In 2015 LV Lending is founded as a Miami-based private lender registered in the state of Florida; focused on bridge loans for commercial and residential investment properties and developments.
More than 550 transactions and $800 million financed in real estate loans
We provide our own funding. Our goal is to close every time, on time
Our approach to lending is asset-based rather than credit based. We provide fast and creative solutions for investors and real estate owners in need of immediate funding, and for those who do not wish to be exposed to the lengthy application process with conventional lenders.
We always stand from an investor’s point of view trying to find the perfect solution for developers, mortgage brokers and investors
Our principals are the decision makers and are hands on for every deals
We understand that every project is different, thus it needs a flexible look to respond to its financial needs
We have closed from single-family deals up to ski resorts deals, from pre-construction to acquisition
We are not about a single transaction, we are about building long term successful partnership
About Linkvest Capital
We are an alternative co-investments platform conformed by a team of trusted professionals dedicated to building great long-term partnerships that allow us to connect good people with opportunities different from those available in the traditional markets and ofered to investors, institutions, partners and the Linkvest Team.
Our Purpose: To find good people and build great long-term partnerships
Our culture: The Linkvest Way
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.
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 heightened reputation with our industry peers, partners, clients and investors. We know that leveraging on this premise will allow us to continue growing and that this is where value is generated.
This corporate philosophy is fundamentally grounded in building solid long-term partnerships with our clients, providers, borrowers and investors. The quality of our network is a guarantee to its members that those who make it up 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.
Camilo NiñoPartner - CEO
Jorge A. Uribe E.Partner
Jorge A. Uribe T.Partner
Alen HernandezCommercial Director
Catalina RestrepoOperations Manager
Alejandra SalazarMarketing Director
Catalina FrancoAdministrative and Human Resources Director
Daniel MarinFinancial and Controller Director
Manuela MejíaMarketing Coordinator
Juan Francisco LopezTransaction Coordinator
Camilo RestrepoServicing Coordinator
Ana María QuirogaDocumental Management Analyst
Maria Camila PuertaAudit and risk analyst
Andrés Felipe AlarcónBookkeeper & Financial Analyst
Jonathan RestrepoLoan Servicing & Property Management Analyst
Jennifer BeckerPublic Relations
Natalia AguirreGraphic Designer
Camilo Niño, CEO and Founder
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, Founder 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 bachelors degree in Business Administration and Management from University of Florida and is a licensed private lender in the State of Florida.
Juan Constantino, Associate
Alen Hernandez, Commercial Director
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).
Camilo Restrepo, Servicing Coordinator
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.
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.
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.
Jorge A. Uribe E., 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 Group, 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.
Jorge A. Uribe T., 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 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.
Jennifer Becker, Public Relations
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.
Catalina Restrepo, Operations Manager
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.
Manuela Mejía, Marketing Coordinator
Manuela Mejía has more than 15 years of experience in marketing.
She has a communications management degree with a specialization in marketing management. Manuela also has a post-graduate degree in customer psychology, management skills, and strategic communications.
Throughout her years of experience, Manuela has had the privilege of teaching marketing fundamentals at Esumer. She has also worked in important global advertising agencies, such as DDB Worldwide and Cien Plus NYC.
During her career as a marketing specialist, Manuela has worked with major companies in the automotive, financial, pharmaceutical and food sectors.
Susana Escobar, Controller
Susana Escobar received a bachelor’s degree in international business and economics with an emphasis in finance from EAFIT University. She also obtained a master’s degree in financial administration from EAFIT University. Susana has more than 7 years of experience in companies that belong to the financial sector, such as Bancolombia, Suramericana S.A. and SBI Investment Bank, in roles related to corporate finance, treasury, back office, financial tendencies and strategy, and financial planning. She also has experience working as a financial advisor for families and small businesses.
Susana joined the LV Lending team in 2020 as a controller. She strives to ensure quality control of financial transactions and information in different applications and financial reporting via accounting and bookkeeping.
