Farmland during times of uncertainty

Why farmland fares well in times of economic uncertainty Fears about the coronavirus pandemic have faded, but new sources of economic uncertainty have emerged. The steepest inflation in four decades has forced the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates aggressively, and the central bank’s fight against inflation has raised concerns about a recession for the…

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The Benefits of Long-Term Real Estate Investing

The Benefits of Long-Term Real Estate Investing

The Benefits of Long-Term Real Estate Investing In recent months, rising inflation and the erratic nature of the stock market has investors considering alternative asset classes. Commercial real estate, which has a low correlation with the equities market, is a natural choice. However, real estate prices have approached all-time highs. This has many investors on…

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How the IRR Can Shape Sponsor Behavior

How the IRR Can Shape Sponsor Behavior

How the IRR Can Shape Sponsor Behavior The most common way sponsors structure their deals is by using an IRR hurdle rate that, once achieved, enables them to earn a larger share of a deal’s profits, however there are challenges with this approach, particularly when there is economic turmoil.   On the surface, a high…

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The Tax Benefits of Farmland Investing

Tax Benefits of Farmland Investing

The Tax Benefits of Farmland Investing Introduction Despite the amount of farmland across the country, it rarely draws the attention of the top commercial real estate investors. However, as cap rates among other CRE sectors remain considerably lower than farmland real estate, more are starting to look at farmland investments. Just recently, Bill Gates spent…

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Our Farmland Investment Strategy

The Farmland Investing Opportunity

Our Farmland Investment Strategy A brand new way to invest in real estate. The Farmland Investment Opportunity * Seldom will you find an investment opportunity where you can hedge inflation, mitigate downside risk during a recession, and end up with a zero-risk, passive investment that keeps delivering returns to you while building your wealth over…

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How Owning the Packing Facility Boosts ROI for Our Investors

How Owning a Packing Facility Boosts ROI

How Owning the Packing Facility Boosts ROI for Our Investor Introduction Farming is one of the oldest industries of all time. That said, how we farm has evolved significantly. Today, how we grow, prepare, pack, and ship our produce looks much different than in decades past. Packing facilities, in particular, are more advanced today than…

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Sustainable Farming

Sustainable Farming Guide by Branvante Farm Capital

Sustainable Farming Practices that Boost ROI Watch this short video to learn how Bravante Farm Capital brings sustainability to farming and learn why it is important to and helps the environment while being good for profits and investor returns too. Introduction   Farming, arguably one of the world’s oldest occupations, has changed drastically over the…

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Value-add Strategies for Farmland Investments

Value Add Strategies for Farmland Investing

Value-Add Strategies for Farmland Investments What is “Value-Add” Farmland Investing? Most real estate investors are at least loosely familiar with the concept of “value add” investing which is, in short, a real estate strategy in which an operator purchases a property and then makes various improvements to increase the profitability of the asset. These improvements…

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5 AgTech Innovations Increasing the Value of Farmland Investments

5 AGTech Innovations that are Increasing the Value of Farmland Investing

Five AgTech Innovations that are Increasing the Value of Farmland Investments Introduction As the global population continues to grow, and as per capita income rises globally, the availability of high-quality food has increasingly attracted the attention of investors. The amount of arable land is limited, putting more pressure on each individual acre of farmland. In…

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Why now is the best time to invest in agricultural farmland

Why Now is the Best Time to Invest in Agriculture

Why now is the best time to invest in agricultural farmland After a period of unrestrained optimism among investors, pessimism is making a comeback. That is bad news for holders of tech stocks, cryptocurrencies and other frothy assets. But for owners of farmland, the reality check of 2022 could prove profitable.   A quick bit…

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Farmland Investment: The Full Guide

Farmland Investment Full Guide

Farmland Investment: The Full Guide Introduction There’s no getting around it: everyone needs to eat. Yet as the global population expands, the amount of arable and irrigable land remains a finite resource. Savvy investors are starting to see this as an opportunity, and in turn, are pouring unprecedented capital into the farmland sector. Farmland, a…

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Why California is the Best State to Buy Farmland

Why California is the Best State to Buy Farmland

Why California is the Best State to Buy Farmland. As more investors seek to diversify portfolios, or perhaps plan bulwarks against inflation, the good news is that more practical opportunities in recent years have opened up to own farmland.   As with other types of real estate, passive investors can buy agriculture-oriented equities, or farmland…

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Is farmland a good investment

Is Farmland a Good Investment?

