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Timberland Investments for Professionals

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Join experienced practitioners and instructors of forest finance for this 2-day workshop. Participants will analyze the fundamentals of timberland investing, including: global trends in the asset class, market development in ecological services, risk assessment and management, and more.

Experienced managers of timberland investment management organizations, attorneys, and Duke instructors describe and analyze the global opportunity set of investments, trends, alternative strategies and tactics, timber-market fundamentals, the development of markets in ecological services, financial reporting and tax considerations, risk management, and financial criteria for assessing alternatives—all in a case format. Course will include a topical panel discussion with professionals.

Day 1 – Timberland Investment Fundamentals Classroom Sessions

  • Opportunity set of global timberland investment opportunities
  • Key forest-products sector trends
  • Why include timberland in an investment portfolio?
  • Players in the timberland marketplace, with a focus on TIMO’s and Timber REIT’s
  • Investment-fund structuring
  • Income opportunities beyond timber sales: Ecological services
  • Criteria for assessing timberland-investment opportunities

Day 2 – Assessing individual properties and timberland portfolios

Classroom sessions may include:

  • Structuring working-forest conservation easements
  • How to value timberland
  • Undertaking due diligence on a prospective timberland-investment opportunity
  • Risks and risk management
  • Constructing a timberland portfolio: Strategy and tactics

Who should attend

Timberland-investment professionals in developmental stages of their careers and forestry, accounting, legal, and conservation professionals who interact with them; investment analysts, portfolio managers, financial planners, and trust officers who make decisions regarding timberland assets; and public-policy officials who desire to better understand institutional timberland managers.

Experts

Mr. Stansell oversees investments and operations, implements investment strategy and chairs the Management Committee and the Investment Committee. Prior to his current role he served as the Senior Vice President of Investments with primarily responsibilities related to timberland acquisitions. B...
After a long career in the forestry consulting and land management business, I retired at the end of 2018. I am currently open to short term temporary opportunities in different areas (in or out of forestry) where my analytical skills would fit. I plan to be very selective in this process, as I a...
Dr. Clutter is responsible for operations and investment strategy supporting Forest Investment Associates’ (FIA) interests in timberland investment and management in North America. He serves on FIA’s Executive and Investment Committees. Before returning to the private sector with FIA, Mike was th...
Scott R. Jones is Independent Director of the Company. he is a director of company since 2014. Mr. Jones has been President of forest investment firm Forest Capital Partners since 2000. Prior to joining Forest Capital Partners, he was President and Chief Executive Officer at Timberland Growth Cor...
Dr. Finkral’s primary responsibility is advising the TFG regional forestry staff and TFG’s forest management consultants on silvicultural and forest management planning issues. In addition, Alex manages research efforts aimed at improving forest management practices on TFG-owned properties. Dr. ...
Based in Chapel Hill, NC, Brian Dangler is the Director of The Conservation Fund’s Working Forest Fund, where he directs the Fund’s sustainably managed forest operations and leads the strategy, financing and design of its growing portfolio of conservation-based timberland transactions across the ...
Nick Dilks co-founded EIP in 2006 and has extensive experience in land conservation, finance, private equity fund management and real estate. Prior to EIP, he spent 10 years with The Conservation Fund, most recently as its Vice President for Real Estate. He has a BA in Environmental Science &...
Mr. Prather is a Partner in Perella Weinberg Partners’ Advisory business. He focuses on advising clients in the Industrials sector. Mr. Prather has 18 years of investment banking experience assisting companies on a wide range of financial and strategic matters. During his tenure at Perella Wei...
Kevin Thomas is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group and currently leads Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP’s Middle East and Africa Initiatives. Kevin represents institutional and entrepreneurial clients in virtually all types of commercial real estate projects, including, retail, multi-family...
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