Yolanda Valle, vice president in U.S. Equities’ Real Estate Consulting Group, provides clients with expertise in advisory, transactional and leasing services spanning a broad variety of real estate requirements. During her 23-year real estate career, Valle has represented corporate, institutional, municipal and not-for-profit clients located in Chicago and across the nation.
Recent assignments include office and retail leasing for the U.S. Equities product leasing team. Among others, her assignments include University Village MarketPlace; 20 N. Michigan Avenue; the restaurant and retail space at The Willis Tower; University Center, a 1,700 student residence hall with 30,000 square feet of street-level retail; The North Avenue Collection at 939 North Avenue, a 200,000 square foot office and retail building; Stony Island Plaza at 95th and Stony Island, a 153,000 square foot shopping center; Old Town Square, a retail shopping center located at Division Street and Clybourn Avenue; six Illinois Tollway Oases locations throughout the Chicagoland area; and MetraMarket, a 100,000 square foot street-level retail development focusing on food and food-related specialties in downtown Chicago’s burgeoning West Loop.
With Valle’s extensive knowledge of Chicago, she has successfully advised and represented a variety of office, retail and other commercial users with their real estate needs including: the FDIC, University of Illinois at Chicago, Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center; Spencer Foundation; AAA Motor Club; Source, Inc.; Episcopal Diocese of Chicago; National Kidney Foundation of Illinois; Polk Bros. Foundation; THB Intermediaries, a subsidiary of Near North Insurance; WBEZ-FM; North Loop Redevelopment for the City of Chicago; Cook County Government; and Cook County Hospital. Additionally, Valle was involved in a comprehensive, long-term assignment for the Chicago Board of Education, which included the sale of nearly 75 commercial properties and the acquisition of 90 multi-family units. Recent transactions include representing the FDIC in the sale of six commercial properties which were in receivership and retail leasing on North Michigan Avenue. Valle also provides advisory services for many of Chicago's tax increment financing (TIF) related projects.
Prior to her hands-on involvement in advisory and transaction services, Valle’s responsibilities included identifying qualified M/W/DBE businesses and managing contract compliance with these selected firms on U.S. Equities projects. She effectively enlisted the support of several experienced minority business groups, organized community outreach events and conducted opportunity conferences.
Before joining U.S. Equities, Valle served as operations manager for the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association and contract administrator for Reliable Contracting & Equipment Company.
Valle received a bachelors degree from Northeastern Illinois University and a Masters of Science in Real Estate from Roosevelt University. She is a licensed Illinois real estate broker and is bilingual (English/Spanish).