Developing Advanced Controlled Environment Agriculture Facilities Nationwide

GROWERS AND AGRICULTURAL FACILITY OPERATORS

Build-To-Suit: Historically, farmers who are subjected to a wide range of variables like changing weather, losses due to pests and disease, fluctuating labor costs and unpredictable market forces and demands can easily justify their aversion to the expenditure of large sums of money and/or acquiring loans to build or keep their facilities competitive in the marketplace. Tanya Development provides a solution by incorporating traditional real estate practices and criteria in a build-to-suit program for highly qualified farm operators. While each project must be evaluated on its individual merits and specific factors, most will follow the same proven pathway as any large commercial real estate development – we develop and build the farm to the agreed-upon design specifications and the farmer operates it under a long-term leasehold or joint venture arrangement.

Technology: Agricultural professionals have recognized that a technological revolution is quickly forcing a change in measuring the success of farms worldwide. In 2016, The Economist declared that “Farms are becoming more like factories; tightly controlled operations for turning out reliable products, immune as far as possible from the vagaries of nature.” Today, terms like “precision agriculture” and “smart farms” are used to describe how technology – especially Controlled Environmental Agriculture – has been employed to measure and compute a range of variables in order to optimize yields and maximize profits. But whether employed in a smartphone or a smart farm, technology is always changing and evolving. As a real estate company, Tanya Development does not market a produce brand and accordingly focuses on providing our farm operators with the resources and technical assistance to evaluate and select the best technology for their specific applications.

Risk/Reward Funding: The success of any one development project is very much dependent upon the matching of investment funds with a viable business plan. From a qualified investment standpoint, the project must provide a reasonable financial return based upon the anticipated and perceived risk undertaken by those providing the capital – the traditional risk/reward analysis that is the foundation of any real estate development strategy. In this type of successful match up of funding and facility design/operations, all parties come out ahead as the lower risk translates into a lower cost of money.

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