We are a private equity and real estate firm specializing in hotels, restaurants, and leading hospitality focused assets.

At Torus Capital Investment, our investment principle is centered around identifying opportunities that deliver sustainable growth and long-term value. We believe that a successful investment not only generates strong returns, but also creates positive impact on the communicates and stakeholders it serves. To achieve this, we focus on investing in assets that the potential to create exceptional guest experiences, generate strong cash flows, and provide opportunities for value enhancement through strategic improvements and operational efficiencies.

Our core strategy as a hospitality investment company is to create value through a disciplined approach to investing in hospitality assets. We focus on acquiring and developing high-quality properties in attractive markets with a particular emphasis on hotels, resorts, and restaurants. Our investment philosophy is grounded in a deep understanding of the industry and market trends, and we use our expertise to identify opportunities that have the potential to generate strong returns for our investors.


Is our commitment to excellence by specializing in identifying and developing unique investment opportunities that deliver long-term value and growth.


Our team of experienced and dedicated professionals bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every project.

Fernando Martinez – President/Partner

Fernando is an experienced hospitality veteran, with over 30 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Throughout his career, Fernando has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, gaining invaluable knowledge and expertise along the way. After attending Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France Fernando founded and operated one of Louisville’s largest hospitality firms.

Over the years, he has gained experience in every aspect of hospitality, from restaurant management, operations, and design to finance and investment. He has worked on projects of all sizes, from small independent restaurants to large-scale hotel and resort developments.

He believes that the key to success in the hospitality industry to constantly innovate and stay ahead of the curve thru developing new trends and adopting new technologies .

Yaniel Martinez – Vice President/Partner

Yaniel is an innovative and forward-thinking hospitality expert, with extensive knowledge of current technology trends, restaurant expertise, and building design. With over 20 years of experience in the industry he has built a reputation for excellence, always pushing the boundaries to create new and exciting guest experiences.

After working in Cuba running large scale catering and food operations, he helped Fernando in creating Louisville’s premier Hospitality Group. As the industry evolved, Yaniel recognized the importance of staying ahead of the curve in regards to technology and design. He became an expert in latest advancements in the hospitality business, always looking for new and innovative ways to enhance the guest experience.

His talent, knowledge, and passion for hospitality continue to be a driving force in the success of our business.

Rick Moir – Chief Financial Officer/Partner

Rick is an accomplished hospitality finance professional with over 20 years of experience. He has built a reputation for driving business growth through sound financial management and operational leadership. His love for the hospitality industry began at an early age, gaining knowledge and experience as he worked his way around restaurants managing front of house operations and bar programs.

Over the years, Rick has honed his skills in financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting and has become an expert in hospitality acquisitions, permits, licensing, and contract negotiations. He understands the financial dynamics of the industry and is adept at navigating complex business transactions. He has a proven track record of driving operational efficiencies and has a keen eye for identifying opportunities for cost savings and revenue maximization.


We are committed to investing in and developing exceptional hospitality based assets that exceed guest experiences and drive business success.