As founder of the Y Group, and a native of South Florida, John Yanopoulos has the distinction of being recognized as one of South Florida's most prominent community leaders as well as building the Y Group into one of the fastest growing development companies in the Southeast. John began by studying Accounting and Architecture at Florida International University and the University of Miami, obtaining degrees in both disciplines. Even while going to college, John was involved in development, working in the construction industry to put himself through school. Upon graduation, John began his career as a Certified Public Accountant in a major international accounting firm, specializing in real estate where he worked his way to Senior Manager over the next five years. This was followed by executive positions at two of the most prominent real estate companies based in South Florida, serving as the President and CEO of both. In 2005, John Yanopoulos formed the Y Group, a development company specializing in the development of complex, luxury projects that has become his hallmark. John draws upon his prior success and experience in architectural design, accounting, land planning, construction management, density analysis, permitting and zoning, and his vast background in sales and marketing to lead and direct all phases of the Y Group’s $2 billion real estate portfolio focusing on hotels, condominiums and retail markets.
John Yanopoulos has worked on hundreds of major real estate projects over the course of his career and has distinguished himself as a professional with a unique vision and ability to conceptualize space. His most notable projects include the W Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Infinity at Brickell and Ocean House.
Has completed over $2 Billion in development and over 6,000 residential units.
Dale is a seasoned veteran who has overseen high profile, luxury
condominium projects all around the U.S., including The Remington
condo tower in Los Angeles, the Metropolitan in San Francisco, and the largest hotel condo conversion in the United States, the Ala Moana
Hotel in Honolulu. He has worked on thirty eight projects spanning
most of the major metropolitan markets in the United States.
Dale has an extensive background in construction, sales, marketing, information technology, acquisitions, operations and litigation management. He is also an accomplished executive coach and trainer, having performed hundreds of seminars on sales, hospitality service and management for Weichert Realty, Coldwell Banker, Omni Hotels and other major corporations.
Born in Canton, OH, Dale has called Miami home for the past twenty years. He received his undergraduate and Master’s degrees from the University of Miami.
Some of the most notable projects overseen by Dale include:
Villa Vicenza, La Jolla
Verano, La Jolla
Tara Village, Los Angeles
Rafaello Hotel, Chicago
30 East Huron, Chicago
Arts Tower, Philadelphia
2601 Parkway, Philadelphia
Mirador, Miami Beach
Legacy Place, West Palm Beach
Savoy, Herndon, VA
Fountains at McLean, VA
The Alexander, Herndan, VA
The Palisades, NJ
Renaissance at Turtle Creek, TX
Has overseen the construction of over 10,000 residential units.