Mr. Bieze joined Homestead Capital in January 2021 as a Senior Associate focused on the sourcing, acquisition, and management of Homestead’s permanent crop investments. Prior to Homestead, Jacob was a member of the investment team at Agriculture Capital, where he focused on the acquisition of farmland and processing assets in the citrus, blueberry, and table grape sectors. Jacob previously served as an associate at Saw Mill Capital, a middle market private equity firm based in Briarcliff Manor, NY, and began his career as a mergers and acquisitions analyst in the Diversified Industrials Group at Piper Sandler. Outside of work, Jacob is involved in the management of Bieze Vineyard, a family-owned property producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for high-end wineries in the Willamette Valley. Jacob earned a B.A. in Political Science from Duke University.