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Investment in Growth. Literally.

Land has long been seen as a sound investment, and there’s opportunity to be had in Canada’s farmland — as global food demand increases and land values appreciate, Avenue Living Agricultural Land Trust takes an innovative approach to land, farming and capital stewardship.

  • $58 MILLION+

    Assets Under Management

  • 37 THOUSAND+

    Acres Owned

  • 7 THOUSAND+

    Acres Under Contract

A Unique Model

Avenue Living Agricultural Land Trust is a leveraged, mutual fund trust that invests in Canada’s farmland, leasing it to farm operators for cash rent. This model allows farmers to focus on what they do best — farming and producing a global food supply — rather than deal with the intense capital requirements required for land ownership. The Agricultural Land Trust’s model is to achieve returns through rental revenue, capital appreciation and land improvements.

Experts predict the world population will grow to nine billion by 2050, which means the demand for food will also grow. These increased food demands will in turn require an increase in arable land. Canada is one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of agricultural product, and our arable farmland — traditionally undervalued in comparison to other markets — has seen an appreciation in value that’s poised to continue. For investors focused on future growth, Canada’s farmland is brimming with opportunity.

Cultivating Success

The Agricultural Land Trust evaluates farmland by comparing acquisition costs to the quantum of potential rental income. Saskatchewan land, in particular, has appreciated significantly in the past decade, and is predicted to continue gaining value for years to come. According to Statistics Canada, Canadian farmland has appreciated 8.15% per year between 2008 and 2018, while land in Saskatchewan has appreciated 12.12% during that same period. In spite of growth, land in Saskatchewan remains some of the most affordable, having soil quality similar to that of the other prairie provinces.

The Agricultural Land Trust leases acquired land to local farm operators for cash rent. There is a natural alignment between the Trust and farmers: we work with farmers to identify land improvement and reclamation projects, which not only increases farmable acres but also improves farming efficiencies and ensures the land continues to be productive for future generations. These efforts generate value over time for both the farmers and the Trust, especially as the demand for agricultural products grows.

Investment in Canada’s farmland is a capital appreciation strategy. What makes us stand out from the competitors in our industry is the use of leverage. This results in the investor being exposed to the appreciation of more acres for an invested dollar than in a non-leveraged structure.

Properties
Map of Abernethy, SK

Abernethy, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    282

Map of Aneroid, SK

Aneroid, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    1,260

Map of Antler, SK

Antler, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    1,591

Map of Assiniboia, SK

Assiniboia, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    965

Map of Bankend, SK

Bankend, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    730

Map of Blaine Lake, SK

Blaine Lake, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    1,141

Map of Calder, SK

Calder, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    1,392

Map of Churchbridge, SK

Churchbridge, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    782

Map of Elrose, SK

Elrose, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    4,080

Map of Fillmore, SK

Fillmore, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    1,752

Map of Foam Lake, SK

Foam Lake, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    1,739

Map of Golden West, SK

Golden West, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    2,457

Map of Griffin, SK

Griffin, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    626

Map of Harris, SK

Harris, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    1,638

Map of Indian Head, SK

Indian Head, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    946

Map of Lafleche, SK

Lafleche, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    3,954

Map of Pleasantdale, SK

Pleasantdale, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    1,226

Map of Poplar Valley, SK

Poplar Valley, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    2,836

Map of Qu'Appelle, SK

QuAppelle, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    305

Map of Saltscoats, SK

Saltcoats, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    1,418

Map of Tullymet, SK

Tulleymet, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    4,335

Map of Wallace, SK

Wallace, SK

We’re constantly looking to make investments in our everyday, neighbouring regions.

  • Number of Acres

    1,548

Our Insights
Saskatchewan famrland

September 4, 2020

Agricultural Land: A Hidden Gem In Real Estate Investment

For Avenue Living Asset Management, it has become an important part of the company’s overall investment portfolio. Leif Snethun, CEO of the Avenue Living Agricultural Land Trust, explains that the fund currently has just over 37,000 acres under management with an asset value of $58.3 million.

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sunset over farmlands

May 22, 2020

Population Growth, Food Demand & Farmland Investment

Our latest White Paper by Grant Wilson, Ph.D., Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan, examines how farmland investment will respond to population growth, global food demand and urbanization.

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    The Avenue Living Real Estate Core Trust is a mutual fund trust, targeting stabilized assets with strong occupancy and stable current income. The portfolio comprises 350+ multi-family and mixed-use buildings, totaling 8,600+ units and over 55,500 square feet of commercial space. Our assets are well diversified across various core and non-core markets in western Canada.

  • Opportunity Trust

    The Avenue Living Real Estate Opportunity Trust is a mutual fund trust, targeting under-performing multi-family assets, balanced with stable, well-tenanted commercial assets. The portfolio currently has approximately 900 multi-family units and 350,000+ square feet of retail, office, and industrial space across Alberta and Saskatchewan under management and under contract.

  • US Real Estate Trust

    The Avenue Living U.S. Real Estate Trust is a mutual fund trust targeting stabilized multi-family assets in balanced, secondary U.S. markets. This Trust brings a unique data-driven, methodical approach to identifying markets and investment opportunities across the United States.

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