Mike has been in the real estate industry for 15 years. His experience in the industry is broad, ranging from representing property owners, investors, buyers and tenants on selling or leasing properties, managing diversified portfolios, to finding opportunities for capital markets.
His primary focus in the last 8 years is assisting banks and investment funds in disposing their non-performing assets. He's also considered as one of the top property auctioneers in the country. Mike has sold and resolved more than 2,000 properties amounting to more than Php2.5 Billion.
Prior to joining Pinnacle, he worked for 7 straight years for one of the top global property consultancy firms as Director for Investments and Capital Markets Group. His notable clients are Shell Petroleum Company, Lehman Investments, Credit Agricole, CLSA, HSBC, Sony Philippines, Philips Electronics, Tupperware Philippines and Philam Properties (AIG group).
Mike graduated with B.A. Political Science degree from the University of the Philippines.
Neil has been actively involved in real estate and structured finance and the management and servicing of performing and non-performing loan portfolios and real estate throughout Asia including Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, Turkey, India, Vietnam, and Thailand. Neil joined Lehman Brothers in 1998 as a Fixed Income Product Controller covering Global Commercial Real Estate (GCRE) and Principal Transactions.
In 2000, Neil was assigned to Capital Services/ Sunrise Finance as Director of Finance and assisted in the development of the Tokyo and Korea platforms for two years before transferring to Thailand for a three year assignment to develop the Thailand asset management platform and debut Thailand's first non performing RMBS. In June 2005 Neil returned to Tokyo to assume the role of Director of Operations/ GCRE covering new products and new countries and a robust Japan based securitization business.
In 2007, Neil transferred to Singapore to cover south east asia asset management, the commercialization of Capital's asset management and loan servicing system, and the exploration of NPL in India. In 2010 along with local partner, Neil completed a management buyout of Capital Services' Philippines asset management platform now renamed Pinnacle Real Estate. Since 2010 Neil has been covering Philippines and Vietnam distressed debt and real estate.
Jojo is one of less than 100 Licensed Real Estate Consultants in the Philippines. He used to be the Executive Director for Investment Properties and Capital Markets of CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) Philippines. He was also the Vice President and Head for Property Management and Disposal of Cameron Granville Asset Management Inc. (SPV-AMC) or CGAM. He also worked for Century Properties Group Inc. (CPG) as Vice President for Business Development.
He is known for popularizing the Retail Auctions in clearing the portfolios of non-performing and acquired assets of the banks and other financial institutions. He has been the Top Auctioneer for most of the leading banks and his Team has conducted over 40 auctions in the mid-2000s.
He has over 16 years of professional work experience devoted to property management, consultancy and brokerage. As Head of various departments in CBRE, CGAM and CPG, Jojo has structured investment transactions and advisory projects worth over Php 9 billion (US$ 250 million). He likewise transacted leasing deals worth over Php 500 million (US$ 10 million). Jojo also supervised the Research and Consulting Department as well as the Valuation and Advisory Department of CBRE, and positioned them to compete with both local and international practitioners.
He received his Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning Major in Transportation Planning from the University of the Philippines Diliman (1998). Jojo is now pursuing his Doctoral Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Major in Environmental Planning in the same university. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in University of the Philippines Los BaŮos.
He attended various international and local seminars on property, investment, finance, and marketing. He is a Licensed Real Estate Broker and Appraiser, and a regular lecturer of real estate review seminars.
Liz Silvestre has 22 years experience in the local high end residential, and international leisure, hospitality management development and marketing space. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Santo Tomas and a Certified Professional Marketer, under the Philippine Marketing Association, with Strategic Marketing Management as her core competence in the field of Marketing.
She was an award winning part of the pioneer management and operations of some of the top world cruise liners in the early part of her career and advanced to train under Fidelio Cruise, Vingcard and Micros hotel software, P.O.S. and keyless security systems in Baltimore, U.S.A. for systems development.
Being exposed internationally, she had the opportunity to participate in a wellness certification program under a competent mid-end skin and wellness brand in Valencia, Spain to widen her Hotel and Hospitality Management background.
