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Conservation Resource Partners seeks $500m for ag strategy

The historically timber-focused firm hired former Brookfield Asset Management director Stavros Koutsantonis this year as part of its expansion into conservation-focused agricultural investments.

CPC sells Queensland cattle property as Terra Firma continues search for buyer

Sell-down of CPC’s portfolio continues, leaving the firm with 11 properties as it continues to look for a buyer.

NCREIF: Australian ag returns fall for second successive year in 2018

The latest Australian Farmland Index paints a positive picture for Australian agriculture, although drought conditions in the east are hitting returns in some cases.

ABARES figures show mixed picture for Australian ag in 2019

The outlook for this year is worse for many, but the overall picture is of a resilient ag sector with a lot still to offer investors.

Farmland rental platform nets $8.25m in Series A

Tillable co-founder Corbett Kull says the platform is already connecting growers and institutional landowners.

Westchester hires ex-BlackRock exec as portfolio manager

Skye Macpherson left the New York headquartered asset manager earlier this year and will focus on the Nuveen subsidiary’s proprietary research and analytics, developing new investment products and expanding its ESG investment process.

Hancock expects to re-open timber and farmland fund in 2019

The $706m Hancock Timberland and Farmland Fund has backed a number of acquisitions, say portfolio managers.

Stafford launches A$150m Australia-focused farmland fund

Stafford made its first farm acquisitions in the country in December, using a separate account, head of agriculture and food Jos Boeren told us.

Saudi Arabia makes first move into Australian ag with plans to deploy ‘hundreds of...

Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company has bought 200,000 ha of land in WA from John Nicoletti and is considering opening an office in Perth.

For a water test case, keep your eye on California

Amid reports that water worries are pushing investors north into the Pacific Northwest, California farmland markets are preparing for a new regulatory regime one manager says will create winners and losers.

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