Julie LaValle ("Valle") Jones has more than 28 years of experience in real estate development and finance in Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Boston. She has developed urban mixed use, multi-family and single family residential, office, retail and special purpose buildings, including historic renovations as well as new construction.
Currently, Valle works through her own company, Mayin, LLC, developing real estate and providing contract development services to profit and not-for-profit entities in Kentucky and North Carolina. Current and recent projects include:
Valle was a partner in Indra Group, LLC from 1997 to 2003 and co-developer of SouthCourt, a 148,000 square foot mixed-use Class A office/retail building in Durham, NC. Valle was responsible for financing, leasing and contractual functions and involved in all design, project management and construction decisions. She advised and represented the owner/investor of SouthCourt in the acquisition, financing and leasing of three other office developments.
Valle was Managing Director of Real Estate for the Center for Community Self-Help, a national not-for-profit financial institution from 1994 to 1997. She redeveloped the former Mercy Hospital, a historic structure in Wilson, NC, into a small business incubator. It received the North Carolina Historic Preservation Award .
She also started and managed Self Help's Walltown Home Ownership Project, an urban revitalization project. She secured financing, oversaw development plans, contract bidding, and construction. It was awarded a 1997 Housing North Carolina Award.
From 1984 to 1987, Valle was Director of Finance for Unihab, Inc., a private real estate development firm in Cambridge, MA specializing in condominiums and Class A office space.