Valle Jones grew up in Louisville, KY. She lived for most of her professional life in Washington DC, Boston, and Durham NC where she worked for a variety of non-profit and organizations businesses. In 1997 she helped form the Durham area’s first women-owned real estate development firm.
Her professional real estate experience spans over 35 years including serving as Managing Director of Real Estate for the Center for Community Self-Help, Director of Finance for Unihab, Inc, Partner and co-founder of Indra Group and as a real estate finance consultant specializing in affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization projects throughout North Carolina.
In 2008, she formed Mayin LLC and moved back to Louisville to co-develop Whiskey Row Lofts (127-131 W. Main St). Subsequently she worked with a group of preservation motivated civic investors to purchase, stabilize, and eventually develop an additional group of 5 endangered historic buildings including 111 Whiskey Row.
Valle served as a real estate development consultant to the Louisville Urban League in their development of the Norton Healthcare Sports and Learning Center and the Humana CenterWell building, both in Louisville’s West End.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations including Maryhurst (Chair of Advocacy Committee), REBOUND, Inc. (Chair of Production Committee), and Reckoning Inc. (President). She is a long time member of Community Foundation of Louisville’s Finance Committee and formerly its Chair. Prior to her involvement in real estate development, she co-founded and led My Sister’s Place, Washington DC’s first domestic violence 24 hour hotline, crisis shelter, advocacy and education program which has continued to serve women and children with comprehensive services for over 40 years. In 2019 she was named a “Woman of Distinction” by Louisville’s Center for Women and Families.
Valle has an MBA from Yale University and a BA in Urban Studies from George Washington University.