Yolanda S. Valle

  Yolanda S. Valle
Vice President

Yolanda Valle brings over 18 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry to her role as vice president in the Real Estate Consulting Group. She provides U.S. Equities' clients with expertise in advisory and transactional services spanning a broad variety of real estate requirements. Since joining U.S. Equities in 1991, Valle has represented corporate, institutional, municipal and not-for-profit clients located in Chicago and across the nation. Recent assignments of Valle's include assessment of the redevelopment potential of specific LaSalle Bank properties and executing related transactions on the Bank's behalf; the relocation of Instituto Cervantes to a highly-visible 20,000 square foot space at Grand Plaza in Chicago's River North neighborhood; site selection and disposition for YMCA of the USA headquarters; and advisory services for many of the city of Chicago's tax increment financing (TIF) related projects.

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: Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's; The Spencer Foundation; AAA Motor Club; Source, Inc.; National Kidney Foundation of Illinois; Polk Bros. Foundation; THB Intermediaries, a subsidiary of Near North Insurance; WBEZ-FM; Chicago Public Schools; 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.

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 graduated cum laude from Northeastern Illinois University, received a Master of Science in Real Estate from Roosevelt University, is bilingual (English/Spanish) and is a licensed real estate salesperson.

Affiliations Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Diversity Committee Hispanic American Construction Industry Association Member Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Member International Council of Shopping Centers Member Lambda Alpha International Member National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals Member Nacional Financiera S.N.C Banca de Desarrollo (NAFIN) Consulting Advising Member National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals Member Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of Illinois Member