The HardPoint Advantage
Hard Assets. Vacant lands, particularly mixed-use farm and ranch lands, make historically safe investments. Real property assets provide an excellent investment hedge, and property types targeted by the fund have generated appreciation in excess of 20% per annum over the last 5-plus years, on average. The specific land categories in HardPoint’s target regions have never lost value over any 10-year period in history.
Whole Property Revenue Optimization. Portfolio properties will be selected and managed to create revenue streams via agriculture, conservation programs and easements, ecosystem-based markets such as water quality credits, carbon offsets and various emerging markets, plus other income, such as water rights and mineral rights.
The Sportsman’s Premium. Properties with mixed ecosystems, including cropland, hardwood or softwood forest, hills or ravines, wetlands, or riparian areas, are typically undervalued to agricultural producers (who prefer properties with 100% agricultural efficiency) but are extremely attractive to sporting, recreation, and conservation-minded property buyers. These buyers typically pay 15% to 25% premiums for land managed for wildlife and fisheries habitat and this market is rapidly gaining momentum.
Access. Limited Partners are owners, with permissions to use all properties for hunting, fishing, hiking, and other recreational purposes.
Analysis. Through our Regional Conservation Partners’ asset evaluation models coupled with local expertise, we will seek properties at below-market value and with above-average habitat improvement and appreciation potential. Our Professional Partners are leaders in the conservation and land-trust sectors, with connections to America’s largest and most influential conservation organizations, government entities, and ecosystem-based markets, all significant advantages in identifying premium properties, high value conservation opportunities, and maximizing land purchases, revenue, and returns. Our Regional Conservation Partners are experts in managing eco-resources, and will manage and continually monitor each property for optimal improvements and income.
Purpose Driven. Conservation is the cornerstone of HCP and we will strive to create far more robust ecosystems than we started with, often with paid, long-term protections in place.
Expertise. Our internal and external staff includes some of the most knowledgeable and powerful members of the fund management, conservation, real estate, biology/ecology, and sporting communities.