Troo Celebrates Three Years of Improving Employee Work-life Balance through Co-living October 7, 2019
Co-living is a growing trend, locally and abroad. The life insurance joint venture of EastWest Bank and Ageas, Troo, embraced co-living early on as it just announced its third year anniversary of accommodating its trainees at MyTown, a pioneer in the rapidly expanding market for co-living in Metro Manila.
Lamudi gathers Top Real Estate Personalities for The Outlook Conference 2019 October 1, 2019
Lamudi, the leading real estate platform, brings together some of the industry’s leaders for The Lamudi Real Estate Conference 2019, a one-day event that aims to highlight key trends and important conversations about the Philippine property sector. The conference, which is scheduled on October 17, 2019, will run from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM at the M…
6 Reasons Why Co-living Is Better Than Commuting September 16, 2019
Commuting can be exhausting especially in the Metro Manila traffic. If you’re part of the commuting workforce who’s tired of the long travel time, then maybe it’s time to try co-living.
5 Hacks to Make City Living More Accessible and Bearable September 12, 2019
Living in the city can be a big change for a lot of people. The hustle and bustle can feel motivating, but it can also be overwhelming. Sometimes the city pace can feel like it’s a bit too fast and that you’re getting swept away by everything that’s going on.
SM grows new ventures, professionalizes after Henry Sy's passing September 11, 2019
MANILA -- The late Henry Sy's holding firm is looking to grow revenues from its co-living and logistics businesses as his heirs give way to the professionalism of its ranks by putting non-relatives in leadership positions, its CEO said Wednesday.
MyTown, BDO Insurance Introduce Renters’ Insurance To Co-Living Tenants - The Mindanao Life August 21, 2019
MyTown, the co-living brand under Philippines Urban Living Solutions, has partnered with BDO Insurance Brokers, Inc. to provide renters’ insurance for the peace of mind of all its tenants.
MyTown, BDO Insurance Introduce Renters’ Insurance To Co-Living Tenants - The Philippine Post August 21, 2019
MyTown, the co-living brand under Philippines Urban Living Solutions, has partnered with BDO Insurance Brokers, Inc. to provide renters’ insurance for the peace of mind of all its tenants.
MyTown, BDO Insurance Introduce Renters’ Insurance To Co-Living Tenants The Luzon Daily August 21, 2019
MyTown, the co-living brand under Philippines Urban Living Solutions, has partnered with BDO Insurance Brokers, Inc. to provide renters’ insurance for the peace of mind of all its tenants.
MyTown, BDO Insurance Introduce Renters’ Insurance To Co-Living Tenants - Page One August 21, 2019
MyTown, the co-living brand under Philippines Urban Living Solutions, has partnered with BDO Insurance Brokers, Inc. to provide renters’ insurance for the peace of mind of all its tenants.
MyTown, BDO Insurance introduce renters’ insurance to co-living tenants - Phil Star Global August 18, 2019
MyTown, the country’s first and largest co-living community which is under Philippines Urban Living Solutions (PULS), has partnered with BDO Insurance Brokers Inc. to provide renters’ insurance for the peace of mind of all its tenants.
MyTown taps BDO Insurance August 13, 2019
MyTown, the co-living brand under Philippines Urban Living Solutions, tapped BDO Insurance Brokers Inc. to provide renters’ insurance for the peace of mind of its tenants.
Why co-living spaces are on the rise in the metro June 18, 2019
DEMAND for co-living spaces has been growing, as young workers prioritize convenience and cost when looking for a place to live in the metro.
Dorm operator ramps up expansion June 14, 2019
SY-LED Philippine Urban Living Solutions, Inc. (PULS) plans to have over 4,800 beds under its portfolio by 2020, as it looks to provide housing solutions to young professionals in the metro.
The growing trend of co-living in the Metro June 8, 2019
Whether a solution to rapid urbanization and lack of affordable housing, or an answer to the shifting lifestyle of the younger generations, the co-living or ‘dormitel’ concept is gaining traction as an alternative option to traditional residential accommodations. This new and booming market segment is expected to grow further and is envisioned to sha…
Grand Stevie Winners In 2019 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards Announced June 5, 2019
FAIRFAX, Virginia, June 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stevie® Awards, organizer of the world's premier business awards programs, announced the winners of six Grand Stevie® Award trophies in its sixth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. Awards were presented to winners during a gala event at the InterContinental Hotel in Singapore on Friday, 31 May.