Is Farmland a Good Investment? Real estate values have been booming since the coronavirus pandemic, led by strong returns in sectors such as multifamily, industrial, grocery-anchored retail, self-storage, and data centers. In this climate of rising values, farmland values are also increasing making it a compelling but overlooked asset class. Agricultural real estate might not…

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From Finance to Agriculture – The Story of a Gentleman Farmer

From Finance to Agriculture, the Story of George Bravante

From Finance to Agriculture – the Story of a Gentleman Farmer “Soil, water, microclimate. Those are the basics of successful farming,” advises George Bravante, founder of Visalia, Ca.-based Bravante Farm Capital. “Then, lots of hard work, and applied industry knowledge. Plus, you have to buy right.”   Bravante pauses a bit, as if recalling a…

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Who owns farmland?

Farmland Investors, Who Owns Farmland?

Who owns farmland? Introduction   The average investor knows little, if anything, about U.S. farmland. This is true even amongst the most sophisticated investors. And it’s no wonder why. Farmland is a niche sector that has historically been owned and operated by farming families who make their living off the land.   However, that’s beginning…

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Water and California farms

Water and California Farms: a Primer

Water and California Farms: A Primer Introduction   Water drives everything in farming and as climate and regulatory pressures on land in California continue to separate the water haves from the have-nots, some areas of Valley will run dry and become barren, driving up land values in areas that have good water fundamentals.   In…

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Investment Strategy

Farm Investing Strategy Guide

Our Investment Strategy The Farmland Investing Opportunity Our opportunity is simple.   Climate change and unprecedented new state laws are putting extreme downward pressure on water supplies for farmers in California which puts strong upward pressure on the values of those farms and ranches that have good access to water.   Our strategy is to…

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Alternative real estate investments

Alternative Real Estate Investments Agriculture

Alternative real estate investments: Agriculture An alternative investment is an asset that falls outside the three most commonly allocated asset types — stocks, bonds and cash. Commercial real estate falls squarely into this category, and farmland is an overlooked corner of alternative investing.   Agricultural land is attractive for several reasons.   First, demand for…

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10 reasons to invest with Bravante Farm Capital

10 Reasons to Invest with Bravante Capital

10 Reasons to invest with Bravante Farm Capital It’s real simple.   Bravante Farm Capital is buying small farms with sustainable, abundant, long term access to water in the drought ridden California Central Valley, to create networks of larger ranches so that when competing ranches dry up, we will still be producing high profit crops…

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A Conversation with George

A Conversation with George Bravante, Founder of Bravante Farm Capital

A Conversation with George Bravante George Bravante is a scarce commodity on the investment landscape: a professional who started out as a foot soldier in commercial real estate investment and finance, rose to the top in that industry, but then was seduced by the stability and consistency of farmland profits – which he calls “ranching”…

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Farmland Cap Rates

Farmland Cap Rates

Farmland Cap Rates Introduction Commercial real estate is often valued based on how much income a property generates. Anyone who has invested in multifamily, office buildings, retail or other traditional CRE assets will be familiar with “cap rates” and how they help influence a property’s sales price.   Farmland is a notable outlier. Unlike other…

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Why is California a successful agricultural state for investors?

Why is California a Successful Agriculture State for Investors?

Why is California a successful agricultural state for investors? California is an economic giant. The state accounts for nearly 15% of U.S. gross domestic product, and California is the unquestioned global capital of technology and entertainment. But there’s more to California than Silicon Valley and Hollywood. California also leads the U.S. in agricultural output –…

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Farmland: More than just an inflation hedge

Farmland: More than Just an Inflation Hedge

Farmland: More than just an inflation hedge Agriculture is the world’s oldest industry, and a sleeping giant in terms of revenues – but that doesn’t mean it’s a sector that lets investors reap easy profits. In fact, agriculture is a complex system that relies on a variety of inputs and outputs.   The interconnected mosaic…

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Why America’s Wealthiest Investors are Turning to Farmland

Why Americas Wealthiest Investors are Turning to Farmland

Why America’s Wealthiest Investors are Turning to Farmland Introduction Commercial real estate, once considered an “alternative” asset class, has become more mainstream as investors look for ways to diversify away from more traditional stocks, bonds and equities. However, there are certain segments of the commercial real estate industry that remain niche sectors – sectors that…

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Farmland Crowdfunding Platforms: A Real Estate Investor’s Guide

Farmland Crowdfunding Platforms: Real Estate Investor's Guide

Farmland Crowdfunding Platforms: A Real Estate Investor’s Guide As an asset class, farmland is both everywhere and nowhere.   Everywhere in the sense that you can scarcely drive an hour outside a major metro area without seeing farmland, and nowhere in the eyes of many property investors. On the everywhere side of the equation, the…

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