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In Focus: Mat Delima, Senior Manager for Capital Markets and Investment Services, Philippines

Meet our Senior Manager for Capital Markets and Investment Services, Mat Delima, as he talks about collaboration in real estate, his love of adventure and shares the piece of advice that he treasures the most.

1. What led you to a career in real estate?

I love going around places and talk to people which I think is natural in this industry. Reading provides information but I believe talking to people as much as you could would make a person relevant these days.


2. How does collaboration and communication help you in your work at Capital Market and Investment Services?

We rely heavily on client requirements through referrals and my focus is to build up more on industrial property listings. This provides us a pipeline of small quick lease transactions and big-ticket property sales. 


3. If you weren't in real estate, where do you think you'd be?

I will most likely be running a farm-resort and doing yoga in the Pacific side of the Philippines. 


4. Best piece of advice you've gotten

You must work hard. This was an advice I received when I was talking to the Vice Chairman of CTBC. While waiting for a meeting, and we ended up talking about Injap Sia of (Double Dragon). He mentioned that the first time he saw Injap during his Mang Inasal days, he already sensed that the guy will become successful. so I jokingly asked, “Will I be like him?” He smiled back and said, “You must work hard.” 


5. If you had a super power, what would it be?

To be Aquaman so I can reach the 80% of the undiscovered waters in the world.

Playing Favorites:

Favorite pastime - Everything that has water and sun
Favorite rapper - Notorious B.I.G.
Favorite movies - Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan and Forrest Gump
Favorite comfort food - So many! Right now, Calbee Salted Potato Chips.
Favorite place you've visited - Our farm.