Chris Janiec is Americas Editor at Agri Investor. Based in New York, Janiec coordinates coverage of private investment into global food and agriculture with colleagues in London. Previously, Janiec covered non-bank capital markets for PEI’s Private Debt Investor, taught international relations and US foreign policy at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing and worked as an analyst of petroleum and shipping markets in New York.
Stephen Johnston says listing the firm’s Canadian farmland vehicles on private placement platform DealSquare will help demonstrate the asset is a natural first step for retail investors entering alternatives.
Co-founder Gabe Santos says he hopes the fact many institutions 'don’t even have an allocation yet for farmland' means there is space for growing interest to turn into capital commitments.
and Dan Little describe how farmland’s evolving investor base helps shape the firm’s fundraising and portfolio strategies.
Founder Paul Lightfoot says a wider investor base is being attracted to indoor farming, with no players in the space 'close to tapping out any of the major markets' as infrastructure funds lie in wait.