We are Empire Realty, Guam’s top Real Estate company specializing in Residential & Commercial Sales, Rentals, Vacant Land, Investment, Property Management, and Relocation services.
Why Empire Realty?
- We listen
- We build relationships
- We work as your partner (team driven)
- We are very informative (getting you all the info and data you need)
- Amazing follow up- we are here even after the transaction has closed
Empire Realty offers a complete portfolio of Real Estate Services, including sales and leasing of residential and commercial property, investment property, vacant land, property management, and PCS (relocation services). We are facilitators connecting people with places to call home.
Our purpose is to empower people by making real estate transactions simple, efficient, and stress free. Whether you’re just beginning your property journey or have had years of experience, Empire Realty is the number one place for people to come together to explore and share their passion for Guam Real Estate.
We are a dedicated team of truly passionate, professionals who understand our clients’ needs and wants. When making property decisions that impact your family now and, in the future, you need a partner that you can trust. We understand that your home is an important part of your life, it houses your family, it’s where memories are made and it provides for your future.
Shivrani Daryanani has a passion for providing the best Real Estate experience for her clients. Already an experienced Realtor, Shivrani, or “Rani,” as her friends and clients know her, became a Principal Broker when she founded Empire Realty in July 2018.
Rani pairs an entrepreneurial spirit with hard-earned expertise that drives her brokerage. After graduating from high school at the Academy of Our Lady of Guam, she moved to Portland, Oregon where she graduated with a degree in Business Communications from the University of Portland. She went on to a career in banking that included business and personal banking, mortgage, and branch management. After returning home to Guam, she opened and operated a gym, and then she found her calling in the world of real estate.
Rani matches personal touch with expertise. Over 80% of her business is from personal referrals from satisfied clients. This comes from getting to know her clients, hearing and listening to what they want and need, and bringing all of her experience and knowledge to bear on every deal. Whether analyzing the market on Guam or engaging in negotiations, whether pricing a home or writing sound contracts, Rani works with her clients from start to finish. It is her hope that her business philosophy of personal connection with clients and persistent guidance through the processes of buying, selling, and renting, will be the trademark and foundation of every deal that goes through Empire Realty.
When Rani isn’t showing houses, building her website, or lending a helping hand to her Realtors, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Raj, and her son, Vinay. A true daughter of Guam, she loves the beach, barbeques, sports, and being outdoors. Just make sure she’s on your team if she joins you for a game of volleyball!
Debbie Sharp is a veteran Realtor, with more than fourteen years in the industry, and has experience both in Texas and here on Guam. She is well-versed in all aspects of Real Estate and loves the opportunity to help others realize their dream, whether it be finding the perfect home or securing the perfect space for their business.
Debbie has two sons, and four grandchildren, ages 5 - 9. She moved to Guam in 2011 to join her eldest, and his family while he was stationed on island with the U.S. Navy. She loves the lifestyle of the island and the laid-back relaxed feeling everywhere you go. She always said she was going to win the lottery and buy herself an island --Well, she didn't win the lottery, but bought herself a little piece of the island here and made it home!
Tony Villena is no stranger to the Guam community, being born and raised on Guam, and graduating from Father Duenas Memorial School. He spent the past few years in Hawaii attaining his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Chaminade University of Honolulu and a Master's Degree in Finance from Hawaii Pacific University. He recently moved home to explore his opportunities in Real Estate and most importantly to be among his family and friends.
Tony has an easy-going character and the determination to get the job done right, the first time. With his work ethic instilled in him at a young age, he is accustomed to hard work, and is ready to work for you.
Tony loves playing rugby in his leisure time - even becoming a member of the Guam National Rugby Team at one time. Whether it's finding your dream home, getting your property sold for the best value, or even just shooting the breeze about Guam's Real Estate Market, see for yourself how Tony can work for you.
Laura Higgins joined Empire Realty in August 2018. She and her husband moved here in May 2018 and closed on their home just a few short months later. Originally from Virginia, she came as a military spouse, and has jumped right into life on Guam. Laura loves to swim and hike, especially enjoys exploring the most picturesque parts of the island. She's a fitness junkie, self-proclaimed foodie, and she certainly won't turn down a good glass of wine. Laura and her husband have two furbabies, Lexi and Smokey --huskies who are adjusting to life on island.
