Episode 63: The Unknown Real Estate Investment Raising Private Money With George Bravante Jr.

Our guest today is George Bravante Jr. He is the Founder and President of Bravante Farm Capital with over 20 years of experience in building a vertically integrated farming business. Bravante Farm Capital has acquired over $175 million in agricultural assets, including citrus, grapes, stone fruit, and pistachios.

Before establishing his business, George spent a decade in the real estate private equity industry, serving as the President of Colony Advisors, Inc and the President of American Real Estate Group. With a background in accounting and his previous work at Ernst & Young, George brings a wealth of knowledge to the table.

Having raised over $120 million in private money, George is an excellent guest who brings a fresh look into the agriculture space. Tune in!

Key Takeaways:

  • The first thing you need as a new investor who wants to raise private money is to have a deal that would work.
  • Have the confidence to approach people and sell them your ideas.
  • On reputational capital
  • A walkthrough into the agricultural investing space
  • Acquiring $120 million in private money for agricultural farmland
  • On leveraging 45 to 50% and not over-leveraging
  • Take care of your private lenders and always tell the truth
  • Advice for new investors who want to invest private money

Connect with George:

Website: https://www.BravanteFarmCapital.com

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0:01 – Raising Private Money with Jay Conner

0:56 – Today’s Guest: George Bravante Jr.

2:46 – How George Bravante Gets Started In The Real Estate Business

5:22 – Best Advice For A New Real Estate Investor

7:50 – Jay’s Free Money Guide: https://www.JayConner.com/MoneyGuide

9:15 – Be Confident With Your Product

10:37 – Reputational Capital

11:54 – $120 Million In Farmland Thanks To Private Money!

18:59 – Safe Investment: 45-50% Leverage

25:30 – Tell The Truth

27:04 – What Advice Do You Have For Young Investors In Today’s Market?

28:45 – Say No To Retirement

31:06 – Connect With George Bravante: https://www.BravanteFarmCapital.com

The Unknown Real Estate Investment | Raising Private Money With Jay Conner


[00:00:00] Jay Conner: 

My guest today is here on raising private Money, he has raised 120 million in private money. So if you’re interested in private money in that world, you don’t wanna miss any of this. For the last 20 years, he has spent building a vertically integrated farming business. Now, you might not know what that is.

You’re gonna learn all about it. In the early 1990s, he started with a small vineyard and winery development in the Napa Valley of California. This initial taste of farming ignited his new passion for agriculture and investing in it. As I said in the past 20 years, David, this company is Bravante Farm Capital.

His company has required over 175 million. In agricultural assets, it includes the following, such as citrus, table grapes, wine grapes, stone fruit, and pistachios. Before founding Bravante Farm Capital, he spent 10 years as president of a real estate private equity company. And then prior to that, he was the president of American Real Estate Group, which he led the managed liquidation.

Listen to this 15 billion in real estate assets and that was the then-failed American Savings Bank. Since you are interested in private money, you don’t wanna miss a second of this episode. You’re going to meet my special guest George Bravante right after this.


If you are a real estate investor and are wondering how to raise and leverage private money to make more profit on every deal then you are in the right place on raising private money, we’ll speak with new end seasoned investors to dissect their deals and extract the best tips and strategies to help you get the money because the money comes first.

Now, here’s your host, Jay Conner.

[00:02:18] Jay Conner: 

Hello George, welcome to the show. I am so excited to have you. George, as we were talking before we launched the show, we have like really two audiences here on raising private money. We have all those real estate investors like myself and yourself that are interested in raising private money for their real estate deals because frankly, We don’t wanna be in the situation that I was in in 2009, I went to the local bank to get my deals funded.

I had been using the local bank for six years and I was cut off with no notice. So here in this world of private money, of course, we make the rules. Instead of asking for a mortgage, we’re offering a mortgage. So we wanna talk to those people. And then we also want to talk to part of my audience that.

