Broker: Twelve Rivers Realty
A natural connector.
Over the years, Rafael has led a life full of diverse experiences. He has been consistent however - in always lifting others up.
Early in his life, Rafael's grandfather offered him the advice, "Como el avion, siempre adelante" which translates to "Live your life like an airplane, only moving forward". It isn't just a mantra it's what fuels him daily.
Born in Los Angeles and a Kansas State graduate, with degrees in both Business and Spanish, Rafael began his career in the Hospitality Sales industry. He spent a decade leading sales teams of numerous hotels and convention bureaus where he managed large groups of people, properties, and achieved historic success structuring deals. His outcomes were not only financially beneficial to those he represented, they helped build companies, cities, and industries. It was during this time in the L.A. and Orange County areas that he created and operated Relic House, a vintage furniture store. Here, Rafael put his vision and love for aesthetics to work in seeing potential in furniture. Acquiring, re-purposing - really seeing the potential in a vessel - and then bringing it up to it's full possibility. It's what he's always done.
Today, Rafael has 3 kids of his own. It was that coming arrival of his first child that got him thinking about family life in great cities, Austin in particular. On arrival here, he first flexed his hospitality know-how to bring 5x growth to numerous prominent Austin based venues. And finally, now he pulls his experiences all together in Real Estate. Like twine creatively connecting the pieces of vintage furniture, Rafael brings together determination, kindness, competency, and the vision of future potentials when working with his clients. If you seek a connected advocate, look no further.