Rafael was born in Dublin, Ireland and raised in Canada. He studied marketing and law at Ryerson University in Toronto and earned his certificate of International Business Studies in Groningen, Netherlands.
The son of a 35-year real estate veteran, Rafael brings more than 10 years of experience in property management, residential and commercial leasing. His success in the industry is attributed to a diligent work ethic, meticulous attention to detail, and unparalleled personal client service. His work in the New York real estate market has been featured in Cottages & Gardens, Daily Deeds, Yahoo Finance, The New York Times and more.
His career in the arts and entertainment industry as an award-winning producer provides not only a solid business foundation and unique perspective, but also a valuable set of skills and talents essential for marketing in innovative and strategic ways.
Rafael resides on the Upper East Side with his wife, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin.