• Top Real Estate Agencies in the Philippines: A Complete Guide

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    Philippines is one of the most popular investment destinations in Asia at the moment. Here, many foreigners mainly buy property in Manila, thanks to its rapidly growing economy and quickly developing infrastructure.

    Fortunately, you’ll be able to find plenty of international franchised agents, as well as local agents, who help foreigners to buy real estate on a daily basis.

    Yet, it’s not easy to find summarized information about the top agents and what properties and services they offer.

    Therefore, I’ve written this article where I present some of the most popular real estate agencies in the Philippines. Let’s have a look.

    Even if we only select reputable agencies, below is a sponsored listing


    Top Realty

    Established in 2017, Top Realty’s rapid ascension in the real estate arena is being spearheaded by the formidable tandem of Jackson Lim Jr. and Bien Singson-Lim. Jackson Lim Jr. is a Licensed Real Estate Consultant – the highest level of credential – with 18 years of experience in the fast-growing and highly-competitive industry.

    He has an outstanding track record and was the recipient of Megaworld’s Invictus Award in 2009, 2010, and 2011. His breadth of knowledge and expertise has catapulted him to the Top 7 List of Real Estate Professionals who took the most recent Real Estate Consultant Licensure Examination in 2019.

    Completing the dynamic duo is Bien Singson-Lim, a multi-awarded Licensed Real Estate Broker with 11 years of experience. She was the recipient of Megaworld’s Invictus Award as well – the pinnacle of recognition – in 2014, 2015, 2016. Together, they have been steadily steering Top Realty to achieve its vision of becoming the top brokerage firm in the Philippines – the premier Partner in Real Estate.

    Company Awards

    Top Realty has received numerous prestigious awards, including:

    • Best Real Estate Agencies in the Philippines from Dotproperty Philippines Awards 2019
    • Top Trained Brokerage 2019 from Lamudi
    • The No. 1 Fast Growing Real Estate Company 2018 from the Philippines Buyers Choice Awards
    • Trusted Real Estate Brokerage Firm in Metro Manila 2018 from the Best Choice Awards
    • Best Trusted Real Estate Brokerage Firm 2018 from Golden Globe Annual Awards
    • Premier Real Estate Brokerage Firm 2018 from the Elite Business & Leadership awards 2018

    Property Types

    Ready for occupancy and preselling:

    • Residential (House and Lot, Condominiums)
    • Office Use
    • Industrial
    • Commercial

    The company currently focuses on residential and commercial properties within Metro Manila, particularly Makati City, Bonifacio Global City, and Alabang.

    Services Offered

    Top Realty specializes in partnering with clients to buy, sell, and lease out properties. Top Realty is also accredited with top developers in the Philippines, such as Megaworld, Ayala Land, Rockwell Land, Federal Land, Robinsons Land, and RHK Land Corporation – a joint venture of Robinsons Land and Hongkong Land.

    Office Address

    22nd Floor, Unit 2218 High Street South Corporate Plaza Tower 1, 26th St. cor. 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines


    KMC Savills, Inc. (KMC MAG Group)

    KMC MAG Group was founded in 2009 and an associate of one of the biggest real estate agencies in the world, Savills.

    The company employs around 100 professionals and targets mainly foreign buyers. The founder, Gregory Kittelson, has run a number of companies and lived and worked in the Philippines for over a decade.

    Michael McCullough currently serves as the company’s Managing Director. He first went to the Philippines in 2007 and has over 6 years experience in the real estate industry. Michael previously worked in Silicon Valley and represents a number of big clients, for example:

    • Canon
    • Huawei
    • ANZ
    • E-Bay

    The company has won a number of awards over the years, where some include:

    • The 2016-2017 International Property Awards – 5-Star Best Real Estate Agency for Marketing in the Philippines
    • The 2014 International Property Awards – 5-Star Best Real Estate Website in the Philippines

    Property types

    Include both residential and commercial properties, for example:

    • Condos and apartments
    • Houses
    • Land
    • Office space
    • Retail properties

    Services offered

    • Tenant Representation
    • Project Marketing
    • Capital Markets
    • Consulting and Research
    • Offshoring Corporate Services
    • Asset Management Services
    • Residential Services
    • Serviced Offices
    • Hotels & Leisure

    Office address

    11th Floor, Sun Life Centre, 5th Avenue corner Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City 1634, Philippines

    Colliers International Philippines

    Colliers International has around 15,400 employees in 69 different countries, hence it’s one of the biggest real estate agencies in the world. The company was founded in the United States and is headquartered in Seattle.

