29 Mar '12, 9pm

The Rainmakers | Modern Luxury

The Rainmakers | Modern Luxury

“If the needless destruction of the rainforest is not stopped... we won’t be able to breathe freely, immeasurable species of plant and animal life will become extinct, and future generations won’t be able to enjoy the planet the way we do today,” says Cuipo CEO and co-founder Gus Hurst. That’s why he and his two business partners, Tom Murray and John Oswald, created Cuipo (cuipo.org ). Hurst and Murray have been acquiring, managing and developing real estate in Panama for six years now and have witnessed firsthand the effects of deforestation. “Tom and I... saw huge swaths of devastated land in the middle of the rainforest,” says Hurst. “We found out that often the local landowner had cleared the land to graze five to 10 cows and plant a small 1-acre garden. We understood the need for sustenance and self-preservation, but we thought there must be a better alternative.”

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