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The Hold Strategy would entail holding a property for investment purposes. If the Hold Strategy were to be selected, the manager of the issuer making the offering (the “Manager”) would engage a listing agent and take the necessary steps to have the property offered for sale at a time assumed by the Manager as optimal for such sale to occur. If the intent of potential purchasers of the property would be to conduct mining operations there, the price at which the Manager could sell the property would be highly dependent on the market for granite dimension stone at that time. Gains, if any, realized via a future sale of the property would be expected to fall under long term capital gains treatment for tax purposes. There can be no assurance that the value of the property would not decrease over time, or that the Manager would be able to time the market to maximize the proceeds from the sale of the property.
The Development Strategy would entail conducting mining operations on a property, specifically to extract granite dimension stone from the property. The Manager believes that the property is well suited for use as a dimension stone quarry and for some granite aggregate production. Approximately 8.4 million cubic feet of stone could be removed from a quarry on the property over 25 years as stated in the report “Exploration and Evaluation of Dimension Stone Resources,” issued by the geology firm Patterson Exploration Services of Sanford, North Carolina. In his Resource Valuation Report evaluating a potential dimension stone quarry on any of the properties held by Land Investors in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, geologist Dr. Richard C. Capps of Capps Geoscience, LLC estimates that a granite dimension stone and aggregate mining operation on any one of the properties would support a net present value of approximately $22,300,000.
The Conservation Strategy would entail a property being encumbered by a conservation easement that would be donated to a qualified land trust that has already agreed to accept the property. A conservation easement is the granting by a landowner to a land trust or government agency the right to permanently limit the use of a tract of land in order to protect its conservation values. Landowners retain many of their rights, including the right to continue to own and utilize the land for activities that do not alter the character of the land, such as hunting, fishing, or other recreational activities. Landowners additionally retain the right to sell the tract, or pass it on to their heirs, but the Conservation Easement on the tract will continue in perpetuity. Per the National Conservation Easement database, 146,236 conservation easements have been placed protecting 25,692,063 acres of private land in the United States.
How Does A Property Qualify? Per the Internal Revenue Code – Section 170(h)(4)(A)(iii), it must fulfill at least one of four conservation values:
» Preservation of land for outdoor recreation by, or for the education of, the general public
» Protection of a relatively natural habitat of fish, wildlife, plants, or similar ecosystem
» Preservation of open space (including farmland and forest land), and/or
» Preservation of a historically important land area or certified historic structure
All properties that have been conserved by Land Investors, LLC satisfy this requirement as certified by a Qualified Land Trust in the respective Baseline Documentation Reports regarding the properties.
The Development Option within a multi-option real estate program must be judged to be viable and highly specific. However, there is an additional aspect of these programs that receives a great deal of attention as well, and that is the quality of the appraisal on the property associated with a particular program offering. Land Investors engages the services of only Qualified Appraisers as defined by the IRS to perform appraisals on any of our properties. We additionally engage other experts both prior to and following an appraisal being created.