Valle Jones

Valle Jones, President of Mayin, LLC
Valle Jones, President of Mayin, LLC

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:

  • Co-developer of 111-119 W. Main Street, five historic buildings on the "Whiskey Row" block in downtown Louisville
  • Joint Venture partner, Co-Owner and Developer of Whiskey Row Lofts, a 120,000 sq. ft. mixed use historic development in downtown Louisville, which includes five restaurants, 35 rental apartments and four unique special event spaces
  • Developed a 35,000 sq. ft. section of Hope Valley Commons shopping center in Durham, NC
  • Consulting for Unique Places, LLC a for-profit, conservation-driven real estate company
  • Developed a headquarters building for a private media production company in Cary, NC
  • Negotiated the purchase and financing of Legacy Tower, a 154,000 sq. ft. office building in Durham, NC
  • Secured equity investment for Indigo Corners, a shopping center in Durham, NC
  • Development consultant for Goler Community CDC, a non-profit developer in Winston-Salem, NC

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.

Other Background:

  • MBA, Yale University's School of Organization and Management
  • B.A. in Urban Studies, George Washington University
  • Board of Directors of Community Foundation of Louisville, Maryhurst, Inc. and Kadampa Center for the Practice of Tibetan Buddhism
  • Previously: Board of Directors of the Self-Help Ventures Fund, Durham Community Land Trustees, and Handicapped Housing of North Carolina
  • Volunteer "Finance 4 Her" coach, Family Scholar House
  • Co-founder and Director of My Sister's Place, a comprehensive shelter, hotline and advocacy organization for battered women and their children in Washington DC and was a member of its board of directors for several years
  • Associate Development Director, YWCA of the National Capital Area, responsible for the annual appeal and Major Donors portion of its Capital Campaign.