About Linkvest Capital

2013

Linkvest Capital is born as a co-investment platform for family estates and individual and institutional co-investors.

2014

Linkvest Capital acquires more than 11 linked family estates and manages assets of $40 million. A new co-investment line is launched in Colombia.

2015

LV Lending launches as an affiliate of Linkvest Capital that handles the origination and management of mortgage loans for investment purposes in South Florida and Georgia.

2016

Just one year after its incorporation, LV Lending has accumulated more than $145 million in mortgage loans.

2017

Linkvest Properties arrives in response to the Linkvest Capital’s expansion of its co-investment platform portfolio; Company serves to partner in the acquisition of commercial properties with long-term leases.

2018

Thanks to Linkvest Capital’s powerful network of real estate professionals, LV Development is formed. This affiliate is focused on co-investing in the construction of multifamily projects in South Florida.

Linkvest Today

  • 600 transactions completed in excess of $600 million

  • 50 co-investor groups

  • 350 business providers

     

Future

Linkvest Capital continues to seek new co-investment alternatives to further strengthen our Linkvest network!
LV Lending is growing! The firm will soon be announcing the launch of two new business lines: LV Lending Institutional and LV Lending Opportunities.

 

The Linkvest Way

Our corporate culture and philosophy is reflected in every deal we analyze, structure and manage. The Linkvest Way always prioritizes professionalism and applies our core principles for building long-term partnerships: respect, honesty, and transparency. The Linkvest Way was created by our team as a collective—they align our mission as a company and the principles that guide our culture to support our growth.

  • 1. Every team member must have an investor’s mindset: think and act like investors.
  • 2. Trust is our most important asset. Be truthful, honest and transparent even when it seems difficult.
  • 3. Always prioritize capital preservation over capital appreciation. Return of capital over return on capital.
  • 4. Peace of mind is priceless. Integrity is not negotiable.
  • 5. There are no good deals with bad people. Associate yourself only with good people.
  • 6. Be accountable. Be reliable, responsible and consistent.
  • 7. Commit to quality: do your best even when no one is looking.
  • 8. Be persistent and never give up. It’s not over until it’s over.
  • 9. Take ownership: be Linkvest
  • 10. It’s not about you. It’s about the Team. Be happy. Smile. Enjoy being part of Linkvest.
  • 11. Own your mistakes: acknowledge them immediately. Fix them. Learn from them.
  • 12. Enjoy and celebrate your team’s achievements and success.
  • 13. Reputation is paramount.
  • 14. Treat everybody as you want to be treated, with respect and dignity.
  • 15. Be loyal to yourself, your family, your team and Linkvest.
  • 16. Trust but verify.
  • 17. Keep long-term relationships in focus: it’s never about a single transaction.
  • 18. Follow the rules but figure it out.
  • 19. Good relationships are based on good communication: try listening, not just hearing.
  • 20. Empathy matters: always think about what it’s like to be in someone else’s shoes.

The Linkvest Network

 

At Linkvest, we firmly believe in the power of partnerships to achieve mutually beneficial goals and maintain a superior reputation with our industry peers, partners, clients, and co-investors. We know that leveraging on this premise will allow us to continue growing, and this is where value is generated.

This corporate philosophy is fundamentally grounded in building solid long-term partnerships with our clients, providers, borrowers, and co-investors. The quality of our Linkvest Network is a guarantee to its members that all who belong to the network are people or entities that share our ethical and moral principles. For us, this quality is based on the premise that there is no good business with bad people, as clearly expressed in one of our Linkvest Ways.

Thank you for being part of our Linkvest Network.

Team

Camilo Niño, Founding Partner & CEO

Camilo is CEO and Founder of Linkvest Capital, an alternative co-investment platform and vertically integrated real estate firm with financing, acquisition and development operations. He brings over 22 years of experience as an investment advisor, real estate investor and private lender. Linkvest’s private lending arm, LV Lending, currently services a portfolio close to $300 million. Since launching the firm in 2013, Camilo has overseen nearly 550 transactions for over $550 million in Florida and Georgia. He has represented some of the region’s most high-profile development projects, including Bijou Bay Harbour Condominium in Bay Harbour Islands, Miami Springs Town Center, and Soleste Alameda in West Miami, among others. At Linkvest Properties, Linkvest’s real estate investment and management firm, Camilo has led the firm in the acquisition of commercial real estate assets throughout the southeast region. Linkvest Properties’ current portfolio includes single-tenant properties, shopping centers and industrial assets in Florida and Georgia. Recent acquisitions include United Rentals in Pompano Beach, Chase on the Miami River; McDonald’s and Tire Kingdom in Hialeah; and FedEx and a Wells Fargo branch in Atlanta. At LV Development, Camilo establishes partnerships with respected and experienced developers with a focus on multifamily and mixed-use properties. Recent partnerships include high-profile firms such as The Estate Companies, Futura Company and CIP Realty. In the last two years, LV Development has invested in the development of seven multifamily projects with over 1,600 units. Prior to launching Linkvest Capital, Camilo was an investment advisor with Akro Advisors Inc. and served as a real estate investor with Gamma Opportunities LLC, where he specialized in acquiring distressed residential real estate throughout Florida. Mr. Niño received his bachelor’s degree in finance and international affairs from Universidad Externado de Colombia. He obtained a post graduate degree in Finance and International Businesses from Columbia University and Universidad Externado de Colombia; a certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute; a certificate in Financial and Estate Planning from Boston University; and he received his designation as a Certified Investment Management Analyst from Wharton Business School. He is currently in the final year of the OPM (Owner President Management Program) at Harvard Business School.

