Edward De Valle II
Mr. De Valle a serial entrepreneur at heart who he has successfully navigated multiple industries, his focus always on the value that he can generate for those around him. Combining diligence with foresight, he has the rare ability to envision opportunities in the business world and then follow through on them, planning and managing his projects with exactness, just the kind of approach necessary to oversee the large-dollar types of deals that have become his forte.
A trusted travel hospitality and real estate global marketing expert with 25 years of experience, marketed USD 20 Billion in residential and mixed use development real estate. Successfully deployed marketing and public relations campaigns for 63 hotel – resort properties.
Mr. De Valle II is the Managing Partner and acting CEO for Profusion Group. His profound understanding and proven experience of real estate, service, hospitality, luxury across multiple jurisdictions successfully lead the Profusion Team to signed an Exclusive Development Agreement for a portfolio of La Quinta Hotels in the Dominican Republic with Wyndham Group.
He is also the Founder of LINKS World Group, a leader in Travel Trade, Marketing and Public Relations has an in-depth industry knowledge in the franchise, financial sector, real estate, hotels-resorts, travel tourism trade, technology, marketing, creative, digital advertising, public relations, government relations, and corporate social responsibility.
LINKS is the Agency of Record for Kayak.com, Air France – KLM, Ministry of tourism for New Zealand, Israel and Cayman Islands. * CARIBE- LATAM LINKS has 13 offices across North America, South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. We are headquartered in Miami, Florida. Our other offices are (USA) New York City and Los Angeles. (Caribbean) The Dominican Republic, (Latin America) Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, México, Panamá, Perú, Venezuela, (Europe), Spain.
Thought leaders such as Richard Meier, Zaha Hadid, and Armani have sought out Edward’s counsel – because like it does in the magazine world, Edward’s reputation as a real estate marketer precedes him. In 2012, he also bought Douglas Elliman Real Estate for representation in the Dominican Republic, a bold move that proved extremely wise.
In addition his background includes former owner of Forbes Magazine Latin America, marketing manager at GE Power Systems Latina America, and regional sales and marketing director of sales and marketing for world-famous publications: Newsweek, Vogue, Glamour, Discover, Men’s Fitness, Prevention, Teen, and Architectural Digest, shaping the narrative throughout the US Hispanic and Latin American markets.
Mr. De Valle is a firm believer of giving back to the community and specially children’s in need. His philanthropic efforts alongside with his husband Mathew De Valle lead him to sponsor the Fundación De Valle, a Dominican Republic based charity focused on helping children of any age with special needs, hardship’s, living with HIV or AIDS. The De Valle Foundation mission is to join forces with people and 3rd parties who’s companies committed to corporate social responsibility in the Dominican Republic. Families who have children with special needs and hardships often deal with similar challenges and the same applies to young people infected with HIV or are currently living with AIDS. Fundación De Valle in the Dominican Republic aim is to bring families and young people together for friendship, to share information and to support one another.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management, MBA in Business Management and successfully has completed the Pre-Doctoral program at Nova South Eastern University.