Earth Asset Partnership
2012 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Founder Shawn Smith-Hoffman counsels clients on complex transactions as well as stewardship opportunities. Operates nationwide and maintains a presence in Vermont and Michigan.
Wow: Completed a landmark conservation easement along Lake Michigan, consolidating four separate easements and two easement holders into one easement with one holder.
Insight: “High-value assets will need to show scrupulously reliable due diligence as well as income potential,” says Smith-Hoffmann, who adds that “farmland will continue to be the dominant asset class.”
Pictured Above: Situated on Lake Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula, Cathead Point feature 3,165 feet of shoreline as well as a main residence, an antique log cabin, and the historic Taylor Farmhouse.
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