LeadingRE Announces Two Hires as it Expands in Asia Pacific Region

José Romarx, LeadingRE Director for Global Research and Business Development (APAC) and Denise Julienne Diano, LeadingRE Manager for Global Member Services (APAC)


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), the global community of 565 real estate companies, has announced two experienced new hires as it continues its expansion in the APAC region.

José “Jojo” Romarx Salas has joined the LeadingRE global team as Director, Global Research and Business Development (APAC), where he will be responsible for spearheading the expansion of the business into new countries in the APAC region. He brings over 20 years of commercial real estate experience to the role and will be involved in the firms’ expanded commercial initiatives. He will also deliver market research and reports and represent the LeadingRE at global industry events.

Jojo is one of less than 300 Licensed Real Estate Consultants in the Philippines and has previous experience working as Director of China Fortune Land Development (CFLD), where he oversaw product development. Other roles included working as Director for Research at Pinnacle Real Estate Consulting Services in the Philippines, where he ran the consulting side of the business for over four years. Previously, Jojo worked at CGAM (SPV-AMC) Inc., where he managed a significant property portfolio.

Chris Dietz, Executive VP, Global Operations at LeadingRE, commented: ‘‘Jojo has an impressive background in commercial property, and part of his role will be to advise on our commercial real estate initiatives, which we plan to expand next year. Jojo holds important roles at key associations across Asia, and his experience in coaching leadership teams, training brokers and speaking at various international industry events will be hugely beneficial to our community.’’

Also joining LeadingRE is Denise “Jules” Julienne Diano, who will serve as Manager, Global Member Services (APAC). Jules will be responsible for providing day-to-day support to the LeadingRE members in Southeast Asia, India, China and Japan. She has already spent time supporting members at the LeadingRE Global Symposium in Athens earlier this year. Both Jules and Jojo will be based out of Manila, Philippines. They join Parikshat Chawla, who recently moved into a new role as Director Global Project Marketing, overseeing LeadingRE’s International Project Marketing Program. Together, they create a powerful team ready to serve members and clients in this dynamic growth market.

Chris Dietz added: ‘‘The experience of both Jojo and Jules will give our company a real boost in the APAC region as we continue our strategic global expansion. By recruiting knowledgeable and skilled professionals in key locations, we bring our members enhanced global connections, as well as international events and our core development training programs. We are thrilled to have them join our team.’’