Ricardo Uribe, Founding Partner

Uribe brings 13 years of real estate experience to Linkvest Capital. He served as a reinsurance broker at Marsh & McLennan Companies for six years. In 2006, he obtained his Florida Real Estate License and founded Gamma Opportunities LLC., a company specializing in acquiring distressed residential real estate. In 2013, Uribe partnered with Camilo Niño and co-founded Linkvest Capital, a vertically integrated real estate firm with financing, acquisition and development operations. Uribe has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Management from University of Florida and is a licensed private lender in the State of Florida.

Jorge A. Uribe E., Founding Partner

Based in Medellin, Colombia, Mr. Uribe Touri brings 29 years of experience in the insurance industry. He began his career as an insurance broker at Marsh & McLennan Companies. In 1991, he joined DeLima Marsh, where he held various roles over the course of more than 20 years, including Managing Director of Corporate Relations, Institutional Segment Leader and General Manager in the Bogotá office. He also worked on multiple lines such as property, casualty, aviation, marine, captives, international/local placement, complex claims handling, ERM and consulting services. Mr. Uribe Touri co-founded Linkvest Capital. He serves on the Board of Directors of Linkvest Capital, Negozia, Gallagher (AJG) Colombia subsidiary and Pagafácil, among others. Mr. Uribe Touri earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Jorge A. Uribe T., Founding Partner

Born in Medellín, Colombia, Mr. Uribe Echavarría is a recognized and respected entrepreneur and businessman, with more than five decades of professional experience. Over the course of his career, he has co-founded and/or lead as CEO for several known companies. Among them are DeLima & Compañía, DeLima Marsh, El Mundo newspaper, Alianza Fiduciaria and Alianza Valores, Datecsa, Domino´s Colombia and Brasil, Monarch Marketing Systems, Fábrica de Hielo Iglú, several automobile dealerships (Mazda, Volkswagen, Fiat, BMW) as well as J. Malluccelli-Travelers insurance. Mr. Uribe Echavarría has served on the Board of Directors for numerous corporations, such as DeLima & Compañía, DeLima Marsh, Alianza Fiduciaria & Valores, Colombian Institute of Social Security, Colombian Federation of Coffee Growers (Antioquia), Dinero Publications, Shellmar de Colombia, Ericsson de Colombia, Enka de Colombia, and Cadenalco (“Ley” – retailer and supermarkets) Detecsa. Between 1981 and 2012 he served as Honorary Consul of Finland both in Bogotá and Medellín, and between 2003 and 2005 as the Minister of Defense of Colombia. Mr. Uribe Echavarría co-founded Linkvest Capital and is currently senior advisor for Linkvest Capital, both in Colombia and in the U.S.A. Mr. Uribe Echavarría earned a B.A degree in Economics at George Washington University in Washington D.C and studied International Markets at L´Université de Besançon in France.

Juan Constantino Martínez, Associate

Alen Hernández, Commercial Director at LV Lending

Hernandez brings 17 years of experience in the capital/commercial real estate markets to Linkvest Capital. He began his career in the finance sector as a fixed income trader where he was in charge of managing and analyzing the U.S capital markets proprietary book for Global Strategic Investment. He then joined Marcus & Millichap as an Investment Associate, where he specialized in multi-family property sales in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. He later joined Tiktin Real Estate Investment Services as the Senior Financial Analyst, where he was responsible for evaluating over $1 billion of commercial real estate assets and played an integral role in the sales of over $200 million in commercial real estate transactions. Those transactions included single-tenant retail, multi-tenant shopping centers and industrial buildings nationally. As Commercial Director of Linkvest Capital, Hernandez plays an executive role in both LV Lending, the firm’s private lending arm, and Linkvest Properties, its real estate investment and management entity. Hernandez focuses on capital investments in small and middle market companies, direct asset-based lending, and investments in commercial real estate. Mr. Hernandez currently serves as officer for the South Florida chapter of RELA (Real Estate Lender Association) and is a member of ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers).

