Women in real estate gather for Women o' Clock by Santos Knight Frank

Women o’ Clock participants from left to right: Paula Queaño, Hannah Miranda, Rochelle Suarez, Mikee Delos Santos, Ines W. Tambunting, Lovelle Taleon, Mardi Mapa-Suplido, Monica Gonzalez, Gie Garcia, Leah Osayta, and Mariette Guinto.

MANILA Santos Knight Frank, a leading real estate consultancy, marked the culmination of International Women’s Month with an insightful roundtable event, Women O’ Clock, attended by seasoned veterans and industry aspirants. The brunch event was held at the prestigious Manila House in Taguig City. 

Mardi Mapa-Suplido, Chief Operating Officer for Aboitiz Foundation, Inc., jumpstarted the discussion with a presentation. It covers gender diversity’s future in real estate, overcoming biases, and fostering a supportive environment for women leaders.

“When you have gender diversity in your office or team, the employees will feel heard and valued. Again, it’s not just recognizing, but [also] celebrating that difference,” Mapa-Suplido said. 

Women in real estate gather for Women o' Clock by Santos Knight Frank

Each participant engaged in candid conversations. From sharing hurdles they’ve overcome, and lessons they’ve learned, to strategies they’ve employed to navigate real estate. Their dialogue provided insights into the industry’s intricacies, offering a wealth of knowledge to aspirants and seasoned practitioners alike. 

“Through Women o’ Clock, [we want to] explore new horizons, challenge old paradigms, and pave the way for a more inclusive and equitable real estate industry,” added Monica Gonzalez, Director of Occupier Services at Santos Knight Frank.

*Lastly, we’re giving ULI Philippines a huge thanks for helping make this event possible.

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The world of real estate can be a difficult place to navigate. Whether property is your investment or a tool that drives your business success, you need a partner who can guide you in every step of the way.

Since 1994, Santos Knight Frank has been guiding Fortune 1000 companies, BPOs, private clients, and institutions in all facets of real estate. We advise companies on their best office, retail, and industrial location, oversee commercial fit-out projects, and manage facilities. We have facilitated over 4 million sqm of office transactions on behalf of clients and managed over 40 million sqm of real estate under our property & facilities management arm.

Our residential brokerage platform and wide collection of bespoke homes allow our private clients to buy, lease, and sell properties within their budget, timeline, and lifestyle.

For landlords and investors, we provide valuations and appraisal, consultancy and research, sales and leasing, and property management services across the Philippines.

Santos Knight Frank is part of the global Knight Frank network of over 384 offices in 51 markets, including the strategically important U.S. partnerships with Cresa (commercial real estate) and Douglas Elliman (residential real estate).

We are locally expert and globally connected, end-to-end and best-in-class – as any great partner in property should be.