I'm John Smith

Smart Investor

43 years young, husband and father, Golf addict.
I am taking advantage of the Philippines' booming real estate market.

Company Profile

"It's tangible, it's solid, it's beautiful. It's artistic, from my standpoint, and
I just love real estate."" - Donald Trump

Buying and selling a property in the Philippines can be a daunting, if not a terrifying process. It takes a lot of research and expertise to compare prices, establish unique selling points, find trustworthy agents, and more when you decide to buy or sell a property.

Night view of skyline of Makati, Philippines

Accredited by over 75 real estate companies in the Philippines, such as Ayala Land, Inc., Century Properties, DMCI Homes, Federal Land, Filinvest, Megaworld, and more, PH-Realty is an established, trusted, and well-connected company.

At PH-Realty, we offer you the combined knowledge, resources, ideas, and availability of a team of expert licensed brokers who are dedicated to give you what you want and need. Our team comprises of a group of professionals who are able to skillfully assist buyers and sellers with any property around the Philippines.

Managing Director

Rupesh Narvekar, Managing Director at PH-Realty, knows as much about doing business with the Philippines as anyone. He is an Entrepreneur and a Filipino investor resident, managing and investing in various successful businesses in the Philippines as well as United States & the Caribbean.


" I love what I do. I take great pride in what I do. And I can't do something halfway, three-quarters, nine-tenths. If I'm going to do something, I go all the way. " - Tom Cruise

Investment Strategy

Through our range of pre-vetted investment properties, we can tailor a real estate investment strategy to suit your ideal return objectives and risk tolerance levels.

2. Property Consultation

We offer you the combined knowledge, resources, ideas, and availability of a team of expert licensed real estate brokers who are dedicated to give you what you want and need.

3. Marketing

Our unparalleled passion, combined with our expertise, ensures that your interests are well-represented. We use our vast network to market and resell your property as quickly as possible.

How it Works

"Real estate investing, even on a very small scale, remains a tried and true means of building an individual's cash flow and wealth." - Robert Kiyosaki

By investing smartly in certain condominium projects in the Philippines investors are able to generate 80% to 85% annualized Internal rate of return (IRR) . It's an opportunity created by the Philippines' booming economy, and one that uses a unique, staggered downpayment model.

A pre-selling under construction condominium

Several property developers in the Philippines offer flexible payment schemes in their condominium project. A staggered down payment means a buyer or investor pays a small amount every month usually about 0.5% (half a percent) into owning a condominium project for 3-4 years.

The developer uses money from several such buyer/investors to fund part of the construction. Typical price appreciation for a condo in the Philippines over the past several years has been roughly 7%-8% annually, and that is a very conservative estimate. This growth is expected to continue. As development nears completion, there would roughly be a 35%-40% overall price increase in their property.



"Now, one thing I tell everyone is learn about real estate.
Repeat after me: real estate provides the highest returns, the greatest values and the least risk." - Armstrong Williams

SMDC Group

SM Development Corporation is the real estate arm of Philippine retail giant SM Prime Holdings, Inc. Led by the richest man in the Philippines Henry Sy, SMDC is fast changing Metro Manila's skyline with its themed residential properties situated in the most strategic locations of the metropolis, particularly in the central business districts of Makati, Ortigas, Quezon City, Pasay, and Paranaque. "

Henry Sy, Sr.

Amaia ( part of Ayala Land)

"Amaia Land Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) that caters to a broad affordable market segment.Originally named First Communities Realty, Inc. under the former Laguna Properties Holdings Inc. (LPHI), Amaia focuses on the economic housing segment, which makes up 34% of the Philippine real estate market."

Fernando Zobel de Ayala

Avida ( part of Ayala land)

"Avida Land Corp, formerly known as Laguna Properties Holdings, Inc. (LPHI) is a part of Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) and is one of the leading provider of affordable homes to Filipino families in ideal communities, further distinguishing Ayala's affordable housing developments from the increasing number of industry players."

Fernando Zobel de Ayala

Vista Land and Lifescapes

"Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. (VLL) was incorporated on February 28, 2007 as an investment holding company. VLL and its subsidiaries harnesses more than 30 years of professional expertise in residential real estate development. "

Manuel B. Villar, Jr

Suntrust Properties, Inc.

"untrust Properties, Inc. (SPI) is a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of Megaworld Corporation, a company under the umbrella of the Alliance Global Inc. Megaworld Corporation engages in the development of large scale mixed-use planned communities or community townships that integrate residential, commercial, educational/training, leisure, and entertainment components."

Andrew L. Tan


"DMCI Holdings, Inc. (DMC) was incorporated on March 8, 1995 as a holding company to consolidate all construction business, construction component companies, and related interests of the Consunji family. "

David M. Consunji

Rockwell Land Corporation

"Rockwell Land Corporation is the premier real estate development company of the influential Lopez Group of Company. Established in 1995, Rockwell Land Corporation is the management behind the development of the posh Rockwell Center in Makati. "

Amb. Manuel M. Lopez

Filinvest Land, Incorporated

"Filinvest Land, Inc. (FLI) is one of the leading real estate developers in the Philippines. It is a subsidiary of Filinvest Development Corporation (FDC), which has more than 40 years of experience in real estate development."

Andrew L. Gotianun, Sr.

Robinsons Communities ( part of robinsons land )

"Robinsons Communities is one of the four groups of Roninsons Land, that caters to vertical living spaces for the aspiring and young professionals wanting to live the urban lifestyle in the heart of financial districts in Metro Manila. Robinsons Land Corporation is one of the most highly regarded real estate developers in the Philippines."

