As the Salm-Salm family, we have owned land for generations with reliable returns. Based on our expertise we acquire and manage land for our clients. We pay particular attention to property protection and the responsibility towards people, nature and creation.

As an asset manager, we aim to be the leading address in Europe for global investments in farmland and forestry.

For centuries

Real Estate Investment with stable value

Salm-Salm & Partner offers institutional and private investors the opportunity to invest globally in farming and forestry operations through funds or direct investments. Our target markets are the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

Our activities are based on over 800 years of experience in the Salm family business. In the field of agriculture and forestry we offer our clients a full asset management package including search, valuation, purchase, long-term and sustainable management and, if necessary, sale of forests and operations. Our service complemented by customer-specific reporting.

Customized to your needs

Our range of services

Global Forestry: Funds

Pooling capital to acquire a globally diversified forest portfolio in the world's strongest timber markets.



Global Forestry: Direct Investment

Individual mandates for investment in forest adapted to the wishes and return requirements of the client.



Global Farmland: Direct Investment

Individual mandates for investment in agriculture adapted to the wishes and return requirements of the client.




Timberland significantly strengthens a portfolio, especially in the medium and long-term. The growing world population and therefore the need for housing are continuously increasing the demand for lumber. Lumber is an optimal substitute for energy-intensive building materials such as steel or concrete. In addition, lumber serves as a raw material for numerous other products such as furniture, paper or tissue. Land offers additional diversification, very low correlations to other main asset classes and high inflation protection. Above all, forests are green, CO2-neutral and provide a sustainable investment. Therefore, in many regions of the world, forests are an integral part of the capital investment of institutional investors and families.

Our goal is always to generate stable returns for our clients through a sustainable and responsible treatment of the nature entrusted to us. We only acquire forests of the highest quality and pay great attention to a professional site-adapted management.


In the same context of a growing world population, farmland offers an attractive long-term investment. Global population growth is increasing the demand for food products, while at the same time the constant sealing of land is reducing the amount of farmland available. Like an investment in forests, an investment in farmland combines the benefits of a tangible asset with annual cash flows from agricultural cultivation. Farmland as an asset class is also characterized by a low correlation to conventional asset classes such as equities or bonds, secure inflation protection and an attractive risk-return profile.

Salm-Salm & Partner is specialized in investing in arable farms. Depending on the region and size of the investment, the farms are either self-managed or leased. In all cases, we aim to increase the value and profitability of the land as well as to develop alternative sources of income through our sustainable management. Therefore, generating wind and solar power plays a particularly important role.

Target regions

When investing in forests and farmland, Salm-Salm & Partner follows a strict investment guideline based on decades of experience with land ownership. Selection criteria include legal certainty, the market environment, biological growing conditions, infrastructure and industry standards. At Salm-Salm & Partner, our land and forestry activities cover the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Central and Northern Europe. Salm-Salm & Partner is represented in the target regions with offices in the USA, New Zealand and Germany. Salm-Salm & Partner manages the agricultural and forestry operations through its regional offices on behalf of its clients.


Forests provide many ecosystem services to our society. In times of climate change, carbon storage service plays a particularly significant role.

To preserve this important ecosystem, a joint venture of Salm-Salm & Partner and FORLIANCE applied the tools and methodologies from the voluntary international carbon market to remunerate verified storage.  This way high quality and scalable forest climate protection projects are developed to jointly shape the multi-generational task of forest transition.

ESG and sustainability

The concept of sustainable management is over 300 years old and originates from cultivating forests. Through a multi-generational management approach, the Salm-Salm family has owned land for over 800 years. Based on this expertise, we at Salm-Salm & Partner acquire and manage land for our clients today. We pay particular attention to property protection and the responsibility towards people, nature and creation. The principle of never taking more from nature than it naturally produces always applies. All forestry and agricultural operations are certified. As part of the operational management, the local population is involved in the long-term decisions to strengthen the rural area and fulfill the responsibility as landowners. This investment approach is anchored in Salm-Salm & Partner ESG and sustainability guidelines.


Atlanta (USA) – Wallhausen (GER) – Waverly (NZ)

Our offices