Noli, known in the real estate industry as “El Subastahero”, heads The Property Forum Philippines and is the #1 auctioneer in the country today. He also produced the first real estate TV show in the Philippines. Noli pioneered the auction sales system in the country and has bid out over 4,000 real estate assets worth more that P8 billion all over the Philippines.
Noli started investing in small foreclosed properties back in 1999 when the foreclosed assets department of the banks were still in the basement, considered an admin function of maintenance and security. “It was a field where the soft-hearted would not dare to go,” Noli recalls.
His bravado and hard work paid off. His first major deal was when he had an auction in UCPB and it was sold out. Noli says, “A long line of bidders were there. With this contract of two years, we auctioned off more than P3 billion worth of properties.” Later on, he was able to purchase the asset management company of GE Money Bank.
Noli excels in foreclosure sales and investments strengthened by his expertise in market planning and sales productivity. He has handled various real estate developers as exclusive marketer and heads the international real estate promoter recruitment for Landco Pacific.
For years, Noli has acquired all sorts of real estate, from raw land and house and lots to buildings and even an island. He has done every kind of real estate strategy, including holding, fixing, leasing, and flipping.
Carl Dy is the President of Spectrum Investments, a property portfolio management company. He has over a decade of experience in the real estate industry working for property giant Ayala Land as Sales Director of Ayala Land Premier. He is continually building up his property portfolio with an ultimate goal of living on passive income from real estate. He believes that property investment, just like business, is not an automatic money-generating product. One must have a passion for it, create and execute a strategy, and give time and effort for the investment to flourish.
An architect by education, Carl has written articles on property investing and has been featured in MoneySense magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, various broadsheets, and in various radio and TV programs including ANC’s On the Money.
He owns and manages rental properties in areas like Rockwell, Makati, Ayala Center and Bonifacio Global City. He is also the past president of an upscale condominium corporation in Makati and current homeowner president of a high end residential village in Nuvali. In this seminar, Carl will share his decade of experiences and learnings from his dealings with his Ayala clients and from his personal properties.
Fitz Gerard Villafuerte, RFP is a civil engineer who decided to quit the corporate world back in 2003 to pursue entrepreneurship. His blog, Ready To Be Rich, has won several awards including the Best Business and Finance Blog at the Philippine Blog Awards.
Fitz has also been recognized by Moneysense Magazine as among the Top 12 Most Influential People in Personal Finance in the Philippines. He is a Registered Financial Planner and a resource speaker for corporate and socio-civic organizations in the country where actively promotes entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
Chief Investment Strategist and Founder, Trading Edge Consultancy
Ron Acoba, CMT is the Chief Investment Strategist and Founder of Trading Edge Consultancy. His professional experience in the finance industry include being a former Equity Dealer for Credit Suisse, a former Chief Equity Dealer and Equity Fund Manager for BPI Asset Management and Trust Group, where he personally managed Php25 billion worth of discretionary funds, and a former Currency Analyst and Trader for BabyPips.com LLC. Ron is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT), a member of the Market Technicians Association (MTA) in New York.
Chief Knowledge Officer for Investment Planning, Wealth Management Center for Communications and Research, Inc.
Ricky So, CIS, RFP® has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is currently an Independent Financial Adviser at Rampver Strategic Advisors and is the Chief Knowledge Officer for Investment Planning of Wealth Management Center for Communications and Research, Inc. Prior to this, he held senior management positions in various investment and commodities firms, the last of which was as Head of Training of one of the Philippines’ top asset management companies and was once as a portfolio manager.
Since the early 90’s, Ricky has been exposed to the international market on futures and foreign exchange and has dabbled in the local stock market. He started learning about the US stock market in early 2000, and has been investing in the US markets since 2008.
Ricky is very active in the financial services community, using his expertise in training financial service professionals. Accentuating this endeavor, he has co-authored a book “Dare to Journey – The Path to Meaningful Wealth with a best-selling author Atty. Angelo Cabera (Thy Will Be Done) and also with Aristides Merida Jr. He is an active Training Faculty for the RFP Philippines and lectures Portfolio Management for AIM-EXCELL Strategic Investment Management Program. He lectures Technical Analysis, Managing Equity Portfolio, and Global Investing for various learning organizations as well. Currently, he conducts certification course for Associate Financial Planner (AFP®) and facilitates a “real” investment club focusing on Philippine equities. He is also a long time Lecturer at the Investment Company Representative Certification Seminar.
Ricky finished his grade school and secondary education as Valedictorian at the Divine Word Academy of Dagupan. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree at the Lyceum Northwestern University with Distinction. He pursued continuing education at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business and is a SEC Certified Investment Solicitor (CIS) and a Registered Financial Planner (RFP®).
Mindanao Business Development Head, First Metro Securities
Robbi Samson is a licensed stockbroker and graduated from the Ateneo de Davao University with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He also completed the Managerial & Organizational Leadership Course from the Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California.
He is currently the Mindanao Business Development Head of First Metro Securities, and is based at the First Metro Davao Investors Center at CM Recto St, Davao City.
Royce Christopher A. Aguilar graduated from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Business Economics. He was awarded by the University of the Manuel Quezon Award for his achievement in both academics and leadership during his stay in UST. He is also a Registered Business Professional (RBP) certified by the Junior Achievement Philippines last March. He got his inspiration in investing in the stock market when he got an internship at Wealth Securities, Inc. He deepened his knowledge in investment when he got an internship in the investment research division in Metrobank Trust. He is currently the Equity Research Associate of First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation.
Rodel Ambas attended the University of the Philippines Los Banos where he majored in Development Communication. He has been writing and editing publications since 2000, from academic journals by leading global publishers to local and regional magazines on travel, medicine, and real estate. In 2014 he joined global real estate platform Lamudi to lead the company’s content and research team, and has since been exploiting the platform’s massive amount of search and listings data to create engaging content.