Sourcing & Securing Unique assets
Using their extensive knowledge of the rural environment, CFM's team sources unique investment opportunities, which align with investor aims and goals. This is done both actively and passively, through the network of contacts CFM has throughout the eastern seaboard of Australia.
Conduct Due Diligence
CFM takes the investor from the sourcing of farms, through the due diligence processes required to ensure investment aims can be achieved. Productivity gain, development and cost control opportunities are all assessed during this process and the long history of delivering on these key return drivers that the CFM team has, is crucial to the purchase of the ‘right asset at the right price’.
CFM's professional and knowledgeable team also assists with the legal and regulatory processes required to obtain the asset, which ensures all components that are required to operate an efficient asset are retained in the purchase process. This service can significantly reduce the costs associated with the acquisition and can also expedite the whole process.
Maximising investment returns
At the core of CFM is an extensive knowledge and history of ‘Top 10%’ management performance across numerous regions and enterprises of Australian agriculture. With Andrew Parkes and Andrew Ordish heading up a hand picked team of on farm managers, agronomists, contractors and staff the focus is always on providing the best returns possible to the investor. The ‘two Andrew’s’ together have more than 60 years experience between them and have been recognised in a number of industries for excellence in farm and resource management. This experience ensures the production capacity of any farm is maximised, although experience has also highlighted the need for production to be maximised with costs constantly monitored.
Commodity marketing is another service CFM provides and this remains a key component of maximising returns against a risk framework that is tailored to the invertors risk profile. Over 60 years of experience between the directors comes with unteachable knowledge of markets and how to operate in a low risk fashion within this environment.
Along with using conventional methods of maximising returns CFM also has a history of identifying development opportunities and further delivering on these opportunities through careful planning and process.
This knowledge and ability then manifests itself in both additional annual returns and capital appreciation of assets CFM manages.
CFM is developing its managerial base into the production and establishment of permanent tree cropping enterprises. CFM currently manages assets of citrus variety and is expanding into nut and other fruit sectors through various investment pipelines. CFM is continuing to develop its team to enhance the companies ability to meet flexible investor requirements whilst providing core management principles and development strategies surrounding a multitude of varieties and sectors.