Kirk Beaubien, Managing Director - Head of U.S. Real Estate
As Managing Director and Head of U.S. Real Estate, Kirk Beaubien is responsible for management of the day-to-day activities of Summit Ag Fund and its related entities. Prior to his current role, he served as an acquisition manager at Principal Real Estate Investors, where he was responsible for acquisitions/dispositions of commercial real estate properties in the state of California. He has also worked in the Cedar Rapids branch of U.S. Bank, serving as a portfolio manager in its commercial real estate group. He is a native of Denison, Iowa, and received bachelor’s degrees in both finance and real estate from the University of Northern Iowa, and a MBA with emphasis in finance from the University of Nebraska.
Joel Waskow, Accredited Farm Manager, Real Estate Broker IA, MN
Joel joined the Summit team in 2014 and as an Accredited Farm Manager (AFM). His primary duty is professional farm management, which he had been doing successfully for four years with Hertz Farm Management, Inc., serving clients in the central Iowa region. Joel grew up on a family farm in Northeast Iowa, near Dunkerton. He received a degree in agricultural business and a minor in agronomy from Iowa State University. Joel is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFRMA.) He serves landowners and farm operators in our southern and eastern regions.
Ryan Roetman, Accredited Farm Manager, Real Estate Broker IA, MN, SD, NE
Ryan brings a blend of knowledge and experience to the Summit Ag Management Team. He is an Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) who has been professionally managing farms for over seven years. Ryan received a degree in management and finance from Iowa State University prior to accepting a position as a professional farm manager and real estate salesperson with Hertz Farm Management, Inc. While working out of the Hertz Humboldt office, Ryan managed and sold farm properties in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. Recently, he was the lead farm manager for the investment and trust department at American State Bank in Sioux Center, Iowa. He resides near Hospers, Iowa, where he participates in his family row-crop operation. Ryan is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFRMA) as well as other community groups. Ryan works with producers and property owners in our northern and western regions.