    David A. Young acts as the company’s COO (Chief Operating Officer) and has almost 30 years experience in the real estate industry in both Europe and Asia. He previously lived in Hong Kong and Singapore and serves many well-known clients.

    Richard Raymundo serves as the company’s Managing Director and has more than 15 years of experience in research and consultancy. Richard manages clients like Sumitomo Mitsui Bank, Ashmore Investment, United Nations (UNDP), Lotte Hotel, Caesar’s Palace, SITA Far Eastern Group Taiwan Ascendas.

    Colliers International Philippines has won a number of awards, for example:

    • Euromoney 2016 – Best Overall Advisor & Consultant Award in Philippines
    • Euromoney 2014 – Best Overall Advisor & Consultant Award in Philippines
    • International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2012-2013 – Philippines : Highly Commended Property Consultancy Award

    Property types

    Include both residential and commercial properties, for example:

    • Condos and apartments
    • Villas
    • Land
    • Retail properties
    • Office space

    Services offered

    • Landlord representation
    • Investment services
    • Valuation and advisory services
    • Sales and leasing
    • Project management
    • Others

    Office address

    Colliers International | Manila, 11F Frabelle Business Center, 111 Rada Street Legaspi Village, Makati City 1229 Philippines

    Colliers International | Cebu, Unit 703A FLB Corporate Center, Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines 6000

    JLL Philippines

    JLL is one of the biggest and most reputable real estate agencies in the world. Founded in the US, the company has more than 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific and over 32,000 professionals working in 83 countries.

    Christophe Vicic is heading the operations in the Philippines, he has worked for JLL since 2007 and previously earned an MBA from London School of Economics.

    The company has won a number of awards over the years, some examples are:

    • The Asia Pacific Property Awards 2011 in association with Bloomberg Television
    • Asia Retail Congress – International Property Consultancy of the Year for Excellence in Retail 2011

    Property types

    According to JLL’s website, they focus mainly on office leasing.

    Services offered

    The company offers a number of services, for example:

    • Tenant representation
    • Leasing
    • Consulting
    • Valuation and advisory
    • Investment sales and acquisitions

    Office address

    Equitable Bank Tower, 8751 Paseo de Roxas, Makati, 1200 Metro Manila, Philippines

    Santos Knight Frank

    Santos Knight Frank established when CBRE Santos decided to partner together with Knight Frank. Both CBRE and Knight Frank are two of the biggest and most reputable real estate agencies in the world.

    Rick Santos (thereby the company’s name) headed CBRE’s operations in the Philippines and started their first local office in 1994. He studied at Oxford University, London School of Economics and serves as the first Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce.

    Knight Frank has around 1,200 professionals that serve most parts of the Philippines and has won a number of awards in the region.

    Property types

    Include both commercial and residential properties, for example:

    • Villas
    • Apartments
    • Hotels
    • Land
    • Office space
    • Others

    Services offered

    • Tenant Representation & Office Agency
    • Research & Consultancy; Valuations
    • Investments & Capital Markets
    • Facilities Management
    • Technical Services
    • Property Management
    • Project Management
    • Asset Management
    • Residential Services and Group Business Services

    Office address

    10F Ayala Tower One Exchange Plaza, Ayala Triangle, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, 1226, Philippines

    RE/MAX Philippines

    RE/MAX is one of the biggest franchised real estate networks in the world, it was originally founded in 1973 in the United States. The company currently has more than 110,000 professionals working in over 100 countries.

