Ernst Valery: Real Estate Developer Index: Investing in and for Underserved/Undervalued Key Emerging Real Estate Markets

Sibley Hall

Ernst Valery '01 (B.S. URS '00) is the founder and president of Ernst Valery Investments Corp (EVI), which invests in select underserved and undervalued key emerging domestic real estate markets. These are urban transitional areas with high residential and retail demand. He has extensive experience in affordable and market rate housing development and investment, including providing due diligence capabilities. He also has extensive skills in budget planning, design development, marketing, and the supervision and guidance of contractors, architects, and engineers. As a principal of SA+A Development, Valery shares overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations and execution of SA+A projects and relationships. He has successfully invested in and developed real estate in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, and Washington, DC. For the past 15 years, he has been involved in projects ranging from multi-tenant rental properties to the renovation and adaptive reuse of historical real estate assets.

Valery was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and grew up in Nyack, New York. He earned his undergraduate degree in urban and regional studies at Cornell University in 2000. He also completed a M.P.A. at Cornell in 2001, and a M.S. at Columbia University. Valery also serves as a research affiliate at MIT's CoLab where his most recent work has involved the creation of the Real Estate Developer Index (REDI).

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