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25 years of experience starting in the field


Track record of successful projects


Local relationships that span back to the founding of John Yantis Company


Civil Construction Leader

     After working 25 years at Yantis Company starting as a Laborer and later as the President and CEO, Mike founded JMYJR Holdings LLC and Yantis Land. While being in construction, working in land development was always a career goal. For the last 60 years, the Yantis name has become synonymous with subdivision and commercial development around South Texas. Mike is the grandson of John Yantis who founded John Yantis Company in 1965. Mike approaches the business the way he was taught by John Yantis. Mike served fifteen years as the President and CEO of a firm that annually performed $125 million dollars in revenue and employed over 600 individuals. During Mike’s time running Yantis the revenue grew by 583% and profit increased by 700%. During Mike’s career, he has directly managed over $1.3 billion dollars in development projects which included nearly 70,000 finished lots.

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    At the time of the founding of Yantis Land, Mike had active contracts with 12 of the top 15 builders in San Antonio including DR Horton, Pulte Group, Lennar, KB and eight other quality groups. Successful projects require top engineers and Mike takes pride in working with the very best such as Pape-Dawson, CEC Engineers, and several other well known San Antonio firms. Mike believes that the philosophy of using the best up and down a development team helps ensure success. Since founding Yantis Land in 2020, Mike has been involved in numerous developments as either the owner or as a consultant.  Yantis Land has sold lots to builders such as Lennar Homes, Bellaire Homes, M/I Homes, Century Communities, Empire Rental and Empire Communities.  As a fee development consultant, Yantis has worked with CA Elder, Ed Horne, Empire Communities, Empire Rental, Sun Communities, and Capitol Realty

     While running Yantis Company, Mike was also the principal in charge of several unique business deals. Yantis structured a land banking arrangement between his group and Pulte/Centex. Yantis was an executive in another development company that sold property to Aspen Heights for a student housing community. In that role he also managed the purchase, entitlements, and sale of a high profile property called Bulverde Point.  Yantis managed a 33,000 square foot Class A office named the John Yantis Center. Mike recruited Frost Bank to lease a large space for the Frost Insurance headquarters. Mike was able to successfully sell the John Yantis Center for $6.7 million dollars. Mike then put together a team to build a new headquarters for Yantis Company that turned into a $3.3 million dollar 15,000 sf office building. Mike managed the finances of the building group and put together a lease to Yantis Company and one professional tenant.  

     Mike Yantis is a former Chairman of the Valero Alamo Bowl. He spent time on the Board of Directors for Boysville. Yantis was recognized in 2007 as one of the San Antonio Business Journal “40 under 40.” In 2015, Mike was honored by the Texas A&M Association of Former Students with the “12 Under 12” Award that recognizes young graduates of Texas A&M.  The Texas A&M Mays Business School awarded Mike Yantis with the Aggie 100 award 4 times between 2005 and 2020. The Aggie 100 award ranked the fastest growing firms run by Texas A&M graduates. Mike has continually supported the Texas A&M athletic department, but more importantly, Mike has focused on helping the A&M Mays Business School achieve its vision.  Mike created an endowment for the honors program at Mays. Mike has returned to Texas A&M several times as a guest lecturer. Mike focuses his philanthropy around organizations like Boysville and is also passionate about creating opportunities for young students to attend college. Mike was proud to be the Finance Chair for Congressman Will Hurd when he won his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014. 

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