Perhaps might be interested in being a private lender and just making passive investments, getting really high rates of return safely and securely. So I want to dig into your experience first, George, about how it is you started out raising private money for real estate. How did you start with private money?

How did you learn about it? How did you initially start raising private money?

[00:03:26] George Bravante Jr.: 

I had a little bit of money to start with because of the American Savings Transaction I had, I got a payout out of that. So I had a little bit of my own money. I, to me, went to people that I knew talked to them about how I’m investing side by side with them, and slowly started buying, smaller assets and just building a program.

And, to me, my secret to success is, I do what I say and I take care of my partner’s money better than my own. And that’s how it happened. People trust me, they, I’ve always come through for them. Mean not every deal’s been the best in the world. We win a lot more than we lose.

Even when things go bad, I hang in there and fight to the death to the end. And I just build a reputation if you want to do this kind of work and. It’s rewarding. It’s rewarding too. Having a following of people that trust you and look up to you as somebody they can invest in is a very gratifying kind of situation.

That’s how it started.

[00:04:20] Jay Conner: 

Absolutely. I can relate to that. When you just said something like really important, and that is, first of all, do what you say you’ll do. I tell people all the time, if you just do what you say you’ll do and you show up when you say you’re gonna show up, you just left the majority of the crowd in the dust, absolutely. Absolutely. And so you’re right. The reputation, building a reputation, et cetera. So let’s say that you’re talking with a brand-new real estate investor. For goodness’ sake. You’ve raised 120 million, that’s a large sum of money for most people. Of course, starting out to raise private money.

Can even think about it, my very first private lender started with $250,000 with me, was my first private lender all the way back in 2009. So for someone that’s never raised private money, they’re wanting to start what advice would you give them?

[00:05:19] George Bravante Jr.:  

I think the first thing they need to do is come up with a very well-thought-out program of what they’re gonna do if they get the money so that they have a plausible, transaction that you know is well underwritten.

So they have a deal that will work. First of all, you need a deal that you’re pretty certain is gonna, I wouldn’t try this. Stretching or the first deal I did, I mean it was a home run, and generally, everybody’s first deal’s a little better, seems like to me. The first thing is you need something you can sell to people and really have your heart into it and know and really have confidence is gonna work and the rest is a lot easier.

And then you have to have the confidence to, approach people and sell them on the idea. And you gotta have passion about what you’re doing. People sense passion, and if you’re passionate about what you’re doing and you’re committed to it the money will come.

It takes a while though. You’re not gonna raise a ton of money the first year. It is gonna take a while to build reputational capital and income with your investors. And, it just, it’ll happen. It just, you need to really be committed to it and know what you’re doing.

Have the time to do it Also. So if you’re starting out and you’re working on another job or something, you need to make sure you can actually fulfill your obligations as a general partner or owner.

[00:06:32] Jay Conner: 

You just said a bucket full of gold nuggets in a very short period of time. So just to re reiterate and unpack a little bit, what you said was, first of all, you said you gotta have your program together, right?

You gotta have your program together. What is it that you’re offering? Since we’re not asking for a mortgage, we’re offering a mortgage, we’re offering a. Program for people to invest in and I just wanna go ahead and do this George, before we get into your agricultural space, which actually I find fascinating.

So speaking of having, when you’re raising private money now, everything that I do in real estate primarily is single-family houses. So we call it one-offs like we have a private lender or a couple of private lenders that are funding a single-family house. They may have a repaired value of between $300,000 and $900,000 I tell people in your, see, in your world, you’re like raising large amounts of money for your fund, your capital fund for much larger deals.

So what I practice and what I teach in the single-family house space is to know your program. George, I want to go ahead and give this away to the audience right now. This is an ebook you can download. Seven Reasons Why Private Money Will Skyrocket. Your real estate business and help you build incredible wealth.

