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In Focus: Charles Serviano, Manager for Office Services - Landlord Representation, Philippines

Meet our Manager for Office Services - Landlord Representation, Charles Serviano, as he shares how he ended up in real estate and talks about what he would do if he had the world's attention for five minutes.

1. Have you always wanted to be in real estate? Why? 

It was just a fortunate stroke of serendipity. I was in search for a company that will accept me as an intern and my sister referred me to Colliers. I was really impressed by the culture in Colliers, which is why I stayed for over 10 years and counting. 

2. What is the best lesson you've learned as a real estate broker and how has it helped you in your career? 

Believing and trusting yourself. Once you do, your clients will also believe and trust you, which means closing more deals and having repeat business. 

3. What are the soft skills you value most as a real estate broker and why? 

What I value the most is having a positive attitude. I believe in this mindset; you have the power to change someone’s opinion and demeanor. It opens your mind and spirit and will help you achieve a better outlook in life. 

4. What advice would you give to someone who aspires to a career in real estate?

My advice would be to find a balance. This is a very cut-throat industry and you need to find a way to counteract all the stress by doing something you love. 

5. If you had the world's attention for five minutes, what would you say/do?

I will take the chance to speak about love and acceptance. Oh…and that I’m single and ready to mingle! LOL! 

  

PLAYING FAVORITES:

Favorite era of fashion: 90’s fashion – it’s the birth of the SUPERS and the rise of the best designer of all time, Gianni Versace. 

Favorite food: My gosh, so much to choose from!! But I would eat anything - Japanese, Italian, Thai and so much more. 

Favorite vacation spot. I love going to the beach with some alcoholic beverages and awesome music 

Favorite movie genre: Indie films, Comedies, Blockbuster films. Not really an avid movie watcher. I just love the popcorn 

Favorite music artist: Mariah and Whitney are my all-time favorite artist. House Music is love 

Favorite way to relax: Watching YouTube at night before bedtime or hanging out with friends/family during the weekends.