Cyrus was born in the Philippines and spent most of his adult life in the United States between Texas and California. He spent his early professional years in retail and sales management and eventually started a media company that he sold in 2003. He entered into real estate in 2009 and launched a San Diego branch office for a Los Angeles-based commercial real estate brokerage firm in 2011 where as the Senior Managing Director, he managed the investment sales, commercial leasing, city development projects and land development for all types of clients. Together with his wife, Emilia Rapinan, they opened a boutique commercial real estate brokerage firm in 2018 specializing in retail and multifamily property sales and tenant representation.
Cyrus has an insatiable appetite for investments and real estate. He received his Certificate of Commercial Real Estate Analysis and Investment from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning in 2021, Certificate of Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship from the University of Berkeley in 2005, his California DRE Sales License in 2010, California Broker License in 2018 and his Nevada Broker License in 2020.
Emilia Espino Rapinan
Emilia has been the architect of launching Cyrus & Emilia Inc, a commercial real estate brokerage firm, as its Managing Director. Prior to that, she managed a real estate office overseeing 10+ investment sales and leasing agents for a regional firm specializing in retail and multifamily. Before entering into real estate, she spent over 20 years as a fashion industry professional with runway, print and television experience in the U.S, and international markets. It was also during that time that she took on live event management organizing international large scale events giving her experience in supervising cross-functional teams, project management, event logistics and administering large budgets.
Emilia is an astute investor, a diligent financial manager and has a proven history of investment management and growing business operations in real estate. She began her career in real estate in 2014 and received her Certification in Real Estate Finance, Investment and Development from the University of San Diego in 2015.