The Havitas Story


The idea for Havitas Developments began in mid 2015 when we saw the demand by landowners and investors for the development expertise we provided, in the founder’s individual capacities, when we were still working for the real estate companies of some of the Philippine’s taipans.


With our varied project development backgrounds plus the key specializations brought by each of the founders — we can look at a potential project from different facets and use our collective knowledge to come up with a winning formula for the development.


Because at the end of the day, everything that we do, from studying the blank raw land canvass of potential projects, to imagining the best use of the property, to actually executing and bringing to life what we imagined…. all leads to building a better world for all of us.





Let’s Build a Better World.

Havitas is a play on the word habitat and is a celebration of the magical transformation that happens when land, vision, resources and people come together.
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We Value

Innovation & Creativity

The solutions we generate for our clients, through the work of our people and partners, are always marked with innovation and creativity. We will do nothing less.

Self Starters

Our people are self-starting entrepreneurial spirits that are initiators, not trend followers.


Individually, our people are stars in their own rights, but working together, they are transformed into something greater. One plus one definitely does not equal two in our case.


We will do as we say. Our word is our bond. We will always do the right thing even if no one is looking.

Work Flexibility

We work anywhere and everywhere. With disparate clienteles and project sites, Havitas teams are connected digitally and utilize the latest communications and collaboration tools to work as a solid unit wherever they are located.


We will be faithful stewards. We will look after company and client resources with the same care we have for our own resources.

Our Founders

Andy Manalac

Alejandro S. Mañalac

Co-Founder | Chairman 

Andy has 34 years of real estate experience and is a recognized industry thought leader and frequently invited to speak by real estate organizations and investment forums here and abroad.


He is the immediate past Chairman for 3 consecutive years of the National Real Estate Association, one of the biggest real estate professional organizations in the Philippines.


He is currently Havitas’ company representative to the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Association (CREBA) and was recently inducted as Vice President for Housing Affairs.


Andy is also the Operating Principal of Keller Williams Manila Bay.


Andy brings with him a stellar record in real estate sales & sales leader development having held senior positions in different Philippine real estate developers: Chief adviser of ThinkInvest Advisory Group, a lead network development channel of Filinvest Land, Inc., Senior Vice President for Sales of Century Properties Group Inc., Vice President for Sales of Eton Properties Philippines, Inc., Sales Director for Robinsons Land Corporation, and Assistant Vice President for Moldex Realty & Marketing Inc.


Andy is a graduate of Computer Science from AMA University and is a Licensed Real Estate Broker since 1989. He is an International REALTOR® Member and a Certified International Property Specialist of the National Association of REALTORS® (USA).

Jonathan F. Caro, President, Havitas Developments Corporation, Philippines

Jonathan F. Caro

Co-Founder | President

Jojo brings 29 years of real estate experience in project development, feasibility studies, market research and analyses for residential, office, commercial/retail and industrial projects. His experiences cover construction development, the management and coordination of local and international project development & construction teams, strategic marketing and sales planning.


Jojo has held various positions in a number of Philippine companies involved in real estate: Chief Operating Officer of Calmar Land Development Corporation & Major Homes, Inc., Vice President of Eton Properties Philippines, Inc., Executive Vice President of DEI Properties, Inc., Real Estate Manager of Starbucks Philippines, Senior Assistant Vice President for Foreclosed Properties of the Philippine National Bank, Senior Project Development Office of Robinsons Land Corporation, Technical Services Manager of the Fil-Estate Group of Companies. He started his real estate career as an Administrative and Operations Assistant in Ayala Land, Inc.


Jojo is a Licensed Real Estate Broker and graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines Los Baños.

Erwin M. De Pedro, Havitas Developments Corporation, Philippines

Erwin M. De Pedro

Co-Founder | Chief Marketing Officer 

Erwin has over 30 years experience in marketing management with 23 years of real estate experience and 7 years in direct sales management.


Prior to co-founding Havitas and, a real estate brokerage & appraisal company, Erwin was Vice President of Marketing for Eton Properties Philippines, Inc., the real estate arm of the Lucio Tan Group of Companies, one of the largest conglomerates in the Philippines. He was responsible for all marketing efforts for Eton Properties Philippines as well as subsidiaries, Belton Communities, Inc. and First Homes, Inc. launching a total of 29 projects from the inception of the company.


