by The Philippine Star
Robbie Antonio, the founder and CEO of unicorn propertytech startup Revolution Pre-crafted, has been chosen as part of BuiltWorld’s first-ever Mavericks Report: “25 Pioneers Who’ve Transformed The Built Industry,” a recognition of the most influential movers and shakers in the fields of global architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and re- industry (RE)
BuiltWorld is a global online re source for players in the AEC and RE industries.
The prestigious accolade puts Antonio alongside some of the most esteemed luminaries in real estate, venture finance, architecture/design, construction, engineering and software solutions. These include Tesla founder Elon Musk, Pritzer-award winner Frank Ghery and American unicorn founders Adam Neumann of Wework and Michael Marks of Katerra, among others.
“We are humbled by this citation from BuiltWorld. We feel so honored to be part of such esteemed individuals who have helped transform their respective industries, and helped create a better, more modern world,” Antonio said.
Revolution Precrafted is a company that manufactures, supplies and ships limited edition, design driven prefabricated homes, pavilions and other related structures. The company has partnered with 73 of the world’s most preeminent ar-chitects, designers and artists from around the world including Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, and Christian de Portzamparc, among others.
“In order to disrupt the land-scape, you have to be more innovative and you have to take more risks. Creating luxury prefabricated homes was a big challenge because before the company, people don’t really associate prefabricated homes and structures to quality and luxury. But we saw the opportunity to create something different and we took the risk. The payoff has been quite re warding,” Antonio added.
Since its inception in 2015,Revolution Precrafted has since become the fastest company to reach startup status in Southeast Asia, valued at $1 billion.
It has bagged close to $6 billion worth of projects, including $1.1-billion Batulao Artscapes in Nasugbu, Batangas and the $350-million Revolution Flavorscapes project in Mexico, Pampanga.
In March, the company announced its $3.2-billion partnership with Seven Tides to build condominiums, apartments and hotel villas on nine islands at “The World” project in Dubai. The company also signed a deal with Myanmar’s KT Group for the supply of homes and retail structures for the $1.2-billion Okkyin mixed development project in Yangon.