CBRE Philippines is the product of the dedicated team headed by Rick Santos, Chairman & Founder of the company.

Rick M. Santos

Chairman, Founder and Managing Partner

Manila, Philippines
T. 632.752.2580
F: 632.752.2571

 

CURRENT ROLE AT CBRE PHILIPPINES

Rick Santos is the Chairman, Founder, and Managing Partner of CB Richard Ellis Philippines. Mr. Santos set up the CB Richard Ellis operation in the Philippines—playing a major role in establishing the company as the leading real estate advisory firm in the country. (The CB Richard Ellis Group is the largest US listed Global Real Estate Services Corporation and a member of the Fortune 500.)

In addition to driving the company’s business lines forward, Rick also takes charge of the cross-border investment team focusing on the in-bound and out-bound movement of Institutional and Private Investment Capital. Mr. Santos and his team were the pioneers in the real estate/BPO industry and were also responsible for bringing many of the largest institutional and private real estate investors into the Philippines.

Previously, Mr. Santos served as the Managing Director of CB Richard Ellis Hong Kong and as the Head of Institutional Investment Properties for Asia. He has been involved with the Hong Kong, China and Pan Asia business as a former Asian and Asia Pacific Board Member and has served as the link partner to the emerging market countries of India, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. Mr. Santos joined CB Richard Ellis in 1994 and is a graduate of UC Berkeley, the London School of Economics and Oxford University.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

  • American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines-Vice President
  • American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines-Past President (Years 2004-2006, 2008)
  • American Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong – Real Estate Committee Chairman
  • Young President’s Organization
  • Financial Executives
  • Management Association of the Philippines
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Asia Pacific Real Estate Association – Philippine Board
  • Philippine Rugby Football Union – Secretary General

EDUCATION

  • BA (Honors) Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science
  • U.C. Berkeley California
  • MSC ( Econ ) Masters in Economics with emphasis in Real Estate Finance and Urban Development
  • London School of Economics
  • D (Oxon) Post Master degree in International Relations and Management
  • Oxford University

Energizer Philippines

Dear Rick,

I’d like to thank you and your team – Joey Radovan and Morgan Mcgilvray in particular, for the assistance given to us during our recent Office Relocation process.
They were very well organized and helpful:

- Our site visits were conducted in a very timely manner and my management committee received clear and useful guidance on various aspects related to site selection –from what to look for in terms of building services, location, etc., as well as guidance on the discussion etiquette they should observe in order to safeguard the confidentiality of issues that could be valuable at the time of final selection and negotiation of the site.

- Both assisted us in the selection of the Office Design and Construction supplier; they were present in all the presentations and gave us objective feedback and opinions that helped my team feel more educated and confident about the decisions they were making.

- We also received guidance with various topics that arouse secondary to our office relocation, such as off-site document storage options just to name one example.

- They continued their liaison and support with the landlord and constructors throughout the process of negotiating and signing the lease, as well as during a very tight construction and relocation schedule during which a lot little (important) issues arise that must be solved swiftly in order to keep the deadlines.

The above is by no means a comprehensive list, and I’d like to extend our thanks to your team who supported Joey and Morgan in giving us such excellent service.

We are now pretty much settled in without any business interruption and with our colleagues quite happy about our new office and location; do come to visit us when you get a chance!

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