Permanent Crop Acquisitions

Buying best-in-class properties.

Murray Wise Associates LLC has partnered with an institutional investor to purchase and manage high quality permanent crop and specialty crop properties in the United States.

MWA invests in best-in-class properties and works with best-in-class operators.

MWA and our principals have a long history of buying, selling and managing farmland throughout the United States.

We are able to discretely evaluate properties and act quickly when the opportunity is right. Our objective is to deploy patient capital and utilize strong industry & regional relationships to maximize the value of the property over the long-term ownership horizon.

With this venture, we have the ability to move quickly and to creatively structure leaseback or partnership strategies with best in class owner/operators. If an owner is looking for an outright sale, we can close quickly with no financing contingency. If an owner is looking to retain a minority equity interest, we can partner with them and allow them to continue operating the property.

Owners, advisors or brokers with properties to sell should contact Murray Wise Associates’ Acquisition Team at (800) 607-6888.

Acquisition Team

Joe Bubon, President

Email:  |  Phone: (217) 369-7463

Joe has worked closely with several pension funds on asset allocation strategies and portfolio construction and managed over $600 million in agricultural assets in the Midwest and Southeastern United States. He has been a part of over $1.0 billion worth of agricultural land transactions, both acquiring and selling properties producing row and permanent crops throughout North America.

He has been involved in transactions in 24 different states, selling and acquiring agricultural properties producing a range of crops including: corn, soybeans, wheat, canola, oranges, grapefruit, watermelon, tomatoes, peanuts, almonds, cotton, potatoes, cherries, and grapes. Joe has been actively involved in farmland sales for major corporate land owners such as Exelon, Detroit Edison and American Electric Power.

Murray Wise, Chairman & CEO

Email:  |  Phone: (217) 398-6400

Murray Wise has over 40 years of experience in global agriculture and land markets. During the farm recession of the mid-eighties, he saw the opportunity in farm asset management and pioneered the notion of agriculture as an investable asset class. With a core client group formed by institutional investors and pension funds, Murray managed one of the largest global portfolios of agricultural land.

Murray has been honored with the V Dale Cozad award for his achievements in entrepreneurship in Champaign, IL. He has written two books on the subject of investing in farmland, and has been a guest speaker at Iowa State University, University of Illinois, Purdue University, and Parkland College.

Key Investment Parameters

Crop Type(s):
  • Permanent Crops
  • Specialty Crops 

Geographic Location:
United States 

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