Catalina Restrepo, Operations Manager at LV Lending

Mrs. Restrepo received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from EAFIT University. Catalina began her career as a Trading Desk Assistant at Banco Occidente. Following her relocation to Miami, Restrepo worked as a Sales Representative at Eymaq Inc. and later received her Master’s degree in Finance, Real and Marketing from Florida International University. At LV Lending, Restrepo serves as Operations Manager and Financial Controller, where she spearheads the planning and coordination of the loan department and servicing processes, maintains investor relationships, and ensures quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.

Alejandra Salazar, Marketing Director

Alejandra Salazar has more than 10 years of experience in the wealth management market. She began her career at Akro Advisors Inc., a multifamily office based in Miami, FL. She later became a professor at Universidad EAFIT in Medellin, where she taught courses on international finance. In 2014, Ms. Salazar joined Linkvest Capital, a private equity firm focused on capital investments in small- and middle-market companies, direct asset-based lending, and investments in commercial real estate, where she began managing a portfolio of promissory notes which helped lead Linkvest to launch its Colombian division. In 2018, she was promoted to marketing director, where she is responsible for executing the company’s communications strategy. Ms. Salazar received her bachelor’s degree in international business with a specialization in finance from Universidad EAFIT. She also received postgraduate degrees in finance and customer relationship management.

Laura Londoño, Operations Manager at LV Development and Linkvest Properties

Ms. Londono started at Linkvest Capital as an intern in 2015, where she developed her skills working on LV Lending’s internal audit process and risk analysis. After receiving her Master’s degree in 2018, she was welcomed back to LV Lending as an Audit and Risk Coordinator, where she audits LV Lending’s operations on a monthly basis and develops various tools to mitigate risk. She also works at Linkpoint Properties as Operations Manager where she manages the day to day operations of the commercial real estate portfolio. Ms. Londono received her bachelor’s degree in international business with an emphasis on finance from Universidad EAFIT. She has obtained a Master’s degree of Science in Finance from Florida International University and is currently working on her Charted Financial Analyst designation.

Daniel Marin, Financial and Controller Director

Mr. Marin started at Linkvest Capital LLC as an intern in 2014, has developed his skillset and professional career growing as part of the Linkvest Capital team. During his internship, he developed an auditing system for the mortgage portfolio, and he analyzed different investment opportunities in the USA and Colombia. In 2015, he started to support the day to day operations of an asset-based debt portfolio in Colombia. Since 2019, he has served as Financial Controller Director and in financing operations in the firm’s Colombia office. Mr. Marin oversees the due diligence and structuring new investment opportunities in Colombia as well as financial reporting, analysis, and budgeting for Linkvest Capital. Mr. Marin received his bachelor’s degree in economics with an emphasis on finance from Universidad EAFIT. He also obtained a Master’s degree in financial management from Universidad EAFIT and a Master’s degree in Science in Finance from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.

Catalina Franco, Administrative and Human Resources Director

Catalina has 19 years of experience in the different processes of Human Management in the organizational context, graduated as a professional in Social Work at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB), specialist in Human Talent Management from the same institution and recently graduated as a Specialist in Labor Law and Industrial Partnerships from the Universidad Externado de Colombia. She is passionate about her work and has lived it throughout her professional career, which has been developed leading the different Human Resources processes in the Beverage industry where she worked for more than fifteen years and later in the Pharmaceutical sector for almost 3 years. In April 2020 she joined the Linkvest team as Administrative and Talent Management Director, through which she is responsible not only for coordinating and executing the internal administrative processes, but also for structuring the Human Resources and Culture processes of the organization, as well as leading and developing the team in an integrally way. Her main challenge is to consolidate Linkvest as a platform not only for co-investment, but also as a platform for professional and personal development for each of the collaborators.

Manuela Mejia, Communications Coordinator

Manuela has more than 15 years of experience in Marketing. She has a Communications Management degree and a specialization in Marketing management. She also has a post-graduate degree in Customer Psychology, Management Skills, and Strategic Communications. Throughout her career, she has had the privilege to teach Marketing Fundamentals at Esumer. She has also work in important global advertising agencies like DDB Worldwide and Cien Plus NYC. During her career as a Marketing Specialist, has worked with major companies in the automotive, financial, pharmaceutical and food sectors. In 2020 Manuela joins Linkvest Capital's team to support the marketing department by focusing on brand strategy and communications.

