Why Choose Us?

Experienced Builders

The James Group has been building luxury homes in the Chicagoland area for over 12 years. Our in-house construction and design build group tends to every step of the home building process, keeping you involved.

Beautiful Design

We specialize in creating unique finishes such as colossal custom closets, spacious kitchens with high-end appliances, butler’s pantries, and other gorgeous built-ins. The experience of our professional team is unsurpassed, making our homes unmistakable for their quality construction and attention to detail.

Dimitris J. Mellos


As Co-Founder and Director of Operations of The James Group, Dimitris leads the search, analysis, acquisition, brokerage, construction, and finance aspects of all operations. His experience is unparalleled in all facets of the real estate market. Dimitris began his real estate career in 2004 when he co-founded a commercial real estate agency as a Managing Broker. There, he specialized in grocery anchored shopping centers, fruit markets, and retail leasing. He quickly became an expert in locating, analyzing, and appraising properties.


In 2010, Dimitris transitioned to SLM Management as Co-Founder & Director of Operations, where he successfully merged both sides of his business to streamline his investment and development projects. He has gained a level of expertise in construction management and home development which makes all James Group properties undeniably unique. Dimitris received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with Honors from DePaul University. He has been awarded the 2015 Chicago Association of Realtors Good Neighbor Award, and is a proud member of the Chicago Association of Realtors and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

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