John Yanopoulos

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CEO – DYL Group

Degrees in accounting and architecture from Florida International University and the University of Miami, respectively.

Work Experience:
Following tenures at an international accounting firm and a Fortune 500 company engaged in diversified real estate holdings, Yanopoulos founded Florida Development Partners in Naples. In 2004, Yanopoulos sold the company and joined Colonial Development Group. Originally brought in as a senior VP to specialize in sourcing project funding, he became the CEO of the company in spring 2005.

Yanopoulos is a founding principal of the DYL Group, which in 2006 acquired the majority interest in Colonial Development Group. DYL Group now specializes in luxury residential condominiums, hotels, resorts and mixed-use projects, with revenues of more than $1 billion.

Current Projects:
Infinity at Brickell – A 52-story condominium featuring 459 SkyLoft residences, currently under construction at 60 S.W. 13th St., in Miami. The project’s two-story floor plans range from 488 to more than 2,700 square feet, and will feature ceilings up to 20 feet high, wrap-around terraces and Italian kitchen cabinetry. Office condominiums and ground-floor retail space are also available.

Infinity II Lofts at Brickell – Infinity’s sister tower will soar 69 stories and consist of 559 one-, two- and three-bedroom, all-loft residences from 904 to more than 4,600 square feet. Amenities include beach-style entry pools, two spas, a fitness center, entertainment and meeting rooms and two restaurants. Infinity II will also offer 24-hour concierge, valet and doorman services. Office condominiums ranging in size from 504 to 2,059 square feet will be available, as well as ground-floor retail space.

W Fort Lauderdale Hotel & Residences – Opening to the public in spring 2008, W Fort Lauderdale is located on 4.5 oceanfront acres at 435 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. The property, which was “topped off” in February, consists of two 23-story towers, one of which will feature 171 hotel condominium residences, and the other, 346 hotel rooms. Individual hotel condominium residences are custom designed with one or two bedrooms, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, large balconies and gourmet kitchens. The seven floor plans range in size from 804 to 1,402 square feet.
Recently Completed Projects:
Europa-by-the-Sea – A luxury oceanfront condominium set on 200 feet of pristine beach in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, featuring 50 classic Mediterranean villas. Residences range from 3,411 to 6,967 square feet.

Community Involvement:
Yanopoulos is heavily involved in fundraising efforts for the Baptist Health South Florida Foundation. He recently sponsored the wish of a local youth through the Make-a-Wish Foundation of South Florida, enabling the child to go on a week-long Alaskan cruise with his family. Yanopoulos has also has a part in events that have involved or benefited Southside Elementary School students, the Booker T. Washington Senior High Jazz Ensemble and the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre Group.


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