Robinsons Land Takes Luxury Living Up a Notch with Forbes Estates

RLC’s first luxe residential enclave promises privacy, convenience, and nature’s bliss
by Robinsons Land And JG Summit Teams | Feb 3, 2021
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Robinsons Land Corporation is solidifying its growing reputation in the luxury living arena with a bold new project—Forbes Estates. As the first luxury subdivision of RLC, Forbes Estates is envisioned to be a paradigm of both form and function. Rising in the bustling city of Lipa, Batangas, the 21-hectare enclave will be the ideal address for those who seek privacy but also desire all the conveniences of city living.

Each hectare of the development is parceled off into 10 generously sized lots, suitable for those who want a quieter life, but not complete isolation. The architecture is designed by Arch Haus Asia, while the interior spaces are by Chat Fores, known for her elegant, artistic, playful, and unconventional design philosophy. Tying the property's design elements together is the lush landscaping by Crearis.

With lot sizes starting at 500 square meters, each lot provides enough space for those who want to enjoy living near nature, as the well-tended lawns, landscaped open spaces, and spacious roads provide fresh air and ample room for stress-free movement.

The Forbes Club, a one-hectare amenity area that serves as the heart of the property, exemplifies the primary design philosophy behind the luxurious residential enclave. With the focus on creating an oasis in the middle of the busy city, 12% of the total selling area is dedicated to amenities for the benefit of all homeowners.

Jogging paths, a children’s play area, a tennis court, a covered basketball court, and a lap and children’s swimming pool will encourage future residents to engage in a healthy and active lifestyle. Those who want to enjoy more of Forbes Estate’s natural environment can do so through the enclave’s lawns and open spaces that are perfect for leisurely picnics, the spacious dog park that lets pets roam freely around, a mini orchard and greenhouse, and tree-lined walkways.

An aerial perspective of the Forbes Club. 

As Forbes Estates is located in Lipa City, Batangas, the amenities and convenience of urban living are always within reach. Robinsons Place Lipa, a full-service shopping mall with multiple shopping options, Robinsons anchor merchants (Department Store, Supermarket, to name a few), and 3D cinemas are minutes away from the development, as are reputable medical institutions and schools.

Soon, a Community Lifestyle Center will rise within the property itself: The Veranda Lipa. Future homeowners can look forward to having cafes, casual dining outlets, and stores such as The Marketplace, Robinsons Appliances, and Pet Lovers Centre right in their neighborhood.

The Forbes Club’s amenities include the Tennis and Multipurpose Courts. 

Lipeños are no strangers to the affluent lifestyle as other luxury properties within the city of Lipa include the popular Mount Malarayat and Summit Point golf and country clubs as well as the 152-room luxury hotel Dusit Princess Lipa (currently under development, it will be the first international hotel in the city). Also nearby is the award-winning The Farm at San Benito, a globally recognized health and wellness destination.

Forbes Estate is conveniently located near the Balete Lipa Star Toll Exit (2.6 km) and the Tambo Exit (6.5 km), making travel in and out of the province a breeze.

With its close proximity to Metro Manila (a mere 86 kilometers or one-and-a-half hour drive via the South Luzon Expressway or Star Tollway) the first-class city of Lipa is highly accessible, making it a key city in the province of Batangas. It is fast becoming a major institutional and administrative center, a commercial and financial hub, and a residential center, factors which make it ideal for those who desire to settle permanently in a locale outside of Metro Manila.

RLC Business Development Head AJ De Leon, Assistant Manager for Business Development Avigail Atienza, Senior Legal Counsel Atty. Net Siy, Construction, Planning & Projects Department Head Engr. Bong Dimatulac, Sales Head Bhing Rivera, Permits and Licenses Head Engr. Marianne Estabillo, Lipa City Councilors Hon. Nilo Catipon, Hon. Oscar Gozos II, and Hon. Mikee Morada, and Business Unit General Manager Armando Racelis III at the Forbes Estates groundbreaking ceremony. 

Another plus is the city’s climate. Lipa City is generally cool as it is approximately 1,000 feet above sea level, while the presence of Mt. Maculot and Mt. Malarayat serves as protection from typhoons.

Slated for turnover in 2023, Forbes Estates is Robinsons Land Corporation’s entry into the luxury horizontal enclaves after its highly successful foray into luxury properties in 2019 with Aurelia Residences in Bonifacio Global City (a joint venture with Shang Properties Inc.) and 2020’s The Velaris Residences in Bridgetowne, Quezon City (a joint venture with Hongkong Land).

Robinsons Land is one of the country’s leading property developers and has been instrumental in reimagining the potential of malls, hotels, office buildings, horizontal housing, and residential condominium development. The company is committed to providing communities built with impeccable quality that offer a distinct living experience to homeowners and the freedom to live life on their own terms.

For more information, visit robinsonsland.com

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