Edward De Valle II
Edward De Valle II has built his reputation on results throughout his career. An entrepreneur at heart, Edward has successfully navigated multiple industries, always focusing on the value he can generate for those around him. As Managing Partner of The Agency Dominican Republic, Edward brings a dynamic combination of diligence and foresight. Edward’s talent for planning and managing his projects with exactness has led him to oversee many high-end real estate deals throughout the Dominican Republic.
Currently, Edward is developing La Quinta Puerto Plata, Wyndham Pedernales, Wyndham Grand Santo Domingo, Super 8 Manzanillo, Super 8 Monte Cristi, Super 8 Miches, Super 8 Airport Santo Domingo, Dazzler Santo Domingo, Dazzler Juan Dolio, & Wyndham Garden Punta Cana.
His existing portfolio of 3-5 star hotel and condo hotels is valued at over USD 200MM, all of which are in the Dominican Republic.
Immediately after earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from Nova South Eastern University Edward immersed himself in the business world. His first role was as Marketing Manager at GE Power Systems Latina America. From there, he climbed the corporate ladder rapidly, eventually coming to manage sales and marketing for several world-famous publications—including Newsweek, Vogue, Glamour, Discover, Men’s Fitness, Prevention, Teen, and Architectural Digest—shaping the narrative throughout the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets. In 2013 Forbes entrusted him with publishing the magazine in Central America and the Caribbean, a distinct honor. Edward also completed his Master’s in Business Management and is completing his Doctor in Business Administration at the Swiss School of Business in Geneva, Switzerland.
Edward is an adept problem-solver and natural power player and is highly respected for his creative and analytical mind. Edward’s accolades and points of pride are many, and his mark on the Dominican Republic’s real estate realm is without compare. To date, he has devised and executed marketing campaigns on residential and vacation real estate properties totaling more than $15 billion in value. Thought leaders and dynamic brands such as Richard Meier, the late Zaha Hadid, and Armani have sought out Edward’s counsel. In 2012, he bought Douglas Elliman Real Estate for representation in the Dominican Republic. More recently, Wyndham signed an exclusive development agreement with Edward, Profusion Group, and Edward’s partners to develop their Dominican Republic La Quinta by Wyndham property. Likewise, Edward and Grupo Zagalo constructed the first-ever YOO Studio by Phillipe Starck in the Caribbean.
A devoted philanthropist, Edward pursues charity work through Fundación De Valle, which has touched lives throughout the Dominican Republic, serving children with special needs or HIV-positive/AIDS status.