About Us

Miami-based private lender focused on investment purpose loans for the acquisition and development of residential, commercial and land projects. The company has a current servicing portfolio of over $200 million and has overseen more than 500 transactions for $450 million in Florida and Georgia including loan types such as: construction, refinance, acquisition, commercial and bridge loans.

Founded in 2015, LV Lending prides itself on its team’s approachability, fast closings and high level of transparency. To date, LV Lending has funded a wide variety of projects including: hotels, condos, ski resorts, multifamily, assisted living facilities, and vacant land, among others.

Why Us

About Linkvest Capital

We are a team of trusted professionals dedicated to identifying, analyzing, structuring, and operating best-in-class alternative co-investment opportunities for investors, partners and team members. We pride ourselves on aligning our interests with those of our investors.

We focus on capital preservation while achieving recurring and predictable returns

 

Linkvest Purpose: Long Term Partnerships

The team

  • Camilo NiñoPartner - CEO

  • Ricardo UribePartner

  • 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

  • Alexander ValdesLoan Processor

  • Luisa F. RestrepoSenior Servicing Analyst

  • Laura LondoñoAudit and Risk Coordinator

  • Camilo RestrepoServicing Coordinator

  • Jennifer BeckerPublic Relations

  • Manuela MejíaMarketing Coordinator

  • Susana EscobarController

  • Daniel VillegasJunior Account Executive

  • Daniel MarinFinancial and Controller Director

Camilo Niño, CEO and Founder

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Camilo is CEO and Founder of Linkvest Capital, a 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 of over $200 million. Since launching the firm in 2013, Camilo has overseen nearly 500 transactions for over $350 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 (Farm Stores?)

At LV Development, Camilo establishes partnerships with respected and experienced developers with a focus on multifamily and mixed-use properties. Recent partnerships incude 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 five multifamily projects with over 1,000 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.

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Ricardo Uribe, Founder Partner

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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.

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Alen Hernandez, Commercial Director

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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).

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Camilo Restrepo, Servicing Coordinator

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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.

Luisa F. Restrepo, Senior Servicing Analyst

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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.

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Alexander Valdes, Loan Processor

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Based in Miami, FL, Valdes has 23 years of experience in the mortgage and banking industry. Alex began his career as a Senior Foreclosure Specialist in 1995 with Universal American Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of Lennar Homes Corporation. Later in 2001, he joined Bayview Asset Management, an investment management firm focused on investments in mortgage credit, including whole loans, mortgage-backed securities, mortgage servicing rights, and mortgage-related assets. During his 16 years with Bayview, Alex worked as a Senior Real Estate Funding Specialist, Senior Treasure Analyst and Special Loans Operation Specialist. In 2016, he joined Ocean Bank as Team Lead Residential Loan Servicing Specialist, and in 2018, Alex joined the Linkvest Capital team, a private equity firm focused on capital investments in small and middle companies, direct asset-based lending, and investments in commercial real estate.

Alejandra Salazar, Marketing Director

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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.

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Daniel Marin, Financial and Controller Director

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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.

Robert Sondak
External Advisor
Otto Travieso
External Advisor
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

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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 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.

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Jennifer Becker, Public Relations

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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.

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Laura Londoño, Audit and Risk Coordinator

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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.

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Catalina Restrepo, Operations Manager

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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.

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Manuela Mejía, Marketing Coordinator

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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

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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

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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

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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 is currently completing 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 2019, 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.