Ernesto M. Ure is the founder and Principal of Covenant Realty Partners and a seasoned real estate professional with over 20 years of experience in the Financial Services and Real Estate Industries. His diverse real estate background includes extensive experience in real estate valuations and appraisals, land valuations and dispositions, development advisory, corporate finance, single asset and portfolio disposition, real estate auction sales, mortgage financing and conduit lending, acquisition due diligence and leasing. Mr. Ure has extensive experience managing large real estate projects and complex financial transactions, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Mr. Ure is a native of Argentina, has traveled, lived and worked abroad extensively and is fluent in Spanish. He holds a Bachelor in Science degree in Business Administration from the School of Economics Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires and aMasters in Business Administration from Northwestern University's J. L. Kellogg School of Management. He is also a Licensed Real Estate Appraiser in the State of California and an Associate Member of the Appraisal Institute.
Prior to moving to the U.S., Mr. Ure was an accomplished Rugby player, representing the Argentine National Rugby team the"Pumas" between 1979-1986. He was named Rookie of the Yearin 1979, was selected for the South America All Star Teambetween 1980-1984 and was named Best Player in the World in his position and member of the Rugby World All Star Team by the French press in 1985. Before retiring in 1986, he had played over 50 international rugby games throughout the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and South Africa. In 1995, Mr. Ure was invited to participate in the "World Rugby Classics"tournament in Bermuda, an invitation only tourney with other retired international rugby players from all over the world.
Maddy Cepedes joined Covenant Realty Partners in 2005 as an analyst performing various valuation support functions across a diverse portfolio of property types. Maddy played an intricate role in the execution of hundreds of desktop evaluations completed for Wells Fargo Bank during 2006-2009 for all kind of property types across the country.
Maddy began her real estate career in 2004 when she joined Sherwood Realtors after getting her California Real Estate agent license. Prior to that, Maddy she was a General Manager of a food manufacturing company where she worked for over 15 years.
Maddy is also a native of Cordoba, Argentina. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina with aBachelor in Science degree in Economics in 1985. Between 1986-1987, she traveled through Europe and lived in Italy where she gained banking and business experience completing internships at Banca Sella, Istituto Bancario San Paolo di Torino and Olivetti.
Ms. Cespedes is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and a Certified General Appraiser. She is a member of National Association of Realtors (NAR), California Association of Realtors (CAR) and the South Bay Association of Realtors (SBAOR). Maddy has been serving at the Global Real Estate Committee of the South Bay Association of Realtors for the last 5 years and has been a Co-Chair for the last two years.
Diana Roberts joined Covenant Realty Partners in 2013, bringing over a decade of real estate sales and valuation experience to the company's tool chest, and she is on-track to complete her AG licensure in 2014.
Diana is also a licensed real estate broker and has sold over $100,000,000 of property while an active agent. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), California Association of Realtors (CAR) and the South Bay Association of Realtors(SBAOR).
Ms. Roberts is native of Budapest, Hungary. She graduated at the top of her class from Oxford-Brooks University, Hungary, with a Bachelor in Science degree in international marketing.. Prior to Diana's career in real estate, she worked in the entertainment industry managing celebrity clients.
Wendy Marino joined Covenant Realty Partners in 2012 as the Office Manager assisting Mr. Ure with administrative and financial responsibilities for the company. Wendy graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Liberal Studies from the California State University at Long Beach and has spent most of her working career in the Grocery Industry in Customer Service, Human Resources and Administration. Ms. Marino and her husband Jeff also own a small internet merchandising business.
Chad M. Thille
Chad M. Thille joined Covenant Realty Partners in August 2012 as a research analyst and like his older sister, Chad has been involved in supporting roles on a number of real estate appraisal jobs assisting other team members. Chad is an avid sport enthusiast and an accomplished athlete. He played in the varsity soccer team at El Camino College where he was awarded the Most Valuable Player in his sophomore year.
After a brief hiatus away from college, Chad is about to obtain his Associate in Arts in Business Administration from El Camino College and plans on transferring to Cal State Dominguez Hills to work on getting his Bachelors in Science Degree in Business Administration. Prior to joining the company, Chad dabbled in the restaurant business for a couple of years, becoming a private dinning Captain at Salt Creek Grille restaurant in El Segundo, CA.
Nichol A. Leone
Nichol A. Leone joined Covenant Realty Partners in December 2011 as a research analyst. She has been involved in supporting roles on a number of real estate appraisals working together with other team members across a number of property types. Ms. Leone has attended El Camino College, and is currently in the process of obtaining her California Real Estate Appraisal Trainee license. Prior to joining the company, Nichol proved to be a talented bartender and an assistant at a Century City law firm.