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Manila government housing project welcomes its first residents

Public housing development, Manila, Property management

As one of the city government’s official partners, Colliers provided expertise by serving as the project’s operations consultant.


Led by Manila mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, the city government’s public housing project located in the Tondo District welcomed its first residents. Dubbed “Tondominium,” the condo development has two 15-storey towers, each offering 168 two-bedroom units.

Colliers, through its Real Estate Management Services (REMS) division led by Executive Director Jet Ilaga, has been tapped by the Manila city government to provide technical expertise for its urban housing initiatives. According to Ilaga, Colliers will provide advisory and consultancy service on the preparation of the project’s Quality Management System, Manuals and Processes of Operation, and Preventive Maintenance.

Tondominium is Manila’s second public-housing project that has been turned over. In July 2021, the city launched Basecommunity, a townhouse-type development located in the BASECO area. A third project is also in the pipeline dubbed Binondominium, which is located in Binondo District.

“Similar with Basecommunity, the Colliers team will meet with the new residents of Tondominium for ownership orientation,” said Ilaga. “Our team is pleased to work with the new homeowners to educate them on property-management best practices to preserve the property’s integrity and usability.”

Colliers’ expertise in REMS encompasses a wide range of property types, from high-end condos, premium office towers, and gated communities, to industrial facilities and even leisure complexes. As of 2022, the company manages more than 80 buildings and facilities across the Philippines with a gross floor space of more than 4 million square meters.

According to Ilaga, Colliers is proud to be part of this initiative, a brainchild of Manila’s dynamic, young mayor. “It is with these bold steps that help spur change and help uplift the lives of our fellow Filipinos, and we at Colliers are very pleased that the Manila city government has asked us to be part of this project.”

image02Ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Manila mayor Francisco Domagoso. Also in picture is Jet Ilaga, Colliers Executive Director and Head of Real Estate Management Services (third from left).

image04The project’s new homeowners.

image01Manila city officials led the turnover of units to new homeowners. In this picture (left to right): Manila vice-mayor Maria Sheilah Honrado Lacuna-Pangan, a recipient of a new unit, Manila mayor Francisco Domagoso, and former Manila congressman John Marvin Cruz Nieto. 

image03Colliers’ Jet Ilaga with one of the new homeowners.

image05A two-bedroom model unit in Tondominium.

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Jet Ilaga

Executive Director

Real Estate Management Services


Jet brings in a solid 25 years of professional experience in both project development, construction and real estate management leadership for high valued clients of Colliers and has developed a pivotal role in turning around the REMS business unit into an industry market leader. He leads a team of 700 professionals in planning and  analyzing key business drivers for the effective management of real estate properties which covers high end LEED certified buildings, renowned resort developments, condominium and townships, premium retail and data center facilities, oil and gas depots for multinational clients. 

Prior to his stint with Colliers, Jet worked as Vice President for Property and Asset Management at Moldex Group of Companies where he was responsible for the property management of the company’s high-end projects and township developments. He also served as the Assistant Vice President of Filinvest Alabang Inc. focusing on service line for Property and Facilities management of the company's real estate portfolio.Jet also handled other executive positions for property development and project management with Pacific Ace Group of Companies in Hongkong, Philamlife Properties and Filinvest Alabang Inc. where he was instrumental in the success of various landmark projects in the Philippines. 

Currently, he is heading the Real Estate Management Services unit of both Property Management and Facilities Management Groups of Colliers International which recently upgraded its certification for ISO 9001:2015 version ensuring consistency in operations and processes for various properties including office, residential buildings, traditional & business process outsourcing office locators, luxury homes, telecommunications facilities and downstream oil & gas facilities. He has also instrumental in the recent 1M Incident Free Manhours without loss and incidents for the 6 terminal depot facilities operation of a major oil and gas player in the country. In his capacity as the Executive Director handling the day to day function of the business, he also completed his Executive Education for Real Estate Management Program at the Harvard Business School, Boston Massachusetts and Hospitality Facilities and Sustainable Hotel Management at the Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration in Ithaca New York. Prior to that, he was certified as a LEED Green Building Associate by the USGBC and is an advocate of green building initiatives for all its managed portfolio.  

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