Here’s the deal, my friend. If you want private money, put yourself in the driver’s seat of your real estate investing business. Download this free guide, and this will teach you the program that you need, that George was just talking about, that you’re gonna share with people. You can download this money guide at www.JayConner.com/MoneyGuide. Again, that’s www.JayConner.com/MoneyGuide to getting on the fast track for private money. Another thing you said a moment ago, George was confidence. You said the word confidence and I couldn’t agree more. If a person is not confident in what they’re offering, what they’re teaching, then.

Who, if you’re not sold on yourself, who else is gonna be sold on you?

[00:08:45] George Bravante Jr.: 

Absolutely. There are there, there are the off chance people that have confidence that is totally worthless though too. We gotta be careful with those guys.

[00:08:54] Jay Conner: 

For sure. And so you said confidence and knowing your program and another word you said, I don’t know.

As I recall, another guest on my show, and I’ve had over 500 episodes, maybe 600 now when it comes to the, and so this is so important. I’m so glad you said this word. When it comes to attracting, I say attracting on purpose cause I’m not running around chasing, begging, selling, or trying to persuade. I’m just sharing what I am passionate about.

And that’s the word you use. Passionate, passionate. Being passionate about what you’re doing automatically attracts. People into what you’ve got going on. And then another phrase you said, you got so many nuggets here that we’re gonna put in the show notes. Another phrase you said that I love is, I think you said, and correct me if I’m wrong, you might, it might have been a different nuance to it.

Do you use the phrase reputational capital? And what does that mean?

[00:10:01] George Bravante Jr.: 

Reputation capital is, when you have a great reputation, it’s like money almost, right? It’s like capital. People want to get a piece of that action because they understand that their chances of making higher returns and doing better are with highly reputational people that have done it over and over again and been successful.

There are a lot of people who have the one-hit wonder, it’s something else to do for 25 years and consistently produce results. So that’s how I think about it, yeah.

[00:10:30] Jay Conner: 

I love that reputational. And so that’s another phrase, another nugget in the show notes.

I don’t think I’ve had another guest actually use that phrase, reputation. And you’re right. It’s like, What do you have more valuable than your reputation and your relationships?

[00:10:45] George Bravante Jr.: 

Nothing particularly

[00:10:48] Jay Conner: 

When it comes, so I really appreciate those phrases.

Alright, so let’s move on to what you are so passionate about. And boy, I bet you got a story on this. As I said, in the intro. All the way back in the early 1990s, you started with this small vineyard. You had a winery development in Napa Valley, and then that thing grows into all this stuff.

Pist. I never thought about pistachios being an asset, but it sounds like pistachios.

[00:11:21] George Bravante Jr.: 

Hey, pistachios are really good. They make a lot of money and they’re very valuable. Almonds and aren’t they used? They were the rage five years ago and they’re overproduced now. But the pistachio thing’s good right now, actually.

[00:11:33] Jay Conner: 

I tell you, my daddy, who turns 90 years old this year, by the way, My dad, that is his favorite thing at Christmas, and he didn’t wanna mess with shelling them. He just wants a bag that’s already shelled so he can go to town. So we wanna hear the story. Take us back to the beginning. How in the world did you get all passionate about the agricultural investing space?

And then we, for sure, want to hear about how people can get involved. But take us back to the beginning of this story.

[00:12:05] George Bravante Jr.: 

The winery thing was as a, at an offshoot kind of, when American savings ended and I asked, I made some money on that deal. We were my, I was getting married and my wife worked for Hal Barnett, a Barnett Vineyards in Napa Valley, and we went up there to deliver a document actually.

And I looked around and I said, wow, we should do this. And we bought a property like a week later. And we’ve had it for 30 years or more, and we make great Bordea style wines and a small deal, two, 2000 cases a year. We, we’ve done it together. Our kids are not involved in it, but they grew up inside of it.

Anyway, I didn’t, I, anybody like growing grapes in Napa Valley. It’s a wonderful place with, a beautiful climate. The climb is amazing. Everything’s great there. The food’s great. Then I was ba still in the private equity business. And we were in the mobile home industry buying and accumulating mobile home parks, and we had this crazy idea to get into the retailing side of selling mobile homes inside of our mobile home parks.

