C-III Capital Partners to Acquire NAI Global

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011

C-III Capital Partners LLC (C-III) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NAI Global, the largest and premier network of independent commercial real estate firms worldwide. C-III is led by Andrew Farkas, who founded and was Chairman and CEO of Insignia Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:IFS). NAI Global will continue to operate as a separate company under its current management following the acquisition.

NAI manages a network of commercial real estate firms comprising 5,000 professionals and 350 offices in the US and 55 countries throughout the world. NAI’s network members provide a full spectrum of corporate, financial, technology and project management services.

“C-III plans to use its asset base, along with strategic acquisitions such as NAI, to create a fully diversified commercial real estate services company,” said Andrew Farkas. “This is the strategy that was successful for Insignia. C-III is led by the same team that built Insignia, and with C-III’s significantly larger asset base, I believe C-III can substantially exceed Insignia’s success,” concluded Mr. Farkas. At its height, Insignia managed $12.5 billion in assets, while today C-III’s portfolio approximates $150 billion in assets. Insignia was one of the largest commercial real estate services companies in the world when it merged with CB Richard Ellis in 2003.

Read the full press release on Business Wire.