Sower Investment Partners has a comprehensive range of investment strategies that is continually expanding. We take pride in unlocking value for our investors and in our consistent approach to investment underwriting, asset due diligence, and consideration for potential downside risk. Our approach ensures optimal outcomes and focuses our team where they can make the biggest impact.
Our three main investment strategies are:
- Farmland Investment
- Commercial and Income Properties
- Alternative Finance and Venture Capital
Farmland has been referred to as the “first asset class” and has proven to be a generational asset for many investors due to its investment strength and long-term utility. In addition, it serves as a valuable inflation hedge and carries a low correlation to other asset classes.
Our agricultural strategy is focused on acquiring farmland assets that have predictable long-term cash flow profiles and have the ability to reach institutional asset quality through the management efforts of our team and our partners. Our network provides access to off-market transactions that are below current fair value while simultaneously pairing high-quality farm operators with our land holdings, resulting in superior returns.
We’re proud to work with Affiliated Farm Management, LLC and Farmers National Company as our execution partners for all agricultural investing.
Sower Farmland Fund: An open-ended fund focused on acquiring US row crop assets with strong value-add opportunities and other strategic attributes that provide strong inflation-protected returns. This fund is led by Sower Farm Management, LLC (“SFM”) which acts as a fiduciary farmland investment and management company. They are charged with the execution of acquisition and management strategies focused on driving long-term value appreciation and preservation of short-term cash flow returns.
Legacy Farmland Trust: An investment vehicle that provides a flexible means of control over valuable farmland assets. Farms are contributed into the Legacy Farmland Trust in exchange for Fund Units. Fund Units can be gifted, bequeathed, sold and/or kept in the Fund as part of a diversified portfolio of pooled farmland assets where Unit holders can enjoy passive returns. Fund Units are insulated through the diversity of the portfolio of contributed farmland assets. If desired, Fund Units can also be transferred or sold for estate planning purposes.
Commercial Real Estate serves as the bedrock of many investment portfolios due to its predictable and stable cashflow, asset appreciation and tax advantages. These benefits are generally only realized in the long term when careful consideration is given to the utility of the asset, stability of the market location, and viability of the cashflows provided by tenants.
Our commercial real estate strategy is focused on creating value through strong partnerships with proven market experts that understand the value of consistent and fundamental underwriting and have shown the ability to uncover opportunities that allow these fundamentals to be deployed. Our value is rooted in our deep market expertise and tenant relationships, partnerships in which we hold in the highest regard.
The below commercial real estate strategies are led by Sower Capital Management through a partnership with Access Commercial, LLC and the deep experience of this team.
SCM FFA Fund: This value-add real estate fund is a closed-end fund that owns high-value commercial assets.
SCM 10x Fund: A closed-end fund that aims to achieve a strong equity multiple by focusing on high-velocity development assets and the use of recycled capital through 1031 tax-deferred exchanges.
Syndicated Offerings: Individual investment partnerships that are asset specific and limited to the direction of the particular asset in the commercial spac
The Sower Ventures team has decades of experience using data and evaluating opportunities to produce asymmetric returns. Our strategy is focused on identifying investments with trusted execution partners. These partners are committed to reducing the downside risk through a keen understanding of the data driving our decision-making and are always mindful of the specific investment structure as a tool to care for the risk of the investment.
Our team has been actively invested in large-scale real estate-related finance, hard money lending, real estate securities, non-real estate venture capital, and private equity. The common thread amongst the Sower Ventures strategy is to ensure that a team of deep experience is overseeing each specific investment with focus, purpose, and a clear view of the desired outcome.
SIP Tax Lien Fund I: A custom, open-ended fund with a single source of equity capital focused on tax lien investments in 15 states throughout the US. This fund directs its efforts on a wide variety of municipalities as a key diversification strategy to protect returns and defend against competitive market forces. This wide focus allows the fund to focus on niche markets and lien purchase strategies that are sometimes overlooked by the competition.
SIP Tax Deed Fund I: Open-ended closely held fund focused on joint venture partnerships for the purpose of funding tax deed investments in opportunistic markets throughout the US.
Sower-Solas I: Closed-ended fund formed with the specific purpose of partnering capital with Solas BioVentures, LLC in pursuit of Med Tech venture capital opportunities in biopharma, medical device, and medical technology.
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