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THE LIGHTHOUSE AT CHELSEA PIERS, NEW YORK • NOVEMBER 8th, 2024

Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos
Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos

Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos is the cofounder, president, and COO of Flag Luxury Group, a real estate development company with a primary focus on luxury hotels, boutique hotels, and retail development in Miami, Orlando, Las Vegas, and New York. Prior to forming Flag Luxury, Dayssi completed a master’s degree in real estate development and finance from New York University and received a Bachelor of Science from the School of Hotel Administration from Cornell University.

Dayssi has served on the board of the Hotel School at Cornell University and is a member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women and the Trustee Council of the University. She also founded the Friends of New Yorkers for Children, which supports children in foster care through initiatives in education, mentoring, and career opportunities. She serves on the board of Save Venice, the nonprofit dedicated to restoring art and architecture in Venice. Moreover, Dayssi has won numerous awards—including CRE Women in Real Estate, Casita Maria Medal of Honor, and the Maryhaven Philanthropist of the Year—and cofounded the Woman’s Day Power Breakfast with her daughter Sophia Kanavos.