Welmanville Development Corp: Quality Homes You Can Afford
Despite the country's booming economy that has seen consistent positive growth indicators for successive years, millions of Filipinos still do not have a place where they can truly call their home. At the latest count, the affordable or socialized housing backlog in the Philippines stands at over 5 million, a figure that even the country's biggest housing developers won't likely be able to address soon.
Beyond the needed quantity is the fact that affordable houses need to be built with the quality and standards that reflect the dreams and aspirations of its owners.
This is where Welmanville Development Corporation (WDC) comes in. In fact, this property developer has been in existence for almost 30 years, quietly chipping away that daunting housing backlog, but more importantly, providing quality-built homes in livable environments.
After successfully transforming a 3-hectare property in Los Banos, Laguna in 1985, WDC founder Dennis R. Leveriza established the corporation in 1987 for the business of real estate development. The corporation's first project was the 3-hectare Welmanville 1 in Tayabas, Quezon.
WDC's flagship project, however, is the sprawling 22-hectare Leveriza Heights. Home to more than 1,000 families living in various types of housing units for over a decade now, Leveriza Heights has enough room to grow some more, with an additional 1,000 homes already being built.
Other notable WDC projects include Tagaytay Hampton Villas, which highlight the company's ability for building beautiful vacation homes, and Southgate Subdivision.
WDC has also gone to the far south and is currently developing a 17-hectare Cagayan de Oro community, Monte Cielo Heights, with a sister company.
How does WDC keep the costs of its projects down, and still maintain the quality of its houses? Leveriza explained, “We keep costs down through legal tax exemptions, such as BOI income tax holidays and other government incentives. We also do our own marketing.”
And as a result, Leveriza adds, “Our houses have better quality, and better workmanship at lower prices.”
Being in existence for nearly three decades, WDC, through its founder, knows in what direction it should take to create the most impact not just in its market, but in society, in general.
“We are actively communicating with other developers in our area, discussing real estate trends and regulations, and participating in groups that actively seek to improve the industry through communication and cooperation with government agencies and politicians,” Leveriza stressed. “We can improve the industry by collectively working on relaxing requirements and payment terms of our consumers, and at the same time work on researching new technology that would allow us to save costs and thus be able to construct more.”
With that, the future of WDC is set towards expanding its horizons while enhancing its core strength. “We will continue developing our mass housing projects, and make some more vacation homes in tourist attractive areas. We may, in the future, establish commercial areas, memorial parks or market places as well, or may go into multiple socialized-housing projects,” Leveriza revealed.
To be the benchmark in the real estate industry when it comes to affordability of house and to provide the most value for each peso spent.
To provide long-term security, stability, and comfort for all Filipinos through the construction and development of subdivisions with quality homes at an affordable price.
Board of Directors
DENNIS R. LEVERIZA
Businessman since 1972. He started in the business of trading with focus on export and import. His trading business mushroomed into mining, advertising, real estate, and marketing. He managed said businesses all at the same time wherein he gained vast experience in management, financing, fund sourcing, and technical operations. In 1987, after coming from the United States where he engaged in business brokerage, he decided to focus and concentrate on the real estate business and establish Welmanville Development Corporation. Since then, he has been engaged in managing and running the business. Mr. Leveriza is also a graduate of University of the Philippines with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He also attended seminars in Construction Management at Ateneo de Manila University, and Export and Import Business in the Development Academy of the Philippines. He is an incorporator of several running real estate corporations as well. Among them are LLSP Dev’t Corporation and Leohland Realty and Dev’t Corp.
NAILA E. LEVERIZA
Chairperson / Chief Executive Officer
She is the daughter of the late Congressman Manuel S. Enverga, founder and owner of the Enverga University. She is also the sister of the former Representative for the first district of Quezon and former Governor of Quezon, Wilfrido L. Enverga. Mrs. Leveriza is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Enverga University since 1986 up to the present. She also holds the position of Acting President of the said university. She was the Vice President of Lucena Development Company, a real estate developer in Lucena City, from 1981 to 1995. She has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Ateneo University.
DENNIS E. LEVERIZA JR.
Graduated from the University of Santo Tomas on 2003 with the degree of B.S. in Commerce, Major in Business Administration and from Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation on 2007 with the degree of B.S. in Commerce, Major in Accountancy. Took Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Asian Institute of Management (AIM) from 2013 - 2015. He is both a Licensed Real Estate Broker and Certified Public Accountant.
DR. TERENCE E. LEVERIZA
Executive Vice President / Treasurer
An orthopedic surgeon by profession who previously had clinics at Quezon Memorial Hospital, Mount Carmel Hospital, and MMG Hospital, which are all located in Lucena, and E-Med Hospital in Manila. He was part of the medical team of the SEA Games in 2007 and 2009. On the business side, he was the President of Link Station Inc., which operated Internet cafes around Lucena. He is currently practicing his profession, with his own clinics at Medical City, Asian Hospital, and Medical Center. He is also one of the team physicians of the FEU Tamaraws this 2012 UAAP Senior Men’s Basketball Team.
DR. DESIREE MAY L. OH
High School Valedictorian at Colegio San Agustin, and B.S. Bio Cum Laude at the University of the Philippines. She is a doctor of medicine specializing in dermatology. She had her residency in Makati Medical Hospital. She took training in Boston University and had her research work published in known publications in Boston. She is a director and is also the largest shareholder of Leohland Realty and Dev’t Corp., a company developing Monte Cielo Heights in Cagayan de Oro.
ATTY. PERPETUO T. LUCERO JR.
Managing partner of Cruz, Enverga, and Lucero law office since 1988 up to the present. Obtained the degree of Juris Doctor in Ateneo de Manila University.