Recently, Resource Capital Corporation, a C-III Capital Partners subsidiary, announced that it has appointed Matthew J. Stern as President of the company. His appointment highlights C-III’s commitment to help grow Resource Capital.
Before entering this new role, Stern was first a Senior Managing Director at Island Capital Group, Andrew Farkas’ real estate investment bank. He began his work with C-III and Island Capital in 2010. In 2016, Stern was the head of the C-III team that lead the acquisition of Resource America. Since then, he has been serving as their Executive Vice President.
With so much experience in regards to Resource America, C-III, and Island Capital, Stern is extremely qualified and prepared for this next position as President of Resource Capital Corp. Stern will be working to grow the company as well as the relationships it has already built. He will also be overseeing day-to-day operations.
As a subsidiary of C-III Capital Partners, Resource Capital Corp. has access to some of the leading experts in the commercial real estate market. C-III offers their services to nearly $60 billion worth of commercial real estate properties across the globe. Their diverse portfolio of properties and other real estate companies has lead C-III to become an industry leader.
As the CEO of Island Capital, C-III and Chairman of Resource Capital Corp., Andrew Farkas is known for his wide-ranging expertise in the world of commercial real estate. His success has lead to not only the expansion of his own company, but also that of all of his subsidiaries.
Commercial Observer’s 50 Most Important Figures of Commercial Real Estate Finance is filled with prominent figures. This list recognizes those industry leaders that are making major strides in the real estate business. Commercial Observer is known as being New York’s premier authority when it comes to all things real estate.
This year, Andrew Farkas was listed at the number 30 spot. Dubbed the “king of a veritable real estate empire,” Farkas was featured on the Power 100 list last year. His hard work building Island Capital Group up and acquiring multiple subsidiaries (C-III Capital Partners, NAI Global and EVO) have caused him to land on this list multiple times.
Farkas’ C-III subsidiary has become one of the top 30 multifamily property managers in the United States. By expanding Island Capital Group with the acquisition of C-III, Farkas has been able to better serve his clients while also being able to provide more solutions to a wider range of clients.
Farkas’ reputation in real estate is long standing. Before building Island Capital Group, he graduated from Harvard with a degree in Economics. He then went on to serve as the CEO of Insignia Financial Group, Inc. It eventually became one of the largest commercial real estate services thanks to a merger with CB Richard Ellis in 2003.
That same year, Farkas took on the challenge of starting Island Capital Group in New York City. After establishing his company as a leader in the world of real estate, Farkas then went on to build up his next company, Island Global Yachting, in 2005. IGY specializes in luxury yacht marinas and properties surrounding them.
C-III Capital Partners LLC, one of the world’s leading real estate investment companies, has seen a very busy, yet successful, 2016 year.
Engaging in a wide range of activities, from primary and special loan servicing and loan origination to fund management and principal investment, C-III has been providing its clients with innovative real estate equity and debt solutions since the organization’s inception in 2010. As one of the US’ premier commercial real estate services and investment management company, C-III is known for its long record of value creation and extensive experience in the industry.
In May 2016, C-III announced its plan to acquire Resource America, Inc., an asset management company that specializes in real estate and credit investments. Completed in September, the acquisition of Resource America, Inc. has allowed C-III to reposition itself in the market, as the company is now able to provide commercial real estate debt and equity solutions to both institutions and retail investors.
In addition to their major acquisition of Resource America, Inc., C-III also made several noteworthy purchases in 2016. C-III purchased the Fairway Office Center in August and the Centurion Tower in September, both of which demonstrate the company’s attraction to Class A office buildings in South Florida. Paying a grand total of $78.5 million for both buildings, C-III has officially established a strong presence in the office real estate industry in South Florida.
While C-III’s principal place of business is in Irving, Texas, the company also has offices in New York City, New York, Nashville, Tennessee, Princeton Junction, New Jersey, and Dallas, Texas. C-III also boasts an impressive leadership team, stocked full of accomplished and diversely-experienced men and women committed to fulfilling the company’s mission.
Among the leadership team is Andrew Farkas, founder and Chief Executive Officer of C-III Capital Partners LLC. As an integral part of C-III leadership team, Farkas has been the driving force behind the company’s continued success and expansion. Farkas has been an impactful leader in the real estate industry since 1990, when he founded Insignia Financial Group which is now one of the largest owner and operator of multifamily real estate and among the largest owners and operators of commercial space in the United States.
