Alternative Equity Advisors (“AEA”) is a real asset investment firm specializing in the acquisition and management of farmland. AEA works with investors who seek direct ownership of U.S. farmland under separate account structures. AEA collaborates with each investor client to create an investment strategy that will build a customized portfolio of farmland investments to meet the client’s objectives. AEA then implements that strategy by sourcing, acquiring, and managing appropriate farmland assets on the investor’s behalf.

AEA investors gain control over which assets to acquire, how they are managed, and when to divest of them with the expert advice and assistance of AEA throughout the entire investment life cycle

AEA was founded in 2014 as a farmland investment affiliate of Peoples Company. AEA was established to offer investors a strategic and holistic approach to investing in farmland and to leverage the resources and expertise of Peoples Company for the benefit of investors.

Peoples Company is a nationally recognized leader in farmland management, brokerage, and appraisal firm with more than 50 years of history in the industry and an active presence in all key agricultural regions. Peoples Company’s understanding of the farmland market and the vast national network is second to none.

To learn more about the attractive features of the farmland investment class, please view comments by Bruce Sherrick, PhD, Professor and Director of the TIAA Center for Farmland Research at the University of Illinois.