Carter Malloy

Carter Malloy

Founder and CEO

Carter grew up in an Arkansas farming family and has had a lifelong passion for investing, agriculture, and conservation. Prior to founding AcreTrader, he was part of an equity investment firm and a Managing Director with Stephens, Inc.

Carter grew up in an Arkansas farming family and has had a lifelong passion for investing, agriculture, and conservation. Prior to founding AcreTrader, he was part of an equity investment firm and a Managing Director with Stephens, Inc.

Articles by Carter Malloy

Farmland Economy Expected to Improve in 2019

March 28, 2019

Farm net incomes are projected to increase in 2019, after a challenging run in 2018. While these are just forecasts that are subject to change, and trends are still below-average, improving farm incomes would be a positive development for both farmers and landowners.

Five Ways AcreTrader Helps Farmers

February 27, 2019

Our management team has historically been involved with farming before founding and working at AcreTrader, and we understand many of the challenges today’s farmers face. While we don’t have a magic wand to solve every farm problem, we do help farmers in five distinct ways.

Why U.S. Farmland is the Best in the World

February 26, 2019

United States Farmland is some of the best in the world for growing commodities. The total land available combined with ideal climates and soil qualities together produce staggering yields of row crops no other country currently comes close to. There are many more reasons why we love U.S. Farmland.

Mitigating Risk in Farmland Investments

December 20, 2018

Historically, farmland has been a stable investment with attractive long-term returns. Despite the stability, investors must think about protection during weak farm economies. Thankfully, many of the risks can be resolved for investors with the right structures.

Who Owns U.S. Farmland?

December 12, 2018

Almost 40% of U.S. farmland is rented or leased, but investors likely own less than 5% of all of this land due to historical frictions and headaches of investing in farmland. AcreTrader provides investors a way to access this historically safe investment through buying shares of farmland.

How to Invest in Farmland: The 3 (Now 4!) Different Ways to Buy Land

November 20, 2018

AcreTrader helps eliminate the frictions and difficulties traditionally associated with farmland investing. Though private equity farm funds, farmland REITs, and buying land directly all provide access, these investment methods insert risks into buying otherwise safe investment land.

Low Volatility and Risk-Adjusted Returns on Farmland Investments

October 11, 2018

Agricultural farmland has impressive historical returns and appears to be a conservative investment option, especially given the relative lack of leverage and debt. A closer look at historical price swings shows another important variable in farmland returns: a lack of relative price volatility.

A Brief Explanation of the AcreTrader Relative Risk Score (ARRS)

August 28, 2018

We explain our view of the relative risks of farmland investing on the AcreTrader platform. We also show how the risk of some equity crowdfunding and real estate crowdfunding would score in our risk system.

The 5 Big Dangers of Online Real Estate Crowdfunding

July 21, 2018

Online Real Estate Crowdfunding can be dangerous for investors, and we think that debt, cyclicality, and other unknown investment risks could lead to large potential investment losses. We think investing in farmland is a much safer alternative.

Leverage and Debt: A Dangerous Amplifier For Real Estate Investing

July 03, 2018

Investing in farmland without debt is a safer investment than investing in leveraged real estate. Small down payments on commercial real estate investing increase risk. Buying a farm without debt is a lower risk investment.