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Marites Idea Novis is an established and recognised property strategist from Lucena City having founded the Quezon First Engineering Services in 2000 at the age of 29. Its services included preparation of building plans, engineering consultancy to actual building construction and electrical installation. She and her husband Engineer Gerard Francis Novis moved to Australia in 2008 bringing along their quality skills and passion for the business and property industry.

QFirst Invest was established in 2017 with the vision of providing clients the best and quality homes as well as assisting them in achieving their financial goals through property investment. She and her agency, QFirst Invest were recently awarded with the highly coveted honour of being the 2020 Business Person of the year and 2020 Most Outstanding Real Estate Agency, respectively, by the Blacktown City Local Business Awards. Novis was also listed in the Top 100 Women in construction this year. 

Apart from Ms Novis’ passion for real estate, she also indulges herself with her interest in the entertainment industry through her business, MFN Productions. It produces and sponsors large-scale beauty and fashion events. Its creative team has produced one of the prestigious beauty pageants, the “Miss World Australia” during its 2019 New South Wales State Finals to an audience of more than 1,000 at The Star Sydney Conference & Events Centre in July.  It has also featured two mind-blowing fashion extravaganzas showcasing internationally-renowned, avant-garde fashion designer to the stars, Rocky Gathercole whose models include Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, among others. Novis was awarded early this year the honour of being an Outstanding Woman of Style and Community Business Civic Leader by the Forbes Best Dressed List 2020. 

QFirst Homes launch

Fashion 2020 which will be held on the 6th of December is the third spectacular fashion to be showcased by MFN Productions. It will set to take place at Level 2 of the Royal Randwick from 6 pm. It will once again feature Hollywood celebrity fashion designer, Rocky Gathercole with models showcasing his brand new collection at the star-studded event. The event will also introduce fashion creations of two renowned Filipino couture designers, Ryan Vincent Estiva or famously known as Chico Estiva and Marky Dong as well as formal pieces from Lebanese Clapetra boutique. 
Chico Estiva Atelier continues to build a brand that is synonymous with innovation and quality. Marky Dong on the other hand, strives to inspire women to embrace their bodies and showcase their natural beautiful curves in unique pieces that combine timeless style with a modern sensibility. Clapetra boutique based in Parramatta offers a wide range of formal wears for weddings, parties and special occasions made from the most delicate fabrics. 

The Philippine Times is pleased to share Novis’ values that can be attributed to her success in property and fashion industries. 

“Personally, I believe the first thing to attaining success is believing in success itself. It’s about staying on top of everything despite the overwhelming market competition and a seemingly demanding creative industry. 

Passion, for me, is everything. It’s what I can say is the cornerstone of my success in both fields.

“Everyone can have a groundbreaking idea or a showstopping concept, but it takes passion to pour yourself into that concept to make it work. You’ve got to get on your feet and know where you’re going. That’s the second most important value for me: foresight. Having foresight doesn’t mean you’re 100% certain of what is going to happen or what you’re going to achieve in the future. It’s about being certain you’ll make it through your goal no matter how hazy or bumpy the road gets on your way to success. 

“Last but definitely not the least is having a solid support system. It’s tracing your way back to the roots of your existence and knowing who you’re coming home to. My family, my friends and colleagues, they’re certainly among the main reasons why despite being caught in the middle of the hustle and bustle of both the real estate and fashion industry, I still manage to smile and live a happy life. It’s knowing that no matter how tough the going gets, I know I have someone to come home to and recharge me for the next day’s challenges.”

For enquiries and ticket bookings for QFirst Homes Launch: Fashion 2020, contact Ms Novis at marites.novis@qfirstinvest.com.au or at 0468 614 427 or 0423 978 467. 

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