Andrew Farkas Named in Top 50 Most Important RE Figures
Commercial Observer’s 50 Most Important Figures of Commercial Real Estate Finance is filled with prominent figures. This list recognizes those industry leaders that are making major strides in the real estate business. Commercial Observer is known as being New York’s premier authority when it comes to all things real estate.
This year, Andrew Farkas was listed at the number 30 spot. Dubbed the “king of a veritable real estate empire,” Farkas was featured on the Power 100 list last year. His hard work building Island Capital Group up and acquiring multiple subsidiaries (C-III Capital Partners, NAI Global and EVO) have caused him to land on this list multiple times.
Farkas’ C-III subsidiary has become one of the top 30 multifamily property managers in the United States. By expanding Island Capital Group with the acquisition of C-III, Farkas has been able to better serve his clients while also being able to provide more solutions to a wider range of clients.
Farkas’ reputation in real estate is long standing. Before building Island Capital Group, he graduated from Harvard with a degree in Economics. He then went on to serve as the CEO of Insignia Financial Group, Inc. It eventually became one of the largest commercial real estate services thanks to a merger with CB Richard Ellis in 2003.
That same year, Farkas took on the challenge of starting Island Capital Group in New York City. After establishing his company as a leader in the world of real estate, Farkas then went on to build up his next company, Island Global Yachting, in 2005. IGY specializes in luxury yacht marinas and properties surrounding them.