The biggest seller was in Visalia, California, where I still live today. So we were in Newport Beach, and we didn’t like it. Kobe Bryant lived on our street with some Russian oligarchs, just horrible. And just from a logistics point of view, security and crazy people are everywhere. There were only eight houses and it was like a freak show on this one little cul-de-sac we lived on.

And so anyway, we decided we’d go back to Napa. But we stopped in Visalia for a year and upon this, we bought this big retailer there of mobile homes and there was a great little school there called St. Paul’s School. And we stayed there for the school for the three young boys that we had. Three young sons that we had and the deal junkie that I am, that was when, this is like the, 19 97, 98 and the citrus thing was on his ass really bad.

It was just terrible. And I, I bought my first ranch, almost got it for free from a lender and I started seeing how much money this stuff makes the cash flow characteristics and I bought that ranch, I think for a thousand bucks, acres now we’re 35,000 an acre.

Nice. 20 some years later. And we bought another ranch. And another ranch. Then we bought cold storage and a packing house, a farming company, sales company. We got a table-grade deal and bought a big ranch system from a famous guy. And the thing I like, I just didn’t realize this, living around the growing season, it’s lucrative.

But you’re creating these beautiful assets and I’m a guy that could probably be happy doing anything, I’m, I’m as built that way. If it’s mine and I’m doing it, I’m all in Totally. Totally with it. And we’ve been doing it for a long time and I love doing it.

And I got a great, we have a th thousand people that probably work for us and we got 97% retention over 17 years. It is, it’s, we just have a great all-around program. Things are tougher today for they are for everybody. Rates are up. Inflation’s crazy. Our inputs are high.

The grocers are fighting us. You live around the growing season, it’s great. If you had a bad year last year, you might have the greatest year in the world this year. Every year you get a new, you get a new chance and we don’t lever these things too much.

It’s 50 45% leverage, 50% leverage. And even in the worst of times, people still buy oranges and grapes if that is 50, 50 cents a time, they go in, they buy half a pound of grapes for a dollar and, it’s a pretty safe environment. And. We’re struggling with cash flow a little bit now.

We’re still doing okay but the ranches are escalating in value tremendously with this inflation spike we’re in the middle of. So how I think about it is we make pretty good money every year, and then we’re getting pretty good appreciation every year on top of it. It’s a very safe place to be.

And, the other thing too is, we grow the amazing product. I love growing great products that people enjoy. It’s just part of my psyche, but I love that. And we, we ship Costco, Sam’s, Walmart, Kroger, you name it, we, we ship, 30, 40% over to Asia, we are we’re in a higher kind of, echelon of quality.

We farm harder. For investors, in our program, we don’t do, we’re focused on a little area around Fresno where the water’s amazing. The soil’s amazing. The microclimate is amazing. We’re not due, to a tremendous amount of transactions. Cause it’s hard to find what I want.

But, our minimum invests 25 k. And it’s not a huge commitment to do it. It’s all equity. I’m a limited partner alongside everybody else. I’m the GP too, but I invest 10, 20% in every deal. So it’s a like a family investing deal almost. The people. That investment will be 25 years ago are like family now, they sure bitching and moaning me like they’re family anyway.

So they’re very confident very confident with me, yeah.

[00:16:42] Jay Conner: 

I can relate to what you just said. I’ve got right now I have 47 and I’m sure you have more, but I have 47 private lenders, investors that invest in our deals and. Over 90% of ’em have been with us for more than 10 years.

Yep. That’s a long time. And they never want their money back. They never want their money back. They just want to keep, it because where else are they going to get, a nice rate of return as they get with us? Now you said something in passing that I don’t want the audience to miss.

