David Chan is the Chief Client Officer, Head of Business Development, and Founding team member at FarmTogether, a farmland investment management company with nearly $200m in assets under management in the USA.
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- What is farmland investing?
- How is farmland investing different from investing in real estate in general?
- What makes farmland a compelling investment? What factors contribute to farmland’s long-term value?
- Farmland as an investment has been growing in popularity, especially amidst the unpredictable and volatile economic environment over the past 3 years; what about farmland has made it a “go-to” asset in times of uncertainty? How has farmland historically performed amidst a high-inflationary environment?
- How does FarmTogether work? Please break down your three different types of investment products available through FarmTogether (crowdfunding, sustainable farmland fund, and bespoke opportunity).
- What is your evaluation process for potential investments? How do you source & vet opportunities? Which regions do you typically target?
- What kind of “farmland” is available out there to invest in? Permanent vs. row crops?
- What sets FarmTogether apart from competitors? How are returns generated for investors / what are the typical returns you see in this asset class?
Connect with David Chan:
- The audience can access our live investments here: https://farmtogether.com/investments
Biography of David Chan:
David has over 7 years of experience in finance and technology across agribusiness. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Atmospheric Sciences from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Prior to joining FarmTogether, David was a Senior Private Equity Associate at AMERRA Capital Management, an asset manager that specializes in ag investments. He previously worked at Prudential Agriculture Investments, Gro Intelligence, & Barclays Investment Bank. David is also a member of the LEAD NY’s Class 19, a leadership program managed by Cornell for committed leaders in the agriculture and food sectors.