Whenever we think of investing in real estate, we tend to think of either single family homes, apartment buildings, office buildings, or maybe shopping malls. But rarely do we think of buying raw or developed land as a means to invest in real estate and enjoy all of the financial benefits that tend to come along with it.
But in fact, farmland is actually considered to be one of the least volatile investment vehicles available, when compared to other asset classes.
In this episode, Malcolm Ethridge speaks with Peter Badger, Chief Strategy Officer at Farmfolio, to discuss how owning farmland is a way to diversify your investment portfolio in a way that is not directly correlated to the stock market. Peter discusses turn-key investing in farmland and how Farmfolio’s model can be an effective option for investors of all sizes.
- What advantages he saw in investing in farmland that has changed his career and overall investment strategy
- The importance of climate, land quality, and labor for the crop success
- Why large grocers are turning to their operation to supply their stores
- How FinTech is challenging the status quo of market regulations and requiring innovation for the future
- And more
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About Our Guest:
Peter is a full-time investor in real estate and agriculture for nearly a decade and recently joined the team at Farmfolio as their chief strategy officer. Prior to that, Peter spent 18 years working on Wall Street and a decade working in Silicon Valley where he co-founded Framehawk, an enterprise software company, which he sold to Citrix systems. He has helped lead some of the world’s premier companies including Barclays, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and Credit Suisse. Peter is also a world traveler and has lived in Denver, Medellin, Puerto Rico, San Francisco, Hong Kong, New York, Valencia, and London.
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