So I’m gonna repeat it. You said your leverage is only about 45 to 50%. So let’s make sure everybody understands what you just said and why this makes this a very conservative investment for your investor. So explain what you mean to say to the novice investor that wants to get started and invest with you.

What’s 45 to 50% leverage and why is that so safe? You and I know.

[00:17:44] George Bravante Jr.: 

We just closed the transaction. We just did. It was 4 million in equity and 2.9 million in debt. That’s to capitalize on the deal. But 155 acres, table grapes, and citrus. And the citrus was cara navels.

Mandarins like to go to the cutie brand and then some lemons. So lo small loans, you can cover those even in tough times. I intentionally do all of the things I own, I’ve never levered up. I have very low leverage because I don’t want to be a risk of losing an asset, which I’ve never done before, ever.

My whole life has been this way. So the age thing, we just wanna, you could, we could have borrowed another 20, 30% if we wanted to, I could get that. We, the banks would give me the money, but I wanna make sure and we’re still projecting. I think a 17 IRA, which means 17% of your money for the 10 years after we have the reversionary value at the end.

It’s a pretty high return, and the very safe chance of losing your money is really difficult. Isn’t, we don’t, we’ve never done it before and I don’t plan on doing it anytime soon. We could get a higher return if we wanted to lever it up more, but I’m content with how it is.

[00:18:52] Jay Conner: 

And I’m so glad you shared that. Same way for me. I’ve been blessed. In the deals that we do, we’ve rehabbed about 400 Fixed and flipped or bought and held about 475 houses here in Eastern North Carolina and have every deal worked out the way I thought it might. No. In fact, none of them do.

They either make a little less or they make more, or they make a lot less, or they make a lot more. But here’s one thing I can say, and you just said it as well, George, and that is not one of my private lenders has not received. Every penny that they were expecting to receive. And that goes back to what you said at the beginning of the show.

Do what you say you’ll do. You better know what you’re doing, know your program keep your reputation clean. And of course, you do that by doing what you say you’ll do. But they, and what we’re talking about now is not over-leveraging the property. Nothing would make me more upset and it’s never happened.

I started borrowing private money in 2009, so I don’t go back as far as you do, but I started in 2009 and it’s just very important to me that our private lenders, when you said this at the beginning of the, so you said you’re more concerned and you take better care of your private lenders and investors money than you do your own.

[00:20:08] George Bravante Jr.: 

Yeah. My wife’s always mad about that. It’s and we do fine. But I’m very keen. My, I grew up a poor kid in Jersey, and now my dad was a mailman. The idea of losing somebody who would give me the opportunity would give me their money.

I cannot lose that money. I can, I’ve gotta make the return for them. I just, I’m 64 years old and I’m still scared to death about it. I just can’t do it. I just, and I think that’s, I could have done a lot more, I could have been bigger, I could have done a lot of stuff, but that is a guiding light for me.

You know what I mean? I just can’t do it. And I do have the confidence to, take risks and buy things. And in the last deal we did the 4 million bucks, 3 million of our people, I know somehow some way that is, some are more important to me than others obviously.

Cause I know some a lot better. But it does take. They say in Jersey balls to take people’s money and invest it in things because it’s always uncertain. I, I believe, I, it just always seems to work out if you work hard enough and you do the right job and, take advantage.

It always has worked out, but it’s still, it’s a little unnerving moment of truth for me. You know what I mean? I wanna, I just can’t have a bad deal. I just can’t, I just, it makes me crazy to even think about it. It’s outta your control sometimes. It’s, I’ll tell you, I’ll tell you a great story about this though.

Years ago I bought this really great portfolio table, grapes, and the best land in the world probably for growing anything. And we did really well. We returned almost all the equity in the first four years I think. And then Donald Trump put the tariffs on and that blew up the great business because the 30% we sent to China, Was pushed back on the domestic market, right?

So unforeseen consequences just happened, right? So when that happened, the great thing just imploded. The prices went way down. We lost money first time ever. I, in a situation like this. And anyway, so I needed to make a capital call, which I’d never done before. I’ve just never had to. And my other, one of my other partners, not in this deal, but they’re like, Hey, these guys are gonna tar and feather you.

