Office of the Chairman and Executive Managing Director
Frank M. Garrison, Jr., serves in the Office of the Chairman and as an Executive Managing Director with Island Capital Group and is President of C-III Capital Partners LLC, Executive Managing Director of Anubis Advisors and Vice Chairman of Island Global Yachting Ltd. Mr. Garrison is in his 21st year of association with Andrew Farkas and companies affiliated with Mr. Farkas.
Mr. Garrison started his career practicing commercial law with Farris, Warfield and Kanaday specializing in securities, creditor’s rights and other commercial/corporate matters until 1982, when he became involved in the real estate and service company finance business. Until July 2003, he held the title of Office of the Chairman of Insignia Financial Group, Inc. and President of Insignia Financial Services, Insignia’s investment banking and principal investment arm. Mr. Garrison was with Insignia for approximately 12 years and was directly responsible for and oversaw or personally negotiated over 60 acquisitions of operating service companies, 90 public tender offers, multiple financings of both debt and equity for Insignia and the sale of various divisions and ultimately the remaining business in several public company transactions the last of which occurred in July 2003. In addition, Mr. Garrison was responsible for managing Insignia’s principal real estate investment business group which acquired over $5 billion of assets and managed joint venture relationships with a variety of institutions. Mr. Garrison also had responsibility for managing Insignia’s CMBS and distressed debt investment management group. From October 2005 through September 2007, Mr. Garrison served as President of a registered investment advisor with approximately $1 billion of assets under management and offices in Nashville, Boston, Los Angeles and Mumbai, India. During such time Mr. Garrison remained involved in Island Capital Group’s CMBS fund business and a number of other Island Capital activities. Mr. Garrison formally rejoined Island Capital Group on a full-time basis in November 2007 and is a principal involved in a variety of Island’s businesses.