Roberts Island Almond Ranch

San Joaquin County, CA


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Roberts Island Almond Ranch LLC has contracted to purchase a 156-acre farm near Stockton, California. The sponsor and farmer expect to prepare the ground this spring for tree planting in the fall of next year. The almond trees are expected to ramp up in productivity over the first 5-6 years, with almond trees typically being productive for up to a 25 year lifespan. The property has high-quality soils and strong water rights that include local groundwater flowing through the property. Both the offering sponsor and the farmer have years of history with investing in and operating California-based farms and almond ranches. Please see the Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) in the Documents tab for additional details.

Investment Highlights

  • Almond demand is growing rapidly with almond markets expected to grow 7.1% to 10.6% annually over the coming years*.

  • A strict regulatory environment and the capital requirements necessary to develop farms create a barrier to entry.

  • California supplies more than 70% of the world’s almonds because of its unique climate, soils, and infrastructure.

  • While California water access can be an issue, the property has been subjected to rigorous due-diligence by the sponsor and has long-tenured surface water rights.

  • Sponsor team has deep experience in both real estate and farm management and has raised capital with AcreTrader in the past.

  • Sponsor acquisition and annual management fees apply. Please see page 4 of the PPM and the financial model for further details.

  • Sponsor receives incentive fee of 20% of annual net profits beginning after investor receives 6% return.

  • This offering involves an external sponsor; please carefully review the Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) as well as the associated offering documents.

Additional Details

  • This offering differs from our other row crop offerings for several reasons. Importantly, an external deal sponsor is involved that will be responsible for managing and operating the property. As a result, rather than receiving annual rent from a single farmer, investors will have operational exposure not dissimilar to many commercial real estate investments. Please see PPM for additional information.

  • Please note additional documentation and Microsoft Excel file provided by sponsor that are available under the Documents tab of this offering.

  • *10.6% almond market growth statistics are using compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2025 per Research and Markets report dated June 17, 2019., which projects almond growth over a longer time frame, projects a 7.1% CAGR through 2028.

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