You’re finished. They’re never gonna give you a dime. This thing’s gone. And, I just called everybody and said, Hey, listen, I’m really sorry, we’ve done really well on this. I’m still beli a believer in it, and I’ll buy anybody out that doesn’t, that needs, that wants to get out.

But I really think you should, people should stay in the winter property. And, and I don’t know what to say other than that. And every single person re-upped in the middle of a crisis basically. And I believe that was because they trust me to do the right thing for them.

And, and they didn’t wanna disappoint me either, they, I’ve worked so hard on it, they just, and we’re coming out of it and we’re doing fine, but you know what I mean? It was, for me, it was like a very, like heart, I don’t know the word heartfelt moment almost, that people, stepped up and did, because I couldn’t do it all myself.

Sure. And anyway, it was a, it was really a cool moment. The moment for me though.

[00:22:59] Jay Conner: 

There are a couple of big lessons and a couple of big takeaways from what you just shared in that story. Number one is you didn’t go bury your head in a hole and hide from the problem, which, unfortunately, some people would.

Number two, you were totally upfront and truthful. And how about this word communicated with your investors and

[00:23:28] Jay Conner: 

Number two, you were totally upfront and truthful. And how about this word communicated with your investors and lenders instead of just trying to go over here and hide somewhere, and Hope that everything’s gonna get better? And a big lesson right there is to communicate, communicate, and tell the truth.

You just can never argue. You just can’t beat telling the truth.

[00:23:44] George Bravante Jr.:  

It’s pretty unforgiving when you don’t, so That’s right.

[00:23:48] Jay Conner: 

That’s right. Now Robbie Swindell is joining us here on the show. He says that he has a home in Napa Valley. Do you still invest there and you do? You said you do, Robbie.

[00:24:00] George Bravante Jr.: 

Oh, no. We don’t, we can’t afford anything anymore. We can’t afford anything there now. It’s like crazy. So where are you invested now? We’re investing in just the Central Valley here in Central Valley by Fresno, California. 

[00:24:12] Jay Conner: 

There you go. Awesome. Robbie says he is invested in a winery before his grandfather worked for Robert Mondavi.

And he loves your example. You just gave a reputation on capital. But Robbie has a question, and his question is, and this is a very broad question so you can answer it. Whatever way you like. And that is, Robbie says, what advice do you have for young investors in today’s market?

[00:24:37] George Bravante Jr.: 

My, I have three sons, 20, 29, 27, and 25, and I hang around with them and they’re friends.

They’re all well-educated kids and doing pretty well. And, my only advice is to do something in real assets and get started now. Don’t wait. And what I mean by that is, buy a freaking, duplex, buy a rental home, buy something, and get started. I, you know what, I, we, my wife and I got married.

She was an apartment broker and pretty good at it. And we had this thing, we were gonna buy an apartment complex every year, and we didn’t do that. We want some, but we didn’t do that. We got, we, we got sideways in doing a lot bigger deals with these bigger companies. Where we were more like investors in private equity kind of thing.

I look back on that, I tell kids today and say, listen, buy a rental house every year for the next 25 years and you’ll be a happy guy or woman. So that’s what I would say, get started. Get, if you can’t do it yourself, get five friends to do it with you. Buy the first property and get going because that’s, the first one’s the hardest.

And once you see how it works, you’ll wanna do more and you’ll get smarter and better. And get ready to roll your sleeves up and do some work too, because when a water heater breaks, you gotta get over there and make sure it gets done and fixed or whatever. So

[00:25:56] Jay Conner: 

I love it. George, by the way, George you shared as part of your background story, and I didn’t mention it at the time, but I will now, by the way.

You were mentioning that you were interested in mobile home parks back in the day and retailing of mobile homes. You probably don’t know this, but my father, Wallace Conner, who turns 90 years old later this year he’s still got three developments going, that he’s negotiating it, negotiating.

