162: Farmland Investing with AcreTrader CEO Carter Malloy


Carter grew up in a farming family and has a lifelong passion for investing and agriculture. Prior to AcreTrader, he was part of an equity investment firm for 5 years. Before joining in 2013, Carter was a Managing Director with Stephens Inc., a large private investment bank, where he was an equity research analyst focused on the Internet, Data & Analytics and Real Estate Processing sectors. Prior to Stephens, he owned small businesses focused on internet marketing and sustainable fuel technologies. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in Physics and has previously held Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 licenses with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

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Time Stamps:

  • 07:50 – How did you get into farmland and agriculture?
  • 08:30 – Before AcreTrader, how was farmland purchased?
  • 10:22 – What is the usual size of these farms?
  • 12:02 – Why farmland and not commercial or residential real estate?
  • 15:15 – How does farmland outperform other asset classes?
  • 18:25 – How long do you hold onto the land for?
  • 18:39 – Are you concerned about the land depreciating because of bad farming  practices?
  • 20:26 – How long do farmers usually rent the land?
  • 21:09 – How does it work for investors?
  • 23:06 – How often does the investor get paid?
  • 25:45 – Does the rental change depending on the farm?
  • 27:03 – Do you normally list farms weekly?
  • 28:09 – What is your investment range?
  • 30:06 – What crops are the most profitable?
  • 34:30 – How long are the investments?
  • 37:48 – How are the taxes treated?
  • 36:55 – Who can invest?
  • 39:48 – Johnny & Derek Recap

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