CEBU Landmasters, Inc. (CLI) chief executive officer Jose Soberano III was awarded as the Industry Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young last Oct. 18, in an awards banquet at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel.

Soberano was one of the 19 finalists representing enterprises from different industries nationwide chosen by Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) Philippines in its search for the country’s most inspiring entrepreneurs. Industry Entrepreneur of the Year is one of the four awards given by EOY Philippines.

Soberano was awarded for his role in the real estate industry. He was credited for establishing CLI, which is now one of the top local developers in Visayas and Mindanao, to address the need for quality and affordable housing and later expanded to include residential estates, offices, condominiums, hotels and mixed-use projects.

“We have worked very hard to put CLI to where it is today and to make an impact on the lives of many Filipinos. This would not have been possible if not for the never-ending support of my family and the CLI employees who are part of my extended family,” said Soberano. (PR)