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A large number of currently available impact investment products are lazy versions of what we believe the market actually wants to see.

Coffee As An Investment: Where to Allocate Capital in a Record-Setting Coffee Market

Global coffee prices have surged 55% throughout 2021. The global coffee supply chain in general is being tested in a manner that hasn’t been commonplace in the past. Where is the opportunity as an investor in the coffee sector?

Farmland Investments Remain #1 Choice for Inflation Hedge Amongst Wealthy Investors

One of GCC's coffee farmers smiling for the camera on Guadalajara, one of GCC's farms. March 2020.

For the first time in over a decade, inflation rates in the U.S. economy surpassed 5% for May through August of 2021.  As supply-chain troubles, post-lockdown demand surges, skyrocketing commodity prices, and increased federal spending continue, economists around the world are sounding the alarm bells that inflation will likely accelerate throughout the end of 2021.… Continue reading Farmland Investments Remain #1 Choice for Inflation Hedge Amongst Wealthy Investors

What Would The Green Coffee Company Look Like as a Public Company?

The Green Coffee Company, a Legacy Group portfolio company, is targeting an initial public offering in 2025. This is what that could mean for GCC investors, investors in what will be the #1 producer of coffee in Colombia, the world´s third largest coffee-producing country.

Jesus Reyes

Vice President, Capital Raising

Economist by trade, spent 15 years working for HSBC in a multitude of capacities in its Private Wealth, Credit Risk Management and Investment Banking divisions. Furthermore, Jesus worked for the bank in multiple countries. Prior to leaving HSBC, Jesus was the Global Account Owner of the bank’s relationship with the world’s largest accounting and consulting firms.


Upon leaving Wall Street, Jesus joined a boutique Medical Group in Beverly Hills, as CEO, with the primary goal of leading the team through a process of corporate transformation from a small enterprise to a corporation able to navigate the terrain of bringing in Private Investors and expand into new markets: New York, Orange County, Chicago and San Diego.


In addition to extensive professional experience, Jesus holds degrees in Economics (BA – St Mary’s University, and MA – Fordham University) and Finance (MS – University of Rochester).

DUSTIN BALDWIN

Vice President, Business Development

After multiple combat tours with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Florida, Dustin took a position in corporate finance with Lockheed Martin, followed shortly by obtaining his Series 7 and 66 certifications as a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones. Looking for an opportunity to implement his leadership earned in the Marine Corps and entrepreneurial desire, Dustin decided to leave the corporate environment and joined a family-owned private prisoner transportation start-up, while also investing in real estate. Over the next several years, Dustin became a partner in the company, moved into the role of Executive Director and helped grow the company through strategic relationships, winning large government contracts, and helping foster several mergers, ultimately getting the business to a successful sale. After obtaining his MBA in Real Estate from Florida State University in 2020, Dustin continued to invest in real estate, taking a specific interest in land acquisition and development to create equity and cash flow opportunities. Additionally, he was involved with several start-ups and became one of the largest investors in The Green Coffee Company, a Legacy Group portfolio company. After getting boots-on-the-ground with his Green Coffee Company investment in Colombia, Dustin saw an opportunity to become more than just a passive shareholder and joined Legacy Group as the VP of Business Development in June 2022.

 

Dustin has earned a reputation for his genuine leadership style, adaptive problem-solving skills, ability to forge authentic relationships, and being a fast-moving action-taker across multiple industries. His fluidity and adaptive results-oriented mindset makes Dustin an excellent addition to Legacy Group as our VP of Business Development.

 

Dustin lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with his wife Jenny and their German Shepherd, Kimber. Going on 18-years in the USMC, Dustin will retire after 20 years and continue to focus on adding value to Legacy Group Stakeholders.