May 24, 2011

How Andrew Farkas Landed at the Top of the Real Estate Game

Do you ever wonder how Andrew Farkas went from being an energetic Harvard undergrad to one of the top players in the real estate industry? After graduating in 1982 with a degree in economics, he went on to work at Salomon Brothers, a Wall Street investment bank. Soon after, he founded Insignia, which quickly became one of the largest owners and operators of both multifamily real estate and commercial space in the United States.

Now, Andrew Farkas remains busy as the CEO and founder of Anubis Advisors, which is a subsidiary of Island Capital Group LLC (ICG), an international real estate merchant banking and asset management firm. The company is headquartered in New York, where Farkas lives with his wife Sandi. In addition to being heavily involved in the commercial real estate industry, the couple supports several charities and is often seen at fundraisers for organizations such as The Doe Fund, The Fresh Air Fund, NARAL, the ASPCA and AMFAR.