Mr. Ernst Valery is the founder and president of Ernst Valery Investments Corp. (EVI). He has extensive experience in affordable and market rate housing development and investment, including providing due diligence capabilities and extensive skills in budget planning, design development, marketing, and the supervision and guidance of contractors, architects and engineers. He is responsible for the securing and structuring of financing, including expertise in securing Historic and New Markets tax credits.
He has successfully invested in and developed real estate in Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Pennsylvania; and New York. For the past 10 years, he has been involved with development projects ranging from multi-tenant rental properties, single-family renovations and condominium conversions. Mr. Ernst Valery is also a principal of EVI affiliate SA+A Development and shares overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations and execution of SA+A projects and relationships.
Mr. Valery is also active in social entrepreneurship and volunteer work, including a collaboration with a team of professionals and graduates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Oxfam UK to address housing finance needs in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, as well as efforts at incubating businesses around the world that help alleviate poverty and increase the earning potential of low income individuals, families, and communities.
Mr. Valery graduated from Columbia University’s Master of Science program in Real Estate Development in 2004. He also obtained a Master’s Degree in Policy Analysis and Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning with a concentration in International Relations, both from Cornell University in 2001 and 2000, respectively.