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 1980s, we evaluate opportunities across the whole food vertical – from farmland to perishable food storage.

We are a founding member of Leading Harvest, an outcomes-based sustainability standard that addresses 13 economic, environmental, social, and governance matters through farm management – 100% of farmland acres enrolled.

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Our market-leading approach

Expert team:

We have a strong team of seasoned experienced professionals specializing in the acquisition, management, and disposition of farmland investments.

Established platform:

Leveraging on almost 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 manage around 280,000 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:

100% of the farmland acres we manage are enrolled in the Leading Harvest Farmland Management Standard. Conformance to the Standard is assured through independent, third-party certification.

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

The Assessment report is designed to provide feedback to signatories to support ongoing learning and development.