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SM unit to build its biggest dorm yet

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By James A. Loyola

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.

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In a statement, the firm said it broke ground on its largest building which is envisioned to house “over 1,000 beds, green spaces, and never-before-seen amenities.”

The 7-story dorm, MyTown Los Angeles, is set to rise along Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City, going to C5, located just a few minutes walk from Uptown.

Moreover, the building is positioned alongside the BGC-Ortigas Link Bridge set to be completed by end of 2019.

As it stands visibly in the UpTown area along 8th Avenue, MyTown Los Angeles is expected to become a landmark in this part of BGC when it opens by 2020.

“Location is key as we’ll bring much-needed MyTown co-living spaces to Uptown with this project. Moreover, the building is less than 15 minutes away from Makati CBD, 10 minutes from Ortigas, and other MyTown buildings are just a 2 to 5-minute walk from MyTown Los Angeles,” said PULS Chief Executive Mark Kooijman.

PULS Group Director Jelmer Ikink added that, “we’ve continued to innovate on our product, and that’ll really show at MyTown Los Angeles.”

“This project brings location, an ecosystem for people to live, work and play, and modern facilities and amenities together while giving our tenants the familiar overall MyTown experience.
This is one of our most exciting projects yet,” he added.

PULS has already 16 dormitories in Metro Manila that cater to the BGC and Makati market, serving more than 10,000 young professionals, with a total number of 3,000 beds overall.

MyTown Los Angeles aims to expand its network and tap the Ortigas CBD.

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