Andrew Farkas established Island Capital Group LLC after growing the real estate services company he founded in 1990, Insignia Financial Group, Inc., into a global real estate powerhouse. Insignia first became the largest owner and operator of multifamily real estate in the United States and then the world’s largest commercial real estate services company after a successful merger with CB Richard Ellis in 2003.
Two years after founding Island Capital Group, Andrew founded Island Global Yachting (IGY Marinas), a leading owner and operator of luxury marina and port destinations in the Western Hemisphere, including in Italy, Mexico, St. Maarten, Panama, and France.
Andrew is also the Chairman and CEO of C-III Capital Partners LLC, a fully-diversified asset management and commercial real estate services company in the Island Capital family.
Mr. Farkas is an avid philanthropist, sailor and cook. He is a founding board member of More Than a Vote, and supports and is involved in The Fresh Air Fund, Playwrights of New York (PONY), The Arthur Miller Foundation, NARAL, the ASPCA, AMFAR, The Doe Fund, The Young Women’s Leadership Network, Trinity School, Harvard University, and various other health, education, and welfare oriented charities. He serves as Graduate Chairman of the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770.
Andrew graduated from Harvard University in 1982 with Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He is an avid supporter of the arts on Harvard Campus and of other nonprofit and cultural organizations making a difference in their communities.