Leadership Team

  • The General Partner, BambooBoss Growth Partners LLC, was established in 2023 by Steven Zoernack, who worked at Bear Stearns’ New York headquarters.
  • Steven Zoernack is a dedicated and passionate entrepreneur with over 30 years experience originating, underwriting, valuing and closing agricultural properties as large as 14,000 acre farms with values as high as $50 million throughout the United States from the appraising and lending side. He served as Global Sector Head, Fund Head and on Management and Investment Committees from April 2008 to 2015 tenures at EquityStar.
  • Proactive long standing relationships with global operating partners and a 350+ executive network of high and ultra high net worth individuals.

Sector Focus

  • BambooBoss Growth Partners is changing the agricultural landscape of Florida to a more sustainable, eco-friendly and profitable one by acquiring large tract underperforming and undervalued citrus groves and other fertile land and converting them into sustainable commercial bamboo plantations that can produce revenues of 5x what citrus can.
  • Focus is specifically on acquiring agricultural real estate, growing, managing, harvesting, marketing and selling bamboo. Large tract Central Florida land value appreciation is a secondary focus.
  • Bamboo is one of the most promising and versatile sustainable crops of the future. With its rapid growth, minimal water and pesticide requirements, and a wide range of potential uses, bamboo has the potential to revolutionize the agricultural industry in Florida and contribute to a more sustainable future for the state and the nation.

Strategy

  • Attractive and Disruptive opportunity to acquire, modernize and convert underperforming and undervalued citrus properties to profitable and in demand commercial bamboo plantations.
  • Potential of 5 times or more property value add appreciation over 4-7 years as citrus generates $2,000 per acre on average, whereas commercial bamboo plantations can earn $10,000 per acre and more.
  • Proprietary ecosystem of long-standing agricultural property valuation experience with operating executives provides privileged access to off-market opportunities and proprietary sector insights
  • Apply sophisticated value creation resources and practices to the agricultural Market

Partnership

  • Founder and team committed to run all operations at the highest level
  • Each fund size is $20MM
  • Pursuing a consistent strategy of value add investments refined over 30 years
  • Targeting underperforming citrus groves with infrastructure such as irrigation, wells, roads, and drainage in place
  • Expected to have significant co-investment opportunities throughout the life of the Partnership

Team Overview

Long-tenured and cohesive team members sharing profitability goals

Our Culture

  • Transparent, low-ego operating style that seeks to promote active engagement and decision-making
  • Flat-structured, entrepreneurial team of high-performing professionals adhering to our core principles of due diligence and value creation
  • Firm-wide commitment to equity, inclusion, and community service

Steven Zoernack
Founding Partner

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Agronomist

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Harvesting Manager

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Administrator

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Acquisitions

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Financial

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Farm Manager

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Botanist

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Environmental

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Legal

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Marketing and Sales

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Financial

  • Founder with over 30 years of combined experience in commercial and agricultural real estate valuation and financing, fund management, and >50 distinct investments
  • Operating Team has complementary and relevant experience managing target markets
  • Team-first, collaborative approach with a history of agriculture valuation, management and financing
  • Proven investment approach and value creation playbook
  • Partners to management – team-oriented mindset
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