Daniel Villegas, Junior Account Executive
Daniel Villegas is an international business professional who joined the LV Lending as an intern in 2019.
During his internship, Daniel supported borrower servicing and investor servicing activities. In 2020, he was hired as a junior account executive to fully support investor servicing and relationships.
Catalina Franco, Administrative and Human Resources Director
Catalina has 18 years of experience in various aspects of human resources management. She graduated from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín and worked in social work and human talent management. She also has a postgraduate specialization in Labor Law and Industrial Relations at the Externado de Colombia University.
Catalina has worked in human resources in the beverage industry for more than fifteen years, and in the pharmaceuticals sector for almost 3 years. In 2020, she joined the Linkvest team as Administrative and Talent Management Director, where she is responsible for coordinating internal administrative processes, managing the human resources department, leading and fully developing the team, as well as helping to cultivate the corporate culture of the organization.
Carlos Azpúrua, Real Estate Analyst
Ana María Quiroga, Documental Management Analyst
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.
Maria Camila Puerta, Audit and risk analyst
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.
Jonathan Restrepo, Loan Servicing & Property Management Analyst
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.
Andrés Felipe Alarcón, Bookkeeper & Financial Analyst
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.
Harold J. Mateo, Vice President
Is a real estate developer and corporate strategy executive with experience guiding senior leadership and board members through strategic projects, change and risk management. He served as Chief Operating Officer at Clearwater Real Estate Investment Group and former Vice President of Change Management & Strategic Initiatives for Santander USA as well as an advisory consultant at PwC Advisory New York.
With over 20 years of experience leading transformational programs in strategy, innovation, process improvement, business development, risk management, tech and real estate, Harold has worked throughout Europe, Latin America (Mexico, Brazil and Dominican Republic), and China. Harold has enjoyed management consulting, business development, and being an anti-money laundering investigator at some of the world’s largest financial institutions. He was a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).
Harold received his MBA from Babson College and a B.S. in Finance with a Minor in Law from Bentley University. Additionally, Harold attended the SVMP Program at Harvard Business School and Summer Sessions at Phillips Exeter Academy and Cushing Academy.
In 2011, Harold was selected as a Founding “Global Shaper” by the World Economic Forum for the Santo Domingo Hub in the Dominican Republic and is an Alum of the Boston Hub.
Harold enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, fishing, boating, real estate investing, entrepreneurship, and giving back to the community.
Harold joined Linkvest Capital in 2022.
Maria Clara Arango, Development Coordinator
Maria Clara is an architect from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin and holds a master’s degree in Architecture, Criticism and Project from the Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya in Spain.
She began her career designing single-family and multi-family housing projects for construction companies in Medellin. During this time, she was a professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the UPB teaching Urbanism courses and later on, the Collective Housing Design workshop course.
Subsequently, she dedicated herself to the evaluation, structuring and design of projects, and in recent years she has worked as a project manager at Acierto Inmobiliario.
In 2021 she moved to Miami with her family, which has allowed her to broaden her knowledge as a Project Manager in that environment and joins the Linkvest team in August 2022 as Development Coordinator supporting the operations management in the development line, supervising the real estate projects in which the company participates in capital.
Juan Francisco Lopez, Transaction Coordinator
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.
Melisa Ospina, Documental Analyst
Melisa is an administrative engineer with a degree in financial mathematics and advanced knowledge in Excel. She began her professional career in the Governor’s Office of Antioquia, where she developed skills related to the management of indicators, auditing and consulting, in addition to designing the restructuring of fiscal and financial reorganization programs for municipalities. In 2019 she joined the private sector with the company Alianza Fiduciaria S.A, where she worked in the execution and budgetary control of the resources of public and private trust businesses, financial and accounting reconciliations of autonomous patrimonies. Melisa is a person with negotiation skills, proactivity, teamwork, achievement orientation and assertive communication.