Vanguard Companies was founded by Michael A. DiNello and Frank A. Lalama in the wake of the Great Recession that began in 2007. In December 2006, the partners believed that the bursting of the housing bubble and the impending credit crisis provided a perfect storm for their plan to “reinvent real estate” by providing a unique, fully integrated services platform. Soon, Vanguard quickly rose to the forefront of Southeast Michigan’s real estate scene as DiNello and Lalama were creatively acquiring stalled projects and infused them with fresh concepts that led buyers back to the market. Vanguard continued uncovering opportunity in the midst of great uncertainty during its early years, which established a strong foundation for future growth.
Today, Vanguard has established itself as an industry leader, recognized for their innovation in identifying and providing unique opportunities for rapidly changing real estate markets.