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In Focus | Pia Lorenzo, Market Analyst, Tenant Representation, Colliers Philippines

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Meet our Market Analyst, Pia Lorenzo, as she shares how Colliers fosters a culture of self-development, growth, and empowerment, and what it feels to be surrounded by people who make their dreams and ambitions happen.
 
1. Describe your experience working at Colliers Philippines.
 
I can vividly recall being forty-five minutes late for my Colliers job interview. If I were the boss, I wouldn’t even hire me. It was a quick one and I thought I didn’t have the slightest chance of being hired. To my surprise, I was asked a few days later if I can start within the next two days.

I’ve only been with Colliers for a little short than two years, but I can say that I’ve learned so much and have grown both personally and professionally. Colliers fosters a culture of self-development, growth, and empowerment. By being surrounded by people in Colliers who make their dreams and ambitions happen, I am always motivated to do better every day.

2. What made you pursue a career in real estate?

They say you’ll never know until you try. I guess what got me here is curiosity and the constant search for new experiences. Every report, research material, or client submission we do in the Tenant Representation team is a different learning experience for me; there’s always a new perspective and new results. More than the technicalities, you’ll learn certain life skills you won’t acquire anywhere else. The real estate industry is dynamic and always changing – and so is everything else. The only way to keep up – or even better, stay ahead – is to keep on learning.
 

3. In your experience, what is the most important aspect of being a Market Analyst for the Office Services – Tenant Representation team? 

Two things: consistency and credibility. Being the research-go-to person in the Tenant Representation team is a lot like being a journalist. You’re given a problem (or a situation) that you have to solve in a pretty short amount of time. You gather as much data as you can, you analyze the data, and you present it back in an easy-to-understand format. I guess in our line of work, the data and information we come up with are always expected to be accurate and relevant as we bear Colliers’ reputation and credibility when we present these to industry partners and clients.

4. What is the best advice that you have received?

One of the things my dad taught is me that a narrow focus brings big results. He says that the primary reason why people give up so fast is because most tend to look at how far they still have to go instead of how far they have come. When we look back on how far we’ve come, we’ll see a series of small wins that can give us the most significant successes.

5. If you meet your younger self, what would you tell her?

I guess when you’re young, you just believe that there’s always a next time. Opportunities only happen a few times. Don’t wait. Don’t ever think that you’re too young and you have all the time in the world to do all the things you want. You don’t have to wait for the perfect time to do things perfectly. The sky is your limit. 

Playing favorites:

Favorite movie or TV show: Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal, Suits, How to Get Away with Murder, and Prison Break.
Favorite leisure activity:  Reading books and watching Netflix
Favorite travel destination: Bali, Indonesia
Coffee or tea: Cappuccino double shot since 2015
Favorite comfort food: Anything Japanese

 


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Pia Lorenzo

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Pia Lorenzo has been a Market Analyst for the Tenant Representation team since 2019. As part of the department's internal research team, she is responsible for gathering and analyzing real estate office market data and preparing relevant and up-to-date presentations  such as the Quarterly Office Market Report.  She actively contributes in creating client presentations, research materials, and studies that clients need.

By analyzing the Tenant Representation business, she comes up with suggestions on how to improve efficiencies and take advantage of foreseeable trends in the market and competition.

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