James L. Go

Why You Should Invest in Philippines Real Estate

"Investing in real estate is not only the best way, the quickest way, the safest way, but the only way to become wealthy." - Marshall Field

The Republic of the Philippines, is a Southeast Asian country. It is an archipelago of 7,107 islands located in the western Pacific Ocean. Manila is its capital city. Hailed as Asia's rising star, the Philippines has seen massive growth in the past few years. With its active real estate sector, continued BPO investments and high remittances from OFWs (Filipino Expats), the country is on an upward trend.

Political Stability

There will be no impeachment for President Noynoy Aquino. Despite left and right accusations of corruption and controversies, including disbursement acceleration fund and pork barrel fund, Philippine politics remain and will remain strong, according to political analysts. It's obvious that the democratic political institutions in the country are becoming stronger than before.

Huge housing backlog

One of the longstanding problems in the country is a huge demand (but short supply) for housing among 100 million locals. So without even saying, there is a continuing demand and strength in Philippine real estate, especially in regards to mass housing and midrange sector housing. Government leaders and policymakers, in this case, are expected to decide and make long-term mass housing loans and lower interest rates available. This is a growing need, especially among educators and teachers, soldiers and the military, professionals, farmers, factory workers and OFWs as well as other investors ready to buy their homes.

Economic stability

The Philippines is a fast-rising economic influence in the world; in fact, it has just achieved its "BBB Stable" credit rating, meaning the country has a sufficient capacity of paying its debts on time and in full. Having a "Stable" rating means that it has a strong outlook, which isn't to change within a year. This rating is predicted to increase in the next months due to the economic progress and reforms the country is experiencing, giving it a good, stable financial standing for potential investors for the years to come. (Gov.ph, Credit Rating as of May 8, 2014) Both archenemies Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and President Noynoy Aquino have worked for the long-term economic stability and growth of the country, which means better conditions for real estate investors.


"I made a tremendous amount of money on real estate. I'll take real estate rather than go to Wall Street and get 2.8 percent. Forget about it." - Ivana Trump

General questions

How can I make a staggering IRR by investing in real estate properties in the Philippines?

The whole model is based on the certain facts and assumption. The investors typically pay only less than 0.5% of the property value each month during the construction period. The investment done in small condominiums at right location from top developers and at an early stage of the development appreciates typically at 8% to 10%. This appreciation happens on the face value of the condo and not on the invested amount. As the condominium nears completion, these properties can then be easily resold to the growing upper middle class who need ready to move in condominiums. Since the investor has only invested by paying small monthly installments but the appreciation has happened on the whole property, the IRR is outstanding.

How do real estate funds differ from PH Realty?

PH-Realty is not a fund. Instead, we are a specialized platform for people who wish to purchase real estate in the Philippines. Through our portfolio, you can access great under construction properties also known as pre-selling properties, below market prices. Properties are only listed after the project has been issued a Certificate of Registration and the license to sell by HLURB (Philippines Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board) and after all property information has been verified by PH-Realty. If you find the property and its price attractive, you can reserve the property by paying a small reservation fee and then continue to pay monthly installments for predetermined period. You can either pay the balance due after project completion or resell the property anytime, in which case the assume balance is paid by the final buyer.


Can Foreigners buy properties offered by PH-Realty?

Yes. Foreigners may buy residential and commercial condominium properties in the Philippines through PH-Realty.

Can I buy through my company or trust?

Yes. Foreign companies and trust may buy residential and commercial condominium properties in the Philippines through PH-Realty.


Who will certify the title for my property?

Every property undergoes exhaustive due diligence and is offered by a top 10 developer in the Philippines. All properties have licensed to sell from HLURB. The certificate of title is given to the investor only upon full payment to the developer.

Can I buy through my company or trust?

Yes any company or trust will be able to purchase property in the Philippines through PH-Realty.

Is the money held in Escrow Account?

No. The investors directly pay the money each month to the developers either via remittances or post dated US Dollar checks or post dated Filipino bank checks.


Is there Tax on the gain?

In the Philippines, there is a fixed 6 % Capital Gain Tax on the value of the property which is to be paid at the time of resell. Our gain calculator, already factors that and other selling costs before it shows you IRR estimates.

As a Foreigner, do I face any restrictions when selling and repatriating the proceeds?

There is no restriction placed on the acquisition or sale of residential property by a foreigner. In any case Investors who wish to invest should consult their professional advisers before investing.


What are the different ways in which I can purchase through PH-Realty?

Purchasing a property through PH-Realty is easy. Select your property, and give us your information. We will take care of all the paperwork and help you navigate the Philippine's real estate space like a pro. Our job is to advice on what properties to buy and which ones to avoid.

Is my investment backed by the underlying property as the asset?

Yes. When you buy a Philippines property through PH-Realty, you are directly buying the property from the developer and you are therefore the owner of the property.


What do I need to do to get PH-Realty to sell my property for me?

PH-Realty is one of the largest licensed real estate brokerage company in the Philippines. If you would like PH-Realty to resell your property on your behalf, you would need to sign a marketing agreement with PH-Realty for those properties. In addition, if you wish to have PH-Realty to execute the sale documents on your behalf, you will need to give a special power of attorney (SPA) to PH-Realty. The SPA will only be used by PH-Realty subject to your approval of the sale price.

What happens if PH-Realty is unable to sell my property within the project duration?

PH-Realty ensures that client's properties are sold within the targeted investment period. In our previous transactions, all clients who had us market their properties have had the properties sold within the expected targeted investment period or, in rare cases, within a few months thereafter. However, since you are the owner of your property, you are free to market your property yourself instead of using our property marketing service.

Contact us

"Landlords grow rich in their sleep without working, risking or economising." - John Stuart Mill


Office Address

PH Realty Inc
3702 Summit One Tower
530 Shaw Blvd, Mandaluyong City

(+63) 2 531 5670