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Diana Manning Yankee

Project Executive

Diana has over twenty years of commercial construction experience in South Florida.  She combines her construction experience with a legal education to mitigate construction risks and deliver safe, high quality, successful projects.


Diana was born to a military family and grew up in seven states and two foreign countries.  After graduating from high school in England, Ms. Yankee studied architecture but soon turned to construction.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from the University of Florida and later returned to UF during the construction recession to also earn a law degree. 


In her early career, Diana worked on iconic South Florida projects including the Delano Hotel in Miami Beach, the Jade Ocean Condominium in Sunny Isles, the Santa Maria Condominium and the Four Seasons Tower in Miami.  Recently, Ms. Yankee led Kast’s team building Fort Lauderdale’s tallest building - 100 Las Olas - a 47-story hotel/condominium tower and serves as Project Executive leading multiple project teams for KASTs Miami Business Unit. Diana also sits on KASTs senior management team with responsibilities for strategic planning and growth, process improvement and development of KASTs people.  

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