Right now he’s building out a 375 single-family house development. His company, counter Corporation, was the largest retailer of mobile homes, and manufactured homes in the nation up until 19. He was at the top from 1983 to 1988. And then, unfortunately, the majority of all the consumer finance for mobile homes went away.

And so that’s when I grew up in the housing business with my dad. Yeah. In mobile homes and manufactured housing. But I knew if I ever got out that, I wanted to get into single-family houses, but, I’m 62 years old. My dad turns 90, and I pray I’ll have half the energy he does when I’m turning 90 years old.

[00:27:04] George Bravante Jr.: 

My, dad’s 95 now and it’s unbelievable. He’s slowing down a little bit, but he’s still so healthy. It’s ridiculous. Yeah,

[00:27:13] Jay Conner: 

I believe that reminds me of an article here in Raleigh, North Carolina. The main newspaper for the whole state is the News and Observer. We call it the News and Disturber.

Anyway, there was an article on this father and son that still had this pretty large realty company in Raleigh, and the father was 93. The son was in his sixties, and the son is asking his dad, When can we retire?

[00:27:44] George Bravante Jr.: 

My youngest went to Chapel Hill.

[00:27:48] Jay Conner: 

Love it. Here’s the deal. People ask people I’m starting to get to the age of George. When I say, Jay, are you thinking about retiring? I’m going to retire. What is that? What would I do? I don’t watch tv. I don’t play golf. You know this, I don’t even think of this as work, George.

[00:28:06] George Bravante Jr.: 

This is just what I do, right? I’m the same way. I agree with you. That’s just what we do. That’s what we do. 

[00:28:15] Jay Conner: 

George, what an inspiration you are here on the show. Thank you so much for joining me. Final words and then one more time, how people can learn how to invest with you.

[00:28:24] George Bravante Jr.: 

We have this on our website, www.BravateFarmCapital.com We, have built it to be an educational vehicle for people that don’t know anything about agriculture. Or investing in agriculture. So if you go to that website and you just sign up, you’ll get, you can, everything we do and we’re always videoing we’re picking or pruning or irrigating or, it’s a good way to learn about it.

Even if you don’t wanna invest in it. It’s a great way to learn about it. There are a lot of videos there explaining in detail, how for instance, we pick oranges into a bin. It tells you the dimensions of the bin and how much it weighs and how much, just all this minutia. It’s simple stuff, but it gives you a real understanding and a lot of videos on how it works.

And then as we move forward, we’re only gonna do one or two or three deals a year probably. So if you like it and you study it, and you want to be involved, you’ll, if you sign up for our website you’ll get a notice that we’re. Raising money for what you can look at it, some you’re interested in or not.

But anyway, we have a family of investors and a family of noninvestors who just follow us and, we have a website we sell, we set, we ship oranges nationwide in the season and all kinds of stuff. So it’d be. It’d be a fun thing to, follow and if somebody really wants to get involved in it, they come visit us here in the seat and see it up close and personal, how it works.

They really wanna do it or not? So anyway, it’s a simple deal, we’re user-friendly in a big way. So anyway, so ponti farm capital.com is a great way to learn about what we do and see if you want to be part of what we do. 

[00:29:59] Jay Conner: 

That’s wonderful. I’m not gonna call his last name, but Thomas just said, I’m all in.

He’s been buying Timberland for a Better America. He wants to come home with George now. So there you go. Thomas will be checking you out. So visit George and his team at www.Bravantefarmcapital.com. That’s www.BravanteFarmCapital.com. And of course, you’ll see that in the show notes.

George, God bless you.

[00:30:29] George Bravante Jr.: 

Thank you so much, brother. And also tell everybody to come to Napa Valley and come to Bravante Vineyards. We need all the guests we can get. 

[00:30:44] Jay Conner: 

There you go. Awesome. Thank you, George. 

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