Susana Escobar, Financial and Risk Controller at LV Lending

Susana Escobar received her bachelor’s degrees in International Business and Economy with an emphasis in finance from EAFIT University. Later, she obtained a Master´s degree in Financial Administration from the same University. She has more than 7 years of experience in companies belonging to the financial sector such as Bancolombia, Suramericana S.A. and SBI investment bank, in roles related with corporate finance, treasury, backoffice, financial tendencies and strategy, and financial planning. She also has experience as financial advisor for people, families and small businesses. She joined de LV Lending team in 2020 as Controller, ensuring the quality control over financial transactions and information in the different applicates, and looking after financial reporting through accounting and book keeping.

Carlos Azpúrua, Real Estate Analyst

Carlos received a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of New Mexico and transition into commercial real estate in 2015 with Bricks Asset Management, where he was responsible for the financial analysis and due diligence review of the portfolio of the company. In 2020 Carlos graduated from Florida International University with a Master In Science in International Real Estate, where he was awarded the Director's Award for outstanding performance and contribution from the Master's in Real Estate at FIU

Luisa F. Restrepo, Loan Processor at LV Lending

Ms. Restrepo is an international business professional with experience in business management, marketing and customer relations. She joined the LV Lending team in 2017 and leads a variety of loan servicing functions in connection with commercial and residential consumer loans. To date, Ms. Restrepo has managed more than 200 property and general liability insurance policies, protecting over 100 borrowers’ and investors’ secured interests. She oversees the lending process from due diligence through to closing and works to ensure all loan servicing procedures adhere to LV Lending’s corporate policies.

Camilo Restrepo, Servicing Coordinator at LV Lending

Mr. Restrepo started at Linkvest Capital as an intern in 2016 and has worked to develop his skillset and professional career growing as part of the LV Lending team. During his internship, he coordinated the systematization of the firm’s portfolio and then worked remotely, reviewing transactions and running technology projects. In 2019, Mr. Restrepo was promoted to Servicing Coordinator where he works to provide the firm’s borrowers with the finest client experience. Mr. Restrepo earned his bachelor’s degree in international business with an emphasis on finance from Eafit University and is working towards a Master of Science in Finance.

Daniel Villegas, Junior Account Manager at LV Lending

Mr Villegas is an International Business professional who joined the LV Lending team as an intern in 2019, during his internship he supported the borrowers servicing and the investors servicing activities where he developed his work skills. In 2020, Mr Villegas was hired as a Junior Account Executive to fully support the investors servicing and relationship.

Daniel Hincapié, Servicing Analyst at LV Lending

Daniel is a business administrator from the University of Medellin, with a specialization in financial management, with eight years of experience in the cooperative and financial sector. He has experience in financial risk management and analysis, verifying credit viability according to operational criteria. He has more than six years of experience in the design and structuring of scoring for credit analysis. In 2020 he led a reengineering project of the special services area (financial and operational) due to his experience in structuring processes in the financial areas. Projects and administrative plans were structured to generate economic viability. Lead the structuring and monitoring of the general database for the custody of the portfolio, in addition, he has experience in analyzing, designing, applying and evaluating the administrative and legal standards and procedures that allowed to achieve the necessary productivity for the maintenance and recovery of the economic resources of the entity. He is currently a university professor at the University of Antioquia.ad de Antioquia.

Juan Felipe Bedoya, Risk Analyst and Bookkeeper at LV Lending

Juan Felipe is a Financial Administrator from the Esumer University Institution, has a Specialization in Finance and Capital Markets, and a Master's degree in Finance from the University of Medellin. He has more than 6 years of experience in Financial Analysis, Financial Risk Assessment, Project Evaluation, Strategic Cost Management, Budget Structuring and Analysis, Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing, and Structuring of Internal Control models. He joined Linkvest Capital in 2021 as a Risk Analyst and Bookkeeper.

Paula Salazar, Assistant (External)

Jennifer Becker, Public Relations (External)

Jennifer Becker has 15 years of experience in media relations. As Principal of BKR Media, a full-service public relations firm founded in 2009, she has worked closely with the “who’s who” of real estate, comprising high-profile developers, architects, sales and marketing agencies, leasing teams, project management companies and private equity groups. Her impressive resume also includes posts at Good Morning America and the formidable Rubenstein Public Relations in New York City. She served as Senior Account Executive and Company Director at The Apple Organization, the preeminent real estate-based PR firm in South Florida, where she oversaw account management for a diverse portfolio of clientele comprising residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects from Miami to Orlando. The consummate networker, Jennifer is actively involved in various charitable causes and professional associations including board positions on the Las Olas Wine & Food Festival, Gilda’s Club South Florida, American Cancer Society of Broward and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation. She is an active member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Las Olas Association and Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. Jennifer graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Communications Sciences.

Natalia Aguirre, Graphic Designer (External)

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