Bonnefield is Canada’s foremost provider of land-lease financing for farmers
Proudly Canadian, Bonnefield is dedicated to preserving farmland for farming across Canada.
Bonnefield currently has $1 billion in assets under management (“AUM”) that comprise approximately 134,000 acres through over 120 lease relationships across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Our funds are open for subscription to accredited institutional and private investors.
Bonnefield provides alternative financing solutions to progressive farm families, which supports their long-term strategic planning. In turn, Bonnefield offers accredited investors an opportunity to gain exposure to the unique investment characteristics of Canadian farmland. All while preserving farmland for farming.
In 2005, when trying to get an agricultural business back on its feet, the company’s owners realized that the path to financial success was in restructuring the balance sheet. If they could sell some of their land, and lease it back on a long-term basis, they could unlock their equity in the land, and finance their business appropriately. However, at the time, no such solution existed for Canadian farmland. This gap in the market led to the development of Bonnefield which, over the last ten years, has grown to have $1bn of assets under management (AUM).
Our Case Studies
Bonnefield offers an alternative to debt or direct equity financing through farmland lease financing that helps farm families strengthen their balance sheets and improve cash flow, plan for retirement and expand their land base. Below are case studies sharing stories of how farm families have benefited by working with Bonnefield.
Preserving Farmland for Farming
Responsible investing at Bonnefield is more than a set of policies upon which business decisions are made. At Bonnefield, our approach is rooted in a set of core operating principles that put Canadian farmers and farming first.
Bonnefield’s ultimate goal is to promote sound farmland management practices, help improve operator efficiencies and protect the integrity of Canadian farmland, which we believe are core to protecting and enhancing long-term returns for our investors.