The Grid Co-Living is a solution to urban living for people tired of getting stuck in traffic every day.
Philanthropist and McDonald’s Philippines founder George T. Yang’s real estate company, First Georgetown Ventures of which he is founding chairman, is now offering an innovative approach to living in Makati: The Grid Co-Living, a holistic solution to urban living for professionals, entrepreneurs, students and creatives who want to be part of a vibrant community while enjoying the benefits of city life.
The Grid is a purpose-built co-living development that combines high-quality, affordable accommodations with community spaces designed for residents to connect, collaborate, and thrive.
Kristopher Yang, president of First Georgetown Ventures Inc. (FGVI), said, “The influx of working professionals in Makati and the horrible traffic going to and from workplaces prompted us to venture into a co-living project. We envision The Grid to be the young urban workers’ home near their offices. We hope that cutting their travel time to and from work would improve their overall wellbeing.”
Average commute times can run 3 to 4 hours every day or even more. The toll that this takes on productivity and wellbeing is staggering.
Luis Monserrat, founder of Hospitality Innovators Inc. (HII), which manages The Grid, said during the launch, “The Grid addresses a very real and pressing need in the context of today’s urban realities and challenges. Average commute times for many office workers as well as students can run 3 to 4 hours every day or even more at times. The toll that this takes on productivity and wellbeing is staggering.”
The Grid, Monserrat added, is in a highly convenient location that features quality accommodations and excellent amenities. “All of this at a price that’s affordable even to junior-level employees. Co-living is the next iteration in the evolution of dormitories. The latter tend to simply be shared rooms that you come home to sleep in. Co-living facilities endeavor to provide their residents with a holistic lifestyle and create a sense of community.”
The development offers a wide range of unit sizes and configurations, from studios to multi-bedroom apartments with modern and high-quality furnishings. There are five unit types: Single (14 sqm.), Triple (14-18 sqm.), Quadruple (16-21 sq.m.), 4-in-1 (36-39 sq.m) and 8-in-1 (36 sq.m). Each unit is inclusive of a pantry space, dining area, ensuite bathroom with hot and cold shower, air-conditioning, working space and storage locker.
Residents of The Grid Co-Living enjoy an array of amenities designed to promote community and wellbeing, including a rooftop swimming pool, rooftop lounge, study and work lounge, fitness center, and various establishments located on the ground floor. The co-living spaces are designed to be flexible with short and long-term lease options.
The Grid Co-Living is a 10-storey, 192-room building located along Yakal, Lumbayao and Bakawan Streets in San Antonio Village, Makati. It has 24/7 building security and access to public transport, shops, and restaurants.
The property is managed by Hospitality Innovators Inc. (HII), one of the leading hotel and resort management companies in the Philippines with over 25 years of experience in the industry and 17 properties currently in its portfolio.