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Investing in Farm Land -- Interview with Elise Alexander of AcreTrader

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Elise Alexander is the general counsel for Acre Trader, an online investing platform for farmland She was raised on a farm and cattle ranch in Crawford County, Arkansas. Prior to her time at Acre Trader, she’s served as President of a large family office, managing several companies and serving as legal counsel; VP and General Counsel for T.A.W., Inc., an oilfield services company with $200 million in revenue across multiple states; as an associate at the Orrick firm in Silicon Valley forming and advising startups and public companies regarding securities compliance, mergers & acquisitions, and initial public offerings; and as in-house corporate counsel for Varian Associates, Inc. in Palo Alto, California. Her upbringing plus legal work uniquely prepared her for for this position of a tech start-up helping investors invest in the lucrative field of farmland.

Golden Nuggets:

  • Farm land is critical real estate for the continuation of our species, but the supply is dwindling. There is a real opportunity when demand outstrips supply.
  • You don’t have to invest in this asset class by yourself. You can tap into the benefits of crowdfunding - leveraging other people’s expertise and take advantage of diversifying your portfolio.
  • When you’re investing in real estate, it’s always important to do your due diligence.
  • Surround yourself with mentors and people you trust.

Here is the link for AcreTrader: https://acre.ositracker.com/142598/10189

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