Lower Metro Manila CO2 emissions cited as benefit of 'co-living' May 19, 2019
MANILA—Metro Manila's greenhouse gas emissions were reduced by 875 metric tons last year as more young professionals opted for co-living spaces instead of commuting by car daily to work, according to a recent survey.
Co-living cuts CO2 emissions April 22, 2019
A survey has shown that to reduce the capital’s CO2 emissions, Metro Manila can benefit greatly from more co-living buildings, as these reduce the daily number of vehicles on the road.
Lower Manila CO2 emissions cited as benefit of ‘co-living’ April 22, 2019
MANILA – Metro Manila’s greenhouse gas emissions were reduced by 875 metric tons last year as more young professionals opted for co-living spaces instead of commuting by car daily to work, according to a recent survey.
Survey: Co-living spaces cut CO2 emission in cities April 22, 2019
METRO Manila can benefit from more co-living buildings, or those dormitory-type condominium units that sprouted in the city centers, as these reduce the daily number of vehicles on the road, a survey conducted in partnership with Tangere Marketing Survey and MyTown showed.
CONDORMITEL February 5, 2019
Kalbaryo araw-araw para sa mga pumapasok sa eskwela o sa trabaho ang trapik sa Metro Manila. Kaya ang iba, nangungupahan na lang malapit sa kanilang pinapasukan, lalo't may makabagong istilo na ngayon sa pagbi-bed space na kung tawagin ay condormitel. Kung ano ito, alamin dito:
Property consultant company sees demand for co-living spaces February 5, 2019
Property consultant company sees demand for co-living spaces to grow as commuting to work becomes more difficult.
4 Co-Living Spaces You Should Check Out January 28, 2019
Halfway between a dormitory and a condominium, co-living spaces give young professionals–and even students–the chance to live right at the heart of the city at an affordable price.
MyTown breaks ground on largest dorm building January 22, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — Philippines Urban Living Solutions (PULS) Inc., the builder of MyTown dormitories, which is 61.2-percent owned by SM Investments Corp., recently broke ground on its largest building to date, a seven story-dormitory with 1,000 beds.
SM unit to build 7-story dorm in Makati January 21, 2019
SM group-led dormitory developer and operator Philippines Urban Living Solutions (PULS) Inc. is building its largest coliving property to date—a seven-story 1,000-bed dormitory along Kalayaan Avenue in Makati.
MyTown building largest dorm January 21, 2019
Leading developer of innovative staff housing solutions, Philippines Urban Living Solutions (PULS) Inc., where SM Investments Corp. (SMIC) has an equity, broke ground on its largest building to date, envisioned to house over 1,000 beds, green spaces and never-before-seen amenities.
SM Group builds its largest dorm to date January 21, 2019
Philippines Urban Living Solutions (PULS), a subsidiary of SM Investments Corp., has broken ground on a seven-story 1,000-bed dormitory in Makati City. Located along Kalayan Avenue, MyTown Los Angeles, is targeted to open in 2020.
MyTown to build dormitory in Bonifacio Global City January 21, 2019
PROPERTY developer Philippines Urban Living Solutions Inc. (PULS) broke ground on its largest dormitory to date, envisioned to house over 1,000 beds, green spaces and other amenities.
SM Group bares latest dormitory project in Makati January 20, 2019
Philippines Urban Living Solutions Inc., a leading dormitory developer majority owned by SM Investments Corp., recently broke ground on its latest rental housing project in Makati.
SM unit to build its biggest dorm yet January 20, 2019
Philippines Urban Living Solutions (PULS), Inc., the leading developer of innovative staff housing solutions and a subsidiary of SM Investments Corporation (SMIC), is constructing its biggest dorm to date.
Devex Inc. and PULS hold groundbreaking ceremony for MyTown Los Angeles January 14, 2019
Devex Incorporated and Philippine Urban Living Solutions (PULS) recently broke ground to celebrate the start of construction of MyTown Los Angeles, perhaps the biggest and most ambitious MyTown dormitory project to date. Located along Kalayaan Avenue in Makati, My Town Los Angeles will be the fifth project that MyTown developer Philippine Urban…
PULS hails Devex Inc.’s work in MyTown Athens opening ceremonies January 14, 2019
On January 29, 2018, Devex Incorporated (Devex) and Philippine Urban Living Solutions (PULS) celebrated the opening ceremonies of MyTown Athens in Brgy. Cembo, Makati City. The ribbon cutting was led by PULS CEO Mark Arellano Kooijman (PULS CEO), PULS Group Director Jelmer David Ikink (PULS Group Director), and Devex COO Clarke Edinburg Ng.
