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Professional Profile: Yannis Legakis 2016


  • Title: Partner
  • Company: Skyline Risk Management
  • Location: N/A
  • Birthplace: Kingston, NY

Education: BA Penn State University

First job outside of real estate: CIGNA HealthCare Sales Rep

First job in real estate or allied field: Property/Casualty broker for construction/real estate companies

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Surety bond/P&C broker for Skyline Risk Management, a leader in construction and real estate insurance. We are seeing more owners and banks require surety bonds on privately funded construction jobs as a precondition to the loan. It’s an expense that the private side is really starting to see the value of, and we are starting to focus on.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Take a walk with my dog, and/or go to the gym

Favorite book or author: “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” or anything written by Neil Gaiman

Favorite movie: “Shawshank Redemption”

One word to describe your work environment: Systematized

Rules to live by in business: Always do right by your client, even if it means making less money in the short term. The trust you build will exponentially work in your favor long term.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? Andrew Jackson – An old tavern in Rhinebeck, N.Y.