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Insignia's Farkas to be honored June 6.

The Real Estate and Allied Trades Division of UJA-Federation of New York will honor Andrew L. Farkas, chairman and chief executive officer of Insignia Financial Group, Inc., at its annual luncheon on June 6, at 12:15 p.m. at The Pierre, Fifth Avenue & 61st Street.

The event's theme is "Revive, Rebuild, Renew" and recognizes Farkas with the Jack D. Weiler Award. Named for one of the division's most beloved founders and revered leaders, the award is presented to members of the real estate community who demonstrate outstanding professional achievement and an intense commitment to philanthropy

Past honorees have included William Mack, Jerry Cohen, John Tishman, Morton Olshan, Martin Kimmel, and Larry Silverstein.

Serving as luncheon chairs are Scott Resnick, Stephen M. Ross, Stephen B. Siegel, Barry Sternlicht, and Leonard A. Wilf. The journal chair is Ronald Uretta.

Considered by many as one of the most influential New Yorkers, Farkas is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Insignia Financial Group, Inc., one of the three largest real estate services companies in the world and listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "IFS".

Born in New York City in 1960, Farkas graduated from Harvard University in 1982 with a bachelor of arts in econometrics. In 1983, he founded Metropolitan Asset Group, Ltd., a private real estate investment banking and merchant banking firm. It was through Metropolitan Asset Group that he founded Insignia in 1990.

Farkas serves on the Board of Director of iStar Financial, a publicly traded real estate finance company.

For information and reservations, contact Roni Krinsky at 212-836-1471 or e-mail krinskyr@ujafedny.org.
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