As a military spouse, Laura loves to help other military families get settled on island, whether it be renting, purchasing, or selling their homes. She loves the island life and will gladly assist any family with settling in and making this beautiful island home.
Cecilia Cook I love what I do. The opportunity to help families find their place is a rewarding experience. I am a military (Retired) spouse with over 10 years in the Real Estate business. I move frequently and understand the unique issues associated with moving whether next door or halfway around the world. My husband and I have two adult children and one grand daughter. Family is my first priority.
I enjoy to gardening, travel and spending time with friends. The greatest gift we leave is memories. I hope all of mine are joyful.
Andrew Lewis first came to Guam representing McCall International Medical on Guam and Okinawa to the U.S. military hospitals. Andrew, or “Drew,” saw the enormous opportunity in the Guam Real Estate market. There are more than a billion people that live within 1500 miles of Guam. With its great weather, diving, growing military presence, and a U.S. District Court, Guam has the potential to become America's Hong Kong and Asia’s investment and vacation destination.
If you are moving to Guam, Drew WILL help you find not only your ideal home on Guam but the best investment of your life! If you want a professional relationship based on mutual respect, he is the man to work with.
Drew has been privileged to have a wide range of business and life experiences, from international travel to engaging careers in high level sales and management. He has a passion for persuasive, creative advertising, and he is excited to bring those skills to your commercial or residential listing. Selling you investment property is not about picking to list between friends or family—it is about professional representation to get you the best deal possible.
In his “free time” Drew has managed a couple of U.S. Congressional campaigns and is passionate about politics.
Andrew is from San Antonio, Texas. He is a Spurs fan.
Brandy Croop is a military spouse that moved to Guam in August of 2018. She was born and raised in California. Her husband is active duty Air Force and they have two children. She is very family oriented and believes in helping others. Brandy gives 100% in everything she does. She loves to travel and has traveled to more than 30 different states. She has seen many great places from Disneyland in California, Las Vegas, French Quarter of New Orleans, the White House in Washington D.C., to the Statue of Liberty in New York City, and many more places in between. She loves exploring new places and going on adventures and she hopes to travel more while living here on Guam. Brandy is an enthusiastic individual who is energetic, focused, and detail oriented. She is organized, reliable, a multitasker, and prides herself on strong ethics, morals, and a professional attitude. As a military spouse, she also understands the difficulties with moving and she is here to help.
Avelino Garrido is a lifelong educator. Better known as Al or Coach Al with friends and family he has been an active REALTOR® since May 2019 and he has fallen in love with the world of realty.
As a REALTOR®, Al is passionate about going the extra mile for his clients. He wants to be able to find the best possibilities for the needs of each individual person or family. He looks at referrals as a testament to his ability to provide a personal service that many clients on Guam look for. Al will take his time to speak with his clients and hear their concerns and their dreams. He wants to walk them through each step of the buying/rental process to make certain there are no stones left unturned. He looks forward to connections with clients that will be of substance, especially if they are purchasing homes – probably the single biggest investment in their lives.
Al’s career as an educator has given him the type of experience that he feels he needs to help his realty clients find the type of home that they are looking for. After graduating from the University of Guam, Al started his first teaching job at F.B. Leon Guerrero in Yigo. He then moved on to become the Athletic Director and Department chair at Oceanview High School in Agat for a few years before finally finishing at Benavente Middle School in Dededo.
Al continued his teaching career in the Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Japan before returning to Guam to teach at Southern High School. He then moved to teach at the iLearn Academy Charter School and become a part of their STEM curriculum. In the meantime, Al completed his MSED degree in Integrating Technology into the Classroom at Walden University in Mineesota. After one year at iLearn, Al was hired to become the principal of ILACS, before shifting gears and changing careers in pursuit of something different. Although Al is currently on a sabbatical from education, and chasing his dreams as a REALTOR®, he is still pursuing his PhD in Education at Walden University – Education is continuous. Al takes this approach toward realty as he continues to learn, grow and strive for perfection as a REALTOR®.