Trent Frankum is the founder and a director of Tan, Frankum, & Associates, Inc. (TFA). Trent has over 15 years of commercial real estate experience in the Philippines, with nine of those years at CB Richard Ellis Phils. Trent founded TFA in 2011 with a team of two. Through dedication to servicing every client’s requirement with proper care and expertise, he and his growing team are building a strong track record of completed lease and sale transactions, along with several research and consultancy reports. With TFA, Trent has facilitated over 50 leasing and sales transactions, ranging in size from small, high-end retail leases to $40 million investment sales. On the consultancy side, his expertise in leading highest & best use and feasiblity studies is readily acknowledged by TFA’s clients.
Trent’s roles and responsibilities at CBRE for the first five years were focused entirely on servicing the office space requirements of the firm’s multinational and business process outsourcing clientele. Over the last four years, he was elevated to General Manager & Executive Director where he was responsible for building an investment services department, driving revenue across all business lines, liasing with CBRE’s global offices for select accounts, and assuming a lead role in pitch team meetings locally and regionally.
Trent is always looking to grow his knowledge of the real estate services industry and is constantly undergoing training on real estate. In October 2014, Trent earned the prestigious CCIM designation and is one of only two real estate practitioners in the Philippines with this globally recognized distinction. Aside from that, Trent also passed CFA Charterholder Level 1, before he realized that real estate is his career passion.
To date, he has transacted over 215,000 sq.m. of commercial leases, and over P8.3 billion worth of sale transactions.
When he is not working or hanging out with his family, he is active in various sports (aging football/basketball/ultimate frisbee player and struggling golfer), exploring the Philippines (above and below the water), or talking about cars (serves as a Director for Matterhorn Motors a chain of car dealerships specializing in Ford, Mazda, Subaru, Hyundai, Isuzu, and Honda brands) or gyms (represents Anytime Fitness franchises in Salcedo & Legaspi Villages).
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