Before joining Eton, he was Assistant Vice President of Marketing for Suntrust Properties, Inc., a subsidiary of property giant Megaworld Corporation of conglomerate Alliance Global Inc.


Erwin graduated from De La Salle University and is a Licensed Real Estate Broker, a Licensed Real Estate Appraiser – placing Top 8 in the Real Estate Appraisers Exam, and a Licensed Real Estate Consultant – placing Top 10 in the Real Estate Consultants Exam. Erwin is a member of the City of Taguig Real Estate Board – Philippine Association of Real Estate Boards.

David L. Rafael, Havitas Developments Corporation

David L. Rafael

Co-Founder | Director

Dave brings 35 years of expertise in all aspects of the property business. Previous to co-founding Havitas, Dave was Senior Vice President of the Commercial Properties Group of SM Prime Holdings, tasked with the overall management of over P95 Billion in commercial properties including the Mall of Asia complex. He spearheaded SM’s entry into the office building market and grew the portfolio to 7 office buildings with nearly 500,000 sqm of gross floor area. He conceptualized and implemented Skyranch Tagaytay achieving an investment payback in less than 5 years.


Dave spent over 20 years in Ayala Land handling various responsibilities including: managing Ayala’s mall portfolio consisting of Glorietta, Greenbelt, Ayala Center Cebu and Alabang Town Center, setting up Ayala Land’s pioneering in-house domestic salesforce and eventually setting up Ayala Land International Sales.


Dave’s real estate expertise also covers the masterplanning, preparation of feasibility studies, execution and estate management of large, integrated mixed-use developments: the 170-hectare Central Business Park in Pasay City, where the 67-hectare Mall of Asia Complex is part of; the 36-hectare Glorietta and Greenbelt shopping complexes in Makati; the 120-hectare Cebu Business Park and the future 660-hectare Pasay-Paranaque reclamation projects.


Dave currently serves as President and CEO of Aboitiz Land.


Dave graduated from Ateneo de Manila University and earned his MBA from the University of Virginia’s Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business. He is also a Licensed Real Estate Broker.

We’ve Worked with the Best Philippine Real Estate Developers

  • Ayala Land
  • Calmar Land
  • Century Properties
  • DEI Properties
  • Eton Properties Philippines
  • Filinvest Land

  • Major Homes
  • Moldex Realty
  • Robinsons Land
  • SM Prime
  • Suntrust Properties

Past Project Involvement of Founders

Mixed-Use Estates


  • SM Mall of Asia Complex
  • Central Business Park
  • Cebu Business Park
  • Pasay-Paranaque Reclamation Project
  • Eton City
  • Eton Centris

Shopping Centers


  • Glorietta
  • Glorietta 4 Cinemas
  • Greenbelt
  • Alabang Town Center
  • Ayala Center Cebu
  • Robinsons Malls
  • Manila Southwoods Carmona Commercial Strip



  • Two E-com Center
  • Three E-com Center
  • Four E-com Center
  • Five E-com Center
  • Cyber West
  • Norkis Cyberpark
  • Eton Cyberpod Centris
  • Eton Cyberpod Corinthian



  • Skyranch Tagaytay
  • Splash Island
  • Camp John Hay



  • Ministop
  • Starbucks



  • Esplanade Ferry Terminal
  • MRT3 Line

Residential Vertical


  • The Eton Residences Greenbelt
  • Eton Baypark Manila
  • Eton Emerald Lofts
  • One Archers Place
  • Eton Parkview Greenbelt
  • Belton Place
  • Eton Tower Makati
  • 8 Adriatico
  • The Manors at North Belton Communities
  • Forbes Hall
  • Space Condormitels
  • UN Gardens
  • Royal View Mansion
  • Stanford Tower
  • Bayview Tower
  • Chateau de Baie
  • Ocean Tower
  • Prince David Condominium
  • 1322 Golden Empire
  • Goldhill Tower
  • Annapolis Tower
  • Platinum Tower 1 & 2
  • Goldland Plaza
  • Goldland Tower

Residential Horizontal


  • 68 Roces
  • South Lake Village at Eton City
  • Riverbend at Eton City
  • West Wing Residences at Eton City
  • West Wing Residences at North Belton Communities
  • Governor’s Hills
  • Sunrise Hills
  • Sta. Rosa Heights
  • Southridge Subdivision