Chris Rawley founded Harvest Returns in the fall of 2016 with the intention of providing farmers with flexible, responsive funding sources by connecting them to investors. His passion for bringing more people closer to the producers of their food is reflected in the company’s motto of “Democratizing Investments in Agriculture.” He is the fund manager of the company’s Sustainable Agriculture Opportunity Zone Fund.
Rawley is a native of Dallas, Texas and currently resides in Fort Worth. After several years as an active duty naval officer, his interest in real asset investing began as a property manager with Jones Lang LaSalle, running a $100 million commercial portfolio in Dallas. Subsequent to that position, he held corporate management roles in Electronic Data Systems and L-3 Communications and served as a defense consultant at United States Special Operations Command with Blackbird Technologies. He has invested in residential and commercial real estate, including income-producing agriculture, for more than twenty years.
Rawley is a Captain in the United States Navy Reserve having served in Afghanistan, Iraq, throughout Africa, the Persian Gulf, and Western Pacific.