Lamudi awards top brokers and property firms

In Photo: Brokerage of the Year winners Ramil Alquileta (third from left) and Maria Theresa Alquileta (fourth from left) of My Saving Grace with National Real Estate Association Chairman Andy Mañalac (left), Lamudi CEO Bhavna Suresh Chathambeth (second from left) and Philippine Regulation Commission Board for Real Estate Service Chairman Dr. Eduardo G. Ong.

By Roderick L. Abad / Contributor

The real-estate industry’s movers and shakers were feted recently in the first annual Lamudi Broker Awards Night held at the New World Makati Hotel.

“We have seen the hard work of our awardees and their contributions to the property sector, that is why we are delighted to be the institution that recognizes these deserving brokers and brokerage companies,” said Bhavna Suresh Chathambeth, CEO of Lamudi Group (Lamudi Philippines and MyProperty PH).

The event gathered together property professionals, licensed brokers and clients of the Philippines’s leading real-estate portal.

Also gracing the affair were Philippine Regulation Commission Board for Real Estate Service Chairman Dr. Eduardo G. Ong and National Real Estate Association Chairman Andy Mañalac, who both took part in the presentation of plaques to the agent-winners.

This year’s awardees included Eddie Co, who was honored as the Lamudi Broker of the Year and the Top Broker for Most Inquiries Generated; Evelyn Samaniego, Top Broker for Most Viewed Properties; Ryan de la Cruz, Top Broker in the Most Responsive Category; and Adrian Timbol, Top Trained Broker for 2016.  Specialty accolades went to Elisa Namoca for the People’s Choice Award and Jamie Grace So for the Lamudi Broker Ambassador. A loyalty merit was given to subscriber of the online listing site named Perly Vidad.

Real-estate companies were, likewise, acknowledged for helping sustain the growth trajectory of the property industry.

My Saving Grace (MSG) clinched the Lamudi Brokerage of the Year and the Top Brokerage for Most Inquiries.

JJMO Realty and Lhoopa. Inc. bagged the Top Brokerage for the Most Viewed Properties and the Most Responsive Brokerage awards, respectively. Capitarise Property Management brought home the Top Trained Brokerage of 2016 recognition, while Great Empire Realty received the loyalty citation.

The 2017 Lamudi Broker Awards Night was supported by major sponsor Filinvest Land Inc., and secondary sponsors Amaia Land Inc., BellaVita Land Corp. and Avida Land Inc.