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Gold Leaf Farming LP
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Gold Leaf Farming
Investment Strategy Value-Add
Investment Type Equity
Minimum Investment 50000
Overview
Gold Leaf Farming LP ("GLF LP") is a holding company focused on providing top-tier risk-adjusted returns through the acquisition and management of specialty farmland within California.
Investment Highlights
Immediate Exposure to Institutional Scale Farming Company: GLF LP currently consists of 16 mature, cash-flowing almond and pistachio orchards in top-tier growing regions and water districts, comprising ~6,000 acres in California. The Sponsor will look to acquire land in other regions with high appreciation potential.
Experienced, Cross-Functional Team: Gold Leaf Farming (“GLF”) operates with an in-house agronomics and farming team who are skilled in implementing ag technology and transitioning to certified organic farming practices, which drives advantages in pricing and yield. GLF operates 11,917 net acres of almonds, pistachios, and dates across 26 farms in California and Arizona, with a team of more than 80 people, making it one of the top 15 growers of almonds and pistachios globally.
Strong, Stable Asset Class: Farmland as an asset class has seen strong, stable historical returns. US farmland has driven similar returns to the S&P 500 since 1951 with only half the volatility. (Source: NYU Stern School of Business)
Targeting Supply-Constrained Crops: Almonds and pistachios require highly specific growing conditions, which limit their production to a few small regions globally. GLF believes that demand tailwinds coming from a growing global middle class and growing trends of, among other things, healthy snacking and alternative protein sources create a promising future for these high-value crops.
Capital Preservation & Inflation Hedge: Historically, farmland investments have been an effective hedge against inflation. During medium and high inflation periods, farmland has outperformed inflation by 7%+. In addition, GLF LP's cash flows are generated by commodity sales, which are correlated to inflation. Over the last 74 years, farmland only lost value during one period, demonstrating its resilience. (Source: USDA and NCREIF)
Tax Efficiency: GLF LP will generate depreciation for investors, potentially contributing to returns. Bonus depreciation is available on the improvements on new acquisitions and passed through to investors to potentially offset passive income.
Excellent Macro Trends: With the world’s population growing rapidly and expected to reach nearly 10 billion by 2050, Earth’s farmland must produce more food to sustain the population while, concurrently, arable acreage is expected to decrease due to climate change and urbanization. According to The Economist, in the next 40 years, humans will need to produce more food than they did in the previous 10,000 put together.
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Gold Leaf Farming

Gold Leaf Farming ("the Company") is a leading farmland investment and management company focused on specialty farmland in California and Arizona. The Company holds traditional farming values in high regard: taking pride in quality operations, only buying farms they would be happy to own forever, and staying grounded in values like hard work, responsibility, and integrity. As next-generation growers, the Company builds upon that tradition, focusing on sustainability, responsible employment, and technology.  Since its inception in 2017, the Company (within Gold Leaf Farming LP and two other vehicles) has acquired 27 different farms, which aggregate to a total of ~12,000+ acres and over $200m in equity invested. Going forward, as our portfolio reaches full maturity and full conversion to organic, GLF LP will target mid-teens IRR driven by cash flow, appreciation, and tax benefits. 

 

https://www.goldleaf.ag/
  • Jack McCarthy
    Co-founder & CEO
  • Brandon Rebiero
    Co-founder & Head of Farming
  • Josh Guggenheim
    VP of Acquisitions
  • Jackie Zielke
    VP of Operations
  • Dan Hirst
    VP of Finance
  • Ryan Hackett
    Director of Farming
Jack McCarthy
Co-founder & CEO

Jack is a Co-Founder and the CEO of GLF. Jack leads GLF’s investment efforts as well as the general management and operations of GLF. Since inception, GLF has purchased nearly 12,000 acres of farmland in the western US. Jack is an investor with experience working with and investing in businesses in the food and agriculture space, focusing on specialty crops over the last five years.

Before founding GLF, Jack was an investor at TPG, served as a policy advisor to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Economics from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Brandon Rebiero
Co-founder & Head of Farming

Brandon is a Co-Founder and the Head of Farming of Gold Leaf Farming, where he leads the firm’s farming efforts. Brandon is a tree nut grower, manager, and consultant and has overseen approximately 20,000 acres of crops throughout California in his career.

Before founding GLF, Brandon worked closely with private investment firm Trinitas Partners, which built a portfolio of over 10,000 acres of almonds throughout the state. Brandon played a significant role with Trinitas, including managing and advising on due diligence, plant science, orchard development, orchard management, investor relations, and strategic planning. In his spare time, Brandon is a partner in Rebiero Brothers, LLC, a small almond grower in Stanislaus County, CA. As a small grower, he is still intimately involved in every aspect of the business, from driving tractors to farm strategy.

