Food and agriculture

Our expertise

We offer a range of solutions in food and agriculture that demonstrates our deep-rooted commitment in this area, for now and generations to come. As one of the leading managers of institutional farmland investment portfolios in the US since the 1970s, we evaluate opportunities across the whole food vertical – from farmland, to food infrastructure and processing, and to perishable food storage.

Leading Harvest Farmland Management Standard applies agricultural best management practices on managed farmland and promotes regenerative practices to advance sustainable agriculture.

Our market-leading approach

Expert team:

Our strong team of seasoned experienced professionals evaluate the best opportunities to ensure you invest in high-quality, prudently structured food & agriculture portfolios.

Established platform: 

Leveraging on our 40+ years of food and agriculture experience, we are a leading global investor who is taking advantage of the fundamental changes occurring in the sector such as population growth, consumer behavior, and consumption habits.

Targeted approach:

We own more than 270,000 acres across 15 different states and 30 different major crops including row, vegetable and permanent crop farmland in select agricultural areas across the US. We offer exposure to existing and new, ground-up build-to-suit food preservation projects across the US.

ESG aspects: 

Our farmland portfolios are enrolled in the Leading Harvest Farmland Management Standard, a newly developed ESG standard designed to optimize sustainable farmland management as part of a comprehensive assurance program.

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With around 280,000 acres across 16 different US states and 30 different major crops, we have a good platform to invest across the whole food vertical.

Darren Rabenou, Head of Food & Agriculture and Head of ESG Investment Strategies

2021 Assessment report

GRESB Real Estate and Infrastructure 

UBS Asset Management, Real Estate & Private Markets’s (REPM) sustainability efforts continue to be recognized by the industry.

2020 Assessment report

UNPRI assessment

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