Edward De Valle II

A highly experienced travel, hospitality, and real estate global marketing expert with 25 years of experience has marketed more than USD 20 billion in residential and mixed-use development real estate.

The Managing Partner and acting CEO of Grupo GDV (De Valle) has profound understanding and proven experience in real estate, hospitality, and luxury across multiple jurisdictions. Under his leadership, the Grupo GDV team signed over USD 450MM in hotel development deals for the Dominican Republic between 2021 and 2024.

Grupo GDV currently has over USD 100 million in active hotel constructions in the Dominican Republic. These include names like Wyndham Grand Santo Domingo, TradeMark Santo Domingo, Wyndham Garden Montecristi and Punta Cana, La Quinta Puerto Plata, Days Inn Juan Dolio and Punta Cana, TRYP by Wyndham Playa Palenque and a 5 STAR property in Jarabacoa by Registry Collection.

Their objective and methodology, led by Mr. De Valle, is called VISION2030. VISION2030’s goal is to construct 4,500 rooms within 30 minutes of each micro and macroeconomic city in 29 locations across the Dominican Republic.

He is also the managing partner of The Agency Real Estate. The Agency represents a portfolio of luxury real estate, homes and properties for sale across the world’s prime markets and celebrated destinations. Founded in Beverly Hills by CEO Mauricio Umansky and a team of founding partners, The Agency is now recognized as one of the fastest-growing premier, boutique brands in the world and named a Top Luxury Brokerage by Inman.

Edward is a well-known expert in real estate and hotel development marketing. Many famous thought leaders and architectural icons have have worked with Edward companies such as Richard Meier, Zaha Hadid, I.M. Pei, Lissoni & Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Philippe Starck, and Armani.


  • Bachelor’s in Business Management
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Doctorate in Sociology