    RE/MAX Philippines was established in 2012 and currently has around 20 offices with 200 professionals working in different cities. Elizabeth Duenas is the president of RE/MAX Philippines, she’s been in the industry for two decades and managed to build up a good track record and won a number of awards, for example:

    • Member, National Association of Realtors
    • Past President, Guam Association of Realtors 2012
    • REMAX Hall of Fame Award
    • REMAX Platinum Awards
    • REMAX 100% Club Awards

    Property types

    Include both mostly residential properties, such as:

    • Condos
    • Apartments
    • Villas
    • Land
    • Townhouses
    • Others

    Services offered

    Sales, leasing and renting.

    Office address

    25/F Citibank Tower, 8741 Paseo de Roxas St. Makati City, Philippines

    Sotheby’s International Realty Philippines

    Sotheby’s first started as an auction house in 1744 and currently has more than 13,000 professionals working world wide. Sotheby’s opened it’s first Philippines branch in 2013, the company only deals with luxury real estate.

    Darius Tenerife is the current COO of the company and previously held a number of senior management positions in different companies.

    Property types

    Include mostly luxury residential properties like apartments, condos, penthouses and villas.

    Services offered

    Sales and procurement of luxury properties.

    Office address

    Unit 802, EcoTower, 32nd Street corner 9th Avenue, BGC, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila, Philippines

    CBRE Philippines

    CBRE is one of the biggest and most reputable real estate agencies in the world and was originally founded in the US. The company employs around 80,000 professionals worldwide and one of the biggest real estate agents in the world.

    Rick Santos started CBRE Santos that later merged to become Santos Knight Frank, as explained above. Rick has decades of experience in the real estate industry and has an impressive track record (see above).

    Property types

    Include both commercial and residential properties, for example, apartments, condos, office space, retail properties and more.

    Services offered

    • Relocation management
    • Business and capital planning
    • Due diligence
    • Sales and leasing
    • Others

    Office address

    Unit 1002 To 1005, 10/F Ayala Tower 1 And Exchange Plaza, Ayala Triangle, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila

    Phil. Property Expert

    Phil Property Expert, Inc. is a well-established real estate agency that first started as a listing website in 2012.

    The company was founded by Joanne Almaden and incorporated in 2015. It currently has around five employees, many with a long experience in the real estate industry.

    In 2016, the National Consumers Affairs Foundation voted Phil. Property Expert as the “Most Trusted Brand by Consumers”.

    You’ll also find much valuable content on their website, they claim to always educate and put their clients needs first.

    Property types

    Includes both commercial and residential properties in the whole of Philippines, for example:

    • Condos
    • Apartments
    • House with lots
    • Land

    Services offered

    Phil Property Expert offers a wide range of services, including juridical ones:

    • Sales and leasing
    • Property management
    • Real estate titling
    • Loan application assistance
    • Appraisal services

    Office address

    10-01 One Global Place, 5th Ave cor 25th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila

    How much do I need to pay my real estate agent in commission in the Philippines?

    Commission rates differ depending on if you hire a broker or an agent. Brokers usually pocket a commission of 3% – 6% while agents pocket 2% – 3%.

    Should I hire a Solicitor in the Philippines?

    Philippines is a developing country and it’s recommended to hire a solicitor, at least if you deal with large transactions. Solicitors often have a deep knowledge about what regulations that apply to foreigners. They charge a fixed fee upfront, which reduces the risks of getting “tricked” into deals that you won’t benefit from.

    In addition, they can guide through important steps in the conveyancing process, communicate with your seller, and help you with a number of services, for example, registering the property in your name.

    If you find a solicitor, you can check the State office of Court Administration’s website, they can help you to confirm whether the Solicitor is credible and provide information about his or her experience.

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  • 24 Responses to “Top Real Estate Agencies in the Philippines: A Complete Guide

    1. Lev at 4:33 am

      I would like either to buy, or to rent small apartment or studio.
      Thank you.
      Lev.

