Featured Real Estate Broker CRB KAREN RIVERA

Featured Real Estate Broker CRB KAREN RIVERA


September is a symbol of the strength of character, marriage, and family, thus this month’s featured Real Estate Broker is a woman who is happily married with three children.  The Greek playwright Euripides made a variety of references to women’s strength in his famous work on the Trojan Women.


As such, CRB Karen Oribiana Rivera is a true-blooded woman born in the year of the Dragon, who is gifted with innate courage, tenacity, and intelligence. She started her career in real estate in 2007 as a property consultant in Camella Homes, one of the country’s finest. In that same year, she passed the Real Estate Brokers licensure examination and subsequently became a REBAP member in 2008. From 2007 to 2010, she became a sales manager of CDC Holdings. A year later when she left CDC, she established an independent brokerage. Truly, she is a woman who is not afraid of challenges and is always willing to take risks.


As an epitome of a woman in Euripides’ essay, she remains enthusiastic and confident as a professional broker who is engaged in an array of specializations, such as titling transfer; project, condominium, and memorial lots selling; re-subdividing property; and loan assistance.


With these, her name has been attached to the following housing companies, such as; Camella Homes, DMCI, CDC Holdings, Mololex, Masaito, Antel Addas Group, Earth & Style, Exceed Realty, Carissa Homes, Balikatan, and Homemark.


Strong will, passion, perseverance, and selflessness made her the Best Chapter Member of REBAP Global City.

Featured Real Estate Broker  CRB RAISSA MADLANGBAYAN

Featured Real Estate Broker



August can never be a ghost month, because for a woman, every month, every day, every hour is a precious time for perseverance and hard work. Thus, our featured broker for August is a woman with a virtue of positivity, born at the right time and place.


My dear colleagues in the industry, please meet CRB Raissa R. Madlangbayan, an achieving woman with two distinct assets: chivalrous and gallant, being born in the Year of the Pig, and loyal and determined, being a true Capricornian. The chemistry of these virtues, which at a young age in her late 30s, made her the co-founder of the RMS Realty Inc. in November 2021, with a present address in Penthouse 2, VGP Center, Ayala Avenue Makati.


She had become the person she is now because of the character and values developed and nurtured in her during her education at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila with the BS Psychology course.


She took advantage of various opportunities with rich imagination and sharp observations about people, especially those related to business. She began by opening a family business from 2005 to 2007, and then from 2007 to 2009, she worked as a BPO Customer Service Outbound Representative for Xcelerate Center Inc. and Sutherland. She used this as her experience and stepping stone to becoming a Property Specialist with SM Investments Corporation, Hamilo Coast–Pico De Loro, and Tagaytay Highlands (2009–2010), then with Robinsons Land Corporation (2010–2013) selling condominium units.


Armed with knowledge and skills related to real estate properties, propped up with determination, in 2013, she attended classes at the Urban Institute of Real Estate and successfully passed the Real Estate Broker Examination the following year. She engaged in resale luxury properties in high-end villages, such as McKinley Hill Village, Bel Air Village, San Lorenzo Village, Urdaneta Village, Dasmarinas Village, Forbes Park Village, and Class A condominiums in Makati and BGC to name some. At the same time, she handled the leasing of ex-pat accounts, such as ADB and other multinational companies. Supported by her tenacity and license, she stands up to be a Freelance Real Estate Broker from 2014 to 2021.


With this strong momentum in her career as a registered real estate broker, she co-founded RMS Realty Inc. in November of last year, a general brokerage company specializing in real estate leasing, resale, and pre-selling.


Now that she is a manager of what she started, she is in charge of setting the company’s objectives and plans, overseeing the entire staff, and ensuring the overall accountability of the business to shareholders and the general public.


Featured Real Estate Broker CRB PHILIP JOHN SO SIA

Featured Real Estate Broker CRB PHILIP JOHN SO SIA


There is February in July because if July is the month of positivism, February is for devotion, care, and commitment. Why so? Because this month’s featured broker is a true-blooded February-born, a Piscean characterized by emotional awareness and diplomacy—a genetically dominant breed colored with responsiveness in almost all aspects!
Philip John So Sia is an engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication at the University of Santo Tomas, a polymath because he graduated Cum Laude, and a polyglot because he could communicate in Mandarin, Fukien, and Nihongo, aside from Tagalog and English.
As a creative engineer, he started as a Product Development Engineering Specialist and Design Engineer for Research and Development for the Ultra Slim Drive (USD) in a Japanese company, the Matsushita Industrial Company of Yokohama, Japan.
He trod the path of sales to gain experience in his plan to establish his own business. He became an Insurance Agent of Western Guaranty Corporation and later as Technical Sales Manager of Royal Galleon International, Inc. in a short period. What he learned here paved the way to enter the challenging world of the real estate industry.
He has proven to himself that he has this knack and wisdom in the real estate industry; thus, he consistently topped the yearly awards for Account Manager from 2010 to 2012 of Robinsons, Magnolia, and Woodsville Residences, to name some. Everything he did bore fruits because in 2011 of March he passed the PRC Board Exam for Real Estate (License No. 4869). He was one of the first successful passers of this Board Exam when PRC introduced it.
From 2014 to the present, he has been a Freelance Licensed Real Estate Broker specializing in condominiums, residential properties, and land. He is with the country’s leading developers, such as Ayala Land Premier, Alveo Land, Rockwell, Federal Land, Robinsons, and Shang Properties to name some.
As a steadfast and unwavering guy in pursuing his dream of establishing his own company, he established the RMS ABSOLUTE REALTY, INC. in November 2021.
Ladies and gentlemen, fellow CRBs, our featured fellow for this month is CRB Philip John So Sia!
“The Pursuit of Real Estate Professionalism!” Webinar Series of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) BS REM Students Co-Presented by REBAP Global City Chapter

“The Pursuit of Real Estate Professionalism!” Webinar Series of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) BS REM Students Co-Presented by REBAP Global City Chapter

REBAP Global City Chapter President Third Ballete rendered Welcome Remarks during the Webinar of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) BS REM Students Co-Presented by REBAP Global City Chapter, with the Topic: “The Pursuit of Real Estate Professionalism!”

The “The Pursuit of Real Estate Professionalism” is a webinar series organized by Real Estate Management students of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila that aims to present the exciting and long-standing progression of the real estate industry in the Philippine context with the theme “Journey to the Philippine Real Estate Profession”. It is composed of four (4) topics that will be thoroughly discussed by four (4) Real Estate Professionals wherein it will feature the different facets of real estate through the lens of both real estate students and practitioners.






Maria Wenceslina Villareal, 46, single mother of a 16-year old boy has been through diverse roles in her career life. A legal secretary, a financial analyst, a computer science professor, a BPO specialist, a voice over actor and a Real Estate Broker. She discovered real estate through her late husband. She decided to take the licensure exam for REB and passed it in 2014. She then started to experience how it was to be in the realty world. Working hand in hand with her late husband, her mentor, she decided to build Villarealty Invest (Haebaragi) Realty to make her career more promising. Among the roles that she has taken, she has decided to stick to the Real Estate career focusing on Raw Lands.