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Farm ownership options


Find out how we can help you achieve a farm ownership stake or match you with a suitable investor.
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Get moving in the right direction

Speak to your rural manager to get yourself added to our database and we'll provide you with regular updates on farm ownership opportunities across New Zealand's agricultural sectors. Recent opportunities have led to a range of farm ownership structures including:

  • Equity Partnerships
  • Lease to buys
  • Share farming arrangements 
  • It also works well alongside our Succession Planning services, with our contacts often being introduced to farm owners who are looking to bring investors into their business as part of their succession plans. 

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At the farm gate

Here's what farmers had to say

"I didn't want to put the farm on the market and just sell up and leave. It was my grandfather's farm and had been in the family for almost 100 years and I wasn't ready to see it go but I didn't want to do another winter. Brent Irving introduced us to the Hellewell's and in less than two months we had made a lease to buy deal. It's getting harder and harder for young people to get into farming and this gives them a chance." 

Jim and Karen Roughan, Lawrence, New Zealand

"It means any investment we put into the farm doesn't increase the farm sale price we buy it at because of the work we have done. It also means we can farm the land as if it's our own. "

Murray and Julie Hellewell, Lawrence, New Zealand

Our Specialists

Our regional specialist in your local area is available to help you get moving in the right direction. 

For investors and equity managers it's important that you develop a strong understanding of the various equity arrangements being employed in the market and how each works. By arming yourself with knowledge and developing the right connections, you'll put yourself in the best position to assess and take advantage of farm ownership opportunities that do arise. 

 

Brent Irving

National Farm Ownership Options Manager

Brent was brought up on a West Otago sheep and beef property and has always had a passion for farming and working with rural communities. Following 12 months working on the family farm, Brent took a job in the wool industry and spent the next 19 years in this industry servicing clients throughout Otago in a variety of roles. 

Brent joined Rabobank as a Rural Manager in 2003 and is now the National Manager of Farm Ownership Options as well as the Branch Manager for the Dunedin and Alexandra branches. In his time with Rabobank, Brent has worked with a number of rural families and helped them to achieve their farm ownership goals utilising a range of ownership structures. 

Brent lives in Mosgiel with his wife and daughter and is a shareholder in a sheep, beef and deer equity partnership.


Brent Irving

Regional Specialists

Alongside Brent, the bank has regional Farm Ownership Options specialists located throughout the country. The regional specialists all have significant knowledge of various farm ownership structures and enjoy working with farmers and investors to ensure the right people are talking.

Northern South Island Regional Specialist,
Hadley Edwards

Waikato and King Country Regional Specialist,
Andre Lietze

East Coast North Island Regional Specilaist,
Matt Hood

Southern South Island Regional Specialist,
James Alexander

Taranaki & Manawatu Regional Specilaist,
Byron Taylor

Bay of Plenty, Auckland, Northland Regional Specialist,
Craig McLachlan