Our organizational culture reflects our convictions and actions in each of the operations that we analyze, structure, and manage. The Linkvest Way always prioritizes professionalism and the basic principles for building long-term partnerships: respect, honesty, and transparency.
The Linkvest Ways were co-created by the organization’s work team—they bring together our purpose as a company and the principles that define our culture.
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 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 25 years of experience as an investment advisor, real estate investor and private lender. Linkvest’s private lending arm, LV Lending, currently services a portfolio of nearly $300 million. Since launching the firm in 2013, Camilo has overseen nearly 550 transactions for over $600 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, Soleste Alameda in West Miami, and The Shops At Landmark in Doral, 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, comprising 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 Wells Fargo in Atlanta. The company signed a partnership agreement in 2021 with Freeport Equity to acquire 50 properties leased to the private school operator, Endeavor Schools, and become its exclusive partner in its expansion process throughout the United States. 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, CIP Realty, MG Developer and Milenio. In the last three years, LV Development has invested in the development of more than 20 real estate development projects, two of which were completed in 2020 and sold in 2021. The rest will deliver more than 3,000 apartments, over 140,000 square feet of commercial space, and nearly 2,000 ready-to-build residential lots in the next three years. Before founding 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. In 2022, he graduated from OPM (Owner President Management Program) at Harvard Business School.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2014, Juan earned a double major in Business Administration and International Business from Florida International University. Eager to grow and improve his banking career, Juan completed an Accelerated Credit and Lending Training program through the Center for Financial Training at Miami Dade College in May 2022 with a GPA of 4.0. With more than 17 years of experience in lending from C&I Lending and commercial real estate and asset resolution through Colonial Bank, BB&T and Truist banks, Juan has acquired an exceptional knowledge in lending, loan closings and credit analysis practices. Juan Francisco joined Linkvest in August 2022, where he supports transaction processing and closing deals, including due diligence and tax and legal structure.
Ana María is a professional in Business Administration from Universidad San Buenaventura and has a specialization in business management. With more than 8 years of experience in administration, management and fiduciary business, she has developed her professional career in important companies such as Fiduciaria Bancolombia and Fiduciaria Bogotá. Ana María has a high sense of responsibility and dedication to service, generating an important added value to the organization through ideas, initiative and the successful management of clients and projects. She joins the Linkvest team as Documental Management Analyst since February 2022.
María Camila Puerta is a financial engineer from the university of Medellin. Her main area of expertise is financial risk. Maria Camila is passionate about processes, processes efficiency improvement and continuous learning. She has developed skills in Advanced Excel, SQL database management, PoweBi, business intelligence and digital marketing. Additionally, María Camila has also experience working as an auditor, consultant of personalised finances, and knowledge dissemination as talks and class.
Andrés started his professional career as an intern in the financial planning of a real estate private equity fund, has also worked as an analyst in investment banking and accounting & finance areas analyzing financial statements and keeping up to date the accounting of several companies from different sectors. Holds a certification in corporate finance and proficiency in the accounting system QuickBooks. Andres is a business administrator from EAFIT university, currently working forward to get his master's in financial management from the same university. Andres joined Linkvest in July 2022 where he manages the monthly accounting of each of the real estate investments made and the different co-investment units.
Jonathan Restrepo received his degree in Tourism Business Management, Specialist in Business Management, and master’s in administrative engineering; and brings more than 9 years of experience in public/private sectors. Administrative and accounting experience, specifically in revenue auditing, accounts receivable, customer service, payroll & benefits, and skills at a strategic and investigative level. Jonathan joins Linkvest Capital in 2022.
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.