Crawford Park Farming AG
Crawford Park Farming AG is a value-oriented agricultural asset manager which specializes in purchasing and operating high-quality California farmland. We are opportunistic-value buyers focused on water and permanent crops. We acquire properties with the best combination of value, water supply, crop type, risk and price.
As alternative investment managers, we have over 40 years of successful opportunist experience in investing for our clients. The management team brings together a long track record for the “value at acquisition”, value-add, management, financing and disposition of assets for beneficial long-term investment outcomes. We provide investors a direct ownership investment in California water and farmland.
Acquisition & Farm Manager Consultant
Jake Cutler is a consultant to Crawford Park Farming AG. He aids in the research and sourcing of appropriate farm properties. Jake will assist during the purchase, due diligence and continuing management of the agricultural properties. From 2008 to 2017, Jake was employed by Prudential Agricultural Investments, where, he was responsible for agricultural mortgage lending in California and Arizona. Jake currently works for CBRE, a global real estate company. He is the third generation of his family to be involved in California agriculture and is actively involved in multiple family farming operations, specializing in the production of almonds, citrus, olives, kiwis, grapes and cattle in Fresno, Tulare and San Mateo counties, California. He holds BS and MS degrees in Agricultural Economics from the University of California at Davis.
Co-Owner & Manager
Mark Crawford is Co-Owner and Manager of Crawford Park Farming AG, an agricultural asset manager which specializes in farmland and high value permanent crops. Mark has over 40 year of investment experience in both equities and credit.
From 2009 to 2018, he and his wife syndicated the purchase and managed a portfolio of 24 Los Angeles apartment buildings with 400 units. That portfolio was sold to an institutional investor for $52M in 2018. During the last decade Crawford Park Financial managed the investment of over $100M of investor capital into mortgage backed investments. In 2016, the first farm property was purchased. Today, over 400 acres are under management.
For farmland, Mark manages the acquisition, risk assessment, financial analysis and management of the permanent crop portfolio. Mark and his wife, Joanna, have a farm in Visalia where they raise citrus and cattle as owner/ operators. The business office is in Beverly Hills.