Posts Tagged ‘environmental conservation’

Arapahoe County makes its biggest ever open-space purchase

January 17th, 2011

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Arapahoe County last month purchased 2,800 acress of open space, the largest acquisition ever under the county’s open-space program. 

The county paid $2.69M for the Bradbury Bijou Creek Ranch, a family cattle grazing operation near Byers since 1958.

The land, about 50 miles east of Denver is bordered by 12,000 acres of conserved lands, including the West Bijou Conservation Easement to the east and Plains Conservation Center to the south. 

Check out the full article at http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_17053073

Environmentally-Friendly Ranch Real Estate Investment

July 20th, 2009

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The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford’s Said Business School has published an excellent article entitled “Blended Value Investing: Innovations in Real Estate.”

This article defines Blended Value Investing as investment that focuses not only on meeting defined financial return targets, but on preserving and creating ecological conservation value as well.  The paper focuses specifically on Blended Value Investing in real estate, and begins by listing the vehicles available to invest in such properties.  These vehicles are niche-individual deals, funds, and a marketplace.  Since much ecological and conservation-based real estate investment involves large tracts of land that trade infrequently, niche deals and funds provide the best way to access this kind of investment.

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