A Salute to Women of Power

Posted April 4, 2024

By: Philippine Daily Inquirer

Cathy Casares-Ko - 2024 Inquirer “Women of Power” awardee

Torre Lorenzo Development Corp. Cathy Casares-Ko has been making wonders in the real estate sector for over 30 years now. As chief executive officer of Torre Lorenzo Development Corp. (TLDC), she has spearheaded ongoing expansions and ventures for the company, a pioneer in premium university residences.

But TLDC has since transitioned from a product for Filipino students to one that is for all Filipinos. Today, TLDC has become a full-scale developer with mixed-use, leisure, and township products in Metro Manila, Lipa, and Davao, catering to people ready to embrace suburban living.

The company has won big through forward-thinking, exemplified by Casares-Ko as one of its leaders. With sustainability as one of its core values, Casares-Ko said in an interview with the Inquirer that “sustainable growth affects not just ourselves. We acknowledge that it’s our responsibility to the community to create long-term value for the future generations.”

TLDC clearly adheres to the principles of sustainability, having installed certain features across its sites such as waste segregation facilities, in-house monitors for resource usage and conservation, a heat recovery system, and an RFID system, among others.

TLDC has also enjoyed recognition over the past few years, amassing accolades from award-giving bodies in the industry for their milestones.

She explained that the company’s success “is reflected on how we are able to uplift the lives of our clients and employees, how we are able to contribute to the transformation of the communities where we operate, and how we are able to protect the environment for the generations to come.”

Casares-Ko leads both exclusive use and mixed-use business project teams for TLDC. Prior to joining the company, she had decades’ worth of experience under her belt, having worked with Ortigas and Company, Filinvest Land, and Federal Land Inc.