A place not just to sleep November 28, 2018
Rental housing provider Philippine Urban Living Solutions (PULS) recognizes the need of young professionals for a space where they do not just sleep but also keep up with their active and fast-paced lifestyle.
Should You Try A Millenial 'Co-Living' Dorm? November 27, 2018
According to a market survey by MyTown, the average millennial spends three hours a day commuting and three to nine days of their income on transpo cost. And according to their CEO Mark Kooijman, that 1,200-respondent survey in 2012 also showed that 90% lived with parents or family members.
Work-Life Balance in MyTown November 16, 2018
Let’s be real, living in the city is really quite difficult. From the troublesome commute, the dreadful traffic, and the pollution everywhere – you need a safe haven to get away from it all. For some it’s a coffee shop, others it’s school, but for many it’s the comfort of their own home. However, that comes with a different debacle, as more and more indi…
MyTown Auckland dormitory opens its doors to yuppies November 13, 2018
MyTown, a co-living dormitory brand, has opened its newest building to date in Makati City. Situated at Harvard Street nearby Kalayaan Avenue in Makati City, MyTown Auckland is the 14th building made by MyTown alongside Philippines Urban Living Solutions (PULS), the country's largest rental housing provider. The residential building comprises of…
Corporates, millennials choose MyTown November 14, 2018
The largest rental housing provider in the country, Philippines Urban Living Solutions (PULS) and its co-living dormitory brand “MyTown,” proved the success of their unique market approach with the launch of their 14th building to date — MyTown Auckland.
Millennials and Corporates Choose MyTown November 9, 2018
The largest rental housing provider in the country, Philippines Urban Living Solutions (PULS) and its co-living dormitory brand “MyTown,” proves the success of their unique market approach with the launch of their 14th building to date-- MyTown Auckland.
Working at BGC? Live nearby for just around P4K a month November 9, 2018
According to a market survey by MyTown, the average millennial spends three hours a day commuting and three to nine days of their income on transpo cost. And according to their CEO, Mark Kooijman, that 1,200-respondent survey in 2012 also showed that 90% lived with parents or family members.
Why Corporates and millennials choose MyTown November 7, 2018
The largest rental housing provider in the country, Philippines Urban Living Solutions (PULS) and its co-living dormitory brand “MyTown,” proves the success of their unique market approach with the launch of their 14th building to date– MyTown Auckland.
MyTown Auckland is a dormitory for working millennials November 7, 2018
The newly-opened dormitory, MyTown Auckland along Harvard Street, Makati, houses 325 beds and caters to millennials (who need affordable housing near where they work, to cut down on commute time) and corporates (for staff housing). MyTown is the co-living dormitory brand of Philippines Urban Living Solutions (PULS), the biggest rental housing…
MyTown developer planning 12 more dormitories near BGC November 7, 2018
THE COMPANY behind the MyTown dormitory brand is tripling its inventory to around 4,500 bedspaces midway to 2018, taking advantage of the underserved market of young professionals in the country.
MyTown Auckland targets young professionals November 6, 2018
THE RENTAL HOUSING brand of Philippines Urban Living Solutions, Inc. (PULS) further expanded its network of dormitories in Metro Manila with the opening of its 14th building to date — MyTown Auckland.
MyTown Auckland targets young professionals November 6, 2018
THE RENTAL HOUSING brand of Philippines Urban Living Solutions, Inc. (PULS) further expanded its network of dormitories in Metro Manila with the opening of its 14th building to date — MyTown Auckland.
MyTown Auckland offers more “co-living” solutions for Makati- and BGC-based professionals October 27, 2018
With the success of its MyTown brand, the Philippines Urban Living Solutions (PULS) introduces its newest luxury dormitory, MyTown Auckland, the 14th building of the largest co-living brand in the country.
LBC Names SME Company of the Year Finalists at 2018 Asia CEO Awards October 3, 2018
LBC continues to rally behind Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the hope of enhancing their value as key contributors to the Philippines’ economy.
MyTown PH: Business in the young September 12, 2018
According to experts, by 2020, 35 percent of the workforce will be filled with today’s young professionals. As their number grows in the work place, efforts on making this group a market for real estate business substantially rise.
Tapping the youth market August 31, 2018
MyTown, a co-living brand in the Philippines, is opening its 12th dormitory building this month to fill the need for the growing population entering the Philippine’s workforce.
