Stephen Hohenrieder is an entrepreneurial private equity investor who has combined his investment and operating experience, education, and interest in agriculture to deploy capital along the value chain of our food system and build a profitable, more regenerative model for managing land, producing healthy food, and connecting people to both.
Hohenrieder is a general partner at Farmland LP, a real estate private equity firm that acquires large-scale, conventional agricultural lands and infrastructure with the intent of transitioning the assets to more organic and regenerative farming methods. He is responsible for acquisitions, portfolio management, and strategy for Farmland LP and its sponsored funds. Hohenrieder is also an advisor to Prather Ranch, a vertically integrated land and beef company, and Food System 6, an accelerator that targets the food system value chain.
He was previously a partner and managing director at Bio-Logical Capital where he had broad responsibility for strategy, operations, deal origination, and fundraising. Hohenrieder co-founded and was a managing partner of Featherstone Holdings, a firm that advises family offices making direct investments in private equity and real assets. Prior to Featherstone, he served as COO and interim CEO of Lustre-Cal Corporation and was a co-founder of Watermark Labels. Hohenrieder founded the wealth and asset management businesses at ThinkEquity Partners, where he profitably built them from concept to more than a billion dollars of assets in two and a half years when ThinkEquity was sold to Panmure Gordon. He began his career with Montgomery Securities/Bank of America where he spent nine years investing on behalf of family offices, foundations, and their related entities. He graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Agribusiness.