In 1985, the Azusa Foothill Kennels was established. 30 years later, after a long history of service to the community through the rescue of local dogs and showing of champion level Boston Terriers, the property has been sold. The undisclosed buyer plans to renovate and eventually rent the building to a business that is pet oriented.
Marie Taylor of NAI Capital represented the buyer and the seller in the transaction. The undisclosed buyer mentioned that this is the second deal that Taylor and NAI Capital have made possible for both the buyer and the seller. Taylor went on to discuss the logistics of the property, highlighting the location as a great opportunity for a new or already operating pet service business. The site is ideal with over 360 thousand people living within a five mile radius. More benefits of the property include 9,754 square feet of kennel space and a 2,754 ingle family home. An estimated $5.25 billion will be spent on pet services in 2015, according to the American Pet Products Association, further sweetening this property for pet businesses.
Taylor is Senior Vice President of NAI Capital, a top commercial real estate firm located in Southern California. They currently have 14 offices throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and Kern Counties. NAI Capital is a member of the NAI Global network that has over 375 local offices operated by 6,700 local professionals. NAI Global is owned by C-III Capital Partners and was acquired while under management of CEO and Chairman, Andrew Farkas.
Southern California based NAI Capital is opening a new office in Victorville, California. Local commercial real estate market leaders such as Mehdi Mostaedi, Graeme Carr and Emelie Kwon will be frontrunners in the new office.
Mr. Mostaedi will become executive vice president and branch manager of the new NAI Capital office. Mr. Mostaedi and his team specialize in land sales, advising real estate investors & developers. Mostaedi will bring with him over 40 years of real estate experience. One of the highlights of Mr. Mostaedi’s career was his lead in a 2,500-acre resort that comprised of a championship golf course, luxury residential area, and a 220 unit time share.
NAI Capital CEO, Timothy Foutz, noted that the location is helping to expand the presence of NAI Capital in the area of Southern California where the real estate business is thriving. Mostaedi commented that he is proud to be leading a full service commercial real estate firm to the Victor Valley.
Graeme Carr joins as senior associate, and has 33 years of marketplace experience in Victorville. Carr specializes in commercial and industrial land buildings. He is a Certified Commercial Investment Member candidate and achieved the prestigious Century 21 Grand Centurion-producer award in 2005. He has lived and worked in the Victory Valley since 1982. Mr. Carr also holds positions on the board of directors for Apple Valley Christian Care Center, Ridgecrest Business Park Maintenance Corporation and Saint Timothy’s School Foundation. His experience is vital in the success and satisfaction he brings to his clients.
Another senior associate to join NAI Capital is Emelie Kwon. Ms. Kwon began her real estate experience in the 90’s. More recently, she has been a part of $50 million worth of transactions in the past two years. Along with over 15 years of experience, Ms. Kwon can do business in four different languages.
The diversity and experience of the new team NAI Capital has brought to Victorville will be paramount in its success in the commercial real estate industry. NAI Capital is a member of the NAI Global network. Under the administration of C-III Capital Partners, NAI Global continuously proves to be a leader in the commercial real estate industry.
A deal was struck for two buildings within the Huntington Beach Medical Campus in California, with the help of NAI Capital. Executive Vice President of NAI Capital, Tom Nguyen, acted on behalf of KO’s HB Medical Building Inc. in the sale of their properties to Blue Sky HB, LLC, who bought the medical buildings for a price tag of $7.8M.
The sale involves two medical buildings, with a combined square footage of over 48,000, and one parking garage covering 1.8 acres of land. Although the two buildings, which sit at the entrance of the Huntington Beach Medical Campus, are in poor condition, the buyer has plans to renovate their purchase. Other medical facilities located within the campus include Huntington Beach Diagnostic Imaging & Breast Center, Hunting Beach Hospital and Huntington Professional Tower & Pharmacy. Occupants within the campus also include some pediatric practices and Quest Diagnostics.
Tom Nguyen considered the location of the Huntington Beach Medical Campus, combined with the sufficient parking situation, as an excellent opportunity. He believes the location is superb given that Beach Boulevard, otherwise known as Highway 39, is adjacent to the facility. A combination of factors such as a high average household income, a large population within a 5 mile radius and a large amount of traffic in the area all add to the value of the location.
Southern California commercial real estate leader, NAI Capital, is an NAI Global network member. NAI Global has over 375 offices worldwide and over 6,700 local market leaders. NAI Global’s strength lies in the sharing of resources and tools between their members, so each member company can excel in their local markets. NAI Global is owned by C-III Capital Partners, LLC and was acquired in 2012 under management of CEO Andrew Farkas.