Locally, she was part of the pioneer sales and marketing team of Ayala Land Sales Inc. for the high end residential projects and project champion for some of the Makati based vertical residential projects of Ayala Land Inc.
She was also a past director for a leading global Real Estate firm brand franchise which paved the way for the hotel and residential projects under her wing in bagging a Property Marketing Consultancy award in a prestigious Real Estate award giving body in 2012 and led a 5 star European hotel brand alignment program in Switzerland, Austria and Germany apart from branding and re-branding hotel and residential projects.
She engages projects from consultancy and management at any level from site acquisition, concept development, pre-construct and pre-operational stage, branding to marketing and management consultancy.
Prior to joining PINNACLE, Rick has been in the banking industry for 20 years and is one of the seasoned Appraiser and Team Head of Planters Development Bank (now Chinabank Savings). He was able to handle thousands of Appraisal jobs from a typical to a more complex appraisal assignment which includes residential, commercial, industrial, rawland and even special purpose property ranging from up to Billions worth of properties. He is also equipped and knowledgeable in an appraisal task that employs projected analysis based on the three approaches to value- Market, Cost and Income.
Apart from being an Appraiser, he is also involved into property selling mostly on foreclosed and ROPA assets of the bank and private referrals that has reached to hundreds of millions in total amount. An optimist and a leader by heart, Rick believes that education not only changes manís level of intelligence, thus, education also develops manís behavioural thinking-which affect how an educated person lived today. A Computer Science graduate at Wesleyan University and passer of several government examinations, from Civil Service exam (Sub-prof and Professional), entrance examination at the National Computer Institute (UP Diliman) to Real Estate Licensure Exams (Real Estate Appraiser and Broker).
Aside from pursuing his plan to enrol in UP Open University for a Masterís Degree in Land Valuation Management, his other dream is to be an instrument in the creation of a relational database employing visual and graphical interfaces to be utilized as a primary tool in property valuation.
Mark has been in the Real Estate Industry for over 8 years. Mark started his career in real estate with a global real estate service provider and one of the pioneers of the Auction Services Team which managed public auctions and sealed biddings in the past years, selling more than 2,000 properties worth over two billion pesos. For the past 7 years he has moved up the ranks and has been involved in various asset dispositions focusing in Commercial Buildings and Industrial Facilities
Mark was also assigned to serve as a consultant for the Largest Mine Development Company in the country. He has provided transactional advisory to the said company for acquiring land for their off-site infrastructures covering over four municipalities and negotiating with over 1,000 landowners.
As Associate Director for Investment and Corporate Sales, he is primarily responsible for the disposal of big ticket properties of various financial institutions such as Banks, SPV's, and Multinational companies.
He is also responsible for servicing the corporate real estate requirements of real estate developers and various local and international companies.
Luchie Castillo has been in the Banking Industry for the last 26 years. During her early years, she was with the specialized lending group where her main task was to streamline agricultural projects for financing under the specialized programs offered by the government.
She was also involved in the mobilization of multi-lateral funds/specialized funds from government funded projects like IGLF, DBP- IBRD Loans, SSS-Kasapi, GFSME and the like.
The last 15 years of her banking career was primarily devoted in the disposal of banks' acquired assets where she gained her experience in real estate. It is her firm belief that the primary goal of asset disposal is to convert the asset to cash at the earliest possible time.
She graduated with a degree in BS Agricultural Economics at the Cavite State University (formerly Don Severino Agricultural College) and an MS in Agricultural Economics from the Xavier University.
Myla has been in the real estate industry for over 8 years. She started her career in real estate in one of the top Pioneers in Auction Services Team which manage eighty three public auctions both exclusive and multi-banks held nationwide, with over P6.7 Billion pesos in Sales. She was also involved in Business development work expanding the company's clientele.
Her notable Clients are Philippine National Bank (PNB), United Overseas Bank (UOB), Allied Bank, Philamlife, Chintrust, Home Guaranty Corp. and Grandholdings Investments (SPV-AMC), Inc. With her current post in Pinnacle, she is task to handle Business Development work focusing on marketing company's business line.
Myla graduated with AB in Mass Communication degree from Adamson University.