    2. Lev at 5:33 am

      I would like to buy or to rent an apartment in Metro Manila
      Thank you. Lev

      1. Marcus Sohlberg at 3:10 am

        Hi Lev,

        We’ve sent you an email. / Marcus

        1. S at 5:42 am

          Hi Marcus, do you sell land in Siargao? If so, please let me know your email address please. Thanks!

          1. Marcus Sohlberg at 6:39 am

            We are not involved in land sales in Siargao.

    3. CAREN KOO at 6:41 am

      I would like to sale my unit, located in One Eastwood Avenue Tower 2. I will be in Eastwood on next Monday & Tuesday. 05/08/2019 & 06/08/2019.

      1. Marcus Sohlberg at 12:42 pm

        Hi Caren,

        Please send us an email.

    4. Vilma at 7:08 am

      Hi, I have a property in Southridge estate Tagaytay
      I’m looking for an agent to find me a buyer.
      Thanks

    5. Chris at 5:02 pm

      Can you recommend a real estate agent that can handle my property whilst I am overseas?

      1. Marcus Sohlberg at 10:41 am

        Hi Chris, please send us an email with more details then we will have a look.

    6. Florentina Unciano at 3:40 am

      Hi Chris,
      I have a lot of land in San Vicente, Palawan and I want to sell them..it’s about more than 100 hectares.. and it’ an overlooking area. I am looking for a real state agent to sell all my area. Maybe, you are interested to sell. Thank you.

    7. Precious M lacap at 8:39 am

      Hi marcus,

      I was wondering if you can help me sell or rent my condo in Mckinley hill,Taguig. It’s a one bedroom brand new condo fully furnished 46sqm
      Thank you!

      1. Marcus Sohlberg at 7:26 am

        Please send us an email with this request then we will have a look!

    8. david malone at 8:19 pm

      Hello my new Real Estate Broker, I have 7000 Sq Ft. Villa 6 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. There is also a rice field attach 1 1/2, Hector, an additional 1/2 hector land not framed currently. The house sits within a compound wall 12 ft. tall. There is a 1/8 driveway with a gate from the main Highway. I am an American High Tech Engineer from Californa and design this house myself almost 20 years ago. The upkeep and maintenance have always been consistent and up to date in appearance and repairs. I would like to mention there is also a 2 car garage attached with a second-floor rice storage area. This property is located in Banaga South Catttobato Philippines, 30 minutes from the new plan AirPort in Marble Philippines. I will be in the area for the month of Feb. 2020

      1. Marcus Sohlberg at 8:49 am

        Can you send us an email with this info, then we will have a look. Thanks!

    9. eliz at 4:52 pm

      hi was wondering if you could help me sell our 9 bedroom resort house with 21,121sqm lot with beach front in abra de ilog, occidental mindoro?

      1. Marcus Sohlberg at 12:34 pm

        Can you send us an email with this info, then we will have a look. Thanks!

    10. Antonio Gazzaneo at 8:14 pm

      Hi Marcus,
      If I want to sell property in the Philippines who is the best agent or broker that you would suggest?

      Many thanks,
      Antonio

      1. Marcus Sohlberg at 11:40 am

        Hi Antonio, you can send us a message via the form above then we can help.

    11. Rose Del Aloyan at 3:38 am

      Good morning, How can we post our lot for sale or rent? Our properties are located in Lapu-Lapu City. Please contact me through 0933-629-7523 or email me to [email protected] for feedback. Thank you.

      1. Marcus Sohlberg at 11:41 am

        We currently don’t offer listing services, but can help you to promote your properties via our advertising services.

    12. Cynthia at 1:26 pm

      Hi, I am looking to buy a condo in Phillipines for investment. I would like to be connected with local agents to have a better understanding of the market etc. Thanks!

      1. Marcus Sohlberg at 9:06 am

        Hi Cynthia, please send your message via the form below and with the details. We will come back to you shortly.

    13. Orlan S. Andal at 7:56 am

      Hi Marcus,
      I know someone selling their properties here in batangas philippines maybe you can help them find them a buyer.

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