EDGARDO MOSS PUGEDA, ‘Ed” to family and friends, started working at the ripe age of 17 having lost his Father that early in life. The high school summers spent doing odd selling jobs would come in handy with tragedy of losing the only breadwinner of the family. Selling became the avenue to help send himself and his younger siblings to school. Working at daytime and studying at night taught him that hard work and determination are the prerequisites in the school of life. His choice of a college course (aeronautical engineering) to pursue a childhood dream of becoming a pilot took a backseat as the demands of a professional selling career became more daunting. From summer selling jobs peddling household items to office/business machines to construction materials to life insurance to pension plans and eventually a real estate, this selling path has taken 43 years and counting.
He started his real estate brokerage career in 1982 with RGV Real Estate Corporation as an Associate Broker and eventually became Division Sales Manager. In 1991, together with some colleagues, they established their own real estate company MMS Land and Property Corp. and was head of the brokerage department. After selling his shares in the company, he went into private practice as a licensed professional real estate broker, appraiser and consultant.
In the 37 years that he has been in real estate, he served as consultant to Tagaytay and Taal Management Corp. (former owners of Taal Vista Lodge) from 1996 to 1998 and eventually with Banco De Oro Universal Bank from 2009 to 2013. As consultant of the asset management group of BDO, he was responsible for the disposition of the bank’s foreclosed assets inventory in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. In the 4 years of his consultancy, he was able to liquidate P3.4B worth of assets.
With a selling career spanning 4 decades, he brings to the table a wealth of experience in the various industries he has been involved in. What better way to cap a selling career than by joining LINK Philippines which is pioneering the field of business brokering in the country.