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Redefining Simplicity in Home Buying

We are partnered with over +5000 brokers, agents, contractors and notaries over the Philippines.

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Unparalleled network

We are partnered with over +5000 brokers, agents, contractors and notaries over the Philippines.

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Proven success

We delivered +2000 housing units to date and created jobs & incomes for 100’s more.

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Scale through technology

We have build a suite of technology solution that allows us operate in decentralized way at scale

Our vision is a world where homeownership becomes attainable for all.

Lhoopa is a property technology (proptech) venture that leverages the powerful blend of people and technology to address the affordable housing backlog in emerging markets.

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Unparalleled network

We are partnered with 4000+ brokers, agents, contractors, and notaries across the Philippines.

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Proven success

We have sold over 2500+ properties to date and created jobs and incomes for hundreds more.

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Scale through technology

We have built a suite of technology solutions that allow us to operate in a decentralized way at scale.

We are on a mission to address the pressing housing backlog in emerging markets

Asia

Country

Housing Backlog

Indonesia

11.4 million

India

29 million

Bangladesh

8.5 million

Pakistan

10.3 million

Philippines

6.5 million

Malaysia

12 million

Vietnam

10 million

Africa

Country

Housing Backlog

Egypt

3.5 million

South Africa

2.3 million

Nigeria

20 million

Uganda

2.4 million

Tanzania

3 million

Democratic Republic of Congo

3.9 million

Kenya

2 million

South America

Country

Housing Backlog

Brazil

5.8 million

Argentina

3.5 million

Colombia

3.8 million

Demand for affordable housing outstrips supply, and the backlog gets worse by the year.

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Sources:
PH housing backlog - Philippines government data
Rest of the emerging markets - International organizations

Beyond Walls: Embracing Innovation with Purpose

Lhoopa employees looking at the screen with statistics and records

We embrace technology

We build technology that allows us to do the unthinkable - decentralize and empower local communities to build homes in a profitable way. From leveraging big data to build valuation algorithms to digitizing complex bureaucratic process flows.

A Lhoopa homebuyer with her daughter inside their home

We empower communities

We believe that large societal problems require a community-based approach. We believe that pairing people with technology is the only way to enable large scale cooperation to tackle large problems such as the affordable homes shortage.

A Lhoopa contractor painting the exterior of a house

We are driven by purpose

We are truly on a mission to provide housing for thousands of people and create thousands of jobs along the way. This is only the first step in creating a positive trickle-down effect in local communities

A worm's-eye view of the corporate buildings along Ortigas, Metro Manila

We are financially sustainable

We won’t be able to impact lives for long without being financially sustainable. We pride ourselves on our efficient and lean approach to building our business.

Commitment to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

We align with the U.N. sustainable development goals, a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and tomorrow.

5 - Gender Equality

Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Decent work and economic growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Safe and affordable housing

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.

13 - Climate Action

Environmentally beneficial practices

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

The Founders

Marc-Olivier Caillot

CEO & Founder

Sabrina Tan

President & Co-founder

Hailing from a French working-class background and being the first in his family to graduate high school, Marco went on to earn a master's degree in applied mathematics and computer science. His extensive experience in both engineering and finance led him to various roles, most notably at Rosenblatt Securities in New York and Accenture in Paris, where he focused on developing mathematical models and technological assets for stock trading and investment banking.

As a co-founder of Lhoopa, Inc., his vision is deeply rooted in leveraging technology to address the housing crisis, creating scalable and sustainable solutions that benefit local economies and communities.

Marco’s commitment to innovation and efficiency drives the company's mission to transform the real estate landscape, ensuring that affordable housing is attainable for all His commitment to continuous improvement and empowerment of everyday workers, which fosters a culture of cooperation and excellence within the company, distinguishes his leadership.

It’s not just about making homes come true, it’s about aligning merit with opportunities.

Born in the Philippines, Sabrina grew up in a traditional Chinese family. Her mother had a particular skill of being able to read people, to understanding their intentions, motivations, and emotions.  It opened up Sabrina’s eyes very early in her life to the notion that people have an inner world of experience. Her interest and curiosity about human beings and more importantly, about the human mind, grew.  When she came home from school as a young girl, she would read on and on about psychology. She was fascinated by the impact of this discipline on our behavior, abilities, and life choices.

Later on, she naturally pursued this path in her studies, graduating from Ateneo de Manila University. She then moved to New York where she earned a Master's degree in Education and a Ph.D. in School Psychology from Fordham University.

Returning to the Philippines in 2011, she started her private practice, providing psychological services and consultations to children and families.

Through this experience, Sabrina had gotten attuned to understanding people, their behavior, what motivates them, and how to help them maximize their potential.

But within a few years, she realized that while she could help people go beyond their internal limitations, she had no power over society and its inequalities.

From there, she realized she could tap into her expertise in avenues beyond psychological services to tackle external reasons leading to unfulfilled lives, which led her to co-found Lhoopa with Marco.

Having learned about the real estate industry, Marco and Sabrina identified huge gaps in the process that limited regular Filipinos’ access to their own homes. Equipped with a dual perspective,  a tech one and a people one, they realized that there was a novel way of tackling the global problem of affordable housing: through the partnership of innovative technology and the empowerment of people on the ground.

Life at Lhoopa