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Farmland LP Farmland LP's REIT acquires conventional farm land and converts it to organic using sustainable agriculture best practices including crop and livestock rotation.

Investment Fund; Private Equity

OVERVIEW

Description

Farmland LP's Value-Added Approach

We seek to deliver superior, risk-adjusted returns to investors by converting under-utilized conventional farmland into a
diverse portfolio of professionally managed, certified organic properties that produce premium products.

Our approach to managing farmland is analogous to managing commercial real estate: we improve the tenant mix to generate the greatest long-term value, as measured by cash flow and asset appreciation. In the case of an office building, a single-owner occupant might under-utilize the property. Professional management, in contrast, optimizes the space, selecting one type of tenant that is best suited for the top floor, another set of tenants for retail space on the bottom floor and other tenants for the office floors in between. The same type of professional management technique can be applied to large farmland tracts by entering into leases with a variety of farmer-tenants and optimizing their rotations of pasture, livestock, specialty crops and grains. What distinguishes us from other farmland owner/managers, including other farmland REITs, is that our methods enhance the biological productivity of the soil, reduce our tenants’ costs and allow our tenants to gain premium prices for their products. Our investors
benefit from the increased revenue-generating capacity of the land through revenue-sharing leases. In addition, the diversity of the tenant mix minimizes investment risk.

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Agriculture

Stages

  • 8) Exit or Mature Business

social vs. financial return preference

  • 3: Balanced

Types of entities

  • For Profit
  • Hybrid

providing funding for these regions

  • US, Canada

funding types

  • Debt
  • Equity

DEALS

TEAM MEMBERS

Team

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CRAIG WICHNER

Co-founder and Managing Partner, oversees Farmland LP’s investment program, including property acquisitions, leases, sales and business affairs.

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ASSOCIATIONS

IA 50 2014 Manager

This company was selected as an ImpactAssets 50 2014 Manager.