Through continuous active hands-on management we succeed by helping you succeed. Achieving your goals is achieving our goals. With this attitude, we advise and manage our mandate with each investor.
In all that we do, we consider sustainable real assets, sustainable societal impacts, sustainable finances, sustainable governance. Why? Because we know that how cashflow is generated is as important as how much cashflow is generated. Issues with “how” ultimately show up in “how much”. Sustainability on a 360 degree basis in investment is simply smart investing.
Capital growth. Current income generation. That is what real estate investment should produce in financial terms. It is the reward received for the sensibly-managed risk that an investor takes. Real estate is a real asset. It is tangible. You know where it is, and what it is.
Historical returns have shown that real estate appreciates over time. And, the current cash return can allow an investor to achieve its targets and satisfy current obligations. Real estate is an integral part of an investor’s portfolio. It is also an integral part of business and of family life.
We need it. We use it. We can benefit from investment in it.
It is one of the oldest occupations of society. Agriculture, growing food to satisfy our hunger. Agriculture investments can help solve major issues such as climate change, societal inequality, and endangered biodiversity. Farms are carbon sinks. Proper carbon sequestration (removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it as organic matter in the soil) helps mitigate climate change. A growing world population means we need to produce more food. Biodiversity is critical to maintain, and agriculture has a role to play.
So, why invest in agriculture. Because investors can achieve market risk-adjusted returns, create value, and manage risk over the investment horizon. This can be achieved not only on a sustainable environmental basis, but also on a sustainable societal basis and with good governance. It truly covers all of the concepts of E S G (Environmental, Social, Governance).
We believe in it. The world needs it. Hunger can only be eliminated by it. It is “agritech”. Agritech is using new technologies, digital infrastructure, better-adapted bio-processes, to improve the efficiency and output of agriculture. Food production for humans and animals requires new technologies to enable us to produce more food in less space with fewer inputs. It is, in other words, Smart Agriculture. As our population grows and our resources reduce, we need to get Smart. Smart Agriculture.
Some examples of Smart Agriculture are insect farming to produce proteins. Cloud-based IT (GPS) to collect, process and analyze data to make smarter farming decisions. Using robotics. Using bees and other insects instead of potentially-toxic substances to fertilize and enhance the growing process.
Making agriculture better for humans and animals. Boosting harvests while reducing costs, waste and carbon footprint.
The law treats real estate as a unique asset. Each property is different from all others, even its neighbours in the same development. Each piece of land is unique, with unique features especially its location. Uniqueness contributes to the value of real estate.
Soils contain about 75% of the carbon stored on land, more than three times the amount contained in plants and animals. Cover crops prevent soil erosion, enhance soil water availability, improve the soil’s physical and biological resilience, provide nutrients, suppress weeds, and prevent nutrient loss. This boosts yields and reduces input costs.
Every season, pollinators (eg insects) deliver ca. USD 24 billion to the United States economy. Between USD 235 billion and USD 577 billion worth of annual global food production relies on them. (Sources: Forbes.com, 2019/10/14). In the UK, GBP 651 million is contributed annually to the economy by bees. (Source: North Shropshire Beekeepers’ Association, 2021). With these contributions, we need to protect and sustain our bee populations. They work for all of us.