MANNY VILLAR: From building homes to upgrading lifestyles
Mar 08, 2019
Manuel Villar, the second richest man in the country in the Forbes List, walked into the coffee shop in a most ordinary fashion, much like the ones who were coming in for coffee that Wednesday morning. No bodyguards cleared his way.
But this man is far from the ordinary coffee customer. He owns the place – Coffee Project, now with 39 branches around the country. By the end of the year, there will be 12 more to add to the brand’s strong image as a coffee shop also featuring stylish spaces to meet and do business.
If millennials only know of Coffee Project, their parents and bosses must know Mr. Villar for building houses – nearly 500,000 units now – since he established a company known as Camella Homes in 1977.