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Top Commercial Property Brokers in the Philippines

There are numerous real estate brokers out there but to be recognized as the top in the industry comes with a sweet feeling because it embodies all the hard work one has put it in through a period of time. When it comes to the real estate world, just about every broker has their own style but what drives one to be on top is passion. It’s a hard business and it takes a lot of attention to detail and a commitment in providing a memorable experience to the client.

The last year saw a robust growth for commercial real estate brokerage firms. Due to increases in investment sales and leasing activity, some firms were able to expand their transaction volumes by 15 percent or more with other firms also experiencing a sturdy growth rate. Here is a list of the top real estate brokers in the Philippines.

  • Hoppler

Hoppler is the Philippines’ largest online brokerage company where you can find both residential and commercial properties, for sale and for rent. We’re the first one to combine a brokerage company and a classified ads site for multiple brokerage companies.

During the three-day Property Expo Philippines 2014 (PEP) last December 5 to 7, 2014 held at the SMX Convention Center in Manila, Hoppler grabbed the Most Visited Booth Award. A distinction the company appreciates because it rewards all the creativity and hard work that was put behind it.

Hoppler is continuously thinking of ways to help their partners and clients conduct their transactions faster. The website is integrated with an efficient search tool so powerful that it enables a user to choose more options than any site in the Philippines. Aside from the usual criteria, it also shows landmarks, such as the nearest restaurants, cinemas and hospitals, just to name a few. In case it is a Philippine Economic Zone Authority-accredited property, a flag will appear indicating it as such.

Efforts to be accessible for people on-the-go have been made by making the website responsive on mobile phones and planning to launch an app for mobile phones this year.

Hoppler has Ramon Ballesca Jr as CEO and co-founder. Renowned companies like ANZCHAM Philippines, Korean Development Bank, Plantation Bay Resort, Ayagold (a joint venture of Ayala and Puregold) have transacted with the company in addition to a long list of top buyers and sellers, including the largest network of the finest brokers in the country, with more than 500 brokers as partners.   The companies listed above are the “top dog” for one main reason, they have taken it upon themselves to ensure clients come first. Once that relationship thrives, it creates a partnership that delivers quality, success and results. The next time they think of commercial real estate, they’ll think of you.

  • CBRE Philippines

Providing the most comprehensive portfolio of real estate services with over 19 years of proven track record, CBRE is locally spearheaded by niche specialists and applying an extensive industry database and networks to assist investors and occupiers to foresee risks and opportunities in the market.

CBRE was ranked at 363 in the Fortune 500 in 2014 and was the highest-ranked company in the real estate sector. In 2013, CBRE Philippines won Best Lettings Agency and Best Property Consultancy Website in the Philippines International Property Awards which was held in Kuala Lumpur.   The commercial real estate company also won Best Property Consultancy, Best Real Estate Agency Marketing and Best Property Consultancy Marketing in the Philippines. It picked up a citation of Highly Commended Real Estate Agency in the Philippines as well. CBRE Philippines garnered eight awards in total that year.

Rick Santos is the chairman, founder, and managing partner of CB Richard Ellis Philippines. Some of their well known clients include Avon, Bank of America, Chevron, Fitness First, and Hershey’s.

  • JLL Philippines

Showing natural evolution and globalization, Jones Lang LaSalle has recently shortened its name to JLL.  They’re a professional services and investment management firm that offers specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value through owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific, it has over 29,000 employees operating in 81 offices in 16 countries across the region.

The firm was named ‘Best Property Consultancy’ in seven Asia Pacific countries at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2014, and also won nine Asia Pacific awards in the Euromoney Real Estate Awards 2013.

David Leechiu is the regional director and country manager of JLL Philippines. Besides a number of well-known clients, Jones Lang LaSalle recently welcomed their first BPO office in the country.

  • Colliers International -Philippines

Formerly known as Colliers Jardine Philippines, Colliers International – Philippines local office was established in November 1994. The company had previously been active in the Philippines on a project specific basis. Colliers International Philippines now has a staff of over 400 dedicated individuals within its Manila office.

As they strive to deliver the best client experience in the industry, some of real estate’s most respected organisations have taken notice. Their previous distinction was from the International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2012-2013 – Philippines for Highly Commended Property Consultancy Award. As for the Asian region, the REIW Asia Awards for Excellence 2013 & 2014 awarded them Best Property Advisory/Consultancy.

David Young is the managing director of Colliers International – Philippines. Some of their clients include Renaissance 2000, Shang Grand Tower, One McKinley Place, Canon Philippines, HSBC, Maersk Filipinas and Nokia Philippines.

  • Cushman & Wakefield Philippines

Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. is a privately held commercial real estate services firm that deliver integrated solutions to landlords, tenants and investors at each stage of the real estate & commercial property process.

Cushman & Wakefield Inc. prevailed at the Asiaproperty Awards 2014 with 2 wins for Innovation and Collaboration. Held in Hong Kong on 25th September, Cushman & Wakefield, were named as winners of the prestigious Groundbreaker of the Year and Cross-border Leasing Deal of the Year awards

Joe Curran is the general manager of Cushman & Wakefield Philippines. Cushman & Wakefield provides commercial real estate services like corporate occupier and investor services, leasing, consulting and valuation and advisory.

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