Andrew Farkas' Bio

Andrew Farkas graduated from Harvard University in 1982 with Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Farkas is the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Island Capital Group LLC. Prior to Island Capital Group LLC, Farkas served as Chairman and CEO of Insignia Financial Group, Inc. In 1990, Farkas founded Insignia, which later became the largest owner and operator of multifamily real estate and among the largest owners and operators of commercial space in the United States. Insignia sold its multifamily business to AIMCO in 1998, which at the time made AIMCO the largest residential REIT in the U.S. based on the number of controlled and managed units. By 2003, Insignia had become among the top three leading commercial real estate services firms in the world.