Philippine Real Estate Trend: Dormitory living gaining popularity among Metro Manila’s young professionals March 28, 2018
The worsening traffic condition in Metro Manila has pushed young professionals to scout for living spaces closer to their workplaces. This is according to a recent report by Cushman & Wakefield.
The dorm phenomenon March 24, 2018
A new trend is rising in the Philippine property market, one that offers a middle ground to cater to a growing demand from office workers. The so-called “dormitel” concept is fast gaining popularity among young professionals wanting to relocate closer to their workplaces due to the worsening traffic in the metro.
Mark Kooijman of Philippines Urban Living Solutions June 4, 2017
How you look at doing business usually boils down to one of two things: do you want to simply make a profit, or are you looking to affect social change? Businessmen are usually driven by one of these things, but Mark Kooijman, Founder and CEO of Philippines Urban Living Solutions, is driven by both.
Consortium led by Franklin Templeton invests in Philippine affordable housing sector October 31, 2016
PHILIPPINES URBAN LIVING SOLUTIONS, INC. (“PULS”), a leading developer, owner, and manager of affordable housing solutions in the Philippines under the “MyTown” brand, announced today the placement of convertible notes to a consortium including Franklin Templeton’s Strategic Emerging Market Fund IV LDC as Lead-investor and BPI Capital Corporation (“BPI Cap…
Affordable, high-quality living for the millennial work force May 24, 2016
TRAFFIC jams have always been the scourge of workers trying to make it on time to their places of work. This is true for workers in all major metropolitan centers in the country, but is even particularly more evident for workers living in Metro Manila.
First Up | Metro Cuadrado | Interview With Mark Kooijman May 3, 2016
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Real estate firm targets yuppies with 'high-quality' dorms April 25, 2016
MANILA, Philippines – Long dominated by a handful of conglomerate-backed property developers, the country's real estate sector has begun to see new players with innovative models coming in to try and shake things up.
Consortium led by Templeton Strategic Emerging Markets Fund IV LDC invests in Philippine affordable housing sector December 10, 2015
PHILIPPINES URBAN LIVING SOLUTIONS, INC. (PULS), a leading developer, owner, and manager of affordable housing solutions in the Philippines under the MyTown brand, announced today the placement of convertible notes to a consortium including Templeton Strategic Emerging Markets Fund IV LDC as Lead-­investor and BPI Capital Corporation (BPI Capital) …

Awards

Grand Stevie Winners In 2019 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards Announced June 6, 2019
Highest-rated Nomination from Philippines: Philippines Urban Living Solutions Inc.'s nomination of MyTown for innovation in living, learning, and working environments
MyTown’s awards June 5, 2019
MyTown, the rental brand under Philippines Urban Living Solutions, is awarded the highest honor in ‘living, learning and work environments’ and highest-rated Filipino nomination by the organization’s judges among 900 regional nominations.
Stevies 2019: An Evening of Honoring Innovation in Excellent Business Practices, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards Recognized the Best Organizations in the Region June 3, 2019
SINGAPORE – It was the year 2002 when Michael Gallagher, President and Founder of the Stevie Awards, recognized the need for an awards show honoring excellent and positive contributions initiated by business organizations all around the world.
MyTown wins Asia-Pacific awards for highest rated Filipino company, innovation in communities May 31, 2019
May 31, 2019, Singapore – MyTown, the rental brand under Philippines Urban Living Solutions (“PULS”), was awarded the highest honor in “living, learning and work environments” and highest-rated Filipino nomination by the organization’s judges amongst 900 regional nominations.
Asia Real Estate Summit 2019 where Leaders and Innovators convene May 29, 2019
Industry thought-leaders continue to innovate approaches that shape the fast-evolving Philippine real estate market. The presence of forums such as JLL’s Asia Real Estate Summit, gives leaders the platform to share future-ready ideas that will prepare organizations in the years to come.
Honoring the finest CEOs November 2, 2018
These CEOs have ranged from the smartest to the what’s-the-point variety; from the most articulate and smooth-talkers, to the quiet workers; from the laugh-out-loud types to the most humorless; from the kindest and most pleasant, to the most arrogant braggarts.
Asia Ceo Awards 2018 Winners And Finalists October 16, 2018
Grand Winner: Philippine Urban Living Solution - MyTown Philippine Urban Living Solutions is revolutionizing rental housing communities under the MyTown brand in which young professionals can live, play, and walk to work. It currently provides community-oriented dormitories with 3,300 beds. We wish them continued success. Philippine Urban Living…