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Marissa Del Mar: Beauty in Diversity

By Roger M. Garcia | Jul. 06, 2013 at 12:02am
ONE cannot help but be absorbed by this lady’s riveting presence and persuasiveness that could be attributed largely for her highly diverse yet successful endeavours in the Philippine real estate industry.

Marissa del MarFormer movie actress turned businesswoman and media personality, Marissa del Mar, ---a three-term past president of one of the leading real estate organizations in the country today, the National Real Estate Association and currently its vice-chair--- has been a “veritable figure” in the real estate and construction sector.

With her diverse involvement in several ventures directly related to real estate sales, marketing and promotions as well as businesses in construction related supplies and equipment, she personifies and provides the face of the thriving property sector.

Being a multi-awarded television persona and leader of a national real estate organization, at the same time, provided her the necessary tool to help her “move around and rub elbows with prominent industry leaders and groups.

“In the course of my television production I get to know and interview a lot of leading personalities in business and government and in the process I have created great opportunities for myself to do honest-to-goodness business and establish a long lasting professional relationships with them”. Del Mar said.

Her greatest asset is her ability to deliver what is expected of her…all the time, she said.

“I can say that I am a genuine action lady. I make sure things are done, I just don’t build expectations…. And I never leave anything to chances. Del Mar stressed.

Del Mar’s television program aired over Aksyon TV-5 every Sunday caters to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW’s) in coordination with various labor and shelter agencies.


Tireless and considered as one of the most energetic woman in the industry, Marissa directly attends to an almost impossible tasks on a 24/7 schedule.

Her regular week covers the following—She host and co-produces a weekly television program, heads a real estate marketing company and co-manages an international steel company that deals with structural components, attends to her tasks as vice-chairman of NREA.

On top of these she still manages to attend civic related works, Rotary Club meetings and board meetings to the various industry and business associations where she sits as either a board member or chairperson.

As Charter President of Rotary Club, Makati Nielsen, District 3830 she tasked herself to personally work on civic and humanitarian concerns of her club and provided special attention and assistance given to street children and children with special needs.

Her being President of Solterra Real Estate Corporation and Poshome Global Steel Corporation make her to be actively involved in property development, real estate selling and promotions.

Del Mar’s highly successful Millicent Production that produces “Up-Close and Personal” that she established in 2003, has opened the “floodgates of opportunities” for her, she said.

“Getting to meet prominent individuals in business and government have indeed given me the chance to see what lies beyond television hosting. Networking and establishing friendships with those people have been very valuable to whatever successes in life that I am experiencing right now. Del Mar added.

Secret Weapon

“She knows what she wants and gets what she wants”. says one prominent industry leaders.

“Marissa is the secret weapon of various organizations where she belongs especially when it comes to seeking support for worthy and civic endeavours”.

Del Mar’s “soft spot” are the poor and the needy. As President of Buhay OFW and I Do Club Foundations gives her the great opportunity to provide help to the needy by way of providing her personal time and resources as well as soliciting contributions  from sponsors, donors  among others.

Lawyer Mike B. Varela, President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce described Del Mar as a distinguished member of PCCI and considered her as “a humanitarian at heart and a successful businesswoman”.

Her passion for professionalism and dedicated tasks coupled with perseverance and ambitions brought this lady to where she is now.

The former actress turned businesswoman borrowed a quote from Timothy Leary—“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.”

“I say that, although the industry is not really dominated by men, career women in real estate and construction sector are great contributors to the steady success of the more than thriving real estate industry today”, Del Mar enthused.

Del Mar’s achievements and rewards in life continues to flow as she steadily and wholeheartedly share her bounty to the less privileged and the needy. And sharing “has become second nature” to her.
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