Frank is Vice President of Investments at Agriculture Capital, initiating, leading and executing the firm’s various investment activities. Frank is also involved with general portfolio strategy development, and supports the operations, investor relations, and sustainability teams to execute on the firm’s strategic and stewardship goals.
Frank brings to Agriculture Capital over 12 years of institutional-grade investment and transactional expertise focused on commercial real estate, permanent crop agriculture, industrial operations and manufacturing, and sustainability and conservation. Prior to Agriculture Capital, Frank was Director of Real Estate and General Counsel at Stimson Lumber Company, one of the longest-operating multi-generational businesses in the United States with a multi-billion dollar portfolio of manufacturing, natural resources, and sustainably-managed timberland assets. During his time at Stimson, Frank initiated and managed various projects that resulted in conservation over 200,000 acres of natural habitat; assisted in managing a portfolio of nearly 1 million acres of forestland for near-and-long-term value creation; and structured and managed a variety of complex multi-party transactions involving private equity firms and pension companies. As general counsel, Frank also managed all legal matters for the various companies within the portfolio.
Frank believes life is a team sport, and thrives on the concept of the win-win.
Frank was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil before moving to the United States and is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian. Frank and his wife live in Portland, Oregon and recently welcomed their son to the family. In his free time, Frank enjoys golfing, fly fishing, traveling and cooking with family.
Frank studied Business Administration and International Studies from the University of Southern California, and obtained his JD from Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law (licensed in CA, OR, WA, District of Columbia).