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Lamudi Gathers Top Real Estate Personalities for The Outlook Conference 2019

Lamudi, the leading real estate platform, brings together some of the industry’s leaders for The Lamudi Real Estate Conference 2019, a one-day event that aims to highlight key trends and important conversations about the Philippine property sector. The conference, which is scheduled on October 17, 2019, will run from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM at the Makati Shangri-La. 

Lamudi has tapped the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), Vince Dizon, to be the keynote speaker for the event. Top personalities in the industry will also be present to talk about five topics essential in the evolving real estate sector. 

Five Tracks to Drive Conversation

The conference will discuss the following tracks: 

  • Taking Sustainable Action: Addressing Climate Change Through Real Estate
  • New-Age Customer Experience: Transforming Real Estate Marketing in the Age of Disruption
  • Fresh Perspectives: Mapping Evolving Real Estate Sales
  • Paradigm Shifts: The Sharing Economy and the Real Estate Market
  • Changing Face: Uncovering Alternative Ways to Invest in Real Estate

For the track “Taking Sustainable Action: Addressing Climate Change through Real Estate,” panelists talk about a pressing matter internationally and locally–climate change. With developers putting effort to integrate sustainability into their developments, panelists will discuss notable features that set the benchmark for efficiency. Cathy Saldaña, the Managing Director of PDP Architects, will moderate the track featuring panelists Cecilia Domingo, Vice-President and Head of Meralco; Carlo Valerio, Chief Executive Officer of Solana Land; Ram Maganti, SVP for Marketing and Innovations of Holcim Philippines Inc.; and Gay Santos, a financial inclusion specialist/advocate. 

“New-Age Customer Experience: Transforming Real Estate Marketing in the Age of Disruption” will have moderator Deborah Ong, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Lamudi. Panelists Thomas Mirasol, General Manager of Federal Land; David Rafael, President & CEO of Aboitiz Land; Tek Samaniego, Property Editor of Philippine Daily Inquirer Property; and Marco Antonio, President & CEO of Century discussing how the real estate industry rises to the challenge of improving customer experience in the digital age. 

The third track, “Fresh Perspectives: Mapping Evolving Real Estate Sales,” tackles changing customer behavior and how they impact the sales strategy of real estate marketers. This topic includes discussion about the changing business models, strategies, and cutting-edge developments that sparked new ideas and best practices in the industry. Lamudi’s Chief Executive Officer, Bhavna Suresh, will be the moderator for the topic. Panelists include Jose Soberano III, CEO of Cebu Landmasters; Ricardo Lagdameo, First Vice President of Damosa Land; Raphael Felix, President of Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA); and Beth Ventura, President of Anchor Land Holdings, Inc.

“Paradigm Shifts: The Sharing Economy and the Real Estate Market,” moderated by Arch Capital Management’s Eric Manuel, presents panelists an opportunity to discuss their views on the sharing economy, a key trend popularized by freelancers and small businesses that is now impacting the real estate industry. Panelists Jelmer Ikink, Group Director of MyTown; Nick Padilla, Co-founder, CEO & Space Captain of Kahon.ph; and Paul Rivera, Co-Founder & CEO of Kalibrr will talk about the impact of co-working and co-living trends on real estate. 

Guests will also discuss “Changing Face: Uncovering Alternative Ways to Invest in Real Estate,” which highlights the drivers of investor demand, with a focus on environmental, social and governance-related, and disruptive technology. The discussion will also touch on real estate investment trusts (REIT) to inform the audience of their alternative investment options in today’s real estate market. The panelists for this track are Richard Raymundo, Managing Director of Colliers; Mikko Barranda, Associate Director of Leechiu Property Consultants Inc.; Iluminada Sicat, Assistant Governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas; and Noel Rapadas, Senior Vice President and Chief Finance Officer of Torre Lorenzo.

About Lamudi’s Real Estate Conference

Started in 2017, Lamudi’s Real Estate Conference is a way of recognizing leading industry projects and developers that have shaped the real estate sector. The event, co-presented by Philippine Daily Inquirer Property and Holcim Philippines, major sponsor International Workplace Group, and in partnership with the Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA) gathers an esteemed group of thought leaders to share their insights on the pressing topics facing Philippine real estate today. 

The media partners for the event are BusinessMirror, BusinessWorld, Malaya Business Insight, Manila Standard and Philippine Star.

Lamudi’s Real Estate Conference 2019, to be held on October 17, gives way to The Outlook Awards: The Philippine Buyers’ Choice Property Awards scheduled on November 14, 2019, at the Makati Shangri-La. The awards gala night brings together property developers from all over the Philippines to celebrate the outstanding achievements that shaped the country and steered it to a greener future. 

The winners of the awards are determined by the panel of judges and based on a survey involving 10,000 active property seekers.