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Francisco Rios Lincoln Ventures

Lincoln Ventures Elevates Francisco Rios to Chief Investment Officer

Lincoln Ventures, an Austin-based student housing and multifamily developer, recently promoted Francisco Rios to chief investment officer. In this role, Rios leads the firm’s investment strategy with the goal of further expanding Lincoln Ventures’ U.S. portfolio.

Rios joined Lincoln Ventures in August 2020 and has played a leadership role in several marquee development projects since then. As a key member of the executive team, Rios will also work to establish corporate priorities, growth strategies and company-wide initiatives.

“Francisco played a major role launching Lincoln Ventures’ national development platform,” says David Kanne, CEO of Lincoln Ventures. “Francisco’s market knowledge, industry relationships and investment acumen make him an invaluable asset to Lincoln Ventures.” Previously, Rios worked as senior vice president of acquisitions at CA Ventures. His breadth of experience includes real estate and corporate private equity in the United States and Latin America, high-yield credit investing, and mergers and acquisitions investment banking. These transactions collectively total more than $6 billion in volume.

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Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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