Josh Guggenheim
VP of Acquisitions

As Vice President of Acquisitions, Josh focuses on sourcing, assessing, and capitalizing on farmland investment opportunities.  Josh also plays an important role in water strategy at Gold Leaf.  Prior to Gold Leaf, Josh was a Senior Associate at Lightview Capital, a NY-based private equity firm focused on business services.  Prior to Lightview, Josh worked as a turnaround specialist at Alvarez and Marsal.  Josh started his career at Deutsche Bank.  

Josh has a B.A. in Economics from Emory University and is working on his M.B.A. at Berkeley-Haas

Jackie Zielke
VP of Operations

Jackie is the Vice President of Operations, where she develops and leads the firm's farm operational strategy and is responsible for the entire farming team.

Before GLF, Jackie worked for Home Chef as the VP of Fulfillment, where she led the overall operational efforts in producing e-commerce and retail meal kits across the country and leading the company's logistics, skills training, and safety strategy.  Prior to Home Chef, Jackie worked at Sysco Foods as a Food Safety Program Manager and Reinhart Foodservice, where she held a number of different roles, including being the Plant Manager of their custom cut meat processing plant

Dan Hirst
VP of Finance

Dan is the VP of Finance at GLF. Prior to joining GLF in 2020, Dan spent over ten years at Teays River Investments, a food agriculture holding company, where he led the creation and development of the finance function in a high-growth environment.  Prior to Teays, Dan was an audit senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in both the United Kingdom and the United States, serving public and private companies primarily in the private equity, real estate, and financial services industries.

Dan is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and a Fellow Chartered Accountant

Ryan Hackett
Director of Farming

Ryan is the Director of Farm Ops, managing farm operations for Central and Southern California.

Before joining Gold Leaf, Ryan worked as a tree nut grower and crop consultant in the Central Valley of California. For most of his career, Ryan worked with Gold Leaf founder Brandon Rebiero at Wilbur-Ellis advising Trinitas Partners and other California growers as an agronomist.‍

Ryan attended CSU Fresno State, where he obtained a B.S. in Plant Science – Plant Health. While attending Fresno State, Ryan first met Brandon working as his intern. Ryan grew up around ag, where his family farms in the Oakdale area

Track Record

Entity Location Asset Type Equity Invested* Realized Unrealized* Realized MoM Unrealized MoM Total MoM
GLF LP Various - California Existing Tree Nut Orchards $104,380,796 $6,940,112 $108,610,222 0.07x 1.04x 1.11x
Route 66 LP Mohave County, AZ Raw Land / Tree Nut Development $57,208,178 $16,634,394 $76,826,343 0.29x 1.34x 1.63x
QOZB LP Various - California Raw Land / Tree Nut Development $36,290,637 $0 $49,536,947 0.00x 1.37x 1.37x
Other Kern/Imperial Counties, California Existing Date/Almond Orchards (Separate) $8,375,000 $90,000 $8,612,368 0.01x 1.03x 1.04x
Total All Total Portfolio $206,254,611 $23,664,506 $243,585,879 0.11x 1.18x 1.29x

*Only common equity values are listed. Excludes redemption Equity Interests

This includes all deals managed by the Company

The track record above does not include the ~10,000 acres Brandon Rebeiro developed at a previous employer. Most of these acres were sold to an institutional investor. 

The above bios and track record were provided by Gold Leaf Farming and have not been independently verified by RealtyMogul.

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Distributions

Gold Leaf Farming intends to make distributions from Gold Lead Farming LP as follows:

Annual(1)

  1. Distributions to Common Equity Interests are apportioned in accordance with their Capital Percentages(2)

Upon Exit/Liquidation(1)

  1. After settlement of all GLF LP's obligations, the remaining proceeds will be paid to the Partners in accordance with their positive capital account balances. See LPA and PPM for further details

(1) Refer to the PPM and LPA for a full description of distributions

(2) Partners may request that they not receive all or a portion of the distributions they would be entitled to.

Gold Leaf Farming intends to make distributions to investors after the payment of the company's liabilities (loan payments, operating expenses, and other fees as more specifically set forth in the LLC agreements, in addition to any member loans or returns due on member loan).

Distributions are expected to start in April 2025 and are projected to continue on a quarterly basis thereafter. Distributions are at the discretion of Gold Leaf Farming, who may decide to delay distributions for any reason, including maintenance or capital reserves.

Gold Leaf Farming will receive a promoted/carried interest as indicated above.

 

Fees

Certain fees and compensation will be paid over the life of the transaction; please refer to Gold Leaf Farming's materials for details. The following fees and compensation will be paid(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7):

One-Time Fees:
Type of Fee Amount of Fee Received By Paid From
Acquisition Fee Greater of $100K or 1% of the cost of acquisition Sponsor Cash Flow
Refinancing Fee(6) 1% of additional debt obtained Sponsor Cash Generated by Refinancing
Disposition Fee(7) Greater of $100K or 1% of gross sales price Sponsor Cash Generated at Sale
Technology Solution Licensing Fee(2) Flat one-time licensing fees of $15,000 plus $1,500 per each prospective investor onboarded by Sponsor through its license and use of RM Technologies’ Technology Solution RM Technologies, LLC

Capitalization (at Sponsor’s discretion)

       
Recurring Fees:
Type of Fee Amount of Fee Received By Paid From
Operations Oversight Fee(3) 2.0% per annum of net asset value Sponsor Cash Flow
Promote/Carried Interest(4) 20% over a 6% compounded annual return, vesting over a four year period Sponsor Paid in Common Equity Interests
GIC Allocation(5) 5% of imputed cash flow Employees of Sponsor Cash Flow
Administration Solution Licensing Fee(2) Flat quarterly licensing fee of $125 per investor serviced by Sponsor through the license and use of  RM Technologies’ Administration Solution RM Technologies, LLC Cash Flow

(1) Fees may be deferred to reduce impact to investor distributions.

(2) Please see the Fees and Disclaimers sections below for additional information concerning fees paid to RM Technologies, LLC.

(3) This is the management fee that is calculated and paid quarterly

(4) Refer to LPA and PPM for further details

(5) This is the employee incentive pool. Calculated annually, this is calculated on positive imputed cash flows on a farm-by-farm basis, without reduction or adjustment for any farms whose imputed cash flow is negative. Employee participation is 5% of imputed farm cash flow on a farm-by-farm basis. Employees receive a tie of the actual farm cash flow to align incentives and is calculated on a farm-specific basis so that employees on farms that outperform will be automatically compensated better than employees of farms that underperform. Refer to LPA and PPM for further details.

(6) Reduced (but not below zero) by any fees paid to mortgage broker or other similar banker or intermediary

(7) Reduced (but not below zero) by any amount of any brokerage fees or similar fees paid to outside listing and procuring brokers or similar intermediaries

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Risk of Investment

This investment is speculative, highly illiquid, and involves substantial risk. There can be no assurances that all or any of Sponsor’s assumptions, expectations, estimates, goals, hypothetical illustrations, or other aspects of Sponsor’s business plans (“Assumptions”) will be true or that actual performance will bear any relation to Sponsor’s Assumptions, and no guarantee or representation is made that Sponsor’s Assumptions will be achieved. If Sponsor does not achieve its Assumptions, your investment could be materially and adversely affected. A loss of part or all of the principal value of your investment may occur. You should not invest unless you can readily bear the consequences of such loss. Sponsor’s Assumptions should not be relied upon as the primary basis for your decision to invest.

No Reliance on Forward-Looking Statements; Sponsor Assumptions

Sponsor is solely responsible for statements made concerning forward-looking statements and Assumptions, which apply only as of the date made, are preliminary and subject to change, and are expressly qualified in their entirety by the disclosures and cautionary statements included in Sponsor’s Investment Documents, which you should carefully review. Neither RM Securities nor Sponsor are obligated to update or revise such forward-looking statements or Assumptions to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Sponsor’s forward-looking statements and Assumptions are hypothetical, not based on actual investment achievements or events, and are presented solely for purposes of providing insight into the Sponsor’s investment objectives, detailing Sponsor’s anticipated risk and reward characteristics, and establishing a benchmark for future evaluation of actual results; therefore, they are not a predictor, projection, or guarantee of future results. You should not rely on Sponsor’s forward-looking statements as a basis to invest.

Importantly, we do not adopt, endorse, or provide any assurance of returns or as to the accuracy or reasonableness of Sponsor’s Assumptions or forward-looking statements.

No Reliance on Past Performance

Any description of past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance and should not be relied upon as the primary basis to invest.

Sponsor’s Use of Debt

A substantial portion of the total cost of the real estate asset acquired by the Sponsor with investor funds (“Property”) will be paid with borrowed funds, i.e., debt. Sponsor’s estimated rates and terms of the debt financing are subject to lender approval, and there is no assurance that the Sponsor will secure debt at the rates and terms presented on this Page or in the Sponsor’s Investment Documents, or at all. The use of borrowed money to acquire real estate is referred to as leveraging, which can amplify losses and could result in lender foreclosure. In addition, if the debt includes a variable (or “floating”) interest rate, the total amount of interest paid over the term of the debt will fluctuate and can increase. As a result, Sponsor’s use of debt can result in a loss of some or all of your investment.

Sponsor’s Offering is Not Registered

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