C-III Capital Partners LLC
Frank Garrison, Jr. is the President of C-III Capital Partners. He also serves 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 is 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 formally rejoined Island Capital Group in November 2007.
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.
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.