• Geronimo B. de los Reyes, Jr.
  • Milestones and History
  • Awards and Recognition

About Geronimo B. de los Reyes, Jr.

Gateway Property Holdings, Inc. (GPHI) is a Philippine corporation established in 1990 for the primary purpose of developing an industrial estate for high technology companies like those in the electronics and semiconductor industries, among others. GPHI is also focused on environment preservation and promoting harmony in the Park.

GPHI is the developer of Gateway Business Park (GBP) located 800 feet above sea level in a 180-hectare Cavite property. The Park houses world-renowned multinational companies which benefit from a supply of constant potable water and the largest waste water treatment plant for industrial estates. It has the capacity to process 3,000,000 gallons of used water daily. The park was carefully planned and developed to meet the high technological demands of all types of industries.

The park implements a management system that ensures uninterrupted operations in a clean, safe and well-secured area. GBP is complete with power and telecommunications, fully-equipped fire trucks, ambulances, well-trained emergency response personnel, security contingent, a small hospital, and a museum that exhibits exceptional and rare antiquarian 19th and 20th century Philippine photographs. The 23 companies in the Park employ about 13,000 workers, earning a combined income of P4.3 billion in salaries and wages per annum.

Work Milestones and History

Geronimo B. de los Reyes, Jr.'s initial ventures included the establishment of prawn farming in aquaculture, fruit farming, and other subsidiary corporations related to the acquisition of land for future development, construction of the very first tallest high-rise apartment building in the Philippines along Ayala Avenue in the financial district of the country, establishment of The Flower Farm Corporation , considered the premiere florist in the country with a lush seven-hectare farm which houses hundreds of varieties of vibrantly colored cut-flowers, herbs, plants and trees in Tagaytay City, and other projects where he utilized his knowledge either as a Financial and Management consultant or as an investor in other real estate developments in the Philippines and North America.

Geronimo B. de los Reyes, Jr. built Gateway Business Park (GBP), an industrial-estate in Cavite under the holding company of Gateway Property Holdings, Inc. GBP is Cavite’s premier industrial park, nestled in 180 hectares of gently rolling terrain in Barangay Javalera, General Trias, Cavite. The park was carefully developed to meet the high technological demands of all types of industries. It has all the features of the best business parks in the world: an excellent road network, reliable power and telecommunications infrastructure, adequate water supply and a highly efficient wastewater treatment facility. It implements a park management system that ensures uninterrupted operations in a clean, safe and well-secured place. GBP’s universal appeal and world-standard features have made it the site of choice for 23 multinational and domestic companies engaged in diverse manufacturing endeavors and products.

Professional Achievements

Geronimo B. de los Reyes, Jr. was an “illustrious adopted son of the Province of Cavite”, recognized “for the enormous and meaningful contributions that have resulted towards the progress, development and good public image of Cavite”.

He was also recognized “for providing invaluable support to the provincewide communities and public schools through the GBR Foundation’s programs for social and educational development including the ‘GBR Award and Excellence’ in History, Culture, Mathematics, English and its continuing program to promote computer literacy towards gaining global competitiveness for the Caviteño youth”. Quoted from the plaque awarded by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Cavite duly signed by all the members as well as Governor Ayong S. Maliksi and Vice Governor Juanito Victor C. Remulla, Jr. on January 26, 2004.

In his 60’s, he established the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. (GBR) Foundation that would involve a museum (which now exhibits the most extensive 19th and 20th century photographs of Manila and other parts of the Philippines), a parish church built and dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe due to his deep devotion to our Blessed Mother Mary, charitable projects directed towards assisting in the education of children from marginalized families, the under-capitalized hospitals and public schools, and the various professional chairs for the advancement of Philippine history, business, education and special projects among the religious organizations seeking his attention and assistance.