Our Leadership

Sam Yager Incorporated has generations of experience in real estate development. Our leadership includes some of the Houston area's most experienced professionals.


Sam H. Yager III

Sam H. Yager III

Executive Vice President

Mr. Yager joined Sam Yager Incorporated in 1994 and served as land development manager for all of the company’s land development projects. In 1998, Mr. Yager was promoted to Vice President and his duties expanded to include all management of day-to-day operations, contract negotiations, due diligence, financing, market analysis and project selection for prospective land development opportunities in and around the Houston area.  Mr. Yager was promoted to Executive Vice-President in 2000 where his responsibility increased to encompass the management of every aspect of SYI's business.

Mr. Yager has held the positions of Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer for Houston Area Development Corp (HADC), a land development company owned in majority by Crescent Real Estate Equities, Ltd., a publicly traded real estate investment trust listed on the New York Stock Exchange.  In his role with HADC, Mr. Yager supervised the financial management, monthly reporting and development of HADC’s land development projects and assets and served as a member of the Board of Directors for HADC. From 1997 to 2012, Mr. Yager served on the Board of Directors of Harris County Municipal Utility District no. 344, and served in the capacity as President the majority of his service as a Board Member. Mr. Yager has a Business Administration degree in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin, and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Texas.


Sam H. Yager, Jr

Sam H. Yager, Jr


Sam Yager, Jr. formed Sam Yager Incorporated in 1990 to pursue land development projects in the Houston area.  In 1989, Mr. Yager organized and directed Centre Development Co., Inc. of Dallas’s new residential land development group in Houston. From 1978-1989, Mr. Yager was with General Homes, a public home building and land development company, where he held the positions of Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary, and Member of the Board of Directors. He managed the feasibility, purchasing, planning, financing, and construction and sales of land and lots nationwide including 75 projects ranging in size from 25 to 2,000 acres in five states and eight metropolitan areas, and approximately $250 million in assets.

Mr. Yager graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and completed his graduate studies in Civil Engineering at the University of Houston. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Texas and an inactive registered Professional Engineer.


A.J. Sullivan III, CFA

A.J. Sullivan III, CFA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Sullivan rejoined Sam Yager Incorporated in 2014 and serves as Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Mr. Sullivan oversees the financial forecasting, analysis and reporting activities of the company. Mr. Sullivan is also involved in the evaluation of acquisitions and new business opportunities. Mr. Sullivan began his career in 2004 with Sam Yager Incorporated as a Project Manager where he managed several land development projects throughout the Houston area.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Sullivan held a variety of financial positions with Tesoro Corporation, an independent refining, marketing and midstream logistics company headquartered in San Antonio, where he held positions in strategic finance, corporate finance and corporate analytics.

Prior to his tenure with Tesoro, Mr. Sullivan worked for a public homebuilding company where he was responsible for lot acquisition and development in the San Antonio and Austin markets.

Mr. Sullivan received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and has also earned a Certificate in International Business and Trade from American University in Washington, D.C. Mr. Sullivan is a CFA Charterholder.


Greg Voinis

Greg Voinis

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Greg Voinis joined Sam Yager Incorporated in 1998 and serves as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the company. His responsibilities include overseeing the project management of all single-family land development projects for the company.  He is also responsible for feasibility determination and analysis of potential land development acquisition and sale opportunities.  

Since 1991, Mr. Voinis has been involved in the land development industry within the Houston and surrounding areas.  During his career, Mr. Voinis was Land Development Manager for Ashton Woods Homes and Project Manager for LJA Land Development. 

Mr. Voinis received his Masters in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University.  He currently serves as President of Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 96.  In addition, he serves as an Officer on the Board of Directors for a number of homeowner and commercial associations with mixed-use developments.  Mr. Voinis also maintains an active Texas Real Estate Salesperson License.