Andrew Farkas Named in Top 50 Most Important RE Figures

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017

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.

Read More

Farkas Real Estate Network Member Named Broker of the Year

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal held its annual Real Estate Awards event. There, they named Jeremy Barbakow Broker of the Year for his significant sales and leases in the area.

With over eighteen years of real estate experience, Barbakow has made a name for himself in the San Fernando Valley. This year, he negotiated some of his largest deals all due to his hard work, perseverance, and according to his team, his relationship building skills. This year, he made numerous new and successful deals.

Barbakow is a member of NAI Capital, one of the largest members of NAI Global. NAI Capital is the largest full service commercial real estate firm in Southern California. They are a major player in the NAI Global network.

NAI Global is an international real estate brokerage network. With over 6,700 members around the world, they provide a full range of services to a variety of international clients. NAI Global manages over 380 million square feet of property across the globe. Their network is known for having outstanding real estate experts, like Jeremy Barbakow, around the world to help any client with their needs.

Andrew Farkas, the head of Island Capital Group, had his company’s affiliate, C-III Capital Partners, acquire NAI Global in 2011. This helped to diversify C-III’s portfolio and services. As a successful CEO of Island Capital Group, Andrew Farkas has been known to push his career further just as Barbakow has with this award. Both Barbakow and Farkas have each helped to solidify NAI Global’s reputation as a major industry leader.

Read More

President of Farkas Subsidiary Offers Invaluable RE Advice

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017

Jay Olshonsky, President of NAI Global, recently delivered some helpful advice to new and seasoned professionals working in the commercial real estate space at a Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute event.

As commercial real estate’s most influential professional organizations, the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute works to help professionals in the space adapt to the ever-changing industry and elevate its members to the highest level of success in the commercial real estate profession through various events and educational programs. Becoming a member of the CCIM Institute enables professionals to further develop their skills and utilize the network as a platform to connect and exchange ideas among other members.

During a recent CCIM Institute event, NAI Global President, Jay Olshonsky, offered some advice for not only new professionals in CRE, but also for seasoned veterans in working in the space. New professionals just getting into CRE were advised to seek out organizations, like CCIM, for support, training or just someone to team up with. Additionally, Olshonsky prescribed the seasoned pros to adopt new methods and activities, like embracing new technologies to aid in commercial real estate efforts.

NAI Global is currently the largest network of independent commercial real estate firms in the world. Shortly after C-III’s acquisition of NAI Global, Jay Olshonsky was appointed to President of the massive firm. Prior to serving as President of NAI Global, Olshonsky was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NAI Global New York City, one of the company’s member firms. Olshonsky’s 25-plus years of experience in the field provides NAI Global the knowledge and expertise needed to continue to guide the company to further success.

In 2012 NAI Global was acquired by C-III Capital Partners, one of the world’s leading real estate investment companies. Founded by Andrew Farkas in 2003, a successful real estate entrepreneur and investor, the company engages in several industry activities including fund management, loan origination, principal investment and much more. Since C-III’s acquisition of NAI Global, the parent company has been able to expand their offerings and provide enhanced services to
the commercial and institutional real estate markets.

Read More
Page 2 of 181234...10...Last »