Andrew L. Farkas, Chairman, CEO and President
Andrew L. Farkas serves as Chief Executive Officer of C-III Capital Partners LLC, a fully diversified commercial real estate services and investment management company. Since the formative transaction that created C-III Capital Partners in 2010, Mr. Farkas’ strategic leadership has provided the impetus for growth within the company and in connection with various acquisitions expanding the company’s capabilities. Mr. Farkas also serves as the Managing Member, Chairman, and CEO for Island Capital Group LLC, a leading real estate merchant bank that is the controlling parent company of C-III.
Prior to his involvement with C-III Capital Partners, Mr. Farkas served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Insignia Financial Group (NYSE: IFS), a global real estate services company that he founded in 1990. At its peak, Insignia was the largest owner and operator of multifamily residential housing and owned, controlled, and managed approximately 350,000 apartments and more than 200 million square feet of commercial space. This real estate portfolio’s gross capitalization was in excess of $10 billion. Insignia merged with CB Richard Ellis in July 2003 to form the world’s largest commercial real estate services group.
Mr. Farkas earned his B.A. degree in economics from Harvard in 1982.