Warren Ifergane '08 - January 2018

I currently manage and founded ICG10 Capital, constantly funding bridge, fix-and-flip, construction, and rental loans for real estate investors. After 6 years in private equity, I decided to leave and start my own firm.
 
I have managed over $1B of real estate investments. In addition, I have obtained my MBA degree from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and published the No-Nonsense Guide to Real Estate.
Name: Warren Ifergane
 
Class Year: 2008
 
College/University (If applicable): Indiana University (MBA)
 
Short Bio (In 150 words OR LESS, please describe what you’ve done since graduating from MCDS): 
 
I currently manage and founded ICG10 Capital, constantly funding bridge, fix-and-flip, construction, and rental loans for real estate investors. After 6 years in private equity, I decided to leave and start my own firm.
 
I have managed over $1B of real estate investments. In addition, I have obtained my MBA degree from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and published the No-Nonsense Guide to Real Estate.
 
If any current students are interested in entrepreneurship and finance, feel free to reach out to me: warren@icg10.com
 
Please share one of your favorite moments, experiences, or memories from your time at Miami Country Day.
 
Miami Country Day School was a very different place when I first came. I was in 2nd grade, and the school centered on a "Quadrangle" of classes, the field was unstructured and real grass, and the classes were much smaller! At the time, I came from France and didn't know a word of English. But everyone was so kind, and I have very fond memories of those early years.
 
What is one experience from MCDS that you’ve taken with you and have referred back to as a resource or guide in your adult life?
 
You know, most people tell you that school prior to college doesn't matter much. Indeed many argue even college doesn't dictate how successful you'll be. MCDS taught me a great deal about competition, work ethic, and curiosity. This work ethic has carried through my executive positions in private equity, and even today, starting a private lending business. Learning to learn is the most useful trait. Adaptation is true intelligence and a requisite skill for any entrepreneur, and MCDS laid that groundwork for me.
 
What advice would you offer future MCDS alumni?
 
First off, don't take everything too seriously. Work hard, yes, but also enjoy yourself. Time goes by quickly. Second, you'll have the urge to go to a top university, maybe get a job at a bulge-bracket firm, and get paid very well. At one point, you will be capped and realize starting your own firm is the only way to make real money. I would highly recommend working at a startup instead in your twenties. You'll learn much faster how to build your empire.
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