C-III Capital Partners LLC
Frank Garrison, Jr. is a Senior Advisor to C-III Capital Partners and its affiliates. He previously served as President of C-III Capital Partners from January 2011 through December 2018. He relinquished his role as President of C-III Capital Partners and President of C-III Investment Management LLC at the end of 2018 in order to devote more time to matters of public interest. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Island Global Yachting from Dec 2007 to December 2010. He continues to serve in an advisory role to Island Global Yachting. He also served in the Office of the Chairman and as an Executive Managing Director and principal of Island Capital Group. In addition to his roles at C-III and Island Capital, Mr. Garrison was an Executive Managing Director of Anubis Advisors.
Frank Garrison, Jr. began his career practicing commercial law with Farris, Warfield and Kanaday where he specialized 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. He joined Insignia Financial Group in 1992 and served as the President of Insignia Financial Services and held the title of Office of the Chairman of Insignia Financial Group. 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. In addition, Garrison was responsible for managing Insignia’s principal real estate investment business group and CMBS and distressed debt investment management group. From 2003 to 2007 Mr. Garrison remained involved in Island Capital Group’s CMBS fund business and a number of other Island Capital activities but from October 2005 through September 2007, Mr. Garrison served as President of Courage Capital Management, a registered investment advisor, with $1 billion of assets under management and offices in Boston, Nashville, Los Angeles and Mumbai, India.
Mr. Garrison serves on the National Real Estate Council for the Vanderbilt University Owen School of Management, is a member of the Board of Trustees of University School of Nashville, and a Board Member of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts where he chairs the Finance Committee. He serves as Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Society Law and Art in South Africa, and organization that maintains an art collection depicting justice and reconciliation which is exhibited at the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Vanderbilt University School of Law. He has previously served in numerous board positions including the Mayor’s Council on Disabilities in Nashville, Tennessee and as a Commissioner of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority.
Mr. Garrison attended Vanderbilt University where he graduated in three years while earning a double major in Business and Economics and received a J.D. from Vanderbilt School of Law.