Commercial Observer Names Andrew Farkas to Top 50 List
Andrew Farkas was listed seventh on the Commercial Observer’s list of the top 50 most important people in commercial real estate finance. Farkas is CEO of C-III Capital Partners and was recognized for the acquisition of NAI Global, which was completed in January 2012. This acquisition gave C-III access to an additional 5,000 real estate professionals.
C-III Capital Partners offers real estate equity and debt solutions by engaging in a wide range of activities, including loan origination, primary and special loan servicing, principal investment and fund management. C-III has offices in Texas, New York, South Carolina, Virginia, Illinois and Tennessee.
The Observer considered brokers and lenders, but the majority of the professionals listed are lenders because they ultimately control the money and make the final deal happen. The list was compiled by speaking to people in the industry, consulting lists of top producers and looking at banks that are most active. Although not everyone